Hi there my Steemian friends and followers!
I am known to be a kind of numbers & stats freak and since I just reached another important quantifiable milestone here on Steem, it comes as no surprise that I want to share it with you :)
So what exactly happened? Well, maybe nothing really special for most people but to me, earning 1,000 Steem Power on curation rewards only is a huge thing and I am really excited about it!
It is no secret that curation has become a very lucrative activity after the latest hard forks since curators now get just as much as authors from each post´s payout. Therefore, it is now highly recommended to pay close attention to curation, especially if you are a holder of a sizeable amount of Steem Power.
As you can see in the image below, my daily curation reward (at some 13.3 k SP) is currently close to an average of 10 Steem, which is actually more than I earn through posting sometimes.
I am proud to say I have never powered down and it does feel like my faith in Steem and my long term effort to accumulate as much as SP as I can, are now really starting to pay off.
Undoubtedly, one of the keys to effective curation is autovoting, which allows you to upvote your favorite content creators just in the right time to maximize your curation rewards. There are several applications where you can set your autovotes. I use SteemAuto, which is probably the most popular one.
I know there has been some controversy about the ethics of autovoting but I would say it depends on who you set your autovoter on. I have been really trying to support quality content only so I don´t feel bad about it.
There is actually also some extra motivation in trying to find good content for curation as there are now a lot of new amazing curation projects and teams whose members manually browse through various tags and curate high quality posts and if you manage to find and curate the posts before they do, your curation rewards will be significantly higher. The new system thus motivate authors to create top quality content only while, at the same time, motivating curators to reward it. To me, it sounds like a much better and healthier concept than what was here before. Sure, it still has some flaws but looking at the bigger picture, it definitely seems more promising. It certainly is one of the things about the so called New Steem Era that I am really excited about.
How about you, my fellow Steemians? How much attention do you pay to your curation activities? Have you changed your behavior after the latest hard forks? Do you also use autovoting or do you curate only posts that you read first? Let us know in the comment section below ;)