Frankly speaking, if you were into SN just for the sats, you would find that it isn’t lucrative. Even if you garner 1000 sats for your post - a target that is fairly hard to attain - you can’t even buy a cup of coffee. So SN isn’t the place to be if you want to increase your income-earning potential.
Then why do Stackers post long posts and comments even if it isn’t the most financially rewarding? There could be many reasons: the drive to keep your cowboy hat, the feeling that you want to project some kind of sophisticated image, the cathartic effects of writing. But perhaps it all boils down to the ethos Bitcoiners hold dear.
It’s manifested in the way Stackers go the extra mile to orange pill merchants, hoping to release others from the shackles of fiat.
It’s manifested in the way you willingly invest the time and energy to run your own node, never mind that it may take years for it to become profitable.
It’s manifested in the way you organise info sessions and workshops, hoping to reach out to non-Bitcoiners and make them take the scary first step.
Things that are labour-intensive but don’t deter you because you frame it as a labour of love.
Labour of love.
And perhaps since this Labour of Love spirit is embedded within your ethos, it is second nature for you to demonstrate it here.
To expound on your experiences even though your comment won’t pay the bills.
To share your POV even though you are facing time pressures and sleep debt.
To run a territory at a loss because you value the conversations it generates.
Stacker News seems to demand a lot out of us than your typical social media platform. But you gleefully call this place home.