Most Of Us Are Too Lazy Or Too Busy
I'm a bit of both. Let's face it, most of us don't have the bandwidth to do content discovery, and we simply vote on stuff that hits our feed. To discover new authors and content, I rely heavily on the people I follow to re-blog content. I occasionally check out trending, but the blogs there are usually adequately rewarded, so I pass on voting them for the most part.
If you see an exceptional blog article, I encourage you to re-blog it. It will help create a situation where under-rewarded blogs and authors can for lack of a better term, 'go viral'. I have a modest amount of followers, and I have seen more obscure blogs get to trending as a result of my re-blogs, simply because it caused the right voter to see it at the right time. The great thing about re-blogging is, it costs you nothing! You might not have a lot of voting stake, but you have the ability to help get the attention to the eyes of people who do!
Do you agree? Would you be willing to re-blog more exceptional content? Do you already re-blog a lot of exceptional content? Let me know in the comments.