Have you ever just had one of those days? (+ Hive blogging tip inside)

in LeoFinance2 years ago

Have you ever just had one of those days?

Direct from the desk of Dane Williams.

Well for me, today was just one of THOSE days.

With the Mrs back in the office for 3 days a week again, it was just Gaz (peruse the #dogs tag on threads if you haven’t yet been introduced) and I working from home.

Today’s Gaz thread.

Off we went on our morning coffee run as normal and when I came back I thought I could quickly squeeze in a shower.

Bathroom door open, head lathered up, no fucks given.

Next thing I know, all hell had broken loose!

First I knock this stupidly balanced hanging shelf over, spilling soaps and bottles all over the floor.

Suddenly, the intercom buzzer to the apartment starts ringing.

Gaz thinks whoever it is, that they’re definitely here to see him.

Because I mean with a face like his, why would they be here for any other reason?

(Again, do yourself a favour and peruse the #dogs tag on Threads - I can’t stress this enough)

So off he goes, running back and forward from the bathroom to the door.

Meanwhile, my eyes are clenched shut burning from the shampoo running down into them as I bumble around like an idiot trying to pick up all these blurry, slippery objects.

Oh lordy.

I make it out safely and answer the (thankfully for the bloke outside) one way intercom video chat.

“Delivery, can you come down?”

“Yep sure, easy mate, I’ll be down in a sec,” I say in my least flustered voice.

After quickly chucking on some clothes and disappointing poor Gaz who didn’t get to say hello to another friendly stranger, I made it back upstairs with the package.

What an absolute terribly timed avalanche of events that all hit me at once.


Why am I telling you this on the blog today?

Well, it really struck me how one experience that in the grand scheme of things means nothing, can seem HUUUUUGGGGEEEEEE in that moment.

I’ve always been quite good at not stressing about the little things, but sometimes like today, I just can’t help it.

And I know you and so many other bloggers trying to make it here on Hive are exactly the same.

Are you worried about the little things instead of looking at the big picture?

For example, are you worried that you haven’t ‘made it’ on Hive yet?

Well, if you’re not quite there yet as a Hive blogger, there’s no need to freak out.

Yep, I’m telling you to relax because it’s all good :)

Let me say it a little louder for those up back in the cheap seats.

If you want to make money blogging on Hive, then all you need to do is consistently add value day after day.

We see it over and over again from both new writers and heck, even writers who have an audience on other Web2 platforms.

They come in all guns blazing, pounding out a shitload of content and sending it into the Hive abyss.

Then when nobody sees it and it doesn’t receive the expected upvotes from those with stake, they publicly crack the shits and leave.


Don’t be that guy.

Be the one that shows up every day and adds value by contributing to the discussion on other blogs AS WELL AS publishing their own.

All it takes to make it here on Hive is time and a little common sense.

Just don’t stress if you haven’t made it yet.

If you put in the effort, you’re going to look back on this phase of your Hive journey as totally insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

You’ll see.

Just like today’s shower incident will be for me...

Best of probabilities to you.

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All it takes to make it here on Hive is time and a little common sense.

Best Hive Tip Ever! Took me a little over one year to make some cool friends and connections that support me in whatever I do. 🔥 By showing up every day, you are increasing your chances to make more money and get luckier than others who are lazy or busy!

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Yep, you are the perfect example of what to do.

Now you’ve built your own stake in the platform and are helping the next gen.

I love to see it!

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Thank you so much Dane ❤️ I have said this many times, but I will say it again. Wouldn't have been possible without your support.

Hoping to meet you someday. 🔥🔥🔥

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It for sure takes time to get noticed on Hive, but a great post should speak for itself. Besides engaging with the community by writing genuine posts, one may not forget to write a reply to all genuine comments one does receive. Regardless if they do upvote the post or not.

I think people are easily demotivated especially when it comes to putting in constant work and it's taking time to pay dividends, but sometimes the mistake is that they tend to overestimate the work their putting in, plus, some doesn't understand the core perspectives of consistency, the bigger picture.

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Let me also say that feeling demotivated after not seeing the results you expect is a natural reaction.

I’ve never liked the way that Hive (I’m guilty of this sometimes too) encourages showering new writers with huge rewards on their into post.

Then completely forgetting about them going forward.

Of course they’re going to feel disillusioned and demotivated when their actual work doesn’t come close to the rewards they earned by simply saying hello.

Something for those of us with stake to keep in mind…

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The rewards on intro posts creates a different impression, I mean a person with $50 on their intro post would think it only gets better, but then I understand why it's so, encouraging people first time might keep them going or demotivate them when the reward stops flowing.


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Nice one mate and good to see this, but seems I don't really get some point well enough.
The #dogs is for what

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He's just trying to get you to see pictures of dogs on the threads part of the leofinance platform.

I mean, there are some cute dogs there.

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Sue me 😂.

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Haha damn.

Well, Gaz going crazy just contributed to how flustered I was in that moment because I thought it was such a big deal.

But in the grand scheme of things, it didn’t matter.

…just like how feeling flustered as a new blogger on Hive won’t matter after you put in the work and find success.

Gaz just helped me say that it’s all about looking at the big picture!

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Good Boy Gaz!! :')

Or maybe I just wanted to post a picture of my dog 😂.

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"Oh lordy" indeed. Looks like you had an eventful day. Remember, its Gaz's world, we just live in it. :)

No, you're right of course about showing up and adding value. That "build it and they will come" mindset never works. I'm making a concerted effort to fold in more time to do exactly that without cutting any of my responsibilities as the "responsible one" in the family.

Found some things I could trim in order to help keep the place more active so that new visitors have some tires to kick when they do exactly that.

What's that old saying about a tree falling in the forest? You can write the best post in the world, but you've gotta get out and get into the mix, while powering up your rewards in order to have even more impact.

I have a nice amount of LEO tokens coming in the next few hours and am powering them all up. Want to increase the quality of my writing, engagement, and aim for a 1000 LEO target and beyond. I know I can do it. I've done it before and I can do it again! :)

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