More upvotes, less comments?

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I do not know about you but I think we have lost something important lately due most likely to the new reward system…

Don’t get me wrong, this is not a complaint at all about the new code of STEEM but, in my opinion, since a couple of weeks ago the comments received on my posts have reduced in number drastically…

Honestly, I am not the kind of person willing to “earn” something by commenting but if I feel I have to express my opinion, feelings or gratitude I am commenting always, not expecting an upvote there but maybe building a good relationship with the author.

Perhaps, the aim of this attitude is to find authors-steemians that you like or you are mostly aligned with their thoughts and so, obtaining mutual “engagement” as a reward.

Aversely, having a look to the steem.supply tool from @dragosroua , my level of “engagement” has increased substantially, being the quotient between upsteemers (people that have upvoted me lately) divided by my total number of followers of about 18% while 1 month ago was around 11%.

Suddenly I am receiving a lot of upvotes, sometimes more than a hundred per post despite 90% of them are at the dust level threshold, I think this is good fro me since there is people that likes my posts…

Also, another tool which evaluates the attention rate of an author is the SNAX rank. Here my rank is high, I suppose, since I am located at the 327th place of the steemians active and registered at the SNAX blockchain…

17 posts done in a week, 514 upvotes, 47 comments and 1 resteem…

17 posts and 47 comments in total, this is 2.7 comments per post, the majority of them are related with @actifit or BEER or@runningproject resteem service…

I think that, as an average, I am getting 1 or 2 comments lately per post while 1 month ago they were much more…

As a summary, HF21 / 22 has brought me more upvoters but also has taken the comments …
And it’s the second thing that I’m missing the most lately…

I have not changed my behavior in front of my commenters, I used to reply and give them and upvote on the majority of them and, sometimes, I offer some BEER token in order to balance the small lost on rewards due to the new rewarding system which for sure has something to do in order to explain the reduction of comments but, maybe, I was not expecting such a huge reduction at all.

Anyway, perhaps would be better to do this analysis in a better period of time, once we escape from the claws of the bears…

By my side, I am going to keep commenting, upvoting and supporting others since networking and engagement are the most valuable assets for the sake of oneself and the STEEM blockchain success.

@toofasteddie

Engagement contests are hard STEEM/Whaleshares

Image result for its too hard meme

This last week i decided to check out two of the biggest engagement contests on Steem and Whaleshares. One is run by @abh12345 called “Curation and Engagement league” which essentially tracks your engagement and curation statistics over the course of the week and the other is the “Beast challenge” on Whaleshares run by @lexiwitness.
Thats not a weekly thing like the engagement league but it does happen fairly often. You get a number of posts and comments you need to make in a period of time. The first one i saw was i think 1000 comments (no spam) and the one im doing right now is:

5 days, 5 posts (+150 words), 300 comments.

Above all else i have to say that this is damn hard. Ive been listed in the engagement league for a week now and i didnt even make the list the first week. lol. I think i made 90 comments with a 20k character length while there are folks with almost 10 times that. Never thought i was so far behind. πŸ™‚
The beast challenge ive been doing for one day and i barely got 20 comments in.

How in the world do you come up with something smart to say all the time! haha

Im not the kind of guy that will say:

Good job! Keep it up! Thank you! You are welcome!

That seems kind of cheap. (Unless you really need to say thank you. haha)
I like to make my comments unique, memorable, annoying, hilarious … intellectually stimulating. mmmm. πŸ˜€

Which is why it can get hard (I think theres a joke in there somewhere) thinking up my next comment.

Alright, to stop complaining all the time, i need to get back into it.
Goal this week:
1. 280 comments in 4 days!
2. Get on abh12345 list!

Lets win that Heineken keg!
(Thats the first prize, right?)

Ill see you guys and keep on!