The power of eyes on the site curation.
Since the beginning of Steem I've talked about how one of the ways to give Steem value is eyes on the site.
Eyes on the site can see good behavior and bad and the owner of the eyes, build relationships, understands goals and interacts with others. They notice new great content, develop relationships and all of those things end up meaning stickiness to Steem.
Those who post, bot and run do not have loyalty to Steem. They do not engage and they do not participate in some of the best things the community has to offer. (not everyone who bots falls into this category)
Those of us who manually curate know who else manually curates. We tend to know what is on trending and who comments, we know who responds, who upvotes comments, and who just makes their posts and sends them out there.
Eyes on the site can notify others of Plagiarists, Scammers.
I support manual curation, I also think many of the bots are valuable.
Chime in if your eyes are regularly on the site and what benefits does that provide for you?