At what point did you see the potential of Steem?
What kind of content do you consume on average?
Asked by @tarazkp - https://steemit.com/thoughts/@tarazkp/the-glass-is-full-in-the-mind-of-a-millionaire
The order for me:
Proof of Brain on Steem.
The new PoB is geared to showcase the best of Steem. PoB was never meant to be something where everyone got to self upvote their post because they think their content is good. This leads to shit content discovery because by nature everyone is the basis when it comes to the things they create.
There is no one size fits all. If you try to please everyone you end up truly pleasing no one. That was what was wrong with the old PoB, everyone was getting pleased, but no one, (except reward pool abusers) actually felt please, more of just acceptance of the status quo.
Content that does not earn a lot of Steem is either the free market speaking or what we call an undervalued gem.
In old Steem, it didnt really matter what you voted on, but now with 50/50 curation, competition for upvotes will be more fierce than ever. I look at New Steem as having the highest potential to receive a massive payout, but that will come will fewer lower-paid out post. This just means you will need to put in more effort if your goal is to make money.
The problem is assuming anyone "deserves" anything. I've followed channels on YouTube that put in incredible effort and they have less than 1k followers and have made zero money from their efforts. Other the other hand there is a girl that plays games selling her bathwater and making thousands of dollars off it.
Posting on a site like Quora or Medium and most people would be lucky to even get one free upvote. We take things for granted on Steem and if you look at this platform as a way to make money, you prob won't make much.
For instance, it took me almost 3 days, maybe 4 hours total to write this and make it look all pretty. https://qr.ae/TWrDPq - I got 3 upvotes and 303 views, zero dollars. I am a Top Writer on Quora, been producing long-form content on there for over 3 years. I don't expect anything when I post, I hit the post and I move to the next. If I made content for the money, I'd quit along time ago.
Competition in the world is fierce, I am being brutally honest, but most content isn't going to go "viral" and most likely want to get a ton of rewards. The uncomfortable truth for many is we are fish in a small pond ATM, and as that pond grows, curation efforts will have many options to choose. More competition means fewer chances at any one person getting rewarded. The opportunity cost has the potential to be amazing, however. What goes viral, if you really research, will lead to something you don't understand.
This is an example of a post that packed so much value I felt the need to upvote it.
We will all miss "valuable" content, what the new PoB offers, IMO, is the potential for content to skyrocket in value via the free market choosing what the wisdom of the crowd maybe.