Every little helps....

in OCD10 days ago (edited)


So, it's that time of the month: Hive Power Up Day. When I announced that I'd be participating this month, I said I'd be doing things a little differently. The reason, I said, is because I would not be using my HBD to buy Hive as I've done in the past. This time of Covid means I need to keep a liquid rainy day stash. The fact, too, that Hive Backed Dollars are being "printed" is good for us: it means that Hive has some real value and which is why we invest in crypto. We want a return. I speak for myself, of course. You make your own decisions. I am not a financial adviser. Disclaimer done.

Powering up

What I'm doing for the moment and because I'm a very part time Hivean - working to earn fiat to pay the bills most of the time - is to power up all my liquid Hive - such as it is.

The grand sum of 0.111!!


So, clearly, I'm not in the runninng for a brilliant bee badge from @hivebuzz, but that's not why I'm doing this. It's because we do want Hive to go to the moon. Some of need that to happen.

Saving the rewards

Half way through July, it dawned on me that notwithstanding my intention to #HivePUD, I'd probably not have much Hive to power up. So I decided to "save my rewards" and claim them all on 1 August. Supposedly to show you what it would do to my account. Anyhow, I failed dismally that didn't quite work. I was checking in on @dapplr via my phone not long before turning out the light and managed to accidentally claim my rewards.

Stupid is as stupid does....

Anyhow, I made a point of stopping and today claimed the rest. Nearly 32 HP.

Keeping promises

As promised last month, and in my announcement post, I will be delegating 50HP to two accounts selected by @traciyork and her band of helpers that meet these criteria:

  • Less than 3 months old
  • Have less than 100 HP in their wallets when they power up
  • Have a reputation of less than 55
  • Follow the rest of the instructions in the announcement post and make sure you read the small print. @traciyork and I will stick to the rules. The end.

A helping hand

Last month because there was no @pifc member nominated for a delegation, I delegated to @beckie96830. I discovered that she has had a month from hell in her life, so hasn't been unable to be as active on Hive as she wanted or make best use of the delegation. So she will keep that delegation for the rest of August. I do hope that August is a better month for her.

There it is. Thanks again to @traciyork for stepping in for @streetstyle. I do hope we see him back on the blockchain soon, but in the meantime, to I send best wishes to him and his family.

Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa

Photo: Selma


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That's where you made the blog! Every little thing helps.

Liebe Grüße Michael


It all counts young sprout! Nice one on powering up, I didn't make the grade for the badge this month either but going to be saving up for next month assuming @hivebuzz continue for next month too!

I think - I hope it will be a fixture! Good on you, too...

... assuming @hivebuzz continue for next month too!

Why should we stop when people are having so much fun? 😉

Oh, my goodness! I hope so, that sounds really good! Here's to September!

To september ❤️🙂

Yup! Every bit helps. I finally powered up the last of my hive from my steem powerdown. So, #hpud next month might not be that big anymore. LOl.

Hahaha! Well, as I said, every little helps. Not to be sneezed at!

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Woo hoo!!! I am so glad you took part in this! :) We are on fire ;)🔥


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Thank you so much!

Your contribution was curated manually by @mima2606
Keep up the good work!

Thank you and to @mima2606. Much appreciated.

@mima2606 denkt du hast ein Vote durch @investinthefutur verdient!
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Every little bit does indeed count so thank you for powering up! That’s 32.111 more hive that’s staked instead of liquid going out to the exchanges!

Exactly. Appreciate the support!