Scorum / writing
Utilizing the Comments Section For Fun and Profit!
The majority of posts seem to have zero comments or feedback or very few. Then there are some people who tend to generate "buzz" or put in some time to chat and relay information and opinions in the comments section. In fact, the comments section is where a lot of the real grit and dirt and who likes who comes out for all to gaze upon. It could be argued that for a lot of posts and users that the amount of comments tends to directly tie into how they are perceived on the platform. A 500 dollar ( I mean SCR ooops, so like a few buckaroos post ;) ), may have no comments repeatedly because they are in a crew that just supports them. This is par for the course because your stake is used how YOU see fit no matter what pressure is applied, it is all on you baby! Human nature itself lends to circle jerking so it doesn't take an Einstein to figure out that people support who they click with. Lots of low payout posts ask for opinions but nobody seems to answer and that may be just for show or maybe it's boring to the reader so they are not engaged. If someone is supporting you or interacting and you never reciprocate then I see time and again that those rewards will dry up because nobody wants to feel like they are a piggy bank. I have gone out of my way for some to not even have so much as a comment left or anything so why will others bother with someone who "plops and drops" posts across platforms. Look at my blog and look at the amount of interaction and comments to see how it's done. Betman, JodCarey and Brandonk come to mind as some who regularly engage with others and leave intelligent/witty replies that make them stand out. Leaving tons of "Yes Man or Mam" comments looks thirsty AF and that usually is obvious as the concept of giving to receive perhaps has not been learned yet or cared about. The comments section is an OPPORTUNITY to network and get to feel out who you vibe with on here. It can serve as basically posts within posts if you take the time to care enough to communicate with those who are supporting you through votes and discourse. Why should I throw coin your way if you never reciprocate or can't even bother to use your stake to help out others in upvoting comments you see fit to? If mediocrity is the goal then don't utilize the comments section as a springboard in order to hone your game.Feel Free to Comment below!
using google translate to create crappy articles is a sign of despise - but do you care?
This topic is not new but it seems it needs to be permanently addressed. Therefor without any name dropping... I know that it can be difficult for non-native English bloggers to write their articles in English, and I also get it, that posting articles under Scorum.com will increase our chances of a higher post reward. And I also completely understand, that not every articles here on Scorum.com will be a superb masterpiece of the art of writing. We are all not professional writers, but somehow most of us are continuously trying to create some interesting or informative sports blog to entertain other readers here on Scorum. Some are struggling more and some less, but most of are doing a good job, which often can take quite some of our valuable and precious time. I do assume that most of us agree, that creativity, skills and effort should be rewarded here on Scorum, that's why we have the possibility to upvote other posts, which then can get some payout in form of Scorum Coins. But do we want to reward articles which are just an automatic google translate translation? An often poor and crappy translation which doesn't make much sense! As I said I understand that writing in English can be a challenge for people who have a different language background since I can speak from my own experience. Therefor I don't mind if bloggers use some tools when translating their own articles, but I am not talking about putting a whole article through google translate without even double-checking the final output. Doing this and then posting such bullshit articles here on Scorum stinks! Yes damn, it really stinks and pisses me off. If you do so, you simply don't show any respect to any other writer here on Scorum, writers who often spend hours and hours researching, writing, formatting and double-checking their articles. Serious blogging is hard work! What do such crap articles provide and contribute to this platform? And why do some people still upvote it? If you can't write in English, than please use your native language. There are so many other domains who need some genuine writers to develop their communities. But spamming the Scorum.com domain with poorly translated articles sucks. Seeing those articles in the hot section is clearly not a sign for a high quality level here on Scorum. It will rather put of any interested professional writers and drive some away.Is that in our interest?