Some thirty moons ago, I made a habit of taking time to appreciate content created and shared on Steem. As a complete newbie to the crypto world, what attracted me most to this place was the spark of creativity and the wonderful community of people from all around the world supporting each other unlike anywhere else on social media. I was inspired to become one of them. What does that mean? Becoming part of the community means not only to take from the community, but it also means giving back to the community. Community is not a get rich quick scheme. Community is not a place where people scream into their endless voids with their tailored for masses content they boost to the stratosphere with their bought votes to extract the most value as they deem entitled to without doing any of the work of building trust and relationships.
For the first time in a long time, it appears there is a wind of change in the air. Community is killing the bidbots as the downvotes are finally used for policing the overrated, brainless extraction of value on the platform. Bidbots are forced to morph into curation groups or will simply cease to exist. Not gonna lie, it has been entertaining to observe those who have previously relied on the profit through bidbots having to change to the ways of the new curve and 50/50 distribution and put in some actual work. But M, didn’t you also use ocdb all this time? Yes, I did and powered it all up to curate manually with it and to support the community as it has supported me. I have been curating for two full years as I was part of OCD and now @curangel.
Haven’t you heard yet? @curangel is the new curation guild in the town brought to you by the long term witness @pharesim in the wake of the New Steem. Actions speak louder than words. @pharesim has set the example and has delegated his entire stake to the project growing at a rapid pace. The team now consists of 23 curators covering most of the timezones, different languages, and supports many communities of various interests. How does averaging with about 700 upvotes on 600 unique accounts per week sound like? Pretty damn good, right? This is how the distribution should look like. If you put out decent content chances of @curangel visiting your post are pretty high.
What qualifies as decent content? While the ways different curators would define quality content vary, most of us agree that content supported should show signs of passion, authenticity, and effort. Curators are spending hours looking, reading, figuring out what is what. Mad respect to all of you out there! What you do is not easy, but that is exactly what proof of brain is all about! Community doing the thinking and deciding what is valuable and what isn’t. You are Steem’s consciousness.
@curangel was designed to serve the whole entity of community - authors, curators, and delegators. Authors receive our support and recognition for their efforts, 20% of curation rewards, which is not a lot, are going towards curators for their hard work, and 80% of curation rewards are going to our delegators who also can suggest overrated content and abuse for downvotes daily. Pure New Steem there! Follow @curangel for the project updates and our daily compilations of all curated authors, visit our website, stop by our discord for a chat with awesome Steemians, and consider becoming one of our angel delegators. Help us to raise the value on the platform and spread more love all around the ecosystem!
Song of the day: Grimes, i_o - Violence