Finding Balance, Maximizing Effect, Moving Forward - The Evolution of the TribeSteemUp Community




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The @TribeSteemUp Projects is Growing & Evolving

Since this project launched last summer, it has been through some massive changes. Starting off as simply an auto-voting system for a small handful of creators to support each other (with our collective couple thousand SP), we have now evolved into a 200+ person community, with a chat server, weekly best-of & discussion posts, a floor on the earnings of anyone in the community, and MANY big things coming down the pipeline.

This is @kennyskitchen here, the founder of TribeSteemUp, and I have to say I am absolutely blown away by the evolution and growth of this project! I just wanted to find a way to help the people I love generate a bit more abundance with their content, and now it's HUGE! I am so grateful to everyone who has helped build the project along the way, and so grateful for the opportunities that the STEEM blockchain is allowing for manifesting our dreams quickly & powerfully!

Over the last weeks, so many projects have been started up by the wonderful humans of @TribeSteemUp, like @truck-life's bi-weekly questions for the tribe, @bryanj4 building our website, and @flauwy building us the new version of 1up (full breakdown at the bottom).

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The Foundation Stays the Same

While this project has expanded in many ways, and given birth to a true community, the initial goal is still alive & important to me. My goal with @TribeSteemUp was always to create effectively a Universal Basic Income for my people! This vision has come through in such a magnificent way recently (just wait until you get to the next section)

I have designed a container, I built a loose web of connection, I created a chat server to allow for community to build, and I gathered up a bunch of amazing humans. What happens in that container, what those humans go on to create with foundation I've built, is not something I have any desire to limit, micromanage, or have to worry about. I trust in the humans I'm collecting, and I want to make it clear to everyone in that tribe that as long as what you're creating is aligned with @TribeSteemUp's focus on sovereignty, peace, love, mindfulness, connection, and empowerment, you can assume that you have my support :-)

I am going to keep the auto-voter functioning as cleanly as possible, I am going to keep building it, I am going to keep answering questions when I can, but besides that I'm mostly going to let things run themselves.

From SteemReports

The Past Weeks

A few weeks ago, the community received a large delegation from @jamesc, completely shifting our capabilities in supporting content creators! After months of a $0.30 votes slowly growing into $1-2 votes, all of the sudden our 1% is almost a dollar. The floodgates were opened, and many who had been on the "short-list" were added to the auto-voting, since the capability to support so many was now present. We're now in the #10 slot on the entire block-chain, based on rewards distributed.

Voting power went wacky, people started posting more, the tiered voting weights for investments were WAY disproportionate, and things have been adjusting since. Now, after a couple weeks of tweaking, shifting our voting system from @steemvoter to @steemauto, and putting in some limitations, it feels like the account is approaching some equilibrium again.

Over the past 2 days, the account has consistently been hitting most of the posts (over 80% success), and the SP has been able to stay above 90% voting power, even giving a couple of bigger votes in that time. It feels good to not be scrambling so much.

Desire for Expansion, Need for Balance & Consistency

Over the last few weeks, we've seen the price of STEEM dropping (along with most of the market), as well as the votes from @adamkokesh dropping to 1%, and things have been feeling a little sparse on payouts... In the short run, at least. If you go back a couple more weeks (any time before 5/12/18), the account wasn't giving out anywhere near what it does now.

As of two months ago:

The switch to @SteemAuto has been great, allowing us to put a cap of 2 posts/day for each user, which helps to keep things balanced & distributed. My desire with this project has always been to create the highest locked-in abundance flow for as many people working to create the world that I want to live in as possible. At this point, I've frozen adding people to the list while working out the Voting Power instability. Now that things are becoming more stable, partially due to a few folks who consistently earn extremely large payouts being taken off the list for the auto-voter, I want to start adding in some more creators.

from SteemReports

The Question

Right now, I am trying to decide whether to make a final switch to the system before moving forward and adding more people to the list. Honestly, this is going to be my decision, but I am looking for input, both from those in the tribe, and from those who can look at it impartially, as they're not in the community.

Right now, the account votes at 10% weight, with a limit of 2 posts per creator per 24 hours.

I'm considering switching this to 1 post per day, with a 15% weight. This will allow for less overall SP use, as many members post 2+ times/day, and it will remove any incentive to just get out a 2nd post that might exist for someone.

Insights? Concerns? Considerations?

From SteemNow

@TribeSteemUp + 1up = @Tribe1up

The most exciting thing coming forward for @TribeSteemUp is collaborating with the 1up project, created by @flauwy & @stoodkev. We are starting with the tool they've created for @utopian-io, and are making a new version, which will allow the TSU community to vote on the best content every day (separate from STEEM voting), and the top 10 posts every day will be rewarded with a 100% upvote from @tribe1up.

I am not 100% sure how that looks on the coding side, what the process will be for the voting & sorting, but I'm glad to have such an awesome team jumping all over the project to make it happen! I can, however, explain what will happen from that point, once the next top post is selected.

Every 2.4 hours (when the 1up accounts hit 100% VP), the post with the most 1up votes, less than 6.5 days old, will receive a 100% up-vote from @tribetopten (as well as being re-steemed). Over the next minute, all of the accounts following the TribeTopTen Curation Trail will vote on the post (with whatever weight % each person has set). After a set delay (most likely 2 minutes), the @Tribe1Up account will give a 100% up-vote and re-steem the post as well. @Tribe1Up is the account we will be pooling most of our delegated SP into, and dividing the curation rewards from to incentivize investment in the project.

As @flauwy has been breaking down recently, getting your vote in right before a large vote is the way to maximize your curation rewards. By focusing on getting folks to follow this curation trail, we aree maximizing the rewards & visibility for the 10 best posts our community can put forth every day; and by doing it this way, we are effectively making the project an extremely profitable investment as well, because folks will see a multiplier on their daily earnings thanks to maximizing curation effectiveness.

Note: This project is still under way, and we're looking at maybe a month or so before it gets running

In Closing

Thank you all so much for taking the time to read this, for supporting our community, and for being the bright, beautiful, shining light that you are!

It is an absolute joy to hold space for this project as it unfolds, and to simply be, here and now, in this most pivotal and magical time in human history.

If you're interested in my other projects, my healing journey, my vegan recipes, and everything else that's present & real for me, please feel free to follow my personal account: @kennyskitchen

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