Newbie Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Starting On Hive.
As with joining every new platform so many of us tend to make errors and mistakes, have expectations and sometimes even abuse those platforms. Quite a number of newbies and even stale users are guilty of amking decisions and actions taht would flaw and affect their reputation an future use of platforms as kind and welcoming as Hive and I hope this post sort gives newbies some understanding into some things they should do more or probably stay away from to have a great time here.
Hive isn't a get rich quick scheme or platform but can get you rich quick.
A common misconception about Hive and so many platforms out there that are truly helpful is that they are mistaken for get rich quick platforms and after about a couple weeks on Hive and votes aren't coming in like they do with the big accounts, seem users tend to stop their activities on Hive and look elsewhere. I was guilty of this at first as well, but what was different was that in my period of inactivity, I still lurked around trying to figure what made the big accounts special and what made their content well appreciated. Understanding that Hive like every good thing requires patience, consistency and giving your all made me return and focus more on content than whatever reward comes after.
Hive is A Social Platform, Be Social:
Okay, here's something quite a number of Hive users struggle with and I really don't blame them because I too have been there. Being social and interactive isn't something so many of us love to do. Before joining Hive, I was pretty active on Facebook and Instagram but I only just view posts, read, like and move on to the next. However, Hive is quite different. To get recognition you need to be truly social and engaging. Reading a post you found interesting isn't enough, dropping comments on such posts will make the creator realise their work is noticed and they can either improve on it, and also it makes others notice you. Most Hive users get to know other Hive users through comments and if the commenting account creates great content, then they'd most definitely have a follow and support from other users.
There are Several Ways To Earn On Hive
Most newbies probably don't know but, but earning on Hive isn't restricted to only making posts on random topics. I got to know later there were so many other ways to earn from and I honestly wish I had known earlier. For example you can earn second layer tokens like $LEO, $POSH, $CTP, $BRO etc on Hive by either making posts in associated communities, using tags, sharing your content on Twitter or delegating some $Hive to certain accounts. You can also earn some other tokens like $SPS and $SPT by creating contents and playing games on Splinterland, and also earn $SPK and $LARYNX from video creation platform on Hive like Threespeak. There are so many ways, you just have to find them.
I hope this information help newbies focus on their growth and development on Hive faster and realise that Hive is bigger and more than what it appears to be.