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RE: Posting frequency and the blurry line

in OCD2 years ago

Haha, I've seen a phenomenon I've coined the steemyoda effect. Once an account such as steemyoda favors you with autovotes, your posting frequency increases, and your quality drops significantly. Steemyoda drops his autovote and the posting frequency subsequently drops. I won't call anyone out besides @steemyoda, but examples are pretty easy to find.


Yeah - I get some visits from that account too - I haven't changed. But then, I have found that the more support I get, I lower my posting frequency. Back in 2017 I was posting between 30 and 40 articles a week (it was a very time consuming process as each would still average 1000 words-ish. However, I started to get some @blocktrades support (not every post as he votes manually) so dropped down to 12-15 posts a week. I felt both lazy and like I had a great deal more to say and add - but, I consciously constrained myself.

Some people don't seem to have any kind of conscience in this regard, as long as they can maximize their rewards. I see it as short-term win with long-term blindness. The account getting all that value now, will never have my support in the future as it has signaled a behavior pattern that I do not appreciate in any way.


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