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Do you read all the posts you vote on?
I am struggling to find the time needed to cover musing and Steem posts.
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When I first read your question I sort of chuckled to myself and let out a loud “NO.” During my first few months on the Steem platform, I read just about every post that I was up voting and even the ones that I wasn’t up voting. Initially, I was learning about cryptocurrency and needed more information to get started, so this was a great incentive to read.

Later, I joined a community of writers and would read so many wonderful well written stories. We up voted each other’s stories and gave feedback. Fast forward to seven months later, I currently use auto-voting to upvote many of the posts. I do go back and read about 10% of those that I have up voted.

Most of the posts that I read are from people that I follow for one reason or another and I know the quality of their work and it is also visually appealing, factual or entertaining.

Some posts are entirely too long and are not of interest. On the other hand, a well written creative post that is thought provoking may capture my interest and the length is not an issue.

Unfortunately with the advent of technology, reading has become a lost art. Great question.

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I hardly even read any post on Steemit except I am tagged, and even at that, I just scan through the post. Lol. There is no so much time for all of that anymore.

So I basically just place some persons on automatic upvote and that's all. I don't get to read their posts but they get my upvote.

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I don't autovote, so yes, I do read all the posts I vote on. I know I am in a group of ever dwindling manual curators, however, and do not blame anyone who finds themselves lacking time to try to keep up.

It's definitely a hard decision to make—essentially support those who typically produce what you believe to be as valuable content with some sort of autovote, or risk not upvoting them because you don't see their post.

In my case, I've been more or less falling into the latter by default. December was not a good month for a host of reasons, but I haven't been able to convince myself that autovoting is the way to go, especially since not all months will be like December was.

I've recently increased the number of people I follow, too, which hasn't been helping. I need to reduce that back down to a number that is not only manageable, but one that I know will reliably provide me something to not only upvote, but also comment on.

The time I spend on Musing needs to be in balance with my other activities, and so I need to work on that balance, too.

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Yes, I do. With a few exceptions, I read all the post I vote for and i try to comment on all them too. 

That is more difficult for obvious reasons, yet I think one of the most important aspects of Steemit is community building and in order for you to be able to relate to a given community you need to be informed of what they do, you need to engage in meaningful interchange of ideas and that, besides the Discord, which I don't use that often, can be effectively done  commenting the posts.

Even very longs post I try to at least browse and get the gist of it. If the post is well written it is always easy to summarize reading first and last sentences in each paragraph. That is better than not reading them at all. But usually, and my comments reflect that, I read carefully to make the user know that my voting for that post was related to the quality of it and I think that all users want to feel that their material has some kind of value, has reached an audience and has produces some reaction, even if adverse.

I think that Steemit, with all the rules and regulations that most users follow, offers us a great opportunity to exchange views and learn from so many users from so many cultures. It's a chance we cannot afford to lose or waste.

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In all honesty, my curation style at the moment is 50% auto and 50% manual

As much as I want to do it all manually, I just can't. My goal here on Steem is to grow both "community-engagement wise" and "SP~wise (earn some profit)". 

With my full upvote giving only $0.04 with the current Steem price, I think it's best to change my strategy and accumulate as much SP as I can first so I could give decent curation rewards once Steem starts to recover (maybe mid this year?). Strategically, I think this is the best way to approach this as only a few people appreciate my current upvote value to start with.

As for the other 50%, it's now purely manual. I've removed all the people on my auto-list and go through their posts manually so I could catch up to what's happening to them lately. I also enjoy reading controversial posts or dramas around Steem and giving upvotes to the comments I enjoy reading there. XD

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Good question

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Its not possible to upvote every post.. if I got something special then I upvote.Also I seen many use cant upvote fo r their voting mana also.But we cant upvote every post. But we should suport and upvote good writer. Because if they will get our vote may will inspire yo share something special. That people will like it.I don't upvote every post that I read I just upvote whatever I like.Because I want to make supoort people who always share good and unique things.

Thanks a lot for your question. ..

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Sometimes I appreciate posts but do not have the patience or attention span to read the entire post.

In cases like that, I either upvote or I don't.

If I upvote a post in that circumstance, I end up upvoting without reading the entire post.

Other than that, I generally read the entire posts of everything I upvote.

I am a "manual curator". 💪😊

Source(s):

- Photo of Motorcyle Rider https://pixabay.com/photo-407123/

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Yes! I cannot just vote a post either on musing or steem. I cannot just vote on a post without taking time to read the post because before I give a vote out it means there must be something educating, informative or knowledgeable that has actually attracted me to voting the post.

So I don't vote on posts randomly I make sure I read through the post and that is because I support the writing of posts with good contents that will definitely benefit those who read it on the platform.

Thanks for the awesome question I hope you find my answer beneficial.

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Frankly I say, sometimes I read everything, but when I'm busy I just skip it after I vote.

Indeed, Upvote attracts many people to join Steemit. Without upvote, which is worth the cryptocurrency reward, there is no reason to be a creator of content in this Steemit media.

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There is one post that I upvote without reading. that is steemchiller's weekly update on steemworld. I don't always read it but upvote it because steemworld is the best tool i have to see updates on my steemit activity.

Rest, I read every single post I upvote. When I started on steemit, getting upvotes was super tough. I had to write valuable comments, comments that were relevant and had to work hard for every cent worth of steem I gathered. And I understood the rationale. There were and still are many abusers on steemhunt, who simply upvote their content and that's it or expect to be upvoted for BS content. Anyway, up to them really as to what they want to do on steemit. However, I think that valuable and great content is what till help steem moon in the long run, so I have to play my part in writing good stuff and upvoting good stuff. Can't upvote good content unless i read it and know that it is good from my point of view.

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Yes, I have to! I can't cast my vote otherwise. I have to read the posts and see for myself if I can vote it or not.

Sometimes I see posts that are low quality and I don't vote those. Sometimes people use inadequate language that I don't like.

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I voted for only those posts which i read. Today's I spent a lot of time on steemhunt where great steemians are busy in hunting cool products. Steemhunt is an amazing platform so it's not good for yourself to upvote without reading post. 

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The question asks if I read all the Posts I vote on and that would have to be NO because I do have some people on AutoVote whose posts I don't tend to read that often as I do know that they churn out good Content.

Apart from that every Upvote I cast I read the entire post before casting an Upvote. I also run a Post Promotion Thread where I ask Minnows to submit their Posts and I read those Posts and Upvote them at a certain Percentage.

There is a lot of Knowledge that is been thrown around here on Steemit and I believe you should go ahead and read as many Interesting Posts you find as this is Indeed a Treasure Trove of Knowledge and Information. Plus you also get to know different perspectives of different people all over the World.

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I don't read every post I vote, the ones I read are posts I can't predict what the writer wrote or a post that has a catchy title to my field of interest. Other times I just vote especially for users who I noticed to be dedicated.

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Well as the users are increasing and it is really getting hard to keep track with all the posts and as I am following few curation Trail it is kind of hard to read all the posts that are curated automatically or the users who are put into auto. 

While come to think of it I do visit most of the dapps and the ones that I do comment upon I do upvote them as much as possible besides I do upvote contents that I do like to read and the Vlogs from Dtube as well. Besides that  coming to Musing posts I do upvote the questions that I do answer. 

Besides on the coming days it will become much more hard as well to keep track of the posts but we sure are doing our best to curate as much as possible with the sp that we have. 

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When I upvote something I have read it and given some consideration. Why would anyone upvote random stuff. That would not make any sense.

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I hardly even read any post on Steemit except I am tagged, and even at that, I just scan through the post. Lol. There is no so much time for all of that anymore.

So I basically just place some persons on automatic upvote and that's all. I don't get to read their posts but they get my upvote.

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Yea..i read before upvoting. I don't read because I want to criticize or comment on it, I read because I love reading, and also I could learn one or two things from the person's post.

But there are days I don't read before upvoting, those days are days that am tired, feeling sleepy or famished.

But on a normal day, I read before upvoting it or i upvote before reading.

Have a great time.

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That's a really interesting question.

I've been around for almost a year and the last few months I support, but I am also supported by two curation trails, which both have around 300 people in total. That means that my account casts from 500 to 1000 upvotes per week

And since I trust those who are members of the trails (double checked them) I have no concerns whether my votes are wasted.

That being said you can easily understand that it is impossible to read all these articles. The truth is that I try to as many as I can. I read almost 30 articles per day (mostly microblogging posts)  and even if I wanted to, I don't have more spare time.

I wish I was a full time steemian so I can read and write more, but unfortunately my day job is No1 priority for now.

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To be honest, I don't read all the posts that I am upvoting. I am subscribed to Steemauto by which I am in auto-upvoting posts by numerous people, including a community I am supportive of. However, there are some moments that I read posts especially if it is something for the progress on Steemit.

I do check other posts as well, and vote for them whenever it is something worth reading. Actually, I have so much limited time that allocating some moments to read is hard to find.

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I read all posts I vote on except those votes made by curation trails I join.

I derive joy and fun in learning from those posts I curate and its been awesomely rewarding.

I consciously learn everyday on the Steem blockchain.

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I am lucky to be a small account and have a very low value, my interaction is therefore mainly towards quality and sharing, I feel pleasure to feel that the person has put time, passion and reflection in his article.

So, I upvote, I comment, I share, without really calculating who is who who does what.

I like people who come to me right now, having little value, I feel that their approach is honest and disinterested, it's human and pleasant.

I am also aware that the dynamics of quality is governed by the money on steemit, I will end up calculating what I do one day, the day I will be "sperm whale" and that my only goal will be to die alone and sour on my heap of gold.

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