The great thing about Belacam is that, for the most part, it’s pretty open about how an individual leverages the platform. There are only a few rules, most of which relate to ensuring that people are posting their own content, rather than trying to make money off of someone else’s product. It’s not ethical to make money off of a product that someone else created, at least when they didn’t give you permission to do so, and when there is no real work done to change the product into something new.
Existing 💞 Model
The great thing about having only a few basic rules is that even if people disagree about how to best leverage the platform, both people can do as they please and see what ends up working the best. For instance, it’s very common to see people offer ❤️s for ❤️s. Some offer 1 ❤️ = 1 ❤️, but 5 ❤️s = 6 ❤️s. It’s even written in the rules that this option is fine, so long as the person follows through with their promise. In many ways this system is the main one currently used on Belacam to move BELA from one individual to another.
Belacam ❤️s as Tipping
I’m honestly not a huge fan of the “heart for heart” system. And I do have a good reason for this view. BELA and Belacam take the usual process of liking a post and turns it into a system of tipping. Essentially, when someone posts quality content on the platform, other uses are able to give something of value to the poster, because they think the work is quality work. That’s what a tip is. It’s giving something of value as thanks for a job well done.
So I personally think that BELA should be given when a person ends up posting something that you really like, that’s really good, and so on, regardless of whether they have given, or would give BELA in return. It’s a way to show appreciation for what another person on the platform is posting. I also think that as this platform grows and more content creators join the platform, we’ll end up moving in this direction. I can definitely see wonderful content creators, artists, cosplayers, and so on, having large followings that they bring from other platforms, now able to tip the creator, directly in Belacam, rather than having to rely on Patreon, Ko-Fi, or other third party systems.
Flexibility and Openness is Key
But at the same time, there’s no rule either way, and that’s what’s great about the platform. Indeed, while not absolute, a common feature in crypto and blockchain is openness and the ability to choose for oneself how best to use the platform. After all, there’s usually more than one way to do something, and nobody knows for certain which way is best. And sometimes what works for one person might not work for another person.
There are some major advantages of using the ❤️ for ❤️ system. For one thing, giving a lot of BELA, while expensive, can also help boost profile viability. Give enough ❤️s and a person will end up on the top likers list. Then everyone on the platform will see the profile and many will check it out. In a way, this method is a way to pay other artists on the platform to boost your own status and visibility. It’s a social form of advertising.
I have my thoughts on how BELA should be used. Others have their own thoughts on how best to leverage the platform. The great thing about highly open platforms is that we can decide for ourselves which option works best. I’m sure that I won’t be the last person to voice these different views. If the platform grows into a major competitor to mainstream social platforms, numerous articles will probably pop up discussing how best to best utilize Belacam, when to post, how often to post, what kind of content to post, and so on. These kinds of disagreements are part of a healthy ecosystem used by a lot of people.
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Disclaimer: This article represents my own thoughts and is not the official stance of Belacam or its associates.