First Power Up Day Delegations of 2023
The year is eight days old and, for me, it had a less than auspicious beginning. I shall, however, save that story for a personal post. Crypto is still playing with the bears and the pundits suggest the game will go on for a good while. "They" are saying that crypto's going mainstream which means it's here to stay.
A personal digression and long term Hive goals
With that in mind (and this isn't financial advice), now's not the time to dump Hive or bale from the crypto social blockchain. Now's the time to use your sweat equity to create content and build your Hive wallet and a little crypto nest egg. Let me explain: I joined this crypto social community nearly six years ago and have invested not one penny of fiat. I have invested time and energy and I have seen both social and financial returns. The latter have kept me a float during the very difficult times of the last year, especially when it hit an ATH in November 2021. As I am not going to jinx either the sentiments or the hard work I've put into my RL writing work over the last year, I am hedging my bets by keeping some Hive and HBD liquid in case it needs to come to my rescue - again. My preferred option? To convert all my HBD to Hive and power every little bit to grow my
account asset. Ultimately, that's my goal: a nest egg on which I can draw when I am no longer able to work and earn. It's a reality that I have to contemplate as I approach the conclusion to my sixth decade of life.
Hive Power Up Day Delegations
Because I know how difficult it is to get going on this blockchain and because I had a lot of help when I started, I'm paying it forward. Each month, this involves three, three week delegations of 100 HP to redfish who participate in #hivepud. Also, this is a social blockchain so community, communication and engagement are key - all of this takes resources that are scarce for red fish. It's also a mostly caring community and it's caring gave rise to this collaboration. I am glad because truth be told, as much as I'd like to be increasing the size and/or number of my own delegations, RL demands on my liquid Hive and HBD don't allow. When that changes, this will, too.
In the meantime, Power Up Day is all about numbers and strength. For individual Hiveans, it's about adding Hive (numbers) to your wallet. This strengthens your presence on the blockchain: the resources you need for voting, posting and engaging (commenting).
January Power Up Day
If you don't know what happens on Hive Power Up Day and how accounts stand to gain, read @traciyork's Power Up Day post and join next month?
The Power of Three delegations - if you didn't follow the link...
Each month I, and now @coquicoin and @lizelle, set aside 300 HP each - a total of 900HP. Then we each individually delegate 100HP to the three accounts that meet the basic Power Up Day Criteria.
In our case, though, and given our focus on redfish, the 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, and Actifit.
As a reminder, the reason I added the second criterion is because -
Hive is a social blockchain: it's for socialising, ruminating and just generally hanging out.
- 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
Qualifying accounts for January
Despite expectations, participation in the first Hive Power Up Day of 2023 reached an all time high, as did the number of accounts that qualified for Traci York's initiative, there were only four accounts that met all the criteria for support to the power of three.
So to make it fair, I used the nifty online random result tool to select the winners as follows:
The three accounts to which each of us will delegate 100HP for 21 days are:
@mayt, @cryptomaso and @jordy0827
Evidence of Delegation - @fionasfavourites
Here is proof of my delegations:
Lizelle and Eli will do their delegations, themselves, so keep an eye on your wallets.
But that's not all
In addition to the delegations,@mayt, @cryptomaso and @jordy0827 have all been added to my fanbase and receive a daily 100% upvote (when my mana remains above 90%).
I also ask "my" Bot, Friday, to notify me each time they post. If I have an opportunity, I pop over and have a gander and occasionally weigh in on whatever the post may be about. Oh, and if I've got less than 90% mana, and the autovote hasn't happened, I will manually upvote.
@ginabot is not doing all she should, so although I said she was alive in my December delegation post and more of that when my life has calmed down to a panic), she's still not letting me add accounts. I am waiting for @neander-squirrel to get back to me and will report back when he does.
A last word - or two
Thanks as always to @traciyork, @victoriabsb and @hivebuzz for all the hard work they do each month - and around the blockchain, generally.
Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa
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Woohoo! Can't imagine how my account would grow and get so many blessings this new month and new year. By just powering up this 1st of January. You guys just show how generous people are on this platform. Happy and encouraged because of your delegations. Thank you. ❤
Glad to be able to help. All the best with your Hive journey.
Great, thank you and I appreciate everything you do to encourage Power Up day. Happy to participate.
You are very welcome. PUD is a fantastic reason to keep a watch on our wallets. All the best!
Thank you very much for all the support, I wish you an excellent year and may your health never fail you, it is an honor for me to have obtained an award for my power up, thank you for making that possible. Blessings to everyone at home.
You are very welome! All the best for 2023 and you Hive journey.
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I agree with you. These times are propitious to build for the future on the blockchain and take the chance of these Hive prices. It is not a good idea to jump ship. I will try as much as possible to grow my account.
I am sorry that the beginning of the year has not been very auspicious.
Hello @mayt, @cryptomaso, and @jordy0827 my delegation to each of you has started.
I hope it will help you to build your Hive account. Happy New Year!
Thank you very much for everything, may your health never fail you and may good fortune smile on you.🤝
Thank you for the good wishes 😊
Hello @coquicoin. Thank you so much for this. Yes, it's a great help for us to experience a big amount of upvotes in the meantime. I hope it'll last a lifetime. Lol.
You are very welcome:) I hope it will help you a bit to build your account. Enjoy!
Yes... It will. 😉 It's a great experience to have a large HP. Haha
Thanks, Eli. Update on that follows a little later.
Congratulations to @mayt, @cryptomaso and @jordy0827, hoping the delegation helps somewhat.
I totally agree with Fiona that we need to keep on blogging, in good and bad times, and grow that little nest egg.
Proof of delegations below, I will also add you to my fanbase.
Wishing you all the very best with your Hive journey.
Thanks, @lizelle. You guys are awesome. This is my first time experiencing delegation, so thank you for giving us the chance to experience it. More power and blessings to you for helping us and encouraging us. ❤
Thank you for the mention @fionasfavourites ❤️
The HiveBuzz team wishes you all the best for 2023! ✨🥂✨