Taking a slightly different approach with my post, on this late Sunday night.
I got to wondering, who exactly are these people with their $1000 posts here on Steemit? And what makes their posts worth $1000?
I don't ask this question from a standpoint of envy, merely from the standpoint of curiosity. Aside from being a minister and counselor and spiritual guide, I also spent a good bit of time in the publishing industry. And I have to tell you, it's very unusual that writers would get paid more than $500 or so for an article length piece of work, even for a major magazine.
Yes, I realize this is not a magazine. And yes, I realize that this blockchain environment and community we are part of is a bit like the "Wild Wild West." But still, I can't help but wonder what exactly constitutes a $1000 post?
I would have no idea, personally speaking.
However, I'm not going to dwell on this particular point, although I'm well aware that I will never have a post upvoted to $1,000, let alone even $100. I mostly brought it up because I wanted to touch on a different issue, namely that of the way many people do so many things in life purely for the money.
On the surface, we might be able to not look at that as any kind of a problem. We look at people of such a single-minded nature and we simply say that they are "ambitious and go getters." But when we scratch a little bit deeper below the surface, and we start asking questions like why did this person get into medicine simply "to make money," we must also ask the natural follow up question which is "how good a healer can somebody be, if their sole purpose for being where they are is to make money rather than to heal people?"
Not entirely sure I'd want that doctor operating on my brain, for example!
Similarly, how good is a writer who is only taking up the pen and writing for the purpose of making money? How authentic can they be? Moreover, how authentic can they be, if their motivation for writing is purely to generate prose that will be popular and resulting in sales rather than generate prose that has some kind of at least superficial meaning?
And maybe it's there that we find the faulty thinking. Maybe it's there that we uncovered the reality that an awful lot of people don't want deeper meaning. That is not what they care about.
Still doesn't answer anything about the $1,000 posts... I'll be back to "normal" content again tomorrow!
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