Hive - Do The Time


Doing the hours on Hive or the tribes will lead to you earning far more as you build relationships with others who will support you "if" they like you. In the beginning you are selling yourself and everyone else is judging you.

What other cryptocurrency gives you the opportunity that Hive does as the ability to earn from no investment is possible. There are so few out there that offer this ability and this is what makes Hive so special.

Obviously the easiest way to start is to invest a few hundred Hive but nor everyone has chosen that route. The journey is long and hard but at the same time you learn so much more as every Hive counts.

There are many new accounts around today holding little to no Hive and my best advice to them is to get busy and not rely on gifts as they are not coming. If you engage with others spending hours curating once you have the Resource Credits the world is your oyster and I mean that.

The first year is rough, but it does get far easier the longer you persevere as he learning how everything works is the most important aspects of the blockchain. This takes time and users take time to get to know you and once they do they will follow you. This part took me close to 6 months to show I wasn't here for the rewards and ready to run.

There are definitely stages you go through whilst building and showing you are here for the long term by how you operate is just as important in gaining support. When I first joined the old block chain was at around $4 with many leaving since the price had dropped from over $8. I had no idea what was going on and thought I was doing well if I made 10c on a post. That is the first phase and only noticed the steady growth after around 6 months of 8 hour days on the blockchain.

Back then we didn't have tribes so in reality today is far easier to grow faster even though you may still think it is not easy. If it was easy everyone would be doing this and they aren't so whatever you do make the time count.

I thought I would write about this as many new users seem a bit lost unsure of what they are supposed to be doing. Whilst curating in the @sportstalksocial tribe I have come across so many who have more posts than comments and that is clearly wrong. Imagine thinking you can earn operating like that and is a form of expecting without doing the time required. Some users haven't made 1 comment and I am not joking there are so many who have made less than 10 comments in the past 30 days, but have more than 15 posts. That to me smacks of I am special and I am entitled to some rewards type thinking.

Hive and Leo and all the other tribes is about building a foundation for your account to sit on. Too many have no foundation yet are posting up to 3 times a day without making a single comment. Back in the beginning I was making 40 comments per day everyday 7 days per week. That means 40 posts read and a thoughtful comment being added which possibly meant a token of appreciation receiving an upvote. That is how one grows and that is not an easy option, but the only option.

How hard is it should tell you within 3 years as the people growing around you will either still be here or long gone. Vey few can keep up with this and I know only a handful who were with me in the old Redfish League run by Asher @abh12345 and @paulag. This league encouraged you to comment and reply and the score like the Hive Engagement League was calculated on what you did. The busier you were the higher the score you achieved. Those were the learning grounds that set me up for where I am today. Seriously any new user doing less than 10 comments per day is going to take years to get anywhere and I am simply trying to spell it out to them but is falling on deaf ears as they don't even read posts.

One or two will and that is I suppose the percentage that will continue on their journey as the other s will wilt away and abandon their Hive journey. I can recall a comment with @empress-eremmy way back then when we were targeting 3000 HP by Christmas which was literally 9 months of serious graft with thousands of hours on here. That is what it took to build as it was grinding a day at a time with the post rewards slowly growing from 10c to 30 c to $1 an then you had made it. This is how consistency pays off over time and just wanted to share the "secret" for new users to read as there is no secret as this is common sense and hard work. The work becomes fun in the end so keep at it for now.

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Lol. Yes you behave now.

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OMG there's no way I have time to spend 8 hours a day on here!!! :)

To be honest, the rewards isn't the main reason I joined. Mainly I was just curious. Also I want to learn more about crypto and blockchains and I figured that using one might help. I'm still a rabbit in the headlights, but I'm finding Hive an interesting experience. I wish there were a few more landscape photographers on here, or maybe I just haven't found them yet...

Don't panic! You don't have to spend 8 hours a day to be successful! Find what works for you and it will come with time! I certainly don't spend 8 hours a day here, and I am still managing to earn rewards and connect with people!

Hive has a lot to offer!






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Haha that's good news. I am happy coming here and commenting on a few posts and then blogging when I have something good to post myself. I'm slowly learning about the other features Hive has, and it's nice that there is no rush. :)

Thank you so much for the luv and pizza!!!

I won't lie- putting it out there like this is a hard sell! Not many people have the time to dedicate to comments and curation efforts with this level of intensity! I think that the path you have laid out here is the best way to earn consistently and to grow and develop your own community and followers. But it is not the only one!

When I started on Hive I had much more time on my hands and was able to engage, comment, curate and interact more consistently than I am now- but I have managed to maintain at least posting weekly. I've managed to continue to build my account up by hosting contests, posting at least once a week, being involved in various different tribes to at least some extent, holding passive income tokens, and following curation trails or delegating for those times I'm not able to be here for a chunk of time to engage as deeply as I would like!

I'm replying here because I think the idea that someone has to commit to 8 hours a day reading and commenting in order to earn rewards isn't entirely accurate and is likely to deter new users who find this post!

Hive is what you make of it! The engagement and interactions are very important to build a following and community certainly. But there are many paths to success here! Games, blogging, contests, streaming, passive income, defi, music, nfts, all offer ways to earn and not all of them require the time commitment you described in the post!


Is my ratio okay? I was one of the top commenters in the early days and it built me a supportive network. I was still surprised how many people knew me when I first went to St--mfest.


I have kept going through the highs and lows.

Some people are just chasing whale votes, but those are pretty rare. Some just really try to get tribe tokens or votes. It's better to actually engage with people and enjoy the process. I get that some are desperate, but they may be seen as abusing Hive and actually make less than they might have.


The first year is definitely tough and it takes time to understand everything and my first year is almost over. My first few months didn't take off like I expected and now I am here commenting when possible.

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I was having similar thoughts and put them in writing. Hive really is a gem, and I hope this time around there would be no excuses as far as being consistent is concerned for me

I agree with all of this. Comments are so important. It is probably the single most important thing you can do to help grow your account. So much more than just posting every day. Great stuff!

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Man, I've been seeing a lot of downvoting lately for people speaking their minds, and it gave me PTSD of the steemit days where everyone was downvoting left and right. This place is special and we got to let it grow, and only time is needed to make it work...

I wish I could write about MMA every day, but I think it would be boring very quickly, especially for other people haha. The day I don't write about sport, I like checking other people's posts.

Good advice, the journey may be long but with perseverance you can go places. Don't do it due the money, there is something much more valuable on hive. The money is a bonus.

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