Steemit Can No Longer Play the "What Other Site Pays You for Blogging?" Card

in steemit •  4 months ago

A recent post - to which I replied - by one of my favorites @denmarkguy got me thinking. As you know, I'm all but done with this site. Nothing here is worth it anymore. Not from a money standpoint and not even from an engagement standpoint.

I tried to say this would happen, but I got called toxic by the same whales and semi-whales who now upvote people saying the same things I was saying, but that's water under the bridge, so whatever.

Those upvotes aren't even worth anything anymore, so I got the last laugh, I guess.

Denmark asked the classic question that always gets asked around here whenever there's a slump: "What other site pays you for blogging?"

And this isn't a knock on Denmark in any way.

It's just that the question no longer applies. The competition already exists. And I'm already making more money per post on Scorum than I am on Steemit - and SCR is less than half the value of STEEM.

More competition will happen, and there will be less and less of a reason for anyone to stick around on this site.

Where I differ from most people, though, is that I don't even blame @ned or Steemit, INC. Yeah, they're incompetent clowns, but the real problem is the stakeholders.

They are the ones who turned this place from a social media site that pays into a business for wannabe venture capitalists, which sucked any and all fun from this place as the whales stopped even spitting on a house that's on fire if there wasn't an ROI involved.

Yeah, fun. When's the last time anyone had any fun around here? There's none to be had.

Despite what the popular sentiment is, a lot of us were here for the novel idea and concept of having our content rewarded with cryptocurrency, based on our ability to network, as well as people liking our content.

I know we're all supposed to, and expected to, care about SMTs and the long-term vision for STEEM (whatever that is) but the big selling point for the vast majority of us having our content rewarded - and being able to reward others.

That's all I ever cared about. I still don't even know what an SMT is, and no one needs to explain it to me since I don't care.

And since Steemit no longer has that selling point, it's going to have a hard time onboarding people to STEEM. Those of us that Steemit onboarded initially, are now moving on to elsewhere, and those projects will onboard people into their tokens in the future.

Don't blame Steemit, INC. They are and were just lazy. Blame the people who came up with the idea that votes shouldn't be given out for free based on liking content because boohoo socialism.

That right there is the cancer that sucked out the fun of this place for us regular Joes. And while, yes, the individual crypto whales can make those big purchases that lift the price up, the regular Joes outnumber them to such a big degree, it's us you should have catered to since a regular Joe buying 1,000 STEEM when there are millions of them would have been a big deal.

But you killed the fun for us.

And we're going elsewhere.

You fucked it. Enjoy your dwindling stake, assholes.

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Part of the problem for the “regular Joes” is that STINC has effectively killed any reason to buy and power up STEEM by massively diluting everyone’s stake through their delegating. Last I saw reported, they had delegated over 18 million SP that was previously locked up in their accounts. And worst of all...it’s mostly just given away, often to useless or unproven projects.

Delegation has harmed this platform more than anyone wants to believe. But yeah...we’re the toxic ones for pointing out shit like this.

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Yup. Delegation was definitely the beginning of the end.

And I called it already back then.

What exactly was or has been the added value of something like dMania?

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Hear, hear.

People are allowed to ruin fun from everyone in their fight against blockchain socialism!

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Yeah, don't ruin socialism. Socialism is fun! Artisti maksaa!

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At least you earned 7 bucks with ranting.

And "by chance" you could advertise that scrotum site.

Blame the idiots who bought and buy the votes, the vote buyers. Without them buying, all the vote selling being offered would fail, and force them all to go vote for free. Greedy people made this happen, who didn't want to play by the original ruleset of the platform, and that's bother vote buyers and sellers. Selling votes killed the social-content valuation of the platform, and made it a joke to outside viewers.

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Hah, you and I have agreed quite a lot lately. Who would have guessed. Anyway, I'm not sure if the blame falls on those buying votes. I mean, I guess. I'd blame the ones selling them since they are the ones who created the conditions to which the buyers simply adapted.

I guess I can blame both.

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hahahhaa i read your last line as 'i guess i can blame beth' and i rolled my eyes.

yeah! blame those guys!!! ha!

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I always blame Beth.

....I still don't even know what an SMT is, and no one needs to explain it to me since I don't care.

I though it was just me! lolol

(shit - my upvote doesn't even give you a cent!)

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Hoping Scorum gets a partiko like app

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Just googled Scorum. Wait - it's all about sports?

Is other content welcome too or is it just about a bunch of monkeys kicking balls around?

Hmm.
The german community has much fun :)
Don't know why you're so mad.
Use Steem or not. If you have no joy in using it, leave. It's up to you.

Go to scorum.. But stop getting more depressed every day.

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Oh, I'm not depressed. Like I said, I'm very optimistic about Scorum. I just post here if I have something on my mind. As for actual effort? Not worth it anymore.

I put the effort into Scorum these days.

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I just don't get why there is no community fork of steem..

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What do you mean by that?

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All the people coming together and forking to a better steem with better witnesses, not driven by Stinc.
Maybe with n^2 and all the other goodies?

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Nothing stopping that. Scorum is already a better version of Steemit. I think there will be more.

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Sadly Im absolutely not interested in Sport journalism

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The people killed the fun? Well, here... I have fun and money. I think what you need to do is change the paradigm that you have from begging, and that is it.

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Woohoo, you're making a few dollars per post, how absolutely exciting. Well, I guess since you're ftom Brazil, it counts. And don't get me wrong, I'm happy for you making some extra while living in that shitty country with a shitty economy.

But as I said, I'm making better money elsewhere.

just created an account there after reading your post ...I am an hobbyist comedian...... my account there https://scorum.com/en-us/profile/@duartenunes I am also on golos, on mithril, on sola, etc

Me looking for an alternative...now I see Scorum as the main contender...

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