The #NewSteem looks like a failure in the long term. Or at least for me as a blogger. At first I received more upvotes, and the post payouts were increased, but later both of these decreased. Nowadays sometimes I still struggling to reach the payout threshold, which is $0.02. The real, human interaction is still rare. At least under the blog posts I post with Busy, eSteem. Nowadays I don't even use Steemit for blogging, because these dApps are much better.
My average post payouts has been halved since the #NewSteem. Just like my upvote value in general.
Only eSteem, Busy and SteemPeak motivates me to write blog posts, and dPoll to create and answer polls Especially eSteem with the post boosting with eSteem Points (ESTM) feature. By the way, eSteem Points (ESTM) really motivates me (and many other people) to write comments from eSteem, because I/we earn eSteem Points (ESTM) with every comment I/we wrote.
I write this blog post from Busy, because nowadays I wrote most of my blog post from eSteem.
I have not posted anything with Busy for some time. I have set the reward method to "100% Steem Power", and I keep the tick at the "Share 10% of this post rewards with Busy" checkbox. Let's see whether I will get an upvote from them or not. And if yes, then what will be the value. Probably around $0.07, but that is still more than nothing. But that will not motivate me to put a lot of efforts and hours of work into my posts, because I am not going to do that just for a few cents.
Probably no one (or only 1 or 2 persons) will really read this blog post, but if anyone read this, then I would like to ask a few questions. What is your experience with #NewSteem? Is it really new (and better) for you? If yes, then how and how much? Is it really good in the long term, or it had only a short effect, like in my case?