On becoming a whale - My journey on Hive

in #hivelast year (edited)

It's funny how life works sometimes, isn't it? HiveBuzz, a project I created to notify others about their achievement on Hive, told me today that I became a whale.

The cover image of this post is Midjourney's variation of the HiveBuzz badge as "a happy whale with blocks and bees"

From an anonymous contributor to this new status, my journey was a long run of commitment, perseverance, and personal growth. I want to share my story with you, not to boast, but as an example of how anyone can achieve great things on Hive with hard work, dedication, and engagement with the community.

I must admit that reaching this level was not an easy task. I hope I can inspire and motivate others who are on a similar journey. I want to show you that it's possible to become a whale on Hive when you are patient and committed.

More than six years ago...

I discovered Steem Hive and immediately fell in love with it. As someone who is passionate about technology, I was drawn to its unique architecture, made up of financial, technical and social components, and its vibrant community.

Since then, I've been actively involved in the ecosystem, developing tools like HiveSQL, HiveBuzz, HiveAuth and many other apps, running a witness node, participating in Hive governance.

One of the most important things I've learned is the importance of having a long-term vision. When I first joined Hive, I didn't have any expectations of becoming a whale or making a lot of money. My primary motivation was to learn, contribute to the community and build something useful.

Pretty soon I realized that it wasn't about cashing out all your rewards and trying to make a quick buck. It's about investing in yourself and in the platform, and being patient.

Unless you're rich like Croesus (which I wasn't) and buy a bunch of HIVE from the market, it can take a long time to become a whale. You need to stay committed. You need to power up regularly and resist the temptation to cash out.

So, my advice to anyone who wants to be successful on Hive is to have that long-term vision. Don't focus on short-term gains or instant gratification. Instead, focus on building and contributing to the community. With patience and persistence, you can achieve your goals.

Community Engagement

One of the most challenging aspects of Hive is engagement. It's not just about creating content and hoping people will notice you and throw upvotes. It's about actively participating in the community, interacting with others, and building relationships.

For me, it was a significant hurdle to overcome. I'm naturally a reserved and discreet person. I often isolate myself to work, a bit like a bear who stays warm in his cave. Putting myself out there was a challenge. But I quickly realized that if I wanted to stand out, I needed to engage with the community.

One of the most effective ways to do it was by attending events like SteemHiveFest. It gave me the opportunity to meet other Hive users, network with like-minded people, and even create real and longstanding friendships. It helped me build relationships with others who have been instrumental in supporting and motivating me along the way.

Another way to engage with the community is by actively participating in governance. As a top witness, I have the privilege of contributing to the direction of Hive and helping to shape its future. This involvement has given me a sense of purpose and has helped me connect with those who share my passion.

Personal Growth

Growing your account isn't just about accumulating tokens or becoming a whale. It's also about personal growth and development. Through my journey on Hive, I've learned many valuable lessons that also helped me grow as a person.

One of the most significant lessons I've learned is the importance of persistence and patience. Being successful on Hive takes time, effort, and dedication. It's not something that happens overnight. I've had to persevere through difficult times and stay committed to my vision, even when progress seemed slow or nonexistent.

Another lesson I've learned is the value of collaboration and teamwork. Hive is a community-driven platform, and it's the collective effort of its members that drives its success. Interestingly, in my professional life, I used to manage teams as a leader. However, on Hive, we are all leaders. The decentralized nature of this platform requires a different mindset and approach to work effectively. It was definitely a learning curve for me, but also a refreshing change. Working in a fully decentralized organization can be disconcerting at times, but it teaches you to be adaptable and resourceful.

I've also learned the importance of stepping out of my comfort zone and taking risks. It was a significant challenge, but it's something that's helped me grow as a person, to expand my horizons and push myself to new heights.

About Jealousy and Envy

One of the biggest challenges on Hive, as on any social platform, is avoiding feelings of jealousy or envy towards others who have achieved success or recognition. It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparing oneself to others and feeling discouraged or resentful when others seem to be doing better.

However, it's important to remember that everyone's journey is unique. Just because someone else gets more attention or success doesn't mean that there is less for you.

Instead of feeling jealous or envious, try to focus on your own achievements and the progress you've made. Celebrate the successes of others, and use them as motivation to continue working towards your own goals. Remember that Hive is a collaborative community, and that we can all benefit from supporting and encouraging one another.

It is on these foundations that I created the HiveBuzz project and that we carried out its mission. Even if we sometimes put people in competition, thanks to the HiveBuzz Ranking for example, we also strive to offer new personal challenges to everyone, to support them and to motivate them for their accomplishments.

My ultimate goal is to instill a positive and supportive community spirit on Hive.

Give and you shall receive

(Luke, 6:38)

This is the motto that guided my behavior as soon as I landed on Hive.

It's been essential to me to give back to the community. I always wanted to support other users and help them achieve their goals. Whether it's by curating content, sponsoring events or promising projects, I try to use my influence to make a positive impact.

By giving back, I think you not only help to strengthen the Hive ecosystem as a whole but also build connections with other users.

At the same time, it's important to avoid falling into the trap of greed. While it can be tempting to focus solely on accumulating more Hive Power and rewards, this mindset can lead to a narrow and ultimately unsatisfying experience.

Instead, I tried my best to act with a spirit of generosity and community-building. By doing so, you may find that you receive more support and recognition in return.

Lessons Learned

If I had to sum up this rather (long) philosophical post and give some advice so that you too can one day become a happy whale, here are some key points:

Patience is key: growing on Hive is a long run and it takes time and effort. It's important to be patient and committed to your vision, even when progress seems slow.

Community engagement is critical: engaging with the community is essential. Comment on other people's posts, participate in governance, attend community events, and contribute to community initiatives whenever possible.

Collaboration is powerful: the collective effort will drive our platform's success, and you own success will be part of the process. Collaborate with others and work together towards a common goal.

Take risks: Stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks is necessary for personal and professional growth. Embrace new opportunities and challenges, even if they seem daunting at first.

Unless you buy your stakes, your success will depend on your work, but also on the appreciation that others will have of it. Be positive and kind to yourself and others, and above all be grateful.

A last word

Becoming a whale was a long and challenging journey, but it was also a rewarding one. I learned from both successes and failures.

If you're just starting on Hive, or if you're looking for inspiration to help you stay motivated, I hope that my story can serve as an example of what's possible.

I want to express my gratitude to some of the incredible people who have played a vital role in helping me achieve my goals. Without their support and encouragement, on many occasions, I could have let myself be caught up in discouragement.

I am grateful to @gtg, @blocktrades, @acidyo, @roelandp, @someguy123, @lukestokes, @traciyork, @victoriabsb, @crimsonclad, @theycallmedan, @zirochka, @detlev, @lizanomadsoul, @louis88, @raphaelle, @techybear, @captaink, @anyx and many others who have been there at various step of the way. Perhaps without even knowing it, you have been, if not a source of inspiration, at the very least a useful help and I am grateful to you.

PS: I would like to stress that the above list is by no means exhaustive. There are countless other individuals who have also supported and encouraged me and I am deeply grateful to each and every one of them. I hope that my mention of a few specific names only does not offend or exclude anyone.

May Hive continue to grow and welcome more whales into its ranks. Best of success to all those who strive towards this goal!

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Congratulations, this post is the Best thing I have read this morning, so inspiring. Thank you !

Merci beaucoup pour ton retour @bnbsc
Je suis heureux que tu aies apprécié ce post. J'ai également baucoup de plaisir à lire les tiens (quand je trouve le temps de me poser pour le faire 😅)
Je te souhaite tout le meilleur sur Hive ❤️

It hasn't been an easy journey for you, but I must say, I remembered your contribution towards the blockchain during the steemit days.

One of the biggest challenges on Hive, as on any social platform, is avoiding feelings of jealousy or envy towards others who have achieved success or recognition. It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparing oneself to others and feeling discouraged or resentful when others seem to be doing better.

You've said it all, I mean, it's almost of the biggest problems and even when you think no one should fall for that, a lot of people are still doing so, creating chaos and carving bad blood everywhere they go.

Thanks for the inspiring words, the support, sometimes, such inspiration is needed by many who are feeling differently about what their journey is .

Thank you @josediccus.

Unfortunately, so many years have passed since my beginnings on the blockchain. My memory is playing tricks on me and I completely forgot what Steemit was. But no need to remind me, I think I can survive without it. 😇

I'm glad my words could be inspiring and helpful to you and others.

Haht there's no need to remember what the old chain was, the experience is quite a forgettable one. What a journey you've had so far. Congratulations again for coming this far.

It is a wall of text, but worth reading and my time. I love reading your most inspiring words from top to bottom. Honestly, I was genuinely inspired by your journey here in Hive, our dear arcange. Your motivating and inspiring words have inspired not only a beginner like me but everyone in the blockchain.

When you were commenting on my post in August 2022, when my sister Erika died, I did not know about you, I do not know about Hive at those moments, but you were so friendly and took the time to comment on my post with your most comforting words. I must say that you are so humble, and my salute to you.

The lessons that you have mentioned above could make everybody reflect on how to be successful in the blockchain. Everybody has a different story of success, but I firmly believe that patience, dedication, commitment, consistency, and perseverance are keys, similar to what you have said, for there is no such thing as overnight success.

Your success was easy to see, but I know you have been through ups and downs, and it is good that you have shared how you have been into struggles and challenges. And yes, envy and jealousy are expected, and the root of this is comparing. We all have diverse roads toward progress, and you have highlighted those most powerful words that we must focus on our progress instead. The more we compare and contrast, the more we are blinded by the truth, and I agree with what you have highlighted above.

Perhaps you were not only growing for yourself, but you were also helping others grow as you have supported everyone in the best way possible. You were not after instant gratification, but you are what you are now because of your commendable attitude, especially humility.

I wanted to tell you that your journey inspired me. Congratulations, arcange. If only I could clap here, I would, and my loudest applause to you. You are such a humble whale! Blessings to you! !PIZZA !LUV

Dear @pinkchic, it is with great emotion that I read your comment.

I remember very well this moment when Erika abruptly left us. I'm glad to read that I was able to be comforting at this difficult time for you and your family.
Honestly, your comment made my day and I thank you warmly for that.
Blessings to you too! !LUV ❤️

All my words about you are genuine and come from my grateful heart, even if I do not know you personally. And I may not thank you every single day but know that I am eternally thankful, especially for the moment when I lost a loved one most tragically.

Thank you as well for your most precious time and attention. I am just a wee fish but you are so humble in responding to my comment. You will always be that humble whale I met here in Hive. Once again, thank you very much, arcange. I wish you more success and keep soaring!

What beautiful words, full of wisdom, I am very happy for your achievement and I congratulate you, you are one of the kindest people I have met in hive, I admire your commitment and care for the community.

It made me very happy to know about your experience, I appreciate everything you have given to the ecosystem, God bless you and multiply all your efforts in health and happiness @arcange 🥰🤗

Thank my dear @soyunasantacruz 🌹
I hope to continue making positive contributions to this wonderful community.
Un abrazo 🤗 !LUV

Congratulations brother, you deserve all the success you're having, always dedicating yourself to making events and helping people!

It's good to see you've made such a big progress!

I managed to evolve from Red fish to minnow and I'm trying hard to become a dolphin, I started posting about 8 or 9 months ago, I had my account but I didn't know how to use it, the community is very welcoming, there's always one or the other with envy, but this is normal.

I have you, @ph1102 @jim-crypto @stickupboys @enginewitty @legalizabrazil @clove71 @marianaemilia and @kstreet , as an inspiration to continue to evolve in the community and add content to the hive. Thank you so much for making me feel like part of a family.


Thank you very much for the mention! I'm so happy to see that my posts inspired you to grow on HIVE! It's an honor to be among the people you listed!

All the best, my friend!

Thank you @kaibagt.
Looking at your recent achievement, I'm sure you will become a Dolphin in no time!
Thank you for being part of the family.

Critical Important note for all from this post

"Instead of feeling jealous or envious, try to focus on your own achievements and the progress you've made. Celebrate the successes of others, and use them as motivation to continue working towards your own goals."

Don't compare yourself to others and instead focus on you and how you can do better.

Thanks for @bitcoinflood.

It's true that comparison can sometimes be discouraging.
I have learned over time to ignore these feelings and it has positively impacted my life and that of those around me.
All the best!

A new whale raised a big wave.😊

But in fact, this is an excellent post. A post of wisdom! 👆 I wish as many people as possible to read it, especially newbies.
I think the most common mistake about Hive is that is it advertised as a platform where you can make money. In most cases. And that's it, they came here for the money. But if money is the only and the main goal, this path most likely will be short. It you're not robot (or AI 😁). If you don't enjoy what you do on Hive (or for Hive), like creating value for the community (this can be fun!), then it can be seen. I see it even with my not native English. And this is boring.

You have found your niche. This is the perfect combination - something you like to do and something that brings money.😉

Congratulations! You are amazing person, and I am glad I have met you.

P.S. Am I the only one who believed you ARE the whale already?😁

Thank you so much for your kind words dear @zirochka 🌹

You are absolutely right. Even if we no longer use the"blog and earn" concept to advertise HIVE for a long time, habits are stubborn for some.
If you only come to Hive for the money, it's unlikely you'll stick around for long.
Fun has always been one of my top motivators, hence the idea of HiveBuzz.

I was delighted to meet you at HiveFest and to do such a touching presentation with you.
You are amazing too and I can't wait for us to meet again. !LUV

PS: Maybe I was a whale disguised as an Orca, who knows? 🍂🍃👀🍂🍃

You was born a whale 😎

Oh yes, I so much look forward to the next meetup!
Cheers and !BEER

Hey @arcange, here is a little bit of BEER from @zirochka for you. Enjoy it!

Did you know that <a href='https://dcity.io/cityyou can use BEER at dCity game to buy cards to rule the world.

Hello from Cuba. This yours is a very inspiring post for all the people around Hive, those with some time here and some like me, that see myself yet as a newbie. I'm willing to share soon the vision I have on Hive since I reached the 100 HP milestone. It's not maybe a big deal, but man I worked so hard that I even think that I was entitled to more. But this isn't a grievance on the blockchain, because I'm really connected by the essence of your post that is similar to the exposed by other successful people: stay focused, learn, engage, and some results will come in. That approach has helped me so far, I know it works, and I know it will guide me to big stories to tell here with time and effort. I congratulate you for your dedicated work and, though a symbolic move because of my stake, have approved you as a witness of this whole ecosystem. Best regards from the Island.

Hello @limonta, greetings to Cuba, and thank you for your feedback.
Congratulation on reaching your 100 HP milestone 🎉

It's not maybe a big deal...

On the contrary, it's great. You have only been there for a few months and you seem to have understood the importance of capitalizing part of your awards by doing regular power-ups. Cheer!
The beginnings are often slow, but for those who understood it, the snowball effect is very real.

Thank you for your congratulations and your witness support. Much appreciated!
Looking forward to seeing your account grow too. 🐬

If you're "new" but have 100 hp, you're doing great and you're on the right route. !LUV

I appreciate the most your encouragement and support here. I registered myself last June but starting in late December to really create content regularly; I'm grateful for my achievements here so far with no doubt about that. Thanks again and best regards from Cuba.

We love Cuba here on Hive.

And we feel that love. You can find in my blog a post with my vision about what Hive represents for Cubans.

6 years plus is a long time coming. Your story inspires me as a really small account coming up. I have adapted to leaving a few comments on posts I come across whenever I log in. It is also true that envy takes one nowhere in life but hate and contempt and probably heart-related diseases if care is not taken. I am glad you did not give up.

Congratulations on your whale status
Keep hiving.

Thank you for your congratulations @headwan.

Leaving meaningful comments and engaging people, as you do here, is definitely a great way to extend your network.
Best of luck with your own growth on Hive!

That is the plan. Thank you and have a great day.

All the work that you've been doing since I know you has been truly amazing, I just want to thank you for all the support that you give to the hispanic community, thanks for all those awesome badges, for being active when we wanted to do some interviews to you, for trying also to speak spanish in comments, I really appreciate all the work that you do everyday and you know you can count always with my support, not only for the witness, but also for all the projects that you develop, let's keep growing up!

¡Muchas gracias por tus amables palabras y apoyo @ilazramusic!
Significa mucho para mí escuchar que mi trabajo ha sido apreciado en la comunidad hispana. Me alegro de haber podido ayudar con insignias y entrevistas, y seguiré haciendo todo lo posible para apoyar a su comunidad. Su apoyo es muy apreciado también.
Un abrazo 🤗


PS: I don't know if you know it right now, but I'm a Hive Witness too!! And I definitively love to have your vote to my node, I'm going to leave you here my Witness Proposal and the link to vote for it! I'd really appreciate to have your vote on it to scale a little bit in the witness top, I'm the 105 right now! :D @arcange

@dimeilaz Witness Proposal - Vote for @dimeilaz as Witness

Congratulations! From what I've seen here you really deserve it. Seems like you have done a lot for this platform and that's something really commendable. I started my journey just about three months ago so I don't know too many people here. Also, partially because I have the same problem you had of being too reserved at times. One day I can talk to million people and then I need like a week of rest from interactions, haha.

One of the biggest challenges on Hive, as on any social platform, is avoiding feelings of jealousy or envy towards others who have achieved success or recognition.

I gotta admit, I never understood this. Why waste time and energy on something as useless as jealousy? I get that sometimes you might feel that someone's success isn't fair but that doesn't take away anything from you anyway, haha.

My biggest takeaway from this is working on collaborations. I admit I suck at this. I would rather work alone at all times but I guess that isn't the best approach to community-driven platforms, ha?

Thanks for the story and advice, and once again, congrats! :)

Thank you for your comment and for sharing about you too @awesomeintrigue

It's great that you have a positive mindset. Collaboration can be really helpful for growth, so I hope you'll give it a try.
Best of luck on your journey on Hive! 👍

Thanks! I'll do my best.

This is so beautiful and inspirational for so many reasons. I don't think I can still count myself as a newbie on Hive but the challenges you've listed are things I still face everyday on the Blockchain. Your emphasis on patience and the need to avoid constant self gratification got to me immensely and you won't believe the wealth of knowledge you've imparted on me with these words.

A big congratulations to you @arcange on becoming a whale and I wish you more successes as you continue your Hive journey.✨

PS: I absolutely adore Hive Buzz.❤️

Thank you so much for your kind words @jhymi! 🤗
I am honored to read that my post can inspire you. I wish you a lot of success too.

PS: Thank you for your PS

Its only Autoclaim I haven't used among all the apps you've created on Hive and that goes to show how much of your dapps and contribution you've made here.
Congratulations sir and thanks for being an amazing contributor to Hive ecosystem.

I really learnt a lot from your write up.

Long Live HIVE

Its only Autoclaim I haven't used...

So disappointing! 😂

Joke apart, thank you @botefarm! This means a lot to me.
I'm glad that my apps and tools have been helpful to you.

Gosh, you are so busyyyyyy! If you really love what you're doing, you will start to have a vision and that vision will push you to your limits and you won't even notice that you are already doing a lot of great things which benefits not just you but the whole community.

Of all the apps you developed, that Hivebuzz is really one of my favorite. It only not notify me about my progress but it is also like a reminder that I have a long way to go before I can reach a certain level so I have to work my ass or I won't achieve anything if I continue dilly dallying. Thank you for this wonderful app of yours 👏.

Whoa 👏, I really need to eat more rice before I can reach that level, but slowly and surely, I'll get there too, soon. Thanks for sharing your journey to us, and to the list of advices, I'll take note of this so I can also use it to my own growth.

Congratulations, becoming a Whales is like a dream come true. I want to experience that too 🤩🤩🤩🎉🥂

Thank you so much for your kind words, @ruffatotmeee! 🤗

It's true that when you love what you're doing, you can easily get lost in the flow and the work doesn't feel like a burden.
I'm thrilled to hear about HiveBuzz has been helpful in motivating you.
I have no doubt that you'll reach your own milestones and maybe even become a whale yourself someday!

Have big dreams so you don't lose sight of them!

Yayyy, my dream is big that I feel like I don't even reach 10% of it, lol. But, I'll try harder to achieve that soon. Thanks!

You already reached 10%! Now aim at 11%, and one day you will find yourself at 100%. "Simple" as that. Good luck 😅

Congratulations, Whale :) What a milestone this must be and the coolest of all, your app notifying you of such an achievement :)

Many thanks for sharing your wisdom. I'm sure everyone who reads this will find the golden nuggets and be inspired to fire up their goals and dreams. And many thanks as well for your apps especially of HiveBuzz which keeps adding fun and colors to our journey.

Salamuch (Thank you so much) for everything you do for Hive and for simply being YOU :) Salute!

Thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations @ifarmgirl
It's indeed a nice feeling to reach this milestone
it's also my pleasure to contribute to the Hive ecosystem with my apps, including HiveBuzz.
Thanks to you too for being a part of this amazing community! ❤️

Nice post! I enjoyed a lot of reading, especially the part about the bear in the cave! The bear in the cave in me welcomes the bear in the cave in you! Namastê hahahahaha

source: mid-journey
Come and let's share a cup of thee 😂


Congratulations mate, truly well deserved and meeting you in person last September at Hivefest only added reaffirmation of this.

I remember very well how you impressed me. Sometimes, when I talk about the hive with friends and family, I use you as an example of a "hardcore hivean" (in the best sense of the word!).

Enjoy your new status! you deserve it.

Thank you so much for your kind words @empoderat!
Meeting you in person at HiveFest was a pleasure for me too. I'm glad to hear that I made a good impression on you 😅
I hope to continue being a positive example for the community. Thanks again!

Congrats! I agree with a lot of things said in the post.

I think in general the chain has changed for a lot better, many aspects you mentioned were the status quo in the beginning, but I guess having corrupted leadership to begin with caused a lot of bad actors to flourish. Luckily most of those are gone now and as they say "easy come, easy go" same with their stake.

Looking forward to reaching this status myself hopefully soon as well, been a long and weird road with a lot of unexpected roadblocks from life but there's still lots of time which goes quickly if you stay busy and focused.

Guess you also answered my question if hivebuzz counts vests or hp towards its milestones!

Thank you @acidyo!
I agree with your insights regarding our past history.
HiveBuzz looks at VESTS, that's the only fixed value that does not vary with HIVE inflation or deflation.
Can't wait to celebrate with you when you will become a whale too. 🐳

Congrats @arcange and thanks very much for mentioning me. It has always been a pleasure to be on your side on various occasions during your long journey. Thank you for your work and engagement. With this, you have a significant impact on this community and you represent a great role model! I hope to see you again soon in person as you have become not only a partner but also a friend to me. Keep up the good work! Hugs. Liz

Thank you, Liz!
Your support and friendship have been invaluable to me, and I'm happy to have you as a friend. I also look forward to seeing you again soon!
Big hugs back to you! 🤗❤️

Hihooo @arcange,

it is simple

Hive wouldn't be #Hive without your passion and all of your work!

Thanks for all the services and all your creative ideas.

A !BEER from me and hopefully soon a Jupiler together

Jupiler sunset.jpg

Let's make it simple too: "Thank you my friend!"
See you soon. 🍻

Congratulations and thanks for sharing those insights. I think the secret to Hive is the more you give, the more you will get. I originally came for the crypto and stay for such a great community. Thanks to you and Hive Buzz for all your great work.

Thank you for your kind words and unfailing support @mypathtofire
You're right, giving back to the community is a value of Hive, and it's what makes this platform so unique and special.

Wow, such a great milestone achieved and I must say I'm really inspired by all the your experiences shared as well as the helpful tips. You are a great asset to the Hive community. Thank you and may God continue to bless you more.

Thank you for your feedback @collinz. It means a lot to me.
I am glad to hear that my experiences and tips have inspired you.
Wishing all the best to you!

I am in good company here with all of the other commentors to congratulate you @arcange and persistence is so essential. All of your other points are valid and congrats once again.


Thank you my friend.
I should have mentioned you also because I have always been impressed by the generous actions you do. Your benevolent words have always been of great comfort too.
Thank you for your flawless support.

My pleasure and no need for a mention, as I like to fly under the radar.
Proud of you reaching Whale status, as nobody deserves it more.
Your help was also great, and you understand the concept of it is better to give than to receive.
All blessings to you and yours.

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I can agree with all you say here and you epitomise what a good Hiver should be. This blockchain is by no means perfect, but with enough good people it can be something amazing.

It's great to have met you in person too and I hope we meet again for a !BEER.

Thank you @steevc! Your kind words mean a lot to me.
I share the same sentiment about meeting you in person, and I can't wait for sharing a cold !BEER soon.
I know we are working in the same direction. Your constant support during all these years, for me and for the projects I initiated, was a great encouragement.
Thank you!

This post was definitely meant for me, the still voice in my heard kept reading and processing every word, this would pass as an advice given to a child by his experienced father.

Hive has taught me patience at various level, sometimes i just get really frustrated but when i read veterans' posts like yours it always lifts my spirit, "Rome was not built in a day" this quote has been my motor since i joined Hive and it has continued to encourage me.

Congratualations @arcange🤗

Thank you for your kind words @ibbtammy

I'm glad that my post resonated with you and that it provided some encouragement.
It makes me feel a bit older when you compare me with an "experienced father" but I appreciate the compliment 👴😂

I can only agree with the saying "Rome was not built in a day". I use it regularly with my children.
All the best to you! ❤️

You're most welcome good sire😃

Wonderful words of advice here. My analysis: stay humble, work hard, help others, be patient and kind. Good for you and Hive appreciates all you do.

Good analysis, couldn't make it shorter. 😉
I admire your initiative to spread !LUV on hive ❤️
Thank you for being part of the generous community @crrdlx.

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Congratulations on becoming a whale!
This was a very interesting post and I learned a lot (I'm just getting started on Hive).

Welcome on Hive @waltermulder and thank you for your comment and congratulations.
May your journey on Hive be as happy as mine. Wishing you all the best!

Awesome! That must have been a great notification to receive.

You are spot on with the advice you give here. Too many see it in the short term and think how to get their quicker which often leads to feelings of disillusionment when it isn't panning out. You have done great work. I always love a Hivebuzz notification telling me what is what!

Thank you @meesterboom.
Looking forward to you receiving a similar notification and experiencing this same feeling when you receive encouraging feedback and support like yours. 🐳😌

Cheers mate! I can't wait. I know it will happen, just might be a while 😀😀

Take your time, me patient and didn't plan to go away ⏳

Exactly! :0)


Congrats, I was discouraged but with this post I have now an inspiration for to keep the good work here, on this great blockchain. Little to little but sure. Thanks for your testimony.


Thank you for your comment @jesusalejos!
I'm glad my post has inspired you to keep going. Remember to stay patient and committed, and you'll see progress over time.
Don't give up and keep pushing towards your goals! 👍

Your hard work has paid off King @arcange, jesusalejos(1/15) is grateful for the passion and commitment you put into this post. Keep up the amazing work.

And with this post you made @jesusalejos's day and this present of 50.0 BUDS is for you! We hope you keep creating amazing content and never give up!

BTW! BUDS is the token of the hashkings ecosystem, you can use it to have discounts in all our games or stake it and earn rewards now!

I love whale songs, and in fact I would like to have the opportunity to see them up close in Patagonia, for example. In their natural habitat.
But... What do I say? Here I was thinking about writing a post for right now and I said to myself, you should take a bath, make some coffee.... Breathe. Tune in to all that spirit of nature with your own... Then the miracle happened to find this post in which I see many times repeated the words engagement, patience, commitment, strength and focus (according to my idea after reading).
I was happy for you, not because you are already a whale, according to HiveBuzz statistics, but because of the wisdom you bring us in this post and that to share it you undoubtedly possess it. By the way, I love talking to HiveBuzz and it always makes me smile. That spirit is yours indeed, the spirit of joy and for that I am very grateful.
I think that to achieve great things in life you need to have good wood. You insist on them, only then can you achieve the big goals, or the small goals that can take you to a great place..... Patagonia, maybe.

I would add enjoyment. That hard work is not work, but also party, pleasure, enjoyment.

Now I go more inspired to my post.

Thank you

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and positive energy @nanixxx!
It's great to hear that you found inspiration in my post and that you like HiveBuzz.
Have fun while working towards your goals, just like you mentioned, and see you in Patagonia 😉

Inspirational man, and massive congrats on all your future success. You are most definitely a huge asset to this chain and continue to add value every day. Thanks for all you do man!

Thank you 😊
The work you are doing on Hive is also amazing. Can't wait to have you sit next to me in the whale lounge.

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You've definitely brought a lot to Hive, man. I agree with everything you said. Hive is not a short-term win-win platform. It's a long-term platform that can liberate us economically. Interaction is always the biggest key and consistency is very important. I was very happy when I became a "dolphin" recently. I don't know if I will become an orca or a whale haha time will tell.

Thank you @incublus. Focus on the Orca first, the whale will come next. 😅

Definitely, I'll be here for a long time, no rush
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Thanks for such an inspiring content. I am willing to pursue the same path and I am now also struggling with Envy when I see posts where I put much effort not being appreciated while others are getting tons of money out of (what my ego consider) nothing.

I have committed to publish once per day this year (and the ones to come eventually) to show myself what I am capable of in terms of consistency and to the community as well!

The road will be long, but luckily there are many people like you supporting creators, giving us fresh water in the desert.

So, thanks for this post, and let's see each other in the Whale status (what are the sizes in HP/points for the different status?)

Thank you for your kind words @mikezillo

I am now also struggling with Envy ...

Forget about it, you're just ruining your life unnecessarily and it won't change anything around you. When envy appears, (try to) stay zen, breathe and let it pass through.
Congratulations on committing to publishing once a day! As I wrote, consistency is key and moreover, you can earn a HiveBuzz badge 😄

Here is the latest values for each level:

< ~560 HP>= ~560 HP>= ~5598 HP>= ~55979 HP>= ~559785 HP

Keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing you achieve your goals!

ARCAAANNNGE nice done my dear
must have delay so much get this badge
im so happy for you
you are a good persona i remember when you first interacted with me when I asked you things about the hive currency that you needed to be patient in the long run since then i stopped being in a hurry and now i wait for things to come normally people with great influence and voting power tend to ignore others but you don't he did that and he always answers me everything I ask recently I reached 1 million points here at hive and I am also happy to be more active and is interacting with other people from other communities and making a good friendship who knows one day (if I have the patience ) also receive a whale seal from the hive, I wish you all the best and that you always achieve everything you want! have a good day!


THAAAANK you @pirulito.zoado! Congratulations on becoming a minnow 🎉
I'm glad I could help you with your questions about Hive and provide useful advices.
Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best!

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Congratulations on your elevation to whale-hood ! I think I might have to print your post out and pin it to my wall to get daily inspiration 😁

Also, thank you so much for making Hivebuzz. I like to think I'm heading in the right kind of direction in terms of being a busy little contributing bee within Hive, but Hivebuzz is brilliant because it allows me to compete with myself. Trying to be a bit better each day, and seeing that turned into actual numbers is a huge motivator.

The awesome thing about Hive is that we can see your achievements and be inspired rather than jealous of them, because we know with the same effort and dedication, any of us can get to the same place.

I have the body of a whale, perhaps one day I'll have the Hive account of one too. 😁

Wom, me being pinned on your wall. First time ever! I hope I will be there in good company with other inspiring pictures 😜

Thank you also for your positive comments on HiveBuzz and for your unwavering support since your very first time on Hive.

Can't wait to see you becoming a Hive whale 🐳

There’s a close to 90% chance you won’t see this comment because it’s buried under sooo many others, and also because you’re busy doing important witness and whale stuff. But if you ever do, this post really inspired me to be patient, persevere and do better with regards to Hive. Congrats on officially joining the whale table🥂

Hey @depressedfuckup, your comment fell into the 10% optimistic side of your prediction 😆🍀
Thank you for taking the time to leave a message and share your feedback. I'm happy my post inspired you.
You know, the whale status doesn't make you busier, although I have to admit we have good time lounging in the ocean, eating plankton, and singing amazing stories, ... Come and join us!
Cheers! 🥂

Many congratulations on the achievement! 🐋🏆🐳

In fact, everything you list to get you to where you are is essential. Hard work, dedication, engagement, patience, persistence and retribution!

All these qualities and virtues I could see in many of the most influential members of this non-centralized community, who participated in one way or another, in my very first HF in Amsterdam!

I was impressed, and I told you at the time, with your availability, simplicity and willingness to share even with the smallest plankton that I was at that time (and you said it that "no matter if you are a plancton... EVERYONE CONTS ON HIVE 😊)!

I identify a lot with what you say about the comfort zone, because "by nature" I am a more reserved person, but the fact that it forces me to leave the comfort zone is making me a better version of myself.

I hope to see you on another HF (I'm hoping I can participate in HF8...). Let's see if availability and location help me!

A big hug! 🍀

Thank you so much for your kind words and congratulations @xrayman

I remember our conversation in Amsterdam, and I'm glad that you felt encouraged regardless of your status at the time.
Leaving our comfort zone can be challenging, but it is often worth doing it.

I hope to see you at HiveFest 8! Hugs back to you! 🤗

HiveBuzz, a project I created to notify others about their achievement on Hive, told me today that I became a whale.

Congratulations 🙌🙌🙌 You truly deserve this, and much more :) What you said about giving really is true, I've seen it more than once! But it needs to be done in the way you did it, without expecting rewards for it. Thanks so much for everything you do here, and in particular for what you have done for me 🎆👍🎆

Unless you're rich like Croesus (which I wasn't) and buy a bunch of HIVE from the market, it can take a long time to become a whale.

That's where I am too. My account was built entirely on the support of others (including you :) ). I don't expect to be a whale for at least another decade, unless one of my other crypto investments moon. That being said, if you had told me a year ago that today I'd have over 3000 HP I'd never have believed it 😲

One of the most challenging aspects of Hive is engagement. It's not just about creating content and hoping people will notice you and throw upvotes. It's about actively participating in the community, interacting with others, and building relationships.

This is also one of the most rewarding and addictive things about Hive :) ...

Sorry I didn't see this until today, belated happy Whale Day 🎁

Thank you for your congratulations @wrestlingdesires 😊

This was an inspiration to read. It is difficult to recall why I participate when curation attempts and posts don't receive much feedback but like you say, perseverance is key! Thank you for your service to Hive and the communities.

Thank you @asynckronism.
Keep moving forward with meaningful commitment and don't give up. Your efforts will eventually pay off.

Congratulations I am following you one day I will meet this whale stay blessed dear

Thank you @aadilmir. Looking forward to you becoming a whale too 🐳

Congratulations on reaching the WHALE rank! Well deserved! I thought that you were there a long time ago... 😃

It was nice to meet you at HiveFest and see you at the next one! Keep motivating others with your commitment and perseverance!

Thank you @ph1102. I stay there with my Orca badge for a while.
Looking forward to meeting you again at the next HiveFest. !BEER

Congrats on your whaledom!!! You're such a force on this blockchain I assumed you had already been one for years. That's pretty inspirational too - that you can achieve all the things you have done when you were not even a whale. Cheers!

Thank you @phoenixwren! I wish I had been for years too 😆
Without it being a major concern, it allowed me to stay motivated.
I appreciate your support along the way!

Congratulations @arcange. Your evolution and progress are indeed Inspirational to newbies like me. Kampay my friend.

Thank you @intoy.bugoy! I'm glad to hear that my journey can be inspiring to you. Cheers! 🍻

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Congratulations! I'm a bit of a noob to the blogging but I'm finding it to be a fun process. Great post by the way! And great advice for us that are still working our way up towards whale status! Thanks!

Thank you @thebighigg!

I still find myself a bit noobish at blogging. It takes me ages to write posts and I always procrastinate when it comes to doing it.
I'm glad you found the post helpful. Enjoy your journey on Hive. I'm looking forward to you becoming a whale too! 😅🐳

Wow! Congratulations on becoming a whale :) hivebuzz is amazing! ^^,) you did pretty great 😊 what a wonderful hive journey indeed :) xoxo

Thank you @sassy.cebuana 🤗

You're welcome :) thank you for the never ending support to everyone :)

Congratulations on your whaledom! I appreciate the motivation and the sharing of your journey. It is easy to see why you have achieved your status and your top 20 witness. What an example!

Thank you @tamaralovelace ❤️

Congratulations @arcange , I saw your evolution through time here and it's really remarkable how you've made it to where you are. I stick with your words since I agree almost fully.
Hope that time allow us to keep meeting around cos that will mean we're are alive and that's all we need.

Big hugs to you 🤗

Thank you very much for your kind words @drakernoise. Looking forward to meeting you and sharing a !BEER

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