As a whale, why are you not funding any idea on Hive?
I doubt even half the whales in this space will get to see this but here we go.
Why are you not funding any ideas on Hive? Why are you not organizing contests that form structures that cause recurring value flow? If I so much dare to say, are you careless with your investments or you simply want to "play the rich bastard card" where you leveraged on your wealth(as an influence train) to cause the little accounts(in this case the poor ones) to work their asses off to bring more value to you without you spending a penny when you actually have the resources to do so?
To the smaller accounts reading this, I want you all to know that nobody is Lord over you in this place, don't let your desires to earn cloud your eyes from seeing that you're actually the one giving away more value by spending your time here and you deserve to be rewarded - respectfully at that.
Thanks gracious I would consider myself a fairly compensated creator looking at what I bring to the table least someone thinks I'm making noises because I lack support - I actually don't and that can be seen on-chain but it is really disturbing that we have so many people with resources here that could do more move this chain forward and all they care about is debating over a reward pool that I will once again point out that its pennies compared to money flowing through centralized media, you know why?
Because the currency of the ecosystem has zero economically sound infrastructure, there's nothing feeding value into it, nothing.
Now note that I'm not asking you to give away your wealth to build Hive, but incentivize what does more and also to bring them yourself.
Do you realize that if every user had to pay let's say $3 a month to be eligible to earn and would be paid by view counts and with each of these pages containing sponsored content like ad banners that Hive would be much more successful?
Seriously tho? Who cares about a privacy chat? Who cares about an open source micro blog ? Who cares? And the other things? The one thing that brings people here cannot even be acquired when people do get here.
Do I really have to be bullied for earning a few $30 consistently as a punishment for "owning my account?"
This seems to be the narrative here, the whole you own your account here bla bla bla that nobody can censor you but frontends can actually censor you, and then the second narrative will be that you can create your own frontend if that happened, shit if I needed that wouldn't I have bought a domain and created a damn website rather than come here?
There's so much more value in being a YouTuber than being a hiver right now despite YouTube being a centralized and controlling space. I mean, we all are aware that 2 months of success on Youtube can offset all the years of hard work, but is that the same on Hive?
YouTube needs hard work
Hive needs asslicking - for those who do it, I'm sure it ain't easy tho, it's hard work but not honest work and still, YouTube is more rewarding, medium also is more rewarding and both are very resourceful spaces, how many times have people come out to speak bad about medium?
On Hive everybody feels entitled when sometimes they themselves are not offering anything of value. How old is taskmaster on this chain for example?
Here's been making lots of posts about the potentials of hive, which of them have been largely built on? I know that recently he's been saying some are being looked at - well good, it's about time, but can someone explain the downvotes on his posts recently?
He may be silent about it because of his status but well heck, he's not me and I personally don't keep shut when I see shits around. It makes no sense that you invest so much in a place and can't even get the respect you deserve, that's madness.
His content I'd say has had a retention effect on many, I believe I have personally had to look at some of things he says and tailor my thoughts about Hive similarly.
Now back to the topic of whales on Hive
Dear whales this is an open letter that I hope something valuable will come out of. I might have used some words that are not very respectful but truthfully, it's not from an angle of triggered emotions or desires to disrespect any but mostly because we have to be open about the truth and this is literally for your own benefits as a more invested individual.
The DHF is a good addition to Hive but we all know not everyone can access the funds there and that not being the only case, some people might have great ideas but are just afraid to speak up about them.
It makes no sense for you to be a whale and not be present here and seek things that will actually bring value, it makes absolutely no sense, you should be the one motivating the smaller accounts to take bold steps but some of you do nothing and others just go around bullying, sure, you call it cleaning up the space from exploiters but have you ever wondered why they can exploit in the first place?
The structures are not sound, if the majority of the value flowing came from variable milestones like page views, inflation rewards would definitely be pennies to even have to bully anyone eating from it(the leftovers in this case).
Do you not realize that if the creators left you'd have no means of regenerating income? Unless you'd start writing and voting yourselves so what would that prove?
I believe it would show that it is yourselves and your income you care about not the entire chain or community, they never mattered because if they did, you'd appreciate them more by being more involved, bringing ideas that not only rewards you but them as well, and not the ones that only exploits the users time in exchange for pennies that they sooner get attacked over it.
I hope the message reaches all of you well, don't be a boring whale.
I won't end this without appreciating the whales that are putting in the efforts to build something of value here, you have my respect.
I am Nerly(@malopie here) and I'm currently building a finance, crypto and technology resource hub at https://icoverage.io with a focus to host coverages of the industry at wide, that is, including Hive where it was ignored.
That said, it isn't that easy to promote what ends up demoting itself, plus asides Splinterlands and Leofinance(given the recent developments) nothing else seems marketable.
If there's any one however that I'm not aware of, do well to leave a comment and I'll check it out.