KNOWING HOW TO WRITE IS NOT ENOUGH TO STRIVE ON HIVE || NEWBIES GUIDE
𝖣𝖾𝗌𝗂𝗀𝗇𝖾𝖽 𝗎𝗌𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖼𝖺𝗇𝗏𝖺
Before joining Hive, I always assumed that I needed to be a good writer in order to survive. I looked down at myself because I was insecure about my English skills. I thought Hive wouldn't be a good fit for me because I'm not a writer, but I've realised Hive isn't just for writers. In fact, being an excellent writer does not guarantee success on Hive.
It's very simple, and everything depends on how well you follow instructions...
Many people fail despite how simple and straightforward this is. Unlike when I first arrived at Hive, there are now a plethora of materials available to help newcomers understand what they need to know in order to survive in the ecosystem, as well as initiatives such as The Newbies Initiative and many others. This is why I believe it is very easy to survive here, despite the fact that gaining visibility on Hive requires a lot of hard work.
If you're reading this and believe you're not doing well on Hive because you're not a good writer, I'm afraid you're mistaken. It may not be your content, but the fact that you must have forgotten to do something or, more accurately, that you did not follow simple instructions.
I've mentored a lot of people on Hive, and I've seen people who are doing well and those who aren't. This led me to the conclusion that having excellent writing skills does not matter when it comes to Hive. It may give you an advantage, but without following simple instructions from someone with experience, you will not produce anything useful.
Now it comes to this question...
I've been wondering, why is it so difficult to follow a simple direction? I haven't figured out the answer yet, but it could be because they believe there is a way to cut corners. They do not trust the process or believe the instructions are not as simple as they appear.
Always trust the process, no matter where you are. The shortest route may lead to a dead end or have the most difficult path. All of this comes down to the quote: "A word is enough for the wise."
NOT KNOWING SOMETHING DOES NOT MEAN YOU CANNOT LEARN IT?
This is for those who feel justified in believing that they do not need to improve their writing skills. If you're not good at writing, that doesn't mean you can't improve. Learning leads to development and growth, which is what defines us as humans.
I would not have gotten to this point if I had not been willing to learn, improve, and most importantly, follow instructions. So, instead of feeling at ease at whatever point you find yourself, be driven to learn.
CURIOSITY AND ASKING QUESTIONS WOULD SAVE A LOT OF STRESS.
Unfortunately, not everyone would arrive at Hive with a mentor and would most likely be unfamiliar with Hive's rules and instructions. This is where curiosity and questioning come into play.
If you don't understand or know what to do, it's perfectly fine to ask questions or leave a comment on someone else's post instead of doing whatever you think is right. The person you meet may have the solution, but if you don't ask, you'll never know.
INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS ARTICLE
Today, someone told me that he believes a lady would do well on Hive because she was a writer before joining Hive, and I realised how many writers I had trained about Hive had left Hive. It occurred to me that the majority of the people I've brought into Hive who are doing well were never writers before Hive, and I had to investigate why this was the case. This is what led me to realise that it all comes down to following simple instructions.
Others may have given up for a variety of reasons, likely looking for shortcuts and growing impatient with the procedure. They may have even believed they could try to game the system by shitposting and paraphrasing online content in the hope that everything would work out, but that is definitely NOT what will happen.
LAST WORDS & ADVICE
This content contains a sufficient message, in my opinion. If you feel this post touches, hits, or calls for adjustment, you already know what you need to do. Simply do the right thing...
WHO IS STARSTRINGS01
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Starstrings01, also known as Giftedhands, attends the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta to study Mechatronics Engineering. He is a lover of the hive, a guitarist from Nigeria, and a student.
His ambition on Hive is to be more than just an ordinary blogger; he wants to be someone with a purpose. That's why he started the newbies initiative @newbies-hive to help guide and support newbies. Please follow the @newbies-hive curation trail by clicking here.
He tries to juggle education with being active on the chain, but his love and passion for Hive keep him on track..
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