No decent title in mind comes up. I find the most difficult part of publishing a post is making up a title befitting the content. I just ramble a lot that even sticking to a line of thought while writing a post becomes is the challenge within the challenge.
I've been blogging for kicks and giggles and once in a while I just ask myself the fuck am I doing with my time? When I started blogging I just had a long term mindset of blog, improve the content over the long term and then expand to multiple platforms. The posting rewards I get is a nice motivator but thinking of the multiverse, somewhere out there is a version of me just cross posting between different social media without ever coming to the cryptosphere (or arriving late to the party).
There's plenty of interesting things happening on Hive and the general cryptospace if you know where to look. Lately I'm just running out of focus on what I want to achieve with this hobby on a hobby chain. The digits on my wallet and the charts are still surreal to me. As if I'm just treating the whole place as a hobby space.
It's been a struggle trying not to shift my mindset to looking at the blockchain as a lifeline. Not trying to piss people that treat the place with a hand to mouth mindset, I know each person has their own struggles daily. This is just an inner mantra:
The moment I think of the place as a cash cow will be the death of the hobby. It's all just self exploration of what I want to do.
I almost forgot to try this image out:
So for anyone still hooked into reading this stuff like it matters, I just want to say how much this platform has conditioned most users that the rewards they are receiving reflect the value of the content they churn out.
This goes both ways for posts that have dust to fat payout rewards. The rewards a user receives is relative to the value perceived by the community/network they're involved with.
A crude example that comes into mind is seeing posts earning a lot over content taken from snippets off a Google searches, a post containing short sentences and links off the platform, and decent looking posts get less traction.
Blaming it on the community curators hits several places off the mark. For one thing, when I see an article that caught my interest, I check out the reason why the author isn't getting some support only to find out how justified it is. Last comment was months ago and barely engages with the community and JUST POWER DOWNS.
You think it's a bright idea to support a content dumper? to each their own I suppose. Content may be king for most sites but it's how much one spends doing public relations that gets their names some traction over the community they are in.
If you can't give a fuck about the community, why should the community give a fuck about you?
I said this several times before and it will be the evergreen content on any social blockchain that will guide users. I have to thank this platform for the lesson. I wouldn't have picked it up if I started my blogging hobby on other sites. Even if the old blockchain or Hive didn't exist, I'd be blogging somewhere else.
Going to another point in my shower thought journey:
Why is no one complaining when they get a fat upvote but go reeeee over a downvote?
I mean those $ are nice but how high is one's self opinion about their posts could really go? I'm sure a lot of content published on the platform daily aren't the types that would catch your attention, or compel you to tip the author, or speak quality at a glance in accordance with your personal tastes.
Before blogging for rewards was a thing, it used to be a realistic expectation to be earning cents from ad revenue while building your blog for 3 years. Most bloggers quit on the first year and the real passive income starts after 5 years. The blockchain technology shortened the process by several levels but it also invited a new problem.
Authors conditioned to be entitled to fame when they don't have the skill set or product to match the expectation.
I picked this up on my business seminars and the question imprinted itself for life:
What value are you trying to sell?
This was in response to people that raised their hands on wanting fame, success in business, and the wealth. Quite a simple sentence but it stuck with me on some introspection moments when I just look at my posts and be like... people actually voted this shit?
Just some self reflection on what I churn out of course. I mean I wouldn't exactly pay myself $ for the content I publish here. Those are just my self appraisal for the skill set I got going. But here I got organic comments and views which is nice.
Coming across authors here that think they're entitled to the rewards without some decent skill sets (including public relations) to back it up is the same energy I get when browsing through Instagram looking for artists to follow. There's plenty of thong pics out there without the personality to make them standout from the crowd. Other than generic content where people can just Google for better results, what else do these people got going for them?
Not my place to tell people how to run their blogs but if they're just publishing content that can't rival the search results found on Google, they're less likely going to get traction here.
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