How to get shit done you don't want to do

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Was talking to a friend of mine who has been struggling to stick with things and remain focused. Specifically, trying to post on a regular basis despite rewards and engagement.

When I got on this blockchain on July 1st, 2017 my first post didn't even make 3 cents.

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In fact most of my first posts literally made $0.00.

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I used to joke about anytime I posted it would go in a black hole.

The truth is, social media is hard. Most people in social media don't get anywhere regardless of how hard they try. Hive is the easiest social media I have ever seen. No where you can be so successful in such a short amount of time. A lot of authors make $10-100 on their first post here. If you have done social media long enough, you realize it probably will take you 3 years before you see $100 combined.

So why do people complain?

Typically they want more, but I think the largest factor is when they see others making way more.

There is no grand secret to social media, it's just hard work. There are a few key things though.

  • Offer value
  • Consistency
  • Network

That's really all there is to social media. While all three of these are critical to success, the first two are the most important.

Offer Value

While I have been extremely successful here on Hive, you will rarely ever see me make a post talking about me or asking for something. I almost always write in a way that I offer people who spend time reading my posts benefit from. Even during Hivefest when I launched Hive Punks, I didn't spend time trying to sell it to people, I wanted to offer something more valuable, how I did it. I always try to not waste anyone's time and respect the fact they spent time reading what I have to write. This to me is probably the only secret to social media.

Consistency

You can't expect to get anywhere if you post for a few days and then leave for 3 months because the rewards are not good enough. It takes time to grow an audience and even more to keep it. You have to be consistent to keep an audience. I agree it is hard work, and I personally hate writing and I suck at it. When I got on this blockchain, I decided I would post every day. I challenged myself to do just that for a year. Up until recently, I never stopped.

Network

When new users ask me how to get exposure here, I always tell them to network with other people who have similar interest. Find active communities that like the things you want to talk about. This is very important on Twitter, Facebook, or any other Web 2.0 social media and even here on Hive. Spend time meeting people, talk about what interest them, offer value, don't shove yourself in their face, just be human. While a lot of networking on Hive is done in Discord, I can't stress how important it is to comment on others posts so everyone can see and interact with it.

I have spent a lot of time reading, listening, and watching content on productivity and just getting shit done. No amount of it actually makes it easy, it's real work, hard work. There are no secrets to it, but there are ways to make it easier and more manageable.

I started a Workflow Series a long time ago with many tips. You can find them by going to /created/workflowseries if you want to read more about these tricks.

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There is no hidden secret in any of these posts, but they may help guide you to do shit you don't want to do.


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Networking here is hard due to the catch-22 of some topics being under represented so people stick to the popular topics BUT I’ve managed to find some amazing people and that alone makes it worthwhile

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That is true and it is a numbers game there. We simply need more people to fill in the holes that comes from having under represented topics.

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The holes that arise are topics that don't pay well. And as long as there are topics that pay well, these holes will continue to exist. Regardless of the number of participants.
But it's good that there are exceptions)..


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I disagree. People are going to be drawn by what they like. There will be others filling in with larger amounts of people.

Many are on the traditional social media and not get paid but still doing it anyway.

Plus the overlooked topics simply need to form communities and tokenize it. There is the ability for anyone to create a token and develop tokenomics for that community.

There is more to Hive than just the base layer.

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That's one of the many things that I think gets fixed with "more users".

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Oh I know what you mean, STEM is a very under talked about topic and I run a STEM community. It is the result of being a small community as a whole. It's also why I feel like the solution to most of our problems is getting more users onboard.

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Just needs to be the right users - the last thing we need is an increase in spam. This is why I don't talk about the SEO benefits of being on here! ;)

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Of course, but there is no way to choose who comes here. There are tools to deal with it though.

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The fun thing is that if you manage to find the people interested in the same topics, you can have a great time.

Or a terrible time.

When a topic is popular, it's hard to find the great people. When a topic is not popular, it's easy to find the great people.. if there are any.

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Great advice! And, so true. I can relate to you and to your friend who is struggling to post. On another note, i have been reflecting in relation to my new leo post and i recalled that it was you who inspired me to do my first crypto purchase with my cash back in the day. I think it was on Steem that time you suggested users buy because it was your birthday! If i recall correctly, and i am not making up a good story! Lol

Always appreciate inspiration! Thnx for another encoraging post Mark!

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Amazing how we can get influenced by others.

It is a good reminder to keep pushing ahead. We never know how we might influence/inspire another.

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Boom!!!

This nailed it. How come people think Hive is any different than the other traditional social media platforms. They expect instant success here while, as you pointed out, on the other platforms it is years to get even a miniscule amount of cashflow generated.

Showing how you struggled early is a great example. But what is also there is the fact you did get a few tokens coming in, something that would not happen on Youtube until you had a thousand followers and thousands of hours of views.

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Showing how you struggled early is a great example. But what is also there is the fact you did get a few tokens coming in, something that would not happen on Youtube until you had a thousand followers and thousands of hours of views.

I firmly believe 80-90% of YouTubers and other social media users won't make $100 in a year, or even 2 or 3.

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That's actually true. Before Joining Hive, I had spent a lot of time on various focet sites, survey sites where it literally took months to get 5$ lol. Hive is already giving wonderful opportunity to everyone especially for users of less developed or developing countries where people work more than 8 hrs and hardly earn 100$ per month. It take time build things here but that's totally worth it. 😊🙏
!PIZZA

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I agree with you.
For a guy like me who is earning less than $230 a month for a 9 to 5 job, Hive is something which provides me with a chance to earn extra income and save it.
I had worked in so many online things but never succeeded. I even lost my investments.
But getting to Hive is I think a best decision for me.

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Yeah me too, also lost investment into various ponzi schemes on Internet, most of earn online schemes are just waste of time. But there is nothing like Hive. Hive Blockchain has immense potential and wonderful opportunities, one just need to be patient and consistent. Moreover Hive is a lifetime opportunity so it's better to invest yourself wholeheartedly into it. 😊
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Your projection might be a little low on that. I would guess that 5% of the YouTubers might make that amount.

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I struggled and still do but it's people like you that add value for all of us. Eventually we get a nice and very motivating vote to push forward upon. I'm always curating as much as I can regardless of how I feel about the subject matter but I don't carry enough weight to move the needle for a lot of authors. Next bear market will my time to do that.

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We keep passing it one. There is a lot developing on Hive. People who remain consistent and motivated will end up benefitting.

We can usurp the traditional social media in rewards very easily. IF the number if $100 in a few years, even in HE tokens someone can amass that.

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that would be insane! I will be onboard

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It is super easy to forget that Hive is a social media platform. To be successful here, we need to follow and implement social engagement techniques. Spot on. Consistency is key.

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Thank you for the advice; as n new here at Hive, I am also looking for such tips and advice. This is my first time joining a platform like this and doing blogging. I hope to learn and explore more here. What a lovely and catchy topic.

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Very accurate what you say....
Especially in being consistent, posting every day or almost every day, I'm sure it can be hard work, we must balance it with our family activities or bad days, but the secret is to enjoy it.
Sometimes it makes me sleep late or watch TV but I remember that I have a commitment with hive and the people who vote for me, which I value their effort....
So, I see the positive side and I enjoy writing, posting colors, having people leave me a comment, I also enjoy commenting and meeting people... By the way, you don't write as bad as you say hahaha you should try to talk more often about what you think or what happens to you.... I like to see the human side of people.... Happy day to you 🙂⭐️

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Offering value is a very important thing here in Hive in my opinion. I really appreciate those posts that help the community and the idea of just simply giving. On the other hand, without consistency and a very strong network you can't do much thing indeed.

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Lol, those initial posts.
It tells us how much one can succeed putting his trust on this platform.
I would like to know, have you invested from outside in Hive or you just earned all of it here?

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I would like to know, have you invested from outside in Hive or you just earned all of it here?

Both

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I see.
Since I didn't have any savings so I relied only on earning here and I am happy to have earned some Hive :)

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Very well explained. I’m here since 2018, and only this summer, I started to see the fruits. Thank you @themarkymark for all your support. I will show this article to my friend who wants to start blogging here but doesn’t understand how things work, and how long it would take her to grow. She is about to make her first post, it’s so exciting:-)

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So why do people complain?
Typically they want more, but I think the largest factor is when they see others making way more

Sadly, this makes me disappointed whenever I hear some of my onboarders complain Hive is stressful.

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Really, why do they complain? Or its Just human nature, lol. Isn't the opportunity that Hive is giving us enough? People spend hours on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram doing silly things and gossip. Here on Hive we could actually do something valuable. !lol !PIZZA

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Right now the community here is small, so the "exposure" for the amount of work is less versus, say, TikTok, but as it grows so will the spotlight. Just takes time.

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How much do people get paid on TikTok?

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This is less than the 1%.

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Not everyone is out there looking for direct revenue remember. Has anyone measured the traffic they get from Hive? I even get good traffic from instagram even though they only added clickable story links recently.

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Actually I should do a post about that at some point.

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Not everyone is out there looking for direct revenue remember.

For sure, it's not a valid comparison for everyone, my point is solely for those who talk about rewards here.

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This is so ironic, they spend hours on social media but can’t give the same energy to Hive because they feel it’s stressful. 🤦‍♂️

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Not only that...they would also be so much better off had they just spend time doing the same things but using Brave instead (thanks BAT).

I think people are confusing "having partial compensations for your pastime" vs. "this is a full time job".

I'd imagine they will find FB, Twitter, etc. stressful too if they could see how much the profiles they were "trolling" were making.

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Great to hear a bit of the back story man. Posting every day for one year was some acheivement and it is a quest that I have started out on, albeit my target was to post every day for one month, and I am on around day 45 now at this stage and going strong.

I agree wholeheartedly about the three pieces of advise that you lay out and it is something I am doing myself these days and it just kind of happened organically.

For anyone starting out though look at those early posts by @themarkymark - he could easily have walked away and said nah, not for me, but he didn't he persevered and has done really well - hats off to you man and thanks for the ongoing support, it really is appreciated.

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you have NOT answered on your topic "How to get shit done you don't want to do". Sorry. You have provoted yourself, but have not given any advise on "How to get shit done you don't want to do"

But you have wrotten another and not related to your title advises.

That means that all voters have not read your post ar all.

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But you have wrotten another and not related to your title advises.

Can you use wrotten in a sentence.

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English is not my native language. You can laughing about my mistake, if you want to...

but my mistake wouldn't erase a discrepancy between your title and text.

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perhaps you didn't read it correctly as English is not your native language.

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So much !PIZZA

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Following you right after I joined hive. Tis post is really helpful hardwork and consistency can help everyone to grow in hive and hive itself. All your points are noted and will try my best to catch up all in near future.

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I think that for some users what overwhelms them the most is to see others with more reward, and not being able to get the same when they try the hardest. My husband always tells me to take it easy hahaha consistency is the best way 😆.

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When i comes here I did not know what to do, but I found my angel who guided me.
And I stick to the plan and until today 90% of my posts are in the same line as you said, come and I got zero in my first post too but I kept sharing and practicing what I knew, doing the homesteading and until today it has worked well and paid me a lot of money for it. In fact, I can sum up that I have a truly honorable reblog that made me visible to some others here, unfortunately not everyone likes trips to the mountains very much, especially when sometimes there are only flowers, mushrooms, plants, animals, fruits and roots to edible and get the freedom financial and

but we are still here so this is a great place to stay, I am glad I was never on the blacklists that were out there, but it has been great to build here a reference library on flora and fauna native to our country, El Salvador , if that is the same one that legalized BTC for the first time in history.

unfortunately for special reasons I cannot write much about it, I prefer to stick to the plan.
by the way I need help I need you to program something to be able to give all my articles the name of my country, El Salvador to make it a reference library, for students when they look for a specific plant or the scientific name of one of them but it is hard rename them all,
Thanks.
Best regard.

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You’ve literally just published the same message with same content that I have been sharing with the new folks I onboarded last week.

Thank you for making it a post here on Hive. I will only have to send them your link rather than me typing these key points on WhatsApp every now and then. 😒

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OG!
My witness vote to you have forever been useful.

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I really need to get shit done. but that's been what I've been saying for the past year haha.
I think I'm only just starting to climb out of this weird place I'm in. Only thing I've managed to maintain is my regular content but got other things I need/want to do.

Sucks feeling so bleh.


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When I started at first, it seemed difficult for me to write and I stopped posting for months. A friend was always telling me to engage and be consistent but I kept giving him excuses. A months ago I challenged myself to post at least once everyday and I am getting used to it.

This post just sounded like you were referring to me because it’s what my friend kept telling me.

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I am a blogger for 12 years now and know how hard it was on web 2.0 to make money with blogging, Hive is not easy either but compared to that we are living in a wonderland here.

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I need to check out "How I made usd 290,000 selling books"

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I totally agree on that part of being consistent on the platform because I register on this platform two years ago and I wasn't seeing the expected results I wanted so I became an on and off user but coming back to the platform two months back had really made changes because I became a regular active hiver posting every day on the platform and I will tell you I have really see changes unlike how I used to be then. I would say consistency matters a lot and also hardwork.

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I haven't been for long on this platform but I have experienced that when I'm active on the platform, commenting, voting and reblogging I get rewarded more than when I'm posting an article so that's why I've been posting less and commenting sharing and liking more.
Maybe it's because my account's still young. Now even though I'll earn nothing I'd still post.
Since it's hard to network here how can I find the right people to network with, because sometimes I feel like I'm hitting a wall?

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Nothing good comes easy. I think people want to make it one day one which rarely happens. Consistency, great interaction and churning quality is very important in thriving over here. I always appreciate authors who take time to come up with quality posts. It ain't easy. I don't post much as writing is not my strong point. Hope people who are not patient enough learn from your story

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nicely put , I find myself struggling with the same issues regards posting . I am so impressed by the amount of dedication and work put into Hive development, I feel duty bound to break through the wall and pick up on my posting.

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I think you hit the high points ;

  • consistency .. can’t be emphasized enough
  • quality.. subjective, but the community will decide
  • connections.. engagement

And as you pointed out the beginning is a lean time when you must believe in yourself to survive no reward posts.

👍

#billiondollarhive

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Thank you so much for the tips! I've been on hive not long at all, and it sometimes seems I'm either not putting effort or it's misdirected.
I get to learn from posts like this.

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I still have posts that don't make much and the system called me a dolphin... doesn't matter. If it's not seen, it's worthless. A quote I heard today that rings true, "You've never taught until they have learned" - Bill Walton

I have several YouTube channels and I try to never post anything unless there is something to gain from it, whether it be humor or actual edification through education.

I recently helped 2 of my daughters and my sister get an account. I told them to start reading other people's posts and comment on them with substance before posting anything themselves. I also told them to not post anything until they had earned enough to promote their posts. That's what I did when I started on Hive in February this year. I'm no big shot, but I do have a couple business degrees. Promotion will help gain attention. Consistent commenting and promotion of content will gain consistent followers, as I've seen.

You're spot on in this post and your upvotes demonstrate the value others perceive within it and in you. It's street cred and post value combined. Keep em coming 😀

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Five $0.00's in a row, what were you thinking after number 5? I had several $0.00's.., it was a great initiation ritual.

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I remember those zeros 🤣 But no, they are not missed! A wonderful set of friends makes all the difference in getting eyes on posts ❤️

!PIZZA

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Social media is hard, as far as getting established and developing a following goes.

And yes, consistency and adding value is key.

The thing I sometimes find a little baffling is that some seem to come here with almost a sense of entitlement, like somehow posting oh Hive makes them exempt from doing the work it takes to get somewhere... Not how it goes!

=^..^=

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I am new here, but I feel this in my life. I am still getting a feel for how things work around here but what you posted brings true for life and not just for life on ecency, hive, etc.
Comparing ourselves to others is the thief of joy. This is true whether it be with blogging or momming. Providing things of value will be worthwhile to yourself even if others don't initially see it. I can be happy with what I post if it is of value to me. I will be glad i put it out there, and hopefully it will be of value to someone else. This reminds me of some advice i gave to my daughter the other day- be who you are and people who like the true you will find you and love you and then you can always be yourself. If you are always fake with other people, you will have to maintain that persona to keep those friends/followers, but you will never be happy because you were never YOU. Thanks for posting, I will check out your other stuff as well.

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I agree networking is all. GM!

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Great tips, and once again I got reminded this week that engagement really pays off. I've been lacking engagement for a while due to health reasons for a while, but also just not finding the energy to do so. Heck, I even had trouble publishing one piece of content each day.

Personally, I had to break a cycle of feeling stuck. Your post has some valuable tips though!

Thanks for sharing..

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Good points. I have been here since August 2016. I have written about the same things all the time - mostly. My journal posting of daily activity and orchids and flowers I find attract only passing interest - maybe a dollar. Needs a bit less of the I and more value. That is hard to do in a daily journal. But if I inspire one person every now and then - job done.

Yet my wallet balance is substantial. Paid to blog is working

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Fantastic post. I agree 100 percent with everything you said.

Today was my 848th straight day posting at least one post.

And yes it has not always been easy.

But this week I for the first time went over $60 for a video post. Yes the price of Hive has something to do with that. And the one whale that seems to like my videos. @rocky1.

Anyone reading this, it takes, as @themarkymark said, time, persistence, showing up everyday.

Find something you love. Write about it.

Mine is the markets for my typed blog posts and anything and everything about being alive for my videos.

If I had to give only one piece of advice.

Show up everyday.

Bradley

P.s. first time I think I commented on one of your post.

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You are right.
I always encourage my family and people around me to be part of this great community.

I'm blessed with your post,thank you for sharing.

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Consistency and a little bit of luck goes a long way in building an audience and income from writing. Great post and I can relate to it. I also have a non-hive blog that has earned me nothing for years… it just never took off. Yet, the topic I fell into on Hive (after a long hiatus), Splinterlands, has turned into something very lucrative to write about here!

“Just keep writing” is what I tell people. !PIZZA

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This is so awesome, look how far you have come! Great work! I joined Steem back in July of 2017 and did not earn anything too much until this year! Last year was pretty nice as well but this year has been the best for me! I posted usually every day - sometimes 2 posts a day, unless something odd was going on and I missed a day or so. I think people, in particular, Splinterlands players on Hive have it made compared to a few years ago. Splinterlands has a few weekly contests in which they can receive upvotes and rewards! Plus, if they use 3speak often the players will receive an upvote from 3speak and me - which is then followed by a nice Splinterlands upvote! Many have really appreciated Hive and gotten into it like @drab587 and others who now love Hive and all it has to offer!

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Valid points and you speak from experience, an experience I also know well. Persistence and adding value is key.

Can't believe it has been this long. I remember having you on the show when you were first starting buildawhale. Onward and upward my man!!!

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Network is definitely an important factor. As a bonus you gain friends in the community who will support you no matter what. A good example is what happened to me when I lost access to my account which I worked hard on for years consistently. I started again with my wife's account recently and was overwhelmed with the support. It is just a matter of not giving up and continue doing what you love doing.

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I try to talk about myself in a way that benefits others. It’s a fun balance.

You sure did turn things around. I saw this dude putting videos on 3speak getting 0.00 on every post, posting 4-5 times a week…realized he’s posting everywhere (YouTube etc. FOR YEARS) with no results. I told him he should try interacting a bit….no reply hah

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Consistency is indeed an important factor. Its hard to understand what your network values and only consistency can help you tune your creations.
I am always amazed how posts that takes me more effort (mostly in the chess community) are gaining less rewards than the easier to write posts. I guess my audience feels when I have more fun posting.

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Typically they want more, but I think the largest factor is when they see others making way more.

Yeah! but the even way largest humongous factor is when they exactly realize why the hell others are making way more. };)

That's really all there is to social media. While all three of these are critical to success, the first two are the most important.

I strongly disagree! The third is obviously the most important in social media. Your network, network, network, networking... Just ask to the big honchos why they are making way more. LoL

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I strongly disagree! The third is obviously the most important in social media. Your network, network, network, networking... Just ask to the big honchos why they are making way more. LoL

Could network all you want, if you don't offer value or post regularlly, it won't mean jack.

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You definitely couldn't be more wrong!

You may be a lot younger than you appear to be. };)

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Punk'd?

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Huh?

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Well, your Gif reply doesn't exactly project confusion. Right? Hahaha

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I have zero control what people sell (or try to sell) their Punks for on the market.

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That's precisely what I said! Network, network, network, networking. Are we now on the same page?

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Nope.

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LoL, you are indeed such a youngster... :)

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I am out of High School.

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Ok, I'm gonna ask you a very serious question now just so you know and realize that I'm not trolling you.

¿Why the heck do you think someone can have the "tupé" of setting such a ridiculous high price to his Punk in the market?

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No clue, some of the prices are higher than the available Hive if you had access to every single one ever printed. People do silly things. Could just be to get his Punk to show first.

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Alright! three more questions/clues for you:

He can do that because:

  1. He offer value?
  2. He has been consistent?
  3. Or just because his perceived network/networking worth?
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Obviously #1.

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Do you realize now how subjective "value" is without a previously consolidated network/networking?

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Huh, he could have joined Hive the day I launched Hive Punks, got the top rarity Punk and demand any price. Would require ZERO networking.

You are stretching, you are stetching hard.

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Forget that he could be a newcomer without relationships and prior thorough knowledge of the platform and its users.

Otherwise he wouldn't have had the balls of exposing himself to shame establishing such a ridiculously high price for his "product" without a previous networking endeavor.

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Tell yourself whatever you like to justify your position.

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Oh boy! it is seen that my logical arguments loaded with humor and irony fly above your head rendering you unable to catch them with a minimum of synderesis.

Just for the record. Neither this user is an upstart/noob as you want to make he looks like as such. Nor he lacks of a bulky & peculiarly opulent network of consolidated networkers either. };)

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Oh boy! it is seen that my logical arguments loaded with humor and irony fly above your head rendering you unable to catch them with a minimum of synderesis.

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Just for the record. Neither this user is an upstart/noob as you want to make he looks like as such. Nor he lacks of a bulky & peculiarly opulent network of consolidated networkers either. };)

Neither of which matter when you have something valuable someone wants.

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Value? value? Something valuable? ¿Value?

Do you still didn't realize how useless the concept of "value" is without a network that previously agreed that something has it?

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Just like every other aspect of life where you have to keep grinding and keep believing that your time will come.

Consistency is the key and also trying to socialize.

Hive is changing lives

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Paylaşım için teşekkürler. Özellikle benim gibi yeni başlayanlar için güzel bir yazı.

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"Offer value...Consistency...Network"
Couldn't agree more.

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Real talk, Man. 💯

I see that picture you are trying to paint, man. 👊🏻👍🏻


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Thank you for such wise advice! I personally struggle with finding ideas to talk about rather than the disappointment of a post that didn't get hit. This doesn't help my consistency at all but I am worried BS'ing a post every day or every couple days just would make a lack in quality on my part.

A ton of good advice and great job coming off as human instead of a huge account (Like celebs on twitter, etc) I was lucky to not have a single 0-reward post but I really have to thank @bozz for that over anything else.

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@themarkymark relatable post, according to me i wrote good content but the problem occur with me is inconsistency. I wrote for 3 to 4 month, even get good rewards but due to some personal issues, not able to continue my blog time then became invisible for months but this 'm make promised to myself to remain constant here forever but this 'm really struggling for rewards. with the full hope , 'm again doing hardwork to get sucess in this platform. Thankyou for your amazing post.

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great post . I found out that you can't just post some thoughts. You have to be very descriptive in your posts for people to stay engaged . BTW , I currently own 4-5 of the Hive punks woohoo . Thanks for creating that .

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This is a great write up for newbies like myself. Thank you very much @themarkymark, I am encouraged with this article.

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I hope your grandmother still has that label maker!😀

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This is motivating haha. I've had little success payout-wise which has made it hard to get my Splinterlands guild members active here. Made a community for us and I'm trying to use it to get funds for giveaways and more HP because I personally can't fund it myself much. I've still enjoyed it a lot though. Thanks for the post!

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You said you hate writing. So how do you now get over it? What are the steps you take?

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You said a very wise thing , as always , why are you complaining about hive if no other social gives you these rewards

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I tried to stay committed to blogging on hive and just ended up getting downvoted into oblivion for my views on being prochoice with the vaccine.

My rep is ruined and my curators barely reply to me anymore put of fear of also being downvoted... I have been consistent since 2016.

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when all else fails and they want to get eyes on their post, they can join PYPT on Thursdays at noon EST in the Dreemport discord. Yes, it's back after a hiatus.

Then there is the Dreemport project itself that will help. https://peakd.com/hive-150329/@dreemport/how-do-i-use-dreemport-its-easy-

I think it's a lot easier to get seen now than it was 4 or 5 years ago. Now there are projects actually looking for good contributors.

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This is great advice. As a Hiver who is struggling to get curated, I would try my best to increase my engagement even more.

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Thank you for this advise this is really the best lecture for new users on following everything step by step will really help alot.

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Thank you for this @themarkymark. I find I will sometimes write in bursts for a few days then have a gap of a few days during which I will be curating and engaging (effectively I guess networking but that appears to be a byproduct of my enjoyment in engaging with others on their posts, and my own) 😊. I have found that meaningful engagement and writing quality articles and comments that genuinely connect with people, brings increased social and financial capital in the long run, and always advise people to focus on their enjoyment of what they are doing on Hive, on posting quality, and on connecting with others, if they want to learn and grow here. I also spend a few days each month looking after my own contest for newcomers to Hive. I do miss it when I haven't posted for a couple of days though! I am going to take a look at some of your articles in the workflow series to see if I can add anything to my toolbox of tips, to enable me to get more of my articles out there each week, whilst juggling family life, and curation efforts for a few communities, and without sacrificing quality. I love the art of writing so I tend to put a lot into my pieces. I am always open to learning new things and to constructive advice and critique. It is the only way in which we can truly develop and hone our craft. Thank you for your continued support. It is much appreciated🙏

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I 100% agree that what de-motivates people here is seeing what others are earning in comparison to themselves.

Remember those grinning thumbs up Exyle Selfies? 'here's what I just BBQd' 'Here's a picture of my Dad, we're just going to the cinema' - $30 a pop back when Steem was $0.20.

Presumably if he hadn't have gambled on JS and was still around they'd now be $600 a pop.

That'd be enough to turn anyone off whose grinding in the early days.

But as you say, you have to give it time, and just either not look at those kind of rewards or just suck it up and carry on rather than 'dwelling' on other people's good fortune!

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Envy hurts the one practicing it far worse than anyone else. Take away envy and replace it with gratitude, and things look a lot brighter ❤️

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Even I am new here. I would love to connect to people. But still figuring everything out.

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Excellent production value here! This is something for everyone! The very best way to improve your votes is networking, get to know the community. People listen to the people that listen to them. People also return the favor of time when they see others take time for them. I will be posting soon on a regular basis. Thank you for this topic coverage. !PIZZA PARTY!

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It is rightly said hive is one of the top 1 or 2 easiest you can find.
If I have taken this place a lot serious in the start I will be benefited from it now

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It really takes time and patience. Thank you for this motivation, sir!

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When I joined steemit back in 2017, you reblogged my first post about being a stop motion animator on the platform and it really helped me feel welcome and a part of the community. It gave me the motivation I needed to post more of my work, and to be more involved and active on a new platform, so thank you for that. Glad to see you thriving here on Hive!

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you have to be focused on content and consistency, while many remain focused on profit, this is a very serious mistake because then they will never reach quality and consistency

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Thanks for your motivation. I had a good start here, but I am sure that this will not always continue and that I too will have posts with $0.00 soon.

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Typically, my complaints are not because I see others making $100s. On the contrary, I applause those and know that most of them deserve it!

My issue and frustration as a newbie is when I see shit posts that have no value or any effort put into them by the poster, and yet they have this huge "circle jerks" or powerful voters voting it to the moon.

This place (Hive) should really stop being marketed as if it is a honey pot 🍯.
A strategy that is attracting lots of the "wrong people" in my opinion.

Anyways, thank you for the tips! Showed me some mistakes I'm currently doing, and will correct. 👍

And sorry for commenting 6 days late.

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Shit!! Back then you had 3000 comments. That's mad!!! I haven't seen anything like that of recent.

Reading your keys; offer value, consistency and network. They are more similar the keys I mentioned in one of my old posts: Character, Content and Consistency..

The Character equates to the way one can network and social, content equates to the value to can give to your audience and consistency is still consistency.

You have come along way sir, I could also remember my first year here. It was a struggle. Including my introductory post was about zero and after some time, I left. Somehow, I came back with the mind of giving out all I have and never give up. My consistency has brought me this far and I am glad about it.

Yes, you are right. Hive still remains the easiest social.

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This is actually helpful for people like me... I've been off on Hive for sometime due to the audience issue but this post has really motivated me to keep up with things in here
Well-done champ!

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Why is finding like minded people to chat with considered a chore though??? Isn't that something we naturally fo as human beings?

!PIZZA

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Hiya!

Liked the article & takes sacrifice and hard work to get to the top but its a different kind of rewarding. Would like to share that there are many ways to get through and do hard things or things you don't enjoy.

Start with the mind. Work the mind, its habits & dialogue. Why push the bull when you can ride it?

I for instance use subliminal audios.

Cheers

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