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· @tarazkp ·
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Dog walk diaries: Anniversary adventureless
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I haven't done a dog walk diary for about a year I think, even though I have been walking the dog. I still carry around this silly idea that what I post should provide at least some chance of value for you, the reader and this generally takes the form of many words. 

>This could be misplaced. 

Maybe we should encourage people to use Steem like every other social media with the selfies and pictures of their lunch. Of course, it makes most general interfaces unusable but then it is up to users to create experiences they like, including frontends that suit their needs. 

One of the things that is brilliant about Steem is that if it can be built on Steem, it can be built on Steem. Steem can underlay any number of experiences - blogging, gaming, commerce and whatever the imagination can develop. Not only that, it is cheap to build on and requires no license - *perhaps a bit of Steem.*

But of course, posting on Steem is different to earning on Steem in the same way that kicking a soccer ball in the park isn't the same as playing for Manchester United. How many selfies and lunches are large stakeholders willing to vote upon before they recognise that just like the other platforms, the real attractor is rewarding a small subset of users who encourage some of the willing others to make an attempt to get rewarded? To reach for the stars. 

>Crowds pay to see a ManU game. 

All users have the potential to earn on Steem, not all are going to do what it takes. Just like not all users of YouTube are going to perform the necessary actions to monetize a channel. 

The benefit here is that because of the *many potential application,* no one is tied to any particular form of content or medium. In time there will be even more possibilities to create, more tools to build with. 

When it comes to the value of the site, that is for the investors, owners and the developers to facilitate by building spaces that contributors can create and consumers can enjoy. This isn't easy of course, but if you own Steem, you are an owner - that means there should be thousands of sets of eyes, hands, ears and whatever else looking to bring and add value to the ecosystem. 

Most of us aren't investors or business owners though, me are employees or unemployed and rely on others to provide the infrastructure and value streams for us. 

>We have user mindsets. 

This can change though and I feel that more and more people are recognising the value of ownership due to the pain of disinfranchisement at the mercy of government, bank, corporation or social media platform. It takes time and for many, much more pain. 

>Don't worry, the hurt is on the way. 

Does this discussion have any value for you? Is this what constitutes content that can be built upon, or is it the same as a selfie? 

>What can you expect from a guy out walking his dog.

Well, it is my 4th wedding anniversary today and while my daughter is getting better, my wife is now ill. In the end I bought my wife a spa treatment she can use before she starts her new job and hopefully it makes her feel better in some way. 

I also picked up some sushi and it is time to eat. 

Taraz
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@fknmayhem · (edited)
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This is to most irrelevant.

> How many selfies and lunches are large stakeholders willing to vote upon before they recognise...

Most people want dopamine. "Recognition".

Rewards aren't what drives them.

Instagram was a failed social network. They pivoted, pivoted to focus on the functionality which was most used on their previous much feature richer platform. Of course, mobile phone cameras back then still sucked and IG's filters solved that issue by making most photos better looking on small screen devices.

People on Twitter didn't care about rewards. Twitter was a great platform for help, #lazytwitter worked way before hash tags were used on Twitter. And Twitter favs got people drafting and reworking their tweets to be the best possible tweets.

For favs, for likes. 

For dopamine. 

So-called recognition. 

Most youtubers never earn much. Many bloggers never earn the Adsense payout minimum within the year. Or post on medium/WordPress.com/tumblr and don't make jack shit.

But comments and the odd like. Or few virtual claps. 

Dopamine is the game. 

And while it could be spread better... Trails and automation have definitely made steem one of the best dopamine distributors ever. 

But more than that... while the dopamine is usually focused in very few minutes people also actually grow stake. 

All while they chat in Discord or comment on posts they like. Many will love the occasional vote larger stakeholder upvote but, honestly, most couldn't give a drat about it. 

0.06STU or 3STU is to many the same, they will soon have forgotten how much that 3STU boosted their account growth more. 

They just love the interaction and "validation". If that means they also occasionally earn more than on usual SBI/UA/Qurator/whatnots posts.... that's a bonus. 

It's generally early stage hardcore ROI focusing steemians who put the focus on revenue. But the internet, and even humanity, has proven us that's more often than not just a minority. 

Don't believe me? Read Daniel Pink's Drive. Sorry if I'm too lazy to find an affiliate AMZN link for it now. Rewards are a bonus, not a damn right to me. Β―\\\_(ツ)_/Β― 
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@tarazkp ·
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>But the internet, and even humanity, has proven us that's more often than not just a minority.

This is the thing that most haven't realized, people have given up ownership and earning for recognition. People have been programmed to value fame and the pats on the back while the owners who leverage the interaction stack wealth and cash in the bank.
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@markkujantunen ·
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This. Most social media users don’t want money. Let’s give them dope then and keep the money.

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@tarazkp ·
The benefit of Steem as the base layer means that depending on user wants, one can take any number of positions, including owner. With SMTs, this can be even more granular.
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@markkujantunen ·
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Congrats!

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@tarazkp ·
Thanks. I am not sue if 4 years is a worthy timeframe to be congratulated for :D
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@markkujantunen ·
It could be these days. :)

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@meditations ·
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I don't mind the occasional photo of a lunch or selfie. But it can certainly get old fast. Adding value to any post is certainly appreciated for the reader. 

Then again value can be objective. While some may see a simple phone as nothing more then a lazy post, others may see it as art that makes them smile. An insight into the posters day...

I don't know. It's hard to think much right now because my son is in full running around crazy mode... Maybe I will write about him soon, with photos...

Happy dog walking....
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@tarazkp ·
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>But it can certainly get old fast. 

There are profiles that scroll for eternity just of selfies and--- people follow them?

>I don't know. It's hard to think much right now because my son is in full running around crazy mode... Maybe I will write about him soon, with photos...

I think these are often interesting posts where a little of life creeps in, but that could just be because I like to do that when I write as it connects me more to the work.
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@organduo ·
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I love reading not only your posts but also the comments of your readers. Seems like everyone is helping each other to become more intelligent.
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@tarazkp ·
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For the last two years I have spent a lot of effort trying to attract and connect with people who offer value to the community and I think that for those who stop by regularly, the comment section under my blog is very valuable in helping understand a great many things better. My goal about two years ago was to build my blog to be a community node that can support and inspire in various ways, and I think that while far from where I wanted it to be, considering the space and the markets, it is doing okay because of the people who gather here, yourself included.  :)
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@newageinv ·
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I think it is unfortunate how some do not like smaller and quicker posts here or even go as far as saying proof of activity apps like @actifit are spam... While I understand the overload to their feeds, if we truly want to become a place for everyone, we need to be open to all types of content.  I have seen others user second (and even third) accounts to handle this but I think it all defeats the purpose!
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@tarazkp ·
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I tihnk it does defeat the purpose but perhaps through frontends, solutions can be found where an actifit post will only appear to some people who browse for example, sports. 

I would like to add smaller posts but feel that with the amount I write, it would seem rapey of autos.
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@steem.leo ·
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You bring up a few different points that are great discussions in their own rights. The one of how a few users who inspire the mass of users is one that has been on top of my mind lately. It's important to have strategies to find and onboard those few users who can inspire the masses if we want to grow Steem, imo. Having just 1 large influencer come here and show their audience how they earn could radically change Steem for the better.

p.s. happy anniversary! Spa days always do the trick ;)
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@tarazkp ·
>The one of how a few users who inspire the mass of users is one that has been on top of my mind lately.

Getting one large name on side, leads to two large, 10 medium and 100 small influencers. Influence tends to cascade.

>p.s. happy anniversary! Spa days always do the trick ;)

She didn't get me anything...
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