A Season of Thankfulness
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week away for those of us in the US. It seems like we were just complaining about how hot it is (where I live) and now we are looking at possibly having a couple of inches of snow on the ground for Turkey day.
How things change! In Michigan (and probably lots of other places) they have a saying that goes something like this: "Don't like the weather? Wait 5 minutes!". Sounds really similar to something else that we are all familiar with doesn't it?
Just like the weather, the crypto markets can turn on a dime, and we have seen our fair share of that in the past week or so. Hype turns to FUD, turns to hype, rinse and repeat. I mentioned in my post the other day that interaction seems to be way down on Hive. It almost feels like even some of the big curation accounts have taken a break.
I used to wake up in the morning and have no less than 50 notifications in the Ecency app about the post that I had written the day before. This morning I woke up and I had three. That's a huge drop. That's not just upvotes either, that's comments, and notifications that some of my favorite people have posted a new post themselves.
I think part of it might be the time of year. It seems we often slow down a bit around the holidays. At least in the US, I know other countries celebrate stuff all through the year.
I think it is interesting that it is mostly the notifications in the morning that have fallen off. I mean, things are slower across the board, but it is definitely those alerts that came in overnight that have gone stagnant. That almost makes me feel like it's a regional thing. 12 time zones (or so) away from us people have just decided to take a break from Hive.
Has anyone else noticed that?
Despite all of that, I am still thankful. I move a little more slowly and I ache a little more than I used to, but I have my health. I have my family and my friends, and I have a hobby that keeps my mind sharp and my wits engaged with people from around the world.
You can't really beat that can you?
Okay, maybe a bull run could beat that, but we all know that isn't probably happening anytime soon.
I'm honestly so thankful for Hive. I was telling @ericvancewalton the other day that I used to journal quite a bit in my youth. While Hive doesn't get as personal as those writings did, I still feel like writing here serves as an outlet much as that did in the past.
I may only have two active followers, but as I think about it, I don't think that is what keeps me coming back every day. Sure, the upvotes are great too, but let's be honest, living in the US, I am not making livable wage off Hive. At least not until it hits $5 to $10 per token or so.
I keep coming back though. Every day. Typing my random thoughts into crap posts that you so generously consume, upvote, and comment on. It's somehow therapeutic for me and it is a whole lot cheaper than some of my other hobbies!
All that to say, I am thankful for you my followers as well. I am sure you are going to see a ton of posts come across your feed about being thankful in the next week or so. You might even see one or two more from me.
Thanks for taking the time to read this one. I hope, despite the state of this crazy spinning globe we live on and this passion that we all find ourselves invested in, you can take some time to think about the things you are thankful for in the coming week(s).