September Hive Power Up Day
The seasons are tuning and summer is supposed to be approaching in South Africa. It doesn't feel like it. The winter - especially mine - of discontent continues.
The significance of six - abandoned
I kept on saying:
Because I turned 60 in February, I had every intention that this milestone would determine the amount of Hive I'd be powering up each month until next February.
However, because I have had a number of unplanned expenses I have had to power down. I stopped the power down at the beginning of this month, but I may have to start another if my day job doesn't pick up significantly.
Back to Hive Power Up Day business
The Power of Three
From July 2022 - three qualifying redfish that meet
my our criteria and the basic PUD criteria (read about it here and below) will get delegations of:
300 HP for 21 days
Hive Power Up Day
Why I - and now my fellow collaborators - do this
We all have great empathy for noobs and redfish, and that's what lies behind this contribution to #HivePUD. Here's the rundown:
After all the numbers are done and official winners announced -
We delegate 900 HP, shared equally - that's 300HP per account - among three accounts that meet the basic Power Up Day Criteria as well as these additional criteria. They must:
- 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.
- have a reputation of less than 61
- have not more than 500 HP in their accounts before they power up - both on the first of the month
What if no accounts qualify?
As I always say, I don't make decisions on my own, so if, as has happened in the past, there are "slim pickings", I will be working via Traci with the @ocd team to make selections and will keep an eye out for those accounts that fall into the Silver Bloggers' league and who have joined that community. If there are no Silver Bloggers who meet the criteria, we will look for accounts that have been identified either as part of the @lovesniper curation initiative or as part of @zakludick's Busy Bees. We will also, because of our declared bias, look for accounts that are either subscribers to the Silver Bloggers Community, or who fit that profile.
Of course, that's not all
Remember that in addition to the delegations, these accounts are added to my fanbase and receive a daily 100% upvote (if my voting power is still more than 90%; if it's not, I do try to pop over, but RL sometimes gets in the way). This is also why I ask @ginabot or my bot F.R.I.D.A.Y to notify me each time they post. If I have an opportunity, I pop over, have a gander and occasionally weigh in on whatever the post may be about. If you haven't had a vote, I then give a manual vote.
Remember, too -
Lightening does strike twice:
If you participate in this #hivepud and you still meet the criteria, you will go into this month's pot again, and stand another chance to receive a second delegation. It's happened before. I promise.
I have you powered up today? Have you?
As I have already said, there's no significance attached to the amount I've powered up. Just that I did. Power up. And here's proof:
Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa
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