Curation is one aspect of the chain I love despite the fact that it can be tasking. However, there's no manner of Impeccability to one's curation practices that would be sublime and this is because of difference in vote weight, the way, the contents might differ, the mood of the curator, the relationships of the curator with the content owner, the peculiar or unique meaning or Interpretation of quality.
These are the things that makes curation enjoyable despite how challenging or time-consuming it can be. The truth is, many people on the chain might aim to be curator, but the truth is that it comes with so many responsibilities.
These responsibilities might also range from making decisions on what should be deemed quality or what should be rewarded. I used to tell people that curators always make the difficult decisions, sometimes it comes off as controversial, sometimes it doesn't.
The Fun Behind The Indecision
The truth is voting power is probably the reason why the content creators might not be 100% satiated, but it's often a very difficult job to curate each and every content you want on a daily basis and still manage to stay above 70% of one's voting power. Another thing is, the mood of a curator typically affects their curating pattern.
I've been friends with huge stakeholders in the past and in specific occasions, they've been magnanimous with their voting power probably to celebrate a milestone or to reward a person for being consistent. The truth is, people curate or vote according to their disposition. There's no curator that would say that haven't voted emotionally rather than logically and this is dependent on the relationships and bond they've built overtime with this people.
A curator might choose to vote a person more frequently after they've met them face to face, this isn't because the person is a good content creator all of a sudden but because meeting then in reality has opened up a more organic network and familiarity.
Curation: Differences & Context
This is a proof to show that curators are proportionally prone to curate logically as well as they would emotionally. Another thing is the way the content might tend to differ. Some curators prefer contents with more viewership and engagement irrespective of the quality of the content in itself, some might prefer posts with backlinks, great formatting and prefer aesthetics in general.
Others might just want posts with only original photos, another might just want to spread their vote around irrespective of the content, provided It's original and not stolen or plagiarized. Some others might just have their own fetish, for a tiny curator as me, I prefer relatable and captivating contents, this might also be countered with how practices of prospective recipient of the curation on-chain.
This might further be simplified by how they're building their stake. Truth is, this might feel harsh, but eventually it helps the recipient of a vote to build their stake. It's always a win-win situation
I've been a tipu curator for like forever now and i've personally used my small stake to curate as well. Sometimes I have many options but limited means and this means having to select a post and leaving the other. Many actually do not know that I am a 70% manual curator and 30% automatic.
The people on my automatic list are the one's with proven track record of building and consistency overtime, they're people that I remember even when I'm sleeping, writing an exam or even eating. But this isn't criteria enough, sometimes I switch things up, change the vote value, remove, add and of course pause the whole auto vote, especially when I want to hit 100% again.
I do this to often give others a chance or when the recipient of a vote isn't meeting up to content requirements anymore. However, my ways might be totally flawed I can't say it's right and this is because it's strictly of my own accord and might not be good enough with another person.
Not Just Enough To Go Round
I get a lot of engagement lately and 50% get back to vote my engagers even after using a tiny percent on the contents itself. The fact that I'm not really a big stakeholder limits me in so many aspects as it's often difficult to cover almost everyone without getting drained, that said, it's probably more of a good thing than it isn't.
Sometimes I probably tend to vote creators who put in efforts especially at watching my videos, this is because I tend to appreciate their input, the time taken, the internet time and of course the effort at engaging. Engagement might be fun, but it can be exhausting especially when its back to back to back.
A lot of people have probably unfollowed me because of my inconsistency in curating them, I guess I'll tender my apologies because it might look simple on the surface, but it's quite challenging.
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