February 2023 Power Up Day approaches
It has been a fiery start to the year - in the figurative - rather than literal sense. I shared a little of the drama in a post earlier this week, so I'm not going to labour it.
That said, the month has flown and we're approaching Hive Power Up Day 2 of 2023. How did that happen?
Power of three
Notwithstanding all of that, one gentle constant is the power of three (Silver Blogging Women) remains consistent.
The beneficiaries of our delegations are selected from accounts that participate in #HivePud, and who Traci identifies with the help of, as she calls him, numbers man @abh12345.
When Traci is about to publish her final results post, she also sends me a list of accounts that meet the basic criteria of age and HP, and then I go through them to see if they meet the additional criteria (see below).
The second Hive Power Up Day of 2023 is approaching
All that's a very long-winded way of saying that for January - and 2023 - my usual delegation of 100 HP will go ahead and, as has become customary, that delegation will be tripled by matching delegations from @lizelle and @coquicoin. That means 300 HP each to redfish accounts that meet the basic Power Up Day Criteria as well as these additional criteria:
Eligible accounts must also be -
- be less than 6 months old
- have at least two qualifying posts since the previous power up day.
Posts that qualify must have 200 words or more and exclude posts for Power Up Day, as well as which are specific to Actifit and gaming.
- a reputation of less than 61
- not more than 500 HP in their accounts before they power up - both on the first of the month
As a reminder, the the second criterion is because Hive is a community -
Hive is a social blockchain: it's for socialising, ruminating and just generally hanging out.
And that's not all -
Every account that participates in Power Up Day, and does so regularly, stands a chance of receiving a delegation from @hivebuzz - in addition to a bee badge. Check this out for the full buzz.
Now, back to our contribution:
What happens if no accounts qualify?
Thanks for asking, and yes it does happen. I don't make decisions on my own, so if, as has happened in the past, there are "slim pickings", the three of us put our heads together, working via Traci who is also with the @ocd and @lovesniper noob curation initiatives. What will also not change, and which began in June is working with @zakludick to identify deserving members of his growing activity group.
The three of us make a joint decision about the accounts that are ultimately supported.
Delegating is not enough (speaking for myself)
Remember that in addition to the delegations, I add these accounts to my fanbase so that they receive a daily 100% upvote (if my voting power is still more than 90%; if it's not, I do try to manually upvote (qualifying) posts.
That's my intention, but as I've mentioned, RL is getting the better of my virtual one at the moment. This is also why I ask
@ginabot (she's not functioning on all cylinders) my bot Friday to notify me each time they post. If I have an opportunity, I do pop over and have a gander and, occasionally, either weigh in on whatever the post may be about, and/or reblog it.
Also, @mayt, @cryptomaso and @jordy0827 I will be cancelling delegations to you in the next couple of days to be able to allocate the HP to three new redfish.
See you on Hive Power Up Day, 1 February 2023
PS Thank you for @doze for that lovely text divider. Do pop over and check out his posts for fabulous free-to-use Hive graphics and animations.
Until next time, be well
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McGregor, South Africa
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OK, thank you very much for your delegation. I will participe in Febrero Power Up Day.
You are welcome!
Wonderful initiative! Please have a look at the newbie @juliadick and how she is doing! I think she's a natural here on Hive! 😁
tight selection criteria mate
Yip, and in coming up three years, have served well.
No problem @fionasfavourites. Thanks for the experience, and for choosing my account as one of the beneficiaries of your HP. Will be happy to join this coming HPUD again. :) Also, @coquicoin and @lizelle... Thanks to you all guys. ❤
You're very welcome!
Thanks for the reminder! I was so stressed out last HPUD that I forgot the "write a post" part 😹 and just barely managed to power up in time for the badge, some 30 minutes into Jan 2 my time! Maybe I should write the post ahead of time, and be better prepared.
That's what I do. It's in my diary. I don't always get it right, though! lol
@mayt, @cryptomaso, and @jordy0827 please notice I'm canceling my delegations now to have the resources available for the next Hive Power Up day.
Happy week, everyone!
This month was wonderful for me, thank you for being part of it, may your health never lack, thank you for all your support.🙏🙏
You are very welcome, and thank you for the good wishes!
All to the best to you 😊
No problem. Thanks, @coquicoin for that delegation. ❤
You are very welcome! 😊
OK, I will participate again in the next Power Up, Febrery. Thanks
You are welcome and good luck!