August Hive Power Up Day Delegations


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I don't know if Mercury is in retrograde or where the planets are (not) aligned but it seems that everyone is dealing with RL issues. Regular readers, I'm sure, have been wondering about why it's half way through the month before announcing this month's Hive PUD delegations. I don't do the blame game, but rather, I explain, as Traci has done. Anyway, it really is a case of two things: keeping promises - better late than never.


Now, to the business at hand:

August Hive Power Up Day Delegations

So, without (much) further ado, our usual delegations to redfish, two of whom participated in this month's edition of #HivePUD. Yes, you guessed it, there were slim pickings again this month.

For those not familiar with what I do each month after Power Up Day: I delegate 100 Hive to 3 participating accounts.

Why I do this?

As I always say:

It's a combination of paying it forward and walking the talk. I remember what it's like to be a redfish and I remain forever grateful to the folk who supported me in those steemy early and confusing days on the blockchain. That's not to say I'm an expert now. I most definitely am not and my relative "success" on the Hive blockchain has been a combination of trial and error (quite a lot!) as well as learning by osmosis. A lot of all three...and at the risk of repeating myself, the help of good folk who cared enough to look out for noobs.

Nearly five years ago, when I started my cryptoblogging journey onboarding and support initiatives were few and far between. I am delighted that there are now several and I'm thrilled to be able to play a little role in helping people to hang around on Hive.

August Power Up Day

If you don't know what happens on Hive Power Up Day and how accounts stand to gain, read @traciyork's Power Up Day post and join next month?

A reminder about my delegations - if you didn't follow the link...

Each month, I set aside 300 HP that I delegate an equal share among three accounts that meet the basic Power Up Day Criteria.

In my case, though, and given my focus on redfish, the accounts must also be -

  • be less than 6 months old
  • have at least two qualifying posts since the previous power up day.
    Posts that qualify must have 200 words or more and exclude posts for Power Up Day, and Actifit.
    As a reminder, the reason I added the second criterion is because -
    Hive is a social blockchain: it's for socialising, ruminating and just generally hanging out.
  • a reputation of less than 61
  • not more than 500 HP in their accounts before they power up - both on the first of the month

Qualifying accounts for August

As I mentioned, this month, there were only two qualifying accounts. Remember, they must also comply with my additional criteria -

  • have at least two qualifying posts since the previous power up day, i.e. since June 1st;
  • that the posts do have 200 words or more (in English - because I'd like to be able to engage...) and
  • exclude posts for Power Up Day, and Actifit.

The third account to which we're delegating is a real noob and was an account which Traci helped to power up this month.

The accounts that receive 100HP for 21 days are:

@jellyvine, @sherline and @mclynchy

Evidence of August Delegation - @fionasfavourites

Here is proof of my delegations:


So, I have sent 100HP delegations each to @jellyvine, @sherline and @mclynchy's wallets and which will be theirs to use for the next 21 days.

But that's not all

Remember that in addition to the delegations, @jellyvine, @sherline and @mclynchy have both been added to my fanbase and receive a daily 100% upvote (when my mana remains above 90%); I also ask @ginabot to notify me each time they post. If I have an opportunity, I pop over and have a gander and occasionally weigh in on whatever the post may be about. Oh, and if I've got less than 90% mana, and the autovot hasn't happened, I will manually upvote.


A last word - or two

Thanks as always to @traciyork, @victoriabsb and @hivebuzz for all the hard work they do each month - and around the blockchain, generally. Speaking of whom, and if you're looking for reasons to post, why not participate her twice-yearly Hive Blog Posting Month. There are great prompts and, best of all, the benefits of posting each day.

Thanks too, to @doze for the super Hive graphics that he develops and shares for us all to use. Do check out his posts and perhaps drop by and show some Hive love.

Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa

Photo: Selma

If this post might seem familiar, it's because I'm doing two things:

  • re-vamping old recipes. As I do this, I am adding them in a file format that you can download and print. If you download recipes, buy me a coffee. Or better yet, a glass of wine....?
  • and "re-capturing" nearly two years' worth of posts.
I blog to the Hive blockchain using a number of decentralised appplications.
  • From Wordpress, I use the Exxp Wordpress plugin. If this rocks your socks, click here or on on the image below to sign up.

  • Join Hive using this link and then join us in the Silver Bloggers' community by clicking on the logo.

Original artwork: @artywink
  • lastly, graphics are created using partly my own photographs, images available freely available on and Canva.


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Better late than never. It takes nothing away from the awesomeness of this initiative these three great ladies do. Congratulations to the three receiptants 🎉


Thank you so much @fionasfavourites 😊 I'll enjoy the delegated HP as I should. Greatly appreciate your initiative in helping newbies like me. 🤍