Two Great Things Always Happen On The 1st On Hive - HivePUD & New Topic for Your Top 3!

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1st of Hive-uary!

The start of a new month always brings a smile to my face, almost like a fresh start to set new objectives and goals to achieve but on Hive, these two things always stand out for me - HivePUD and Your Top 3 Contest (obvs). Here's why you should get involved in both if you want to have fun AND grow your accounts!

Hive Power Up Day (HivePUD)

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Formerly created by @streetstyle, @traciyork (and others who are doing their own great things too) has taken the helm of this awesome initiative where you are strongly encouraged to power up your liquid HIVE because it gives you a few benefits:

  1. Stronger votes on content & witnesses - although you may not see this in the first instance, if you stay for a longer time and keep powering up like I have over the last 2.5 years, then you will notice the accumulative effect
  2. Earning more curation rewards - kinda goes with point 1 but the way it works is that if you upvote content, you will earn as well (known as curation rewards) so the more Hive Power you have, the more you can potentially earn back
  3. Earning "interest" by holding Hive Power - maybe you didn't know this but you will also earn HIVE passively at about 3% per year of what you currently have powered up so the more HIVE you have, the more you can earn from just holding!
  4. Earn by delegating - delegating is effectively "loaning" out your HIVE Power to others and some accounts may offer you a daily payment for doing so. If you have more to delegate, you can earn more by delegating which helps grow your balance even more!

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How To Enter The Hive PUD Contest

That's right, there's a whole contest going around powering up today and you can win some pretty slick prizes just for powering up on the 1st and making a post about it! Here's how you can enter (information adapted from Traci's recent post) - you have to meet all 4 requirements:

1 - Reputation score - must be greater than 39.00 but below 70.00 (so 69.99 is good & Can participate but 38.99 is not)

2 - Hive Power - must be greater than 100HP but below 8000HP (prior to HivePUD).

3 - Time - must power Up HIVE on AUGUST 1st, 2020

4 - Post - must make a post about powering up on July 1st with the tag #HivePUD.

The winners will be decided by the ratio between your current HIVE Power and the amount you power up on July 1st, NOT the actual amount of HIVE powered up. For example:

Person A - had 1000 HIVE Power already and then powered up 100 HIVE on 1st July, then it's 10% increase
Person B - had 300 HIVE Power already and then powered up 60 HIVE on 1st July, then it's a 20% increase and person B would win.

Full information on the prizes are in Traci's post!

I've powered up about 58 HIVE today which takes my total ever closer to 46,000 HP and my goal of getting to Orca by the end of the year is still on - need to get to about 51,300 HP so might be tight with about 5k more to go... we'll see!

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Your Top 3 Contest - New Topic!

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Another great way to win is to enter the @yourtop3 contest each month as we're all about having fun and powering up Hive users!

Each month, our contest mascot Q (who has the overall say on everything), asks the Hive community what your top 3 favourite things are about a specific topic. Last month was "Lead Singers" but other topics have covered video games, favourite authors, comedy movies, lockdown essentials and all sorts really!

This is organised under instruction from Q by @plantstoplanks, @foxyspirit, @cheese4ead and myself but those who get involved are all winners as just by entering, you're already growing your account! Also, with the many leagues we have going, there's plenty of fun going around!

The latest topic has just been announced too! What is it? Well, check out the post here and find out!

Hope to see you get involved!

So have you powered up today? Will you be entering the Your Top 3 contest this month and rise up the leagues?! Have you got any suggestions of a topic yourself?! Let me know in the comments!

Nicky

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That's cool I just powered up 10 hive without thinking about HivePUD. Glad I did that today. ☺

90 HIVE more to go and you will get the Hive PUD badge 😉

Great going man! Haha yeah I power up most of the time anyway but always have to remember to build up some in the week before, especially with @hivebuzz new badge that you can get if you power up 100+ HIVE - going to have to impatiently wait 31 days until I can build up enough for it next month now!

I love the topic Q came up with this month - brilliant little guy, isn't he? 😉 😊

And thank you so much for the awesome #HivePUD shout out! I didn't think it could get better than last month, but this one was, thanks in large part to the support and enthusiasm of awesomesauce folks like yourself. Much appreciated, dear friend! 💜

That mascot knows how to ask all the right questions hey!

You're most welcome @traciyork! Always great to encourage awesome initiatives and want to help where I can! SO pleased that July surpassed June! Going in the right direction for sure 😃

Yayy, we have a new topic for the month and quite a good one. I'm excited about what everyone will be nominating. We'll have a nice list of great movies.

Thought this would be a little more up your street man! Excited to see what everyone comes up with as well, we'll have a feast of movies to keep us entertained for sure!

Haven't much to power up so I'm doing something a little different... As for this month's @yourtop3, Q's done me no favours....🤣

Well I'm sure under no pressure whatsoever, you'll be coming up with something seeing as your Queen of Q's League 😉

Happy HPUD, I'm sure you'll get there y the end of the year. Seems like quite a difference between Vests and HP - I'm sure when I turned a Dolphin it was only around 40 difference.

Thanks mate! Keeping my fingers crossed I can make it, going to probably try and post a bit more whilst leasing out some HP and see how it measures up at the end of the month!

Yeah not sure what the exact calculation is to convert vests to HP, I just check the hivebuzz site and see their rankings there and the difference in HP between an obese dolphin and skinny orca 😁

I know the relationship between vests and HP changes over time, I just wasn't aware it was by quite so much!

It's all just numbers anyway!

Haha yeah numbers in a system right? Magic Internet numbers in a magic money system 😂

I entered BTC power up day and stacked some sats, HIVE will need to wait

Haha, nothing wrong with that either, think I may have to join, nice little rise it's on the last week!

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