Newbies: Why Do My Posts Keep Getting Low Curations On The Hive?? Read This To Get Answers

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Guy Denning.jpegAre you frustrated?

Do you ever get annoyed or frustrated when you go through a lot of stress to write a post and it still doesn't get properly curated. You sometimes wonder why some authors seem to be rewarded a lot of tokens each time they post but when you do it feels like your post is invisible.

If you've ever had this thought and it's been eating you up, rest easy because I've come to your rescue. I'll be giving you a little of some of the things I've observed so far that has helped a lot of authors in getting proper and high Curations. A few of this things are;

Quality Contents

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Most authors after joining the Hive are so eager to get their posts out there for other Hivers to engage in and also so they'll start earning a lot of tokens. That is a very wonderful and smart thing to do but there's really something you have to understand. Posts are curated based on their quality!

Now what do I mean by that?.
It is a well know fact that they're a lot of authors here in the Hive and they're so many posts to curate and very few people to curate them. These curators look out for quality posts to curate, posts that are very relatable, well drafted, educational contents, Hive changing posts, post that will leave you in awe after you read them. There's no partiality or favouritism, it's only normal logic, hardwork always pays off at the end. No matter how many posts you post in a day, if it doesn't meet up to the standard expected of the Hive, it'll keep getting low upvotes and they'll be nothing you can do about it.

Your vocabulary, creativity, play with words and visuals are also an added advantage. Would you read a post that wasn't well written?, I'm sure you'll probably stop halfway and say "This post makes no sense or This author needs more work". That's how it is when other people read your post, if the visual is good they'll be propelled to read, after reading, they'll want to leave a very good upvote to encourage the author.

Learn From Other Authors

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Since I came into the Hive I've read a lot of posts and I've already gotten to know some of the best authors in the Hive. Most days I just explore, reading these authors posts and learning a thing or two from them. You'll not earn if you'll not learn. There's actually no rush, my advice to newbies is to first explore the hive, engage exhaustively on posts and follow authors you feel you can learn a thing or two from, authors who's post you can easily relate to, authors who'll help you improve on your blogging.

I didn't know I could really write until I joined the Hive and with each passing day I've learnt to become a better writer, authors like @mineopoly, @samsmith1971, @alekst7 have taught me a lot and each time I read their posts I still feel like I have a lot to still learn. Each week on the #pob-wotw contest started by @calumam and continued by @scholaris, they keep mesmerizing me with their entries. I hope to be like them when I grow up, lol.

Use The Right Tags

gd-blog-hashtags-animation_1280x800_opt.gifUse The Right Tags

This is very necessary when posting. Most authors make the mistake of posting and using hastags that aren't in any way related to what they're posting. When this happens they tend to get downvoted and that is bad. When posting make sure to use relevant hashtags so your posts will be visible and it'll reach the right set of audience

Be consistent

images (3).pngBe Consistent

Consistency is key in anything you do. I always believe in growth, as the popular saying rome wasn't built in a day. So don't expect you'll start getting all the good comments and high upvotes just like that. No, no, you'll have to work hard to earn it, when I say hard I don't mean you'll be doing some hard building labour like carry cements or making building blocks, haha, that's not what I meant.

The hard work here is just to make proper research where necessary, get hold of your phone or tab or system and legit take your time to draft out something that'll wow everyone. It's not biggie, just look for things that'll inspire you, when you find them don't let them go, lol, hold on to them and make a quality post.

You might still not get the desired upvotes at first but the more consistent you become you'll see how you'll grow from there.

Stake Your Tokens

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Now I know you're wondering what staking has to do with getting more upvotes. Wonder no more, because staking is a very important part of the whole Hive process. I normally say "The more you stake, the more you make".

When you stake you have more curation power and your Curation rewards are higher, isn't that great??..You get a chance to curate other authors post and at the same time earn!.

I think that is fair enough, but that's not even the point. The point is the more you stake you account becomes more visible and you'll get the chance to receive more upvotes when you post.

These are just a few of the things you can do to earn more tokens and smile.
Newbies can apply this few tips and see how helpful it'll be.

By the way I want to recommend y'all to some contests that are happening right now. Do well to join

Pob-wotw by @calumam and @scholaris

Random Thought Of The Day Contest by @elricmoonslayer

POBTALK hosted by @vempromundo.pob

Let Our Picture Tell Your Story by @sofs-su

A Tale of Two Pizzas by @dibblers.dabd

ProofofBrain photo contest by @friendlymoose

POBstreet with @onealfa and @insight.pob

Thank you for taking time to read this!!!


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Great article Chinco. nailed it! If there are any newbies reading this then look out for my monthly contest too on Hive aimed specifically at those who have joined in the 2 months prior 😊 You can put yourself in with a chance to win proof of brain tokens :-)

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Jeez!! 😨 I failed to mention about your own contest..It's one of the best chance for newbies to engage and get to be seen..

Newbies do well to [email protected] so you'll be updated about her contest


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I find this post very useful to me and everyone, and I did enjoy reading every single beat of it.

Thanks for the enlightenment @chincoculbert

Stay cool!


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I'm glad you did find it very useful
Thanks for the reblog!!!

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You're most welcome dear friend @

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Sure..I look forward to engaging with you more on this platform.
I see you're a poet.. looking forward to a poem of yours

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Yeah, I write poetry, and I'm into photography as well. Thanks! I look forward to reading your Posts as well @chincoculbert

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Wow..a combination of poetry and photography is something magical.
With time you will bro

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@chincoculbert, yeah, thanks a lot brother. I do post occasionally, and do more of readings and comments. I've already followed you too, I look forward to seeing some of your posts soon or later.
Stay cool!

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I agree with you @chincoculbert,

You are really getting the hang of this and I hope some new comers in Hive will stick with it like you did.

Most days I just explore, reading these authors posts and learning a thing or two from them. You'll not earn if you'll not learn. There's actually no rush...

Balancing is just as important as consistency. I guess people come to the platform expecting to make money and forget to have fun. As a result no one knows who they are or what they are writing. They see pennies at most and want to give up.

You have done well to follow proofofbrain authors and learn. Your writing is continually improving. One idea in the future is to write a post giving very specific examples of how to improve writing.

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You are really getting the hang of this and I hope some new comers in Hive will stick with it like you did.

I hope they will too

Balancing is just as important as consistency. I guess people come to the platform expecting to make money and forget to have fun. As a result no one knows who they are or what they are writing. They see pennies at most and want to give up.

Yeah that's a fact, engage and have fun doing it, that's one of the best principles of the Hive.

Thank you, I'm looking forward to the day I'll make that post

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Its not always about quality content. Some people vote based on whether or not the liked what you have to say. You can make a high quality post about a turd sandwich recipe, that doesn't mean your gonna get upvotes.

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If you read closely I also stated that a quality post is one that is relatable. If they liked what you had to say it means they could easily relate to it.

Thanks for sharing your views 😌

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I can add 2 more points here:

  1. Make your post in the right community on Hive
  2. Engage with people to get acknowledged, you have to be on the follow list of others.

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You eqaully on point , and with this additional point it give more light and understanding. U see inlife nobody is iland of knowledge we are all learner ..


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Thank you!!
Those are great points. Without engagement, people won't follow you..so it all balls down to engagement.

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Wow is sweet one though and you have said it all, if matter understanding and consistent alsoby following the right authors that wil enhanced your understanding and way forward for the betterment of the hive and the starting user..


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Thank you my friend for making out time to educate us on how to earn through posting and staking.
Nice article, please keep it up!


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I'm glad you took out time to read this too. I promised I was going to show you around, I'm glad I'm able to do just that.
Thank you!

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Excellent! This is an enlightening post for newbies and old users alike. You just about covered the nitty-gritty of blogging on hive and producing quality contents.

Your formatting is neat and exquisite, making your post easy to read. Well done! 🙂

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Excellent! This is an enlightening post for newbies and old users alike. You just about covered the nitty-gritty of blogging on hive and producing quality contents.

I'm glad I was able to do just that, I'm hoping Hivers get to learn a thing or two and apply it.

Your formatting is neat and exquisite, making your post easy to read. Well done! 🙂

You'll make my head swell oh my favorite story teller. Thank you for reading this and rebloging!!🥺

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Wow, thank you so much for sharing. I'm new here and still thinking of how to start and keep up but with this article,I can take a step forward.

However, this platform is best to help improve content writing skill; the encouraging aspect is, the more you improve on your content,the more you earn.


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Hey, welcome to the Hive, I'm looking forward to your introduction post so I'll get to know more about you. Yes, with this post you can actually take a step forward and write something.
If there's anything else you don't understand you can ask me or any of the other authors.

Yes you're getting the drill around here.
Thank you for reading this!

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Thank you, I look forward to getting assistance when I need.

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Those are some great suggestions :) They should also look at joining some interesting communities :)
!PIZZA

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Yes!!.. joining communities will help a great deal. Thank you for sharing your opinion.

Thanks for the Pizza

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if you're going to write a post giving people advise on what to do on Hive, it would be really good of you'd use properly obtained and cited images on the post.

Google is a search engine. While its search results display images, those images are not for you to use unless you go to the source and actually have permission to use them. Using images from Google is swiping images from others.

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Excellent points you have there, engagements is another vital part that shouldn’t be overlooked. As a Newbie, you should learn to engage with other people both on their posts and in the discord group.

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Yes you're right, the Hive is moving on engagement, the more engagements you make, the more visible you are.

Thanks for reading this

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