How it feels to be on trending page....

in #lifestyle2 years ago (edited)

Hey everyone, good day..

For the last 2 days, I was in a dilemma whether I should write this post or not. Because, whatever I have seen, I feel fear, afraid now before writing anything. I wish I could express my fear with you guys, it's really weird.


I have never been on trending page before because I feel like that page is only for big people, excellent content creators and I am not one of them. In fact, I never have seen myself there in my dream. Trending page is full of excellent articles, informative articles with excellent words and I consider myself just a normal content creator.

Two days back, one of my content, fortunately, was on trending page and I was shocked. Because, first of all, it was unexpected and second, I was in fear when I saw my content on trending page.


Because, I know after HF21, people will think I bought votes or something like that to be on trending. As I have already mentioned that the trending page is for a group of people not for people like me. You may agree with me or not, but it was so stressful for me. I should have been happy right that my content was on the trending page, people will check my content and people will know about me right??

But I was not.....

In this picture, you can see one yellow umbrella and my content was like that. There was greatly informative and steem related content and my content was exceptional. Good or bad, I don't know because for me every content is my baby. I put so much effort into that. You can't believe, I have edited my content several times because of fear and stress. There was an earthquake going on inside my mind thinking now I will get several downvotes, will become part of the controversy.

Because what I feel when someone new comes into a group, people don't accept them easily and they become part of the controversy. Even, right now, on steem, I feel giving downvote is part of expressing that feeling.


First of all, I wanna clear, authors or content creators like me never want to be highlighted and never want to be famous. I am here because I love steem, I work as a content creator, earn something for my livelihood. So, you clearly understand what is my intention and motive to be here.

I never ever imagine that being on trending for the first time would give me a heart attack or maybe I was not ready for this surprise actually. As usual, I received some downvotes which gave me more stress. Well, downvotes are part of blockchain but I took it kind of different way...


Because in my every content I have given so much effort because I am not a writer or photographer but I want to write a good post and want to make a good portfolio here. So, whenever I get downvote I feel like those people don't like my content or they don't feel that I deserve this reward. But why???

I never forced anyone to like my content, everyone has their own choice but this is so frustrating. Downvotes are like dislike button, like or dislike.... It hurts me when I saw that there are people who don't like my contents and giving continuously downvotes...

Can you imagine I couldn't sleep for 2 nights because of this uncertain stress??


Now, you can tell me why I am taking everything so seriously right? Well, as I have said my contents are all written from my heart and I never copy-paste anything or never take any inspiration from any post or maybe I will say these contents are part of my heart. I gave my time, my creativity here. Well, I am not going to say that my content is worthy of trending page but at least is it that much bad, is it deserve downvotes??

This is a question for me.....

Well, I don't want to be part of trending anymore in fact that page is not for me. I don't deserve this page, I came here to enjoy my time not for stress, not for fear.

Am I feeling motivated to write more contents? Not at all, but I will write because no one gonna sees my truth, no one gonna see my effort, they will just see how much rewards I have gotten whether I deserve it or not. But it's okay because...

I haven't given anyone that right to justify me...




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Happy to help you be on trending page (at least for a while hehe :) thanks to TipU :)

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Haha.. Ya it helps.. Thanks a lot @phortun.. Appreciate tipu..

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You do sure deserve that taste ;) Keep them coming and you shall feel that again !!

I am not sure brother at all but I just hope not to get any downvotes and don't wanna part of controversy..

Thanks bro for stopping by @rehan12

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Good for you! Don't doubt that you had a right to be there. The people have spoken! :)

Well, I try to avoid most of the cases but sometimes it hurts so much @natubat

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I can feel the situation now very well. But I still believe you have this skill for that and yes your deserved it. Keep on sister don't upset.

Bro I completely understand your points and frustration and these downvotes sometimes leave a bad effect into our mind.. @hafizullah.. Thanks for stopping by...

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Honey, don't be so hard on yourself! You create wonderful content and even though I know that it can leave a person feeling down when they see downvotes on their content - just remember who you are and what you stand for - their opinions of you are only that... opinions. You carry on being you! Also, I will add that MANY of the accounts that are going around downvoting are not even legitimate accounts, but just troll like in behaviour. Many of them have never even made a post, so they really have no place in your mind xxx

Absolutely, there are some accounts continuously targeting content creators and giving downvotes. Most important thing I have seen being on trending. I really don't understand that why people just give downvote, I mean they don't evn read the post or if u don't like or any other opinion just write it down why you feel that this content don't deserve rewards.. To be honest, it's natural I can't make everyone happy but downvotes feels like dislike..

Thanks dear for sharing your opinion @jaynie because I feel a lot of steemian want to speak but they can't because of DV fear..

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I'm so glad you made the trending page! But I completely understand how stressful that would be. New Steem has me on edge about upvotes too. I think it will simmer down in time and you'll be on the trending page more and more because you are talented.

Well, honestly speaking some people don't understand this situation and rarely a content creator can be on trending without purchasing vote. I understand that completely that people still kept that mindset inside but this mentality needs to be changed because for a content creator it's frustrating getting downvotes.. Because people can't see what exactly going on..

Thanks dear @freedomtowrite for stopping by..

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I don't think those people who downvoted realized you did not purchase the votes. I get accused of purchasing votes, yet I haven't purchased any in over three years.

Don't take the downvotes personally. Don't let it scare you.

Think about a musician. They can't control if their first single goes viral. If people like it, they like it. We can't control that. Also, there will always be far more people who don't like the song than those who do. That's the nature of this beast. Try not to focus on those who don't like it. You can't impress everyone anyway.

Exactly, as I am new on trending page they didn't realize that or may be their mindset that people buy votes to get on trending page. Well, as I have mentioned I don't wanna be there anymore.. That is so scary ...

Yes, you are right, I can't make everyone happy, there will be people who won't accept me at all.. I understand but you know I was not prepared for this and that sudden surprise I could handle and I really don't wanna take stress anymore...

Thank you so much..

Really appreciate your wonderful example and I am really glad that you understood my situation.. @nonameslefttouse

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I do understand and I can also relate to the pressure you felt. It happened to me as well. I can speak from experience and explain how that feeling goes away, and you'll get used to it.

I also add some fine print to each post, at the bottom. I tell everyone I'm not purchasing votes. I've been writing that in since the hardfork and the changes, because I had a feeling some accounts that typically sold votes would begin curating organically and there might be some confusion. That might help you.

Haha that's really a good idea I think.. Caution: ....... I am not buying any votes.. 🤣🤣🤣 I will think about it because it's really a creative idea.. 😎😎😎😎

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Seems to help. People also know me as someone who's been against vote purchasing forever, and I've been loud about it. When I see someone somewhat new or unknown reach the trending page now, I feel happy. That was impossible to achieve here organically for two years. Now the opportunity is there again. I've been wanting to see a variety of content on the front page for a long time. So when I see you folks make it there, I'm happy to see it.

Thanks for understanding the entire situation and I agree that trending page should be full of different variety of content because this will attract so many users plus personally I prefer to see variety of content not just steem related updates.. Well, people should understand that and many people are not ready to accept that.. Whatever it was really a big experience for me because without going there I wouldn't be able to feel what exactly happen and how it feels..

Great life experience to be honest.. Thanks a lot for talking with me..

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It's like learning how to swim. At least next time you know you won't drown.

Have a good day!

Haha.. yea you made my mood and gave me reason to post more contents..

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Some of us see the effort ;)

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You have no reason to fear and you certainly deserve being on the trending page my dear friend!
Should any of the downvoters investigate you post they will see that NO VOTES WERE BOUGHT.
So you are safe to continue writing from your heart and we hope that you get many more on the trending page.
It is about time that honest stuff gets on there.

I feel the same way. I put so much time into even my 5 minute freewrites, making sure I have everything right. We have to be writers, illustrators, layout artists, editors, proofreaders, managers, and publicists for every single post. It's a tremendous amount of work to put out the simplest thing, but out hearts and souls are in there. When I hit "publish" it is always with trepidation: will anyone read it? Will someone not like it? Will it get a downvote? Will it get any upvotes? Will my hard work be recognized or ignored?
Thank you for taking the time to be honest about your feelings on this matter. I hear you.