Ever since all the tribes have started to issue their tokens, I've been added a lot more tribe tags to my posts. I limit it to around 10 tags per post, and that includes the standard Steemit tags. I think anymore than that makes the post look really spammy. I cringe when I see some people adding like 20 tags to their post.
To be honest, I don't know what half of the tokens in my wallet are for. Most were air dropped to me or I received somehow through my posts. I only bought one , Triple A, which fortunately turns out to be a quite good investment.
So far I've concentrated on a handful only. @palnet of course, @creativecoin and @photo go hand in hand as I include a lot of images in my posts, @lifestyle fits the type of posts I write and @realityhubs because I can write my posts as reviews. Then there are the other generic tribe tabs like @zzan, @neoxian and @marlians. I'm sure there are more tags out there that I can add to my post, but there's gotta be a limit to how much I want to tag spam my post.
Anyway, the other day I was thinking, is it worth adding all these tags to my post? How much value do they add, if any at all? I decided to checkout a few of my recent posts, I figured 8 was a a good enough base. I tallied up the author payouts and converted it to Steem using todays rate from Steem Engine. The total for these 8 posts was 22.22 Steem.
And here's the breakdown by tokens.
Nearly one third of that 22 Steem comes from CCC. On average I get around 55 CCC per post, but it does range from less than 10 to 114. The average per post is worth 1 Steem at today's rate. Photo nets me average 0.7 Steem per post. I have started staking CCC very early on via my alt and today I've staked my photo tokens as well. I figured I might as well if I'm going to use it with CCC.
Realityhubs is a tricky one. I used it on 2 of the 8 posts only, and that netted me average 2.6 Steem per post. The official reality.curate account has only upvoted me on one of my very early post, at 2% and they say that if a post already has decent rewards it will not vote on it. I know my posts aren't rubbish as quite a few moderators pay me a visit nearly every time. To me that seems like a bit of weird logic from the tribe on not supporting good content. The other thing about the token, is that it has dropped quite significantly. Given the way it's going I'm not sure if they will be worth anything at all.
On the rest of the generic tokens, I'm definitely going to keep staking palnet even though they net around 0.4 Steem per post. I have confident they will be worth it, don't ask my why, I work on intuition.
This little excercise has given me a lot more clarity about what the tribe tokens are worth to me. I know what I'll be staking, and what I'm cool with if it tanks.