You grind in bear times
Wow, that was a big ass candle over the last couple of days in BTC which immediately makes you feel a lot better right? I would say previous support around 2017 ATH at around 20.5 turned into resistance so we need to keep out asses above that to stay happy campers for the next while, but that is not what this is about.
This is about you were able to notice the last couple of months how a lot of people had checked out during these dark months, and lost their appetite to work the grind. Understandable for sure, during these times you have to dig deep into the mind to find out again what and why you are actually here.
But as they say and what is always true, the base is made during bear times.
One of the first things you start to notice when the market is going bad is that people are not feeling the incentive to post anything, and engaging is even more far away. But the reality is when the group that engages is low, and you are one of the people that engages, it is more noticed.
And apart from that, the rewards with you receive seem small with HIVE at a price of 23 cents from a while back. But look at this now, we have went already half of the price of it. Not bad I would say leaving a comment somewhere, or just doing some curation.
Looking at my stats from last month here from Hivetasks (still love the website, still wondering why it wont load on brave phone browser and it does load on brave desktop browser) where you are see that I have received a staggering 17.96 HIVE from curation. To you this might not seem as a lot, but to me this is honestly the most curation rewards I have ever received over all of these 5 years, since I am not really a big stacker.
I don't really find myself an very active curator. Whenever I have the time I scroll through my find and vote on some stuff that I like and reply to it, and some days this is more than others. Next to that I have an autovoter on some people that I find writing nice, and some curation trails which find quality. But receiving 17 HIVE from that? That feels really cool and actually worth something at the moment.
And collecting HP and HBD? Well, I can't complain about making 100 HP and getting the HBD by making the posts whenever I have the time and the feel like it. HIVE grinding never feels like a chore to make. Whenever I don't like it, I don't open it.
But when I am not opening it, I am still collecting Splinterlands DEC from renting out my cards. I am still receiving SPS and vouchers from my collection and because I have a validator node license. I still receive GLX because I have SPS. Get it?
Stuff continues when I am not there.
And I don't know if this is the start of Up only season in crypto again, I really don't. But at least I am able to say I have worked it through in the times when people were not so interested.
See ya when Hive is $8 ;)
I couldn't agree more, if you are going to vary your posting and engagement, do more when the price is low.
Personally I prefer to just be consistent whatever the price, which is easy when you simply embed Hive into your daily and weekly routines!
Same thing here...i try to keep it going Bull and bear but in a way that suits me which is one week more than the other.
Just blend it in and it will pay off!
Yes, the money from curation certainly builds over time. I've been manually curating for the 5 years I've been here. I had an auto-bot setup for a short time, but didn't find it as good a fit for me. I enjoy giving that manual curation boost, and find it amazing that we can earn "free" money simply by clicking vote on posts we like. It's not a lot at current prices, but what many don't recognize is those cents and pennies we earn now turn into dollars when the price goes up again. I have a few communities I follow daily for topics I'm interested in, and a few handfuls of folks I follow that post consistently good content.
Well exactly. How cool is it to monetizingly appreciate something with our stack! And I would love to curate more manually but there are just a couple of days in the week where i dont have the time that it would be a pity to let the stack go to waste. So I follow a couple trails which are curated by people who I have faith in..so that is cool.
But im really happy with the curation rewards going up!
Yes, I'm lucky to work from home, and typically spend at least my first half hour viewing and voting while enjoying my morning coffee. Sometimes I'll also spend some time during day or evening. I wish I had known years ago what I know now. Of course the more you're invested, the more your vote worth. I'm now averaging around 5-10 per day, from curation, sometimes more. Let's see if I had invested more initially, that would have been close to 2-5K in that time, way more than double my investment, which with higher prices could easily be 10x the investment. Go Hive, Go!
That sounds like a real decent return indeed, but indeed this is what you say because of the amount of your stack.
Literally my investment has been like $100 on hive and a bit more in splinterlands in ALL of crypto, so no complaints at all as it is just money that I never had.
But yeahh..go hive go! cheerleading squad!
Yes, I did make a few purchases of hive in the last year during the dip opportunities. I remembered kicking myself when the price was high for not dropping a few hundred into it, so made sure I did so a few times when I had a little extra cash on hand. It has more than paid for itself so far.
Hello, I'm a bit new here but i got curious after reading your comment, regarding investing in Hive how can one go about it?
Well, I'm certainly no expert. If you search you will find many better explanations.
It may vary depending on what country you are in. Here in the U.S. it's a bit more painful due to some credit cards not allowing direct purchase from a Wallet like Coinbase. Here's a post I did on a careless mistake to avoid!
There's several other more instructional posts out there by more knowledgeable folks, I just kind of worked my way through it after reading a bunch of them. Start with some small amounts first to be sure you've got your method documented.
All right thank you so much, I'll go through your post.
In the past I took long breaks from Hive. Now I regret it. But at least now I intend to stay for good. I like current prices because for now I want to gather more hive so lower prices are better for that.
No reason for breaks. Just keep em going and it will be so rewarding