Sorry for the over-long title. But, yes, that's about it. Everything about this post is my personal observation - but the goal is to start a discussion. As a result, most of this discussion will be anecdotal rather than using actual numbers - there's no control anyway.
Long form blogging is a dying art practiced by fewer and fewer people. Wordpress is committed to focus on mobile and social, while Medium's revenue model has failed. Meanwhile, pretty much every successful social network on the planet - be it Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo or VK - is thriving on short-form micro-blogging content. Indeed, Reddit's
Hot page is dominated by people sharing links, memes and short thoughts. This is what makes social platforms massive, for the very obvious reasons.
Obviously, Steemit is different. There's money involved. That has led the platform to focus far too heavily on original content of a certain quality. Curators and curation guilds today are doing a much better job in discovering and retaining new authors
Curie is a community project run by several Steemit authors. Our mission is to help discover and reward new content creators who are posting all sorts of original content, and give them the exposure that they need. In partnership with @val, @clayop, @hendrikdegrote, @proskynneo and @kushed, Curie aims to provide rewards to these deserving authors whether they are writers, artists, chefs, photographers, videographers, and more.
In full transparency, you will be able to find a published list every day detailing all the posts that Curie has chosen by our curators. At the same time, our hope is that this list will provide more positive exposure to the selected authors. **We invite curators to submit hidden gems at http://curiesteem.com. For more info, please check this
Nominate-a-FriendSteemvoter (SV) Guild program.
So how does it work? Simple ... reply with a comment to this post with the link to another Steemian's post you think deserves the daily Steemvoter guild upvote, you are welcome to motivate in the reply why you think they deserve it.
The reply with the highest upvote $ value will be the winner and the post nominated in that reply will receive the guild upvote, which as you may have seen from previous posts, is a generous upvote from over 500 guild members, giving $30 dollars or more to the author depending on starting value.
We are still working out the exact details of how this will work but the basic guidelines as follows.
I’ve been pondering for a while how to get the posts that I select for the Ramble more support and upvotes. I really appreciate the people who click through and read the posts I’ve selected each day.
But, I’d like to be able to help more.
Each day, I try to find newer writers who have put up good posts but aren’t getting the upvotes they could. I look at a wide variety of posts while hunting for the ones I’m going to share in the Ramble.
Some that don’t make the Ramble still get an upvote from me. They have potential but just haven’t got to the level I am looking for.
Today I setup a Curation Trail on Streemian and I’m asking you to join it to help support the posts I upvote.
I know, most trails are about you making curation rewards. You may make some by joining but that is NOT my purpose in establishing this trail. The purpose is to support the authors.
What is the benefit from using of the rating?
conceptof specialized(by tags) posts rating;
You may follow @steemprentice curation trail on streemian where you may now follow steemprentice curation trail on streemian once you have an account. Upon doing so please leave a comment below to let us know that you have followed the trail along with your bitshares user name so that you may be properly credited.http://i.imgur.com/9iuEXs0.png
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