Using Ecency Points for Others

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Hi fellow Lions,

Today I wanted to enjoy being able to help others in a different way, via Ecency.

Using Ecency Points for Others

The other day I was thinking that there would be a different way for me try and support others and I was trying to think of a way to do that. I have been a pretty solid user of the Ecency front end for a long time now, especially when it comes to getting to commenting on posts in the Rant community so that I can earn a little bit of points to do that engagement, and it dawned on me that I should be using those Ecency points I'm earning not for the content I write but to try and support other people's content!

I know that the Ecency platform allows you to use the points you earn on their platform to boost your own posts, although there is a decent caveat that it is not guaranteed that you will be getting a vote, it does get a little problematic in some ways for those of us who have been on here for a long time. It kind of feels like the self voting that is largely frowned upon.

I know one of the underlying ideas/beliefs of the Hive platform since the days of bid bots and other unsavory concepts that occurred for a really long time on our former platform (Steem) which comes to self voting, one of the lessons that I haven't thought much about was using my Ecency points for the things that I wrote. I know that isn't really a bad thing and for the most part people aren't going to go down voting my posts because I used points to boost it, but I think that it's probably a better idea for me and others if I use the points I'm earning to help better support others. I'm not part of a curation group like Curangel or OCD but I'd like to think that I can do my own thing but with using Ecency points!

Granted the Ecency points that I've got aren't infinite lol but I have been collecting quite a bit of them and think I'm over 1,000 of them at this point which is good. When going through curating, it does get spent quite quickly but that's okay. Once I get going more I think I should be able to keep the points at a decent level so that I'm earning quite a bit points per day and week and spending them as well regularly.

Now I know it's not something that's going to make big differences but for me, I enjoy doing things that give back and try to help other people. It's my own way of having a curation initiative, it goes through similar processes that the curation groups go in that they submit a post to the group and they determine if it's going to be truly curated or if they reject it. I'm sure there are going to be some that get rejected which is fine, I'd like to think that I would be selective of the posts that I try to help out in a beneficial way.

I think I'm a little excited to do my own minor part of having a curation initiative besides just my normal voting of posts. I think it's my own way to do this that I enjoy. I respect the curation initiatives and groups and know that many people do well with those but for me, I can't do all of the extra documentation and all that which is important for the people who run the programs to keep track of who's doing what and all that. Those are definitely important pieces of the initiatives so it doesn't vote on bullshit or a bunch of circle jerking but sadly I don't have the time to do all of those extra steps so I haven't tried to get into that aspect of it. I was invited to help with the newbie stuff for OCD a while back but it was the extra steps, which are as I said important, that I couldn't do at the moment in my life which is why I had to say no thanks to it all.

I'm looking forward getting to the curation for the posts in the Rant community, not all of them are going to get it of course but for the ones that do get it, it's going to be nice to be able to give back in my own little way.

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