create account

What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative by lukebrn

View this thread on steemit.com
· @lukebrn ·
$30.92
What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative
<center>![](https://steemitimages.com/DQmSikqbvPCyKZo6smdS5Cd9sDMkVjuYmDx71or5E7qEJj6/image.png)</center>
The main question that I get when talking to people about Steemit is “where does the money come from?”. It’s a question that I have gotten used to answering by explaining the rewards pool. I did a whole post about it, but this is the basics of how it works from my previous post:
>Every three seconds, a block is created. If you do not know much about cryptocurrencies, this means that more tokens are created. Every year, 75% of the tokens created are distributed between content creators/curators, 15% are distributed to vested token holders, and 10% are distributed to witnesses.

So, now that you know where the money comes from, let’s look at how it is split between users. That brings us to today’s topic, the upvote.

<h2>What is an Upvote?</h2>
<hr>
We all know what a “like” is on social media. If you enjoy someone’s content, you show your appreciation by liking it. This is much the same on Steemit, except your “like” is worth a lot more than just appreciation; on Steemit, your “like” is known as an upvote. This upvote rewards users with STEEM.

<h2>How Does it work?</h2>
<hr>
<center>https://steemitimages.com/DQmRaTQzcUUwj5hMTgLrwHgT23AX7Y1Q2TzY2io4hq6PKTJ/image.png</center>
<br>
This is generally the next question that people ask me about Steemit – how does it actually work? Some people seem initially think that by upvote I mean that they give away their STEEM. That is not the case; you do not lose any STEEM by upvoting others!
When you like someone’s post through your upvote, based on the value of your upvote, the STEEM blockchain will give a certain amount of the daily rewards to the person that you just upvote. 

<h2>Why should you upvote others?</h2>
<hr>
When you upvote someone on Steemit, you earn what is known as a curation reward. This means that a small portion of the rewards for that post will be given back to you when the post pays out. This varies depending on _when_ you upvote a post, but I will do another post about that in the future.

<br>
<h2>SSI Update</h2>
<hr>
<center>https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ4fR3pTtZvR5QLxxmu1WDizg8zMJWKoVg2qzhzauBbDL/image.png</center>
<br>
For those of you that don't know, I am currently trying to get a project up and running called the Steemit Success Initiative. The project has had a little bit of a slow start, and I have not been able to post as much as I would like to. Over the next few weeks, I will be getting more seriously devoted to a chain of weekly posts with regards to the SSI, looking at doing some rebranding as our graphic designer has just come on board, and I will also be working on getting some really cool projects up and running!

I am currently looking for delegated Steem Power, and will be doing a post about it in the next week or two, as the project that I have coming up will require a lot of support. I'll be posting on the weekend and will update the current list of delegators who I am extremely grateful for, but all SP helps to fund the upcoming projects that we will be running. Thank you to everyone who supports the project in any way, shape or form!
<br>
<hr>
<b>Thank you for reading this post.</b> This post is a part of the upcoming Steemit guide that I am working on putting together. If you feel like there is anything that I have missed in this post about the Steemit upvote, let me know in the comments. If you're wondering, I will be covering downvotes in a later post, which is why I have left them out in this one.
👍  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
properties (23)
post_id34,531,493
authorlukebrn
permlinkwhat-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "format": "markdown", "image": ["https://steemitimages.com/DQmSikqbvPCyKZo6smdS5Cd9sDMkVjuYmDx71or5E7qEJj6/image.png"], "tags": ["steemit", "steem", "tutorial", "cryptocurrency", "blockchain"]}"
created2018-02-22 18:57:39
last_update2018-02-22 18:57:39
depth0
children14
net_rshares5,580,532,663,328
last_payout2018-03-01 18:57:39
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value27.102 SBD
curator_payout_value3.818 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length3,553
author_reputation5,537,749,841,508
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (48)
@zekepickleman ·
Great knowledge imparted once again.  All of the manuals and whitepapers are great but sometimes like drinking from a firehose when you are learning your way around.  A couple little sips makes it easier not to choke on it all!

Looking forward to more posts on the SSI.
properties (22)
post_id34,532,630
authorzekepickleman
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t190515290z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:05:18
last_update2018-02-22 19:05:18
depth1
children2
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:05:18
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length270
author_reputation11,540,436,142,415
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@lukebrn ·
thank you for the comment, I'm glad that the posts are helpful! I'll be putting them all in to a step-by-step guide that I'll be giving to beginners on Steemit, I'll let you know when it's made.
properties (22)
post_id34,532,834
authorlukebrn
permlinkre-zekepickleman-re-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t190634815z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:06:39
last_update2018-02-22 19:06:39
depth2
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:06:39
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length194
author_reputation5,537,749,841,508
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@zekepickleman ·
Sounds good.  Always nice to make sure I understand the basics, and pass the info on to others joining to strengthen the platform.
properties (22)
post_id34,540,146
authorzekepickleman
permlinkre-lukebrn-re-zekepickleman-re-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t195337010z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:53:39
last_update2018-02-22 19:53:39
depth3
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:53:39
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length130
author_reputation11,540,436,142,415
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@mslifesteem ·
Thanks for the great post @lukebrn.

It is a great post for beginners, I think we should appreciate quality contents by upvoting because as you said we are not losing any steem but still get curation rewards. Yeah, I know that 75% tokens are created for the bloggers and curators.

By the way, I appreciate for your projects, No worries slow and steady wins the race.
properties (22)
post_id34,533,115
authormslifesteem
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180223t081313579z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "users": ["lukebrn"], "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:08:33
last_update2018-02-22 19:08:33
depth1
children2
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:08:33
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length367
author_reputation1,659,586,907,437
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@lukebrn ·
Thank you for the great comment. I completely agree, and personally I think it's best to support quality beginners: a lot of big players on the platform seem to mainly only upvote each other, when their vote could really be used to help so many beginners. 

Thanks again!
👍  
properties (23)
post_id34,533,866
authorlukebrn
permlinkre-mslifesteem-re-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t191323598z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:13:30
last_update2018-02-22 19:13:30
depth2
children1
net_rshares973,959,084
last_payout2018-03-01 19:13:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length271
author_reputation5,537,749,841,508
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@mslifesteem ·
Yeah, exactly, I do believe that the big players helping each others, that's why, they can't reach to beginner steemians. Some of the beginners use bid bots for the visibility of their posts, but I hope as we move on by writing more quality articles, We will get attention of them.
properties (22)
post_id34,534,702
authormslifesteem
permlinkre-lukebrn-re-mslifesteem-re-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180223t082317549z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:18:36
last_update2018-02-22 19:18:36
depth3
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:18:36
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length281
author_reputation1,659,586,907,437
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@stevelivingston ·
Another way of looking at it is as a form of mining but "proof of brain" rather than proof of work or stake. 

But to explain that to newbies is tough - I prefer your explanation!
properties (22)
post_id34,533,216
authorstevelivingston
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t190912518z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:09:15
last_update2018-02-22 19:09:15
depth1
children1
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:09:15
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length179
author_reputation10,364,671,822,779
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@lukebrn ·
The term proof of brain is just what Steemit have dubbed distributed DPoS as - it is a term that I do not fully agree with after reading the white paper for SMTs! Thank you, and thanks for sharing your thoughts!
properties (22)
post_id34,533,681
authorlukebrn
permlinkre-stevelivingston-re-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t191210921z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 19:12:18
last_update2018-02-22 19:12:18
depth2
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:12:18
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length211
author_reputation5,537,749,841,508
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@sneaky-ninja ·
re-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t192238792z
Sneaky Ninja Attack! You have been defended with a 13.67% vote... I was summoned by @lukebrn! I have done their bidding and now I will vanish...Whoosh
properties (22)
post_id34,535,319
authorsneaky-ninja
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t192238792z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "postpromoter/1.8.3"}"
created2018-02-22 19:22:39
last_update2018-02-22 19:22:39
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 19:22:39
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length151
author_reputation6,657,839,682,254
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@nxtblg ·
$0.08
Thanks for writing, once again. It sounds like you've already tried to explain the Steemit voting system to non-Steemians.
👍  
properties (23)
post_id34,556,758
authornxtblg
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t214537923z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 21:45:33
last_update2018-02-22 21:45:33
depth1
children1
net_rshares14,330,179,091
last_payout2018-03-01 21:45:33
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.074 SBD
curator_payout_value0.003 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length122
author_reputation14,565,766,155,244
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@lukebrn ·
$0.04
No problem. I explained the rewards pool, this post was to tie in to the previous :)
👍  
properties (23)
post_id34,557,694
authorlukebrn
permlinkre-nxtblg-re-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t215217120z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 21:52:18
last_update2018-02-22 21:52:18
depth2
children0
net_rshares8,318,539,965
last_payout2018-03-01 21:52:18
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.040 SBD
curator_payout_value0.003 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length84
author_reputation5,537,749,841,508
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)
@jongolson ·
Looking forward to these guides man. I have so many people in my circles asking me 'what is Steemit' and what does this or that mean....Having somewhere and something that I can point them to will help a lot.

There's plenty of blogs out there providing great info, but I think SSI is gonna blow people's minds.

Keep it up sir, looking forward to seeing the end results!
properties (22)
post_id34,559,117
authorjongolson
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t220159183z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 22:02:00
last_update2018-02-22 22:02:00
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 22:02:00
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length371
author_reputation71,706,009,704,096
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@bitcoinquest ·
If Incould place a „wish“ here, ups and downs of voting bots and how they work would be great. Only if that fits to the philosophy of your initiative though!

Great to have you here!
properties (22)
post_id34,559,871
authorbitcoinquest
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180222t220728504z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-22 22:07:30
last_update2018-02-22 22:07:30
depth1
children0
net_rshares0
last_payout2018-03-01 22:07:30
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length182
author_reputation83,817,235,636
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
@lastdays · (edited)
I really appreciate your simple and direct explanation of what an upvote is and does. I am 70 years old and grew up with a rotary phone and a TV with an antenna. I am not that social media savvy.  I started on Steemit 2 weeks ago at the urging of my middle son.

As a Christian author and speaker who has taught Bible studies for almost 30 years, I have a lot of good content to share.  I am somewhat disappointed having already blogged 15 high quality and insightful teachings but only with a total of 106 upvotes.  

I would be thankful if you would offer  any suggestions on how I can get more people to read what I have posted. I have given you an upvote and have been following you as well.
👍  
properties (23)
post_id34,603,761
authorlastdays
permlinkre-lukebrn-what-is-an-upvote-a-guide-from-the-steemit-success-initiative-20180223t031826284z
categorysteemit
json_metadata"{"app": "steemit/0.1", "tags": ["steemit"]}"
created2018-02-23 03:11:18
last_update2018-02-23 03:20:51
depth1
children0
net_rshares932,844,206
last_payout2018-03-02 03:11:18
cashout_time1969-12-31 23:59:59
total_payout_value0.000 SBD
curator_payout_value0.000 SBD
pending_payout_value0.000 SBD
promoted0.000 SBD
body_length695
author_reputation317,850,004,724
root_title"What is an upvote? A guide from the Steemit Success Initiative"
beneficiaries[]
max_accepted_payout1,000,000.000 SBD
percent_steem_dollars10,000
author_curate_reward""
vote details (1)