Great post @dantheman. I think it highlights an opportunity for Steemit.
In the example, the blog author, Steve Pavilina, would write content which was available over a long period of time. His COLLECTIVE work is what drove value. In addition to his recent work, people's attention would also be paid to older posts, not just what was produced in the past 24 hours. He benefited by this.
I would like Steemit to do something similar. Make our older posts, perhaps ones we choose, to be part of a profile page that new readers could peruse and appreciate (even upvote). Something easy and visually appealing (marketing is important for any brand). This addition would help Steemit support a collective body of work by bloggers, instead of what sometimes seems to be a 24-hr treadmill. Steemit bloggers should be supported in gaining long-term benefits from the quality posts they write.