Feedback from the September 1st Hive Power Up Day

in #hivebuzz3 years ago (edited)

This month was the second Hive Power Up Day (PUD) organized in cooperation with @hivebuzz. As always, it has been a fun day and we are delighted to see how Hive users responded to it!

We made several changes for the September edition:

  1. The minimum amount to power-up has been lowered to 10 HIVE
  2. We introduced the new Power-Bee levels
  3. We updated our website with a brand new "Challenges"
  4. We have added a countdown timer to help users with a time zone other than UTC (i.e. most of us)

A few words from the PUD organizer


September's Power Up Day was nothing short of wicked awesomesauce!

I saw so many people posting and tweeting about powering up, and I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 130 posts I've reblogged (and shout out to @fionasfavourites who managed somehow to drop a comment on every single one!).

Thank you to the HiveBuzz team for creating such an amazing BUZZ for our blockchain home!

What are the PUD stats of this month?

Let's first have a look at how it went throughout the day.

New participants joined on a regular basis just as there were no big spikes in the powered-up amounts. We finally reached an amount of 74,998 HIVE powered-up at the end of the day. It's a bit less than the last edition, but it's still an excellent score.

Let's now compare with the previous editions of the PUD.

Wow, this time we have a boom in the number of PUD participants. A total of 330 users did power-up at least 10 HIVE on September 1st (UTC time). This is an impressive increase of 36% !!!

We assume that lowering the minimum requirement really motivated more people to participate. Welcome to all the these PUD newcomers!

What about the power-up amounts by each and the mysterious new levels?
Here is the distribution of the number of participants by level

And here is the distribution rule now revealed:

Level 1 - User powered up at least 10 HIVE
Level 2 - User powered up at least 50 HIVE
Level 3 - User powered up at least 100 HIVE
Level 4 - User powered up at least 500 HIVE
Level 5 - User powered up at least 1000 HIVE

Guess some of you must be thinking they should have powered-up a bit more HIVEs 😁

Become a Sponsor

Some amazing members of the Hive community are supporting the PUD by providing the event with prizes like delegations or giveaways. Another very appreciated way to motivate people to join.

More information on @traciyork's post.

If you want to become a sponsor of the PUD project as well, please get in touch with her.

See you soon...

We look forward to seeing you again next month.

We have prepared other surprises for you but ... shhh, we won't say more except that that everyone who participated in the last two editions has already taken a step ahead.

See you on October 1st!

HiveBuzz is a project created by @arcange


It 's really good to see this developing a momentum of its own thanks to the hard work of the team - and it really is that now, I think, @traciyork, @victoriabsb, @arcange and the @hivebuzz team. The badges and the "hype" are definitely making a difference. And they are the prettiest on the blockchain. IMHO lol

I am, however, going to make one point: with the limited Hive being printed, there is a challenge in persuading people to use their HBD to buy Hive. This is partly because those (myself included) who came here for fun, thanks to Covid, are having to look seriously at the balance between investment and an immediate return. Not everyone has the long view. It's about finding a balance. Says she who is often not! 😂

It is a pleasure for us to be part of this awesome event @fionasfavourites! We are already looking forward to the next months and will do everything possible to keep the fire 😉

This month's I reached level 4. Next month my goal is to take myself to dolphin status with a well over 1000 HP liftoff to HENCHBEE LEVEL 5!

Yeah man! I got level 4 too but going to be going all out for the mega tanked up hench mofo level 5! Get in there 💪

Looking forward to seeing you become a cute dolphin @tonygreene113👍🙂

Super effort from everyone here and thanks to you and @traciyork for growing this and making it a great event! I know there must be some serious buzzing going on behind the scenes to get it all together!

So I needed to power up another 400 or so HIVE to get the big daddy henchest of the henchest bee badges! Will remember that for next time 😜

Special mention to @fionasfavourites too for supporting all PUD posts as well, my feed was basically her sharing PUD posts - loved it! Tried to comment on some posts where I could!

Looking forward to the developments as time goes on! I'm sure you all have some wickedawesomesauce plans 😀

Thanks for your kind words @nickyhavey! Comments like yours keep us super motivated! And of course for next months PUD you better be posted as we always have something new coming up 😉😅 Sorry to hear you didn't reach your goal, but on the other side nice to see you motivated already for the next one 👍

Oooo more new things? I'll keep my eyes on the lookout for that!

Of course! 😉

Hi, thanks. I like this badges concept, also I have readen that powerup post, I will participate next month

Looking forward to seeing you get the Power bee @towatia! Great you like our project 🐝🐝🙏❤️

Wasn't prepared for Sept. power up. But preparing early for October since it's my favorite month!

Oh no, that's a shame @ksteem! But we are counting on you for October then 😉👍

I'm happy with my level 3 bee as I would have needed a lot more for the next level. Great to see so many take part, even if it's just a few HIVE. It's just a tiny part of the HIVE daily volume, but it makes a difference. More people have more power now.

Have a !BEER

Great to see you happy @steevc! Level 3 bee is already a very powerful one! Thanks for participating in this fun event! 🐝🐝

Nice. I think you got the levels spot on!

I wish there were an easier way to get hive. As soon as I get this all figured out I am DEF powering up.

Looking forward to seeing you join the event @aerokossasjc 🙂👍🐝🐝

Loved it! Saving 500 for next level badge!!!

Nice! Looking forward to seeing you get your next power bee @riverflows🐝🐝🐝🐝

Great initiative and creativity in your support of HivePUD @hivebuzz! Nice to see the quantitative indication of how that has contributed for the month of September. Got any new surprises in store for us in October?

Quick question: Traci indicated there was also some badge for helping other accounts power-up. I see no indication of a badge ("Power-Up Helper" ...) like that in what you have written. Did I miss that somewhere?

Ahh, @roleerob - that was totally my bad, and I meant to reply to your comment on my post yesterday. In all the excitement, I saw "helper" and "badge" mentioned together, and my badge-fevered brain did the rest. I corrected the error in my post - thanks for shouting out about it, and apologies for unintentionally misleading you.

No problem @traciyork. Perhaps it will end up being the inspiration for whatever the HiveBuzz team chooses to do for the October HivePUD!

Thanks @roleerob, we always try our best to keep the motivation up and the good vibes around! 🐝🐝
We will try to bring something new on a regular basis, so stay tuned 😉

The increase in the number of participants is very interesting: does gamification also work well with badges as an incentive?

Cheers, 🍻 !BEER and a huge hug! 🤗

It does work well so far @amico 😉 Great you find the info interesting! We are already looking forward to next month! 🙂🐝🐝

Thanks to the fall in the price of $HIVE, I'm expecting massive power-ups... there was even a STEEM/HIVE overtaking: great thing to complete some SWAPS? !BEER 🍻


Since yesterday I'm officially an orca! 😜

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Lol, not on that account you re not 😉

I wanted to fill "my" dogs @holydog and @bdog with tokens but maybe they would get gastritis and other "money poisoning" disorders. Omonomo (Homonomo in english) seemed to me more neutral and appropriate, as well as palindrome... or am I wrong?

Ciao! 👋
Have a !BEER 🍺

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This is an awesome initiative, thanks and keep it up! PUD army strong 💪

Thanks, @johneyreacko! Be posted about the news for next month 😉 The fun continues!

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I powered up but don't seem to have a badge. Did I screw up? Happy to participate regardless. Thanks for a fun promotion!

We checked the whole blockchain content but cannot find any power-up.
You can check your account history here:
Sorry @mightyjoenolan.

I transferred Steem to Hive. Is that the same thing as powering up? Again, maybe I didn't get what we were doing :)

yesterday Received 13.486 HIVE from 14.33 STEEM -> 13.486 HIVE (STEEM = 0.941 HIVE) ||

Realizing that I probably needed to then shift that extra Hive into Hive Power no? I'm a little rusty at this

Yes, that was it @mightyjoenolan.
Once you have your HIVE, you still have to power them up (convert them into Hive Power) 👍🙂

I did it on level 3, and now this is bit late... but still worth to share!