Being on Steem is not as easy as you think. There is a complex system operating behind the screens. This all might not be interesting for you to know yet, but it can be one day. There are more ways to generate an income as by just posting. Voting is one of.
Do you give a vote?
It will cost you SP so if you are low on SP do not waste it on voting. Invest in commenting first.
Enough SP to post and comment/answer about 20-30 times a day?
It is true your vote might not be worth much/anything but it is good to vote. Vote 10 times a day to start with.
August 27 HF21 will be a fact.
Some of the changes are:
- You will earn less... 5
- There is a change if it comes to voting.
What will change?
How it works now:
If you vote before 15 minutes, you lose curation reward (the earlier you vote, the less curation you get).
At some of the earliest minutes, you don't get any curation reward at all, it all goes to the author!
Once the 15 minutes has been reached it is: the earlier you vote, the more curation you earn!
(If people vote after you it's like your vote "recommended" the post as worthy of an upvote.)
The most strategic time to vote on a post now is right at the 15-minute mark.
How voting works from August 27 on:
The 15 minutes are changed into 5 minutes.
From August 27 on the most strategic time to vote is at the 5-miute mark or later!_Do not vote/upvote earlier. The writer will not get anything from it neither will you.
hose who have the most benefits of it are the big fish (orcas/whales). I have no intention to be one, but you might be.
Make a habit out of your way of voting if you can. This can be a push for your income one day.
Visit new posts, leave a great comment and vote at the right minute.
If this is not possible do not let it stop you from voting later! The writer does appreciate it plus your name shows up. This is the way to engage and get a vote yourself.
Thanks to @phoenixwren for explaining this.
see also the comment underneath
Steem is about earning.You need to earn to power up/stake. Without Steem Power (SP) you are not able to post, comment and upvote. Make yourself visible. Use your SP in the most efficient way.
Tips I wrote to help youTip: Introduce yourself!Use the tag #introduceyourself if you did not do it yet.(You might meet nice people or get interesting tips.)https://email@example.com/who-am-i-and-why-this-account-gc4hlwvv
Tip 1: How to grow? Use dpoll.xyz!(Go for the giveaways. Free SBI, upvotes, pal, monster cards).https://firstname.lastname@example.org/tip-how-to-grow-use-dpoll-xyz
Tip 2: Join the engagement league.Be visible, upvote your neighbours like they do with you).https://email@example.com/tip-2-join-the-engagement-league
Tip 3: Join #ccc contests if you like to earn!(Use the tag #ccc for every post with 200+ words)https://firstname.lastname@example.org/tip-3-join-ccc-contests-if-you-like-to-earn
Tip 4: Share your photos (dapp Appics)https://email@example.com/tip-5-share-your-photos
Tip 5: Steem-bounty.com(Be a bounty hunter, get upvotes and earn forever on your posts!)https://firstname.lastname@example.org/tip-5-steem-bounty-com
Tip 6: Improve your writing skills.(Read, use Grammarly, practice free writing)https://email@example.com/tip-6-improve-your-writing-skills
Tip 7: Steembasicincome (SBI)(Help other and earn yourself too)https://firstname.lastname@example.org/tip-7-steembasicincome-sbi
Tip 8: Join Actifit.https://email@example.com/actifit-wakeupkitty-pal-20190804t202954803z
Tip 9: How to get your upvotes? Bot or not?https://firstname.lastname@example.org/tip-9-how-to-get-upvotes-bot-or-not
Tip 10: Use the right tags!https://email@example.com/tip-10-use-the-right-tags-tppza9rc
Tip 11: Giveaway and Thank you.https://firstname.lastname@example.org/actifit-wakeupkitty-pal-20190814t194435899z
Tip 12: Have you voted for a witness yet?https://email@example.com/tip-12-have-you-voted-yet