In order for Tribes to grow people need to...

in steemleo •  6 months ago  (edited)


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...start treating them the very same way they treat Steem. Do I have your attention? Good. I'll keep this one short but trust me the message will be crystal clear.

The oldest of all Tribes is only a few months old. We are at the very beginning of this wonderful journey that inspired so many people to keep on trying and being active. And they launched the moment a big percentage of the daily active users had lost their hopes on steem...

I don't even know how many Tribes exist at the moment...I lost counting...But they haven't stopped popping up. This is progress and development. And it makes me really happy and optimistic regarding their future.

But there is one thing that makes me feel sad too. Many people are "killing" their rewards. And by killing I mean the moment they receive their payouts they move their tokens on steem-engine to trade them for Steem. Purchasing more steem is always good but it's a double edged knife in this occasion.

And it kinda reminded me a post from @acidyo a few weeks ago, where he was explaining himself regarding people he supported over the years and they kept powering down their steem rewards, as if support is guaranteed...or lasts forever.

I know that it's nearly impossible to be involved in more than 3 Tribes and consume and curate content equally well. You must have either plenty of free time or be a magician. So focus where you believe in most. If you are just using 10 tags to earn as much as possible and at the same time you're selling off your rewards I think that you're most likely hurting those Tribes...Of course there is a buyer for every seller out there...but is this really what you dreamt of for those Tribes? An endless trading game?

Believe it or not there are people who have massive rewards in specific Tribes and they have zero tokens vested. In fact some don't even have a single token in "liquid form" either.

How do I know?

I check wallets. Exactly the way @nonameslefttouse does.

How long will it take until those who support your "great content" realize that if your PAL...LEO...CCC and so on tokens worth shit so do mine?


I am an official curator for the @steem.leo Tribe and because I really do care about it I have to confess that great content isn't enough for me. That's the reason some authors receive lower % of votes from me. Because I know...that all the claimed rewards will end up on steem engine and will be sold for pennies...

Tribes operate the very same way the steem blockchain does. So unless people start staking some of their rewards in order to increase the demand therefor the price too....Tribes will end up know what I was about to say next, but I'll behave myself.

And to be crystal clear. This is the way I work. There are no official guidelines about this from @khaleelkazi but I would do the same thing even if I weren't an official @steem.leo curator.

Everyone is free to make their choices...and these are mine.

What's yours? Are you perhaps heavily invested in a Tribe and want it to thrive one day? What do you do about it?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Hm...wasn't that short after all...Cheers!

PS. These are my thoughts and my thoughts only. Every @steem.leo curator has their own standards.

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Tribes are like Subreddits. Sure you can lurk on dozens of them, but it's near impossible to hit Trending on all of them so choose which ones you want to focus on.

I am glad you said these things because I think it’s good for community members to support and defend the tribe. It shouldn’t just be the developers looking out for the tribe or even the curators. The members of the community have to support and sacrifice sometimes to build up their community.

I think I understand the motivation to earn a lot of Tokens on Steem Engine tribes and convert them to Steem, after all Steemit and Steem are why we are all here originally. But it’s time to step back and look at the bigger picture here and consider how the success of the tribes will contribute to the price of Steem for one, which means selling all your Tokens for low prices and contributing to downward selling pressure just guarantees lower prices for your Tokens in the future. But secondly some of these tribes have the potential to be more lucrative for these late comers then Steem. And this short sighted dumping of Tokens to buy Steem may be very regrettable later on.

I hope that people will start realizing that the amount they are getting for their Tokens now even if it’s 30 or 40 Steem is just five or six dollars at today’s prices and they would be better off hanging on to the Tokens to see if they appreciate and just buy 5 dollars worth of Steem. Some of these Token projects will fail and never be heard of again. But the ones which are successful will never be this cheap again and the opportunity to 10x or 100x or even 1000x your money may not come again for these Tokens.

Hindsight is always 20/20, but if people take the time to imagine what these Tokens could become they might stop dumping and start accumulating.

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I am focused on @steemleo , @palnet , @sportstalk and lately on photosteem... also I am staking mostly of my @lifestyle and @creativecoin tokens but, to tell you the truth, in a less consistent manner.
I agree with you. The majority of the people sell the tokens while they are unable to see the future value... will see how many tribes will resist the selling pressure but I am confident with the ones I have chosen

I totally agree with your post, though I do deviate from it a bit. Like you stated, it’s hard to be actively involved in more than a few tribes. By actively here I mean contributing as an author, making meaningful comments to authors (well, comments intended to be meaningful at least :), and upvoting those posters that I find meaningful to me. For me, those are Leo and Stem primarily and occasionally CreativeCoin and lifestyle. Those I staked deliberately (including steem, of course!) by powering up all that I earn, and buying on big dips. I will also appropriately tag posts related to these, though may add a tag to a second tier tribe (described next) if it applies there as well.

The next tier are those where I might venture upon while ‘explorIng’ and find something meaningful, but not always. I will stake those when I get enough accumulation. Even if I haven’t staked them, I keep them around.

Finally, there are those tokens I have absolutely no interest in (San Diego Coin?!?) or don’t care to support for my own reasons (weed, dporn are prime examples). I don’t necessarily object to their existence, I just don’t choose to support them.

Like most things in this Brave New World of Web 3.0 to-be, all of this is evolving and subject to change without notice. But when I do change, it will be deliberately and for some considered reason. Otherwise, I might as well just waste my time on Face-twit or Twitbook ;)

Their lost, our gain.