In four days, I will celebrate my 5 years on Hive. While I expect to receive a notification from @hivebuzz about it, that's another message I received from them a bit sooner:
I have been quite surprised because I didn't expect it to happen so quickly. Anyway, reaching this milestone makes me happy for the following reasons:
- We can grow together
While I must admit that part of my curation is automated, the most important is the way I configured this one.
I'm not a personal ROI maximalist and I truly believe that we have more interest in growing together, so I parametrized it to distribute a maximum of decent upvotes to a maximum of people, rather than throwing a few powerful upvotes to a few privileged ones.
And, as I have never done a powerdown so far, it means that I have been distributing more and more rewards to more and more users.
- It's economically viable
If you go take a look at my hivestats page, you will find that my APR is quite good. It usually oscillates between 10% and 14%, which I consider an excellent score for someone who does not seek profitability at all costs.
This proves that you can support a large number of posts and users, not only the top ones, and still get a good return. It is therefore a win-win model that works!
My goal is to continue this way. The recent changes in the curation rules brought by the HF25 may be a game-changer, but that doesn't bother me. I also do a good part of my curation manually and regularly upvote interesting comments left by users. And I'm ready to adapt.
I invite you to experience this way of curating by yourself or, why not, by adding me to your curation trail. You will make a lot of people happy and I am sure you will be a part of it as well.
Over 2000 years ago, there is someone who said "Give and you shall receive".
Maybe he wasn't entirely wrong.
So, when YOUR 500,000th upvote?
PS: I'm on my way to one million upvotes and it might take me another 5 years =). Help me reach this goal faster by leaving an interesting comment here and I will upvote you!