It's normal to not know about #POSH and "Original Content Decentralized", in fact it's kind of hard to know about everything that goes on the Steem Blockchain, especially since there are so many developers creating new apps every week, several frontends bringing updates every full moon and so many communities and Dapps navigating the Steem Ocean.
I don't blame you for not knowing about these two initiatives. In fact, if I wasn't an active part of them, I probably wouldn't know about their existence or perhaps wouldn't know how they work.
But wait, the post title is a bit clickbaity... what's with that?
Well, I'm not talking about your post rewards or engagement; It's not about how positive or negative your experience on Steem has been; this has nothing to do with any personal issues you may be facing.
Steem is not getting enough recognition outside of the Steem Blockchain, mainly in other social media sites where potential Steem users roam for hours every day. And that is perhaps because you're not #POSH enough.
But don't worry, I'm not blaming you - only -, I'm blaming us all as a group, because we are not sharing our amazing content with some of our other social media communities. We are not reaching out to our family and friends who follow us on Twitter or interact with us on Facebook or follows us on Instagram. We, as a Steem community, are not making them curious enough to make them open their Steem account.
So I ask you, why aren't you promoting Steem - by sharing your own posts on Twitter - if, the moment more and more people join Steem, it will only mean a better future for our Blockchain and thus, a better long term price?
I'm not trying to be confrontational or blame you for something that is not your fault. As I said, most likely you didn't even know that #POSH exists, and that we are actively pushing it on the Steem Blockchain to encourage people to join in. But wait, what the hell is POSH? I keep repeating it without even telling you what it is...
POSH: Proof of Share
The simple, yet effective effort of, after publishing on Steem any post (with the tag #posh and #oc), sharing a link of said post on your Twitter account. Writing a short tweet describing your post, inviting your followers to read it, and using the tags on Twitter #steemit #steem and #oc. Then, including a link to your tweet on your Steem post, to provide the Proof of Share on social media.
It's that easy. Takes 5 minutes and you'll be promoting Steem in one of the best ways there is.
The best part?
@ocd, @ocdb, @acidyo and me are manually curating all day, every day. Every time we see a post that we want to curate, we decide a voting percentage, but if we notice that the post was shared on Twitter, we rise the voting percentage by a small amount to reward a bit more those posts from people who make the effort of sharing Steem to their Twitter followers.
Yep, that simple.
But wait, then what is this all about the Original Content Decentralized community?
Well, this one DOES has a bit to do with your post rewards and the engagement you receive on your posts.
You might not be getting the attention you feel your posts deserve, and maybe you think your content could get a bit more rewards and comments from the community. Let's call it the way it is, you feel your content is underrated.
And that, my friend, is perhaps because you don't know about the OCD community.
The OCD - Original Content Decentralized - community is somewhat new, created by the curation project and Steem witness @ocd-witness. In this community we encourage Steemians to share their ORIGINAL CONTENT, meaning they can post to our community any work of their own, no matter if it is an art related post, a travel vlog, a food entry or a crypto analysis; as long as it is 100% original content and it was made in it's entirety by the Steemian posting it, it's game.
All you have to do to post to the OCD: Original Content Decentralized community is use the tag #hive-174578 and voilá, you'll instantly get more eyes in your posts by members of the OCD community and a bit more attention from the people curating with @ocd and @ocdb. Remember to check out the posts that use that tag, so the people using it also get more engagement! Let's keep nurturting the sense of community in the OCD gang.
Oh right, and don't forget to share your original-content posts on Twitter following the #POSH guidelines!
So there you have it, now there's no excuse to start using the tags #POSH and #OC while sharing your post on Twitter and using the tag #hive-174578 to become part of the OCD Original Content Decentralized Community.