Despite some of the fundamental flaws in the entire crypto reward blogging formula, I actually do enjoy having a blog as it really helps to keep me in a certain consistent flow. In that regard, it's quite easy for me to keep it up as it all gives plenty of benefits aside from any of the actual post-earnings.
I strongly believe if communities are ever going to work it will have to be done in a way that keeps them very specified and small (max ~100 members) (For example Australian Sports). Right now, all real community activities are on Discord. The only way I see Steemit working is if the reward pool is replaced by a proof of stake algorithm with a tipping system.
Regardless, it will be interesting to see where it all goes :)