My curation rewards have increased dramatically from an average of 0.004 LEO per vote, to more than 0.100 LEO per vote. This allows me to make the top twenty upvoters list more often than I ever have before. It's also propelled me to perform more manual curation as it's a joy to enable me to provide more meaningful support to amazing content creators.
Two things I want to point out here: The benefits of it being temporary (you'd think otherwise, but hang with me), and the long-term positive effect it has over time.
So, let me take you back into the mists of time to 2017. I'd joined a few months earlier, and lemme tell ya, nobody was seeing my posts. Didn't matter what was written or how, as a newbie, it just wasn't happening. So like many new people, I was in that zone of wondering what I was doing wrong in not getting any engagement.
Then it happened.
I shared before how I came home and saw an upvote and response to a comment I'd met, and you'd think I'd died and gone to crypto Heaven. It meant somebody had actually seen my work! The upvote amount was something like $0.25 or so, but it wasn't the amount that mattered, it was the social proof and just the shot in the arm that I needed at that moment to keep going.
Whoever it was, was from Australia, and I no longer remember the name, but I've never forgotten it. And often, that's all it takes. Just one little boost when things are a little dicey, can prime the pump over the long-term. And that's the sneaky genius of #LPUD.
As far as it being temporary, that's important I think because if it were permanent, it might be taken for granted, know what I mean? Throughout my life, I've found that if you just repeatedly hand people things over and over again, they lose the appreciation for the sweat equity you put in to generate the resource in the first place.
Being temporary also allows the delegatee to continue on and uplift another person, spreading the support to others and keep paying it forward.
Miracles are rare for a reason...
It also has the byproduct of giving the person a little taste of what increasing his LEO power will feel like. It's like taking a Tesla out for a test drive. Once you slide inside and experience the ride, you're hooked, and it's the same with #LPUD.
So after witnessing the effects that an increased upvote has on curation, what do you think I'm going to do? I'm going to build up my own 5K LEO stake, and after that, I'm going to KEEP GOING! :)
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