HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGAGEMENT GAME || AN IMPORTANT SKILL FOR EVERY NEWBIE ON HIVE!!! PART 1

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I know how it feels when you're new to the chain and everyone is clamouring for engagement but you don't feel like you've gotten the hang of it or know how to go about it. If you are a newbie reading this, don't panic; even those who have been on Hive for a long time (like me) are concerned about how we haven't been engaging as much.

I may not have made the most comments in the chain, but I believe I have a way to assist you make more quality engagements rather than focusing on the number of authors, posts, and comments you reply to. Quality, as they say, always triumphs over quantity.

To have a high level of engagement, you should make a plan for days when you will write your posts and days when you will interact with the community that will fit in with your personal life. I would not give you a certain day or time, but I would share an idea with you so that you could figure out what works best for you.

You'll probably write 3 to 5 posts per week, with the days in between free for you to get close to whichever community you wish to connect with. If you (want to) post every day, you should have a healthy mix between Hive and other aspects of your life. This manner, you can maintain a consistent level of engagement.

Part 2 of this article will focus on certain tools or features available in Hive Dapps that may be utilised to increase engagement. It is better if I explain how to make great comments (engagements) on posts. As we all know, Hive is not like Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms.


QUALITY ENGAGEMENT


I wrote an article regarding Quality Engagement once, but it didn't go into detail because it wasn't a stand-alone topic. It also discussed other subjects like as quality content and how to obtain visibility on Hive. You should absolutely check it out, especially if you're new to Hive and attempting to figure out some basics.

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This is the form of engagement that entails sharing your thoughts or connecting with the author's ideas. It does not involve commenting for the sake of engaging, i.e. they appear spammy. This is where you will see remarks from another author with no input, personal opinion, questions, or anything else.

Let me share some
Examples of poor forms of Engagement...

To create these samples, I requested that my friend @olujay send me several types of low-quality engagement type comments on my article. The categories are as follows:

1. A Comment to fulfil all righteousness of Engagement

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The first thing to notice in this first example is that the author responding most likely did not read the content of the post and must have simply selected the words: Student Dilemma, Work and Study from the post's title and then used that to build this response.

This comment in no way represents his personal point of view or experiences. If I encounter this comment, I will most likely ignore it or advise the author to improve his engagement abilities, as I have done many times before.

Below is another example of this category:

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2. Unclear form of Engagements

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Here's another example of the poor or low-quality type of engagements that most authors make. I still classify this as the first type of engagement indicated above, and as stated in the first example, this type of engagement does not demonstrate or establish that the author commenting absorbed the contents of the post.

Also, it doesn't tell us anything about what he agrees or disagrees with, nor does it add anything to the author's thesis. The comment is not interesting enough to entice anyone to look up the author commenting's profile.


3. Vote begging Comments

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It's fine if you've published a post that's connected to someone else's and want the author to check it out, but it's not okay to beg the author for a vote. Vote begging is generally frowned upon on Hive, and users are allowed to make whatever decisions they wish.

Also, it would have been great if the author above had provided his point of view and views before urging that his post be read.


4. Spammy Comments

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This is the most common type of comment. You'd see remarks like "excellent," "good one," and so on. This is the worst kind of engagement an author can have on a post...

Please do not attempt this; instead, be more interactive and offer your personal experience and point of view.

Example of Quality form of Engagement

It doesn't have to be long to make a decent comment; it just needs to convey your insight, thoughts, summary, or point of view on the author's piece. You can ask questions or express your dissatisfaction with what the author has said. That way, you're making great engagement (comments) that don't have to be long.

Below is an example of a quality comment by @olujay on one of my posts:

  • A long and detailed Comment

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First, he might have made a poor comment by selecting either full-time or remote employment without explaining why he chose either, but instead, he went into detail about how he saw both alternatives and made his final decision.

  • A short and engaging comment

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This comment was made by the same author @olujay but this time short and engaging. This means that your comments do not have to be long before it is engaging.

Let it just share your point of view, with that, you are good to go.

As opposed to a comment like this:

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This type of remark is frequently made by many people... This level of interaction does not prompt a conversation with the author of the post. You'd like to receive a thank you, and that's where the conversation ends.

Comments in form of Questions are Great...

You are unlikely to want to engage with an author if you do not comprehend their key message. You are always welcome to ask a question. In this way, you are indicating to the author that you are interested in the article. You will almost certainly receive a response or an explanation of the actual point of the message.

Please, try to make your question as clear as possible.


This post appears to be quite lengthy. As a result, it has been divided into two halves. The second series will be published as soon as I finish writing it..



WHO IS STARSTRINGS01


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Starstrings01, also known as Giftedhands, attends the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta to study Mechatronics Engineering. He is a lover of the hive, a guitarist from Nigeria, and a student.

His ambition on Hive is to be more than just an ordinary blogger; he wants to be someone with a purpose. That's why he started the newbies initiative @newbies-hive to help guide and support newbies. Please follow the @newbies-hive curation trail by clicking here.

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thanks a lot for the tips.

unfortunately, maybe I will find it difficult to write detailed comments. Whenever I want to comment, my mind has probably already decided what to say. but when I started typing, I became hesitant and finally canceled my intention to reply.

is there a way to solve this?

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Do you mean you feel this way when you want to comment on another authorโ€™s post or when you want to reply to a comment on your post?

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both, but I feel it more often when I want to comment on other author's posts.

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Just know your comments do not have to be long and has to have exactly what you think about the post. To do this you have to understand the thesis of the post if not, you would lose what you have in mind to comment.

I prefer not commenting at all on posts I do not understand. I let it be.

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Ah, very good written article. I will like To add that length doesn't equal quality. You said it and I'm saying it again, Many think they have to comment 100+ words to impress the author - I personally feel a contribution to the subject no matter how short is quality.

I like the way you featured stuffs like vote begging and spammy comments. Some people don't even know when they spam these comments. Good work @starstrings01!

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Yeah length doesnโ€™t mean quality. I had to make sure to mention that in my post. So far the post showed your point of view it is okay. It does not have to be so long.

The goal is to interact, connect and communicate.

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Man, I have no choice than to comment under your comment chief ๐Ÿคฒ.
The fact that you said the length of the words doesn't equal quality engagement is so true.

The point is that many people have to enjoy engagement and see it a fun aspect which has to be real. I think many people have issues understanding that word "engagement" in particular.

If you were given a task to follow up a contract in a company, and you were also instructed that you must secure the contract, how will you engage with the likely authorities in charge of awarding the contract?

This is where genuine quality engagement comes in.
The author (he/she) must understand the content of the post before he or she engages.
One thing I learnt from my brother @ksam is that don't force engagement, just say it as it is layed down in your mind after you've gone through the post so that the author can sense the genuine engagement of yours.

Many people don't read posts from beginning to the end and they just try to be smart to make comments based on the topic ๐Ÿ˜…

Well, this is why my brother @starstrings01 is an impact maker!
I hope the newbies will get to read this post in full and also dive into the comments session to go through some additions from engagers!

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@ksam is a boss on its own. I am glad you, @ksam and many others that I have onboarded are doing pretty well. I can beat my chest anywhere for you guys!

True many people donโ€™t read post from beginning to the the end and truth is they donโ€™t have to. They just have to pick what they understand on the whole content and share what their point of view.

Thatโ€™s all that is needed to make a quality engagement.

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@ksam is a boss on its own. I am glad you, @ksam and many others that I have onboarded are doing pretty well. I can beat my chest anywhere for you guys!

These are touching words from you pal.
I'm glad we are making progress too.
Very soon, @ksam and I will be celebrating 70 percent reputation on hive.

You are doing well man.

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But wetin Ksam do nau ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ

Pikin like me ๐Ÿคง

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Thank you. Your post definitely encourages engagement. Sometimes there are not enough hours in a day to all that we wish to do and accomplish - but you certainly inspired me to do better.

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Exactly! There arenโ€™t enough hours in a day thatโ€™s why specifying some days in a week to only engage would help out.

Also more reason why l donโ€™t publish everyday. I try to balance my posting with engagement.

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What a great work. This is a helpful guide to a beginner like me. I may have created my account last June 2022 but I became active on the middle of August. There are lot of things that I have to learn about hive as I alwaya consider myself as a beginner who is always hungry for learning. Thank you so much for sharing this my dear friend, @starstrings01

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Yeah! One thing that helps every beginner on Hive is being inquisitive, having the urge to learn. I hope you also check the post I liked in this article. It contains much more helpful information that can guide you.

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I will check on it and back read your posts. Thank you so much being of great help. I truly appreciate your time and attention my friend. Have a great day.

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The benefits of quality engagement cannot be overemphasized here. Just Like you said, a comment must not be long before it could be regarded as descent as far as it picked the main point of view from the author.

I have learned to skip a post rather than dropping an off point comment, it can be annoying because I have experienced that too on my post.

Going through some of the screenshots here, I can't help but laugh out my worries ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks for sharing valuable content as always,โค๏ธ. I have learnt from you today to plan my days, engagement days and posting days so to accommodate other areas of my personal life comfortably.

Thanks boss, I will be expecting part 2 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—โ™ฅ๏ธ

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Greetings @startstrings01

I actually stumbled on your post on the trending search and I can see you are really doing a great job promoting the community.

I will also love to be part of this great community and I will love to ask what it takes to be part of Hive learners since I've always have the motive of learning from other great expert like you.

Thanks for sharing this great post with love from @hardaeborla and I hope you have a great day ahead โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

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Feel free to go through the community about page bro!.. you have all the information you need there.

Also, work on your engagement skills as well. It would have great sharing what you like about my article before asking your question.

I wish you a great day brother!

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Actually at first I started commenting like other platforms. Then I came to know it's not appropriate in hive.People wants real interaction. Not fake one.Though long and thoughtful comments take huge time.But in term of quality we can't compromise.
Thanks for giving us the advice.As a newbie it's a gem to me.

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Yeah on Hive people love interaction. But your comment does not have to be long just pour your thoughts and heart in it then you are good to go!

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A short comment is often better than a long comment. Especially if it is funny. For example see YouTube. The comments there sometimes funnier than the videos.

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This is a great post! Actually. I am new here in hive and was just checking around to see what to do here in order make engagements over here, I find this post very helpful, this is my first ever comment in hive platform so I found your post so I am trying to make quality comments as you mentioned and I will be making my first post in a few days, thanks for the good works

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That means this post found you well. I am sure your comments would be superb from now on! Need any help or question. I am just a comment away!

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For me engagement comes naturally because I always love reading most contents that I come across but sometimes I do feel reluctant to make a comment because at the end of my comment, I find out that it is too lengthy.

I don't mind having a lengthy comment but it annoys me when it's long and it doesn't relate to what I have written so I always try my best not to do such to others.

It's a good thing you are giving us tips on how to get better at quality engagement, thank you sir ๐Ÿ™.

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Princess of Engagement ๐Ÿ™Œ

I sight you oooo
Engaging is your hobby ๐Ÿ˜

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Did you just say princess of engagement?
Queen is what @hopestylist is in engagement!

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Hahaha, see oo, I'm trying to Change the princess to duchess and here you are giving me Queen, lolz ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Ona doh oo ๐Ÿ™Œ.

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Hahaha๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
What's the meaning of ona doh

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I dey greet ona ๐Ÿ˜.

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Oh๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘

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Yes ๐Ÿ˜‚, the emoji face is making me laugh ๐Ÿ˜„.

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๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜

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Abeg shift joor ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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Where I wan shift go if you leave me๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜”

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Una two well-done ooo

@obaro and @hopestar
me I just dey pass o

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Abeg just pass jejely o...
No look side o or else you go collect ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜

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Thank you so much sir, please pass well oo ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜.

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I don't even know sef but sha first shift ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.

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Ducheegini??

Who will na be the Queen?? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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I don't know oo, we will go and look for her naw ๐Ÿ˜.

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Wow! This came in right on time as Iโ€™m starting off my journey here on Hive.

Unfortunately, I had thought that my comment had to be long and lengthy before it could be regarded as a quality engagement, but after reading this blog, my mind has just been renewed that I just needed to convey my thoughts on the author's piece and also interact.

Another thing I could pick up from this blog is that I must not swing to one side of the pendulum by just publishing and not engaging on other authors' blogs. So in doing this, I need to plan out the days of posting and engagement.

Thank you, brother, for sharing this piece. Itโ€™s indeed a gem to hold on to.

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I think itโ€™s good to specify days for engaging in the hive blockchain. For me I prefer engaging whenever I get the chance.

I engage in about 3 to 4 communities so what I do is to make sure I pass through each community and comment on about 4 to 5 posts each time I pick my phone and enter into hive. I know itโ€™s not much now but itโ€™s better than nothing. Am still trying to figure out hive so I think the 5 is even overwhelming for me.

But fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž, I hope I can do about 20 posts in each community in he near future.

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I saw the way you used @olujay to run this social experiment hahaha. It turns out that everyone can actually make shitty comment, but then, sometimes,we choose to see the value of a post from what we can learn from. In the past, I've read techy posts even if they were boring. I did it because I wanted to learn and sometimes we need to enjoy the effort. Engagement is not stressful, people just see it as a job. It shouldn't be. We can learn to enjoy it. Imagine the network one can build with actual and exciting engagement here.

@tipu curate

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Thatโ€™s the problem. When they see it as a job than something to enjoy. They tend to do it to fulfill all righteousness of engaging.

The connections and relationships alone is an added benefit.

Thanks for the support always mentor โค๏ธโ€ฆ

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QUALITY COMMENT ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Most times we force engagement and that's where issues always dey. If people learn to be free with it, I think it'll help.

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I saw the way you used @olujay to run this social experiment...

Naso we see am o๐Ÿ˜‚

Seeing anything as a job and not exciting will eventually wear one down. Just have fun while you are at it.

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I remember the days before the recent hard fork. Back then more rewards cam from posting but after the HF rewards were split 50/50 for posting and curating. This incentivized curating and commenting much more. It was a struggle for me as I was more of a blogger than a curator, but nowadays I have slowly shifted to commenting and curating more and posting a bit less.

Since I post less nowadays, I have also begun to delegate my HP so that I can earn passive returns and income even if I'm not posting or curating daily (due to absence of wifi for example). In this way I'm spreading out my time and effort and HP in a multi-pronged approach.

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I actually was into low engagement comment but now I've stopped some people just do that if they don't have the time to read through your post. An author is expected to have same view as the writer but it doesn't mean you have to also make lengthy comments though. Thanks for sharing this content.

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Thanks @starstrings01 for the effort you have taken to list out the different types of bad engagements, even mentioning up to four.

Who knew bad comments could be differentiated into many parts. I'm sure I fall into almost all the categories if not worse. I find it hard to write comments on a write up or video I enjoyed, the best I usually do is to like it.

Your post just showed me that I cannot survive on Hive if I don't know how to write comments that are engaging. I would be looking forward to the remaining part of the post.

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Right on spot!!, you have said the most part, I believe people have issues with commenting possibly because they want to engage for engagement's sake, I mean they are just there for the appearance not for the actual content.

Thanks a lot for this guideline, well, I personally hope to improve in my best part when engaging with others as well, which is why it is good to have fewer quality engagements rather than bombarding everyone with cliche feedback for appearnaces.

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Noted bro!
A very wonderful article...
Thanks for sharing

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(Fiam) โšกwho wipe me Oraimo cord for neck bayi?

Na wa ooo... let me add small words before they'll classify this one as "Comment to Fulfil all righteousness" ๐Ÿ˜…


This is a GREAT classification/categorization of comments, as though you studied Commentology ๐Ÿ˜…

@olujay comments actually did justice in presenting practical and relatable comments relating to the categorization. But las las, that long Comment don classify as Post ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…


Just to add, I feel there is so much pressure in this comment bru ha ha and many people see it as though they are doing job interview so it must be official.

Be free ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Feel free!
Let it come out naturally!

You can even add some jokes, if they'll fit in, use slangs if the author will relate well with it... whyne the person big head if possible ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… yab the person if you are close.

But be careful with your yabbing ๐Ÿ™ƒ you can ask @obaro he'll tell you how he has been in constant fear... the thunder โšก I waybilled to him keeps pursuing him, because he said I can't sing ๐Ÿฅฒ.

So when next you want to yab some people, including @merit.ahama who is a soul disturber, and Village people report to her.... BE KAIFUL!!! @hopestylist will understand better.

Overall, "quality over quantity" @starstrings01 ๐Ÿ˜

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228 words for comment and you are talking about quality over quantity

Abi na mistake you do ๐Ÿ™„

How is your soul by the way?

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Who be dis? ๐Ÿค”

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Someone you stopped stalking ๐Ÿ˜

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If dem stalk, you go complain
If dem no stalk, you go still complain

๐Ÿฅฒ

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Can this young man lemme alone?
Who knows him should come warn him ๐Ÿ™„

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I saw what you did there Comrade ๐Ÿ˜…
You deserve something!

Wetin I wan come give you lydis.๐Ÿคฒ

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Lol
Baba no go dere ooo
She go come disturb your soul ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…
Better recant your talk ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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Omo๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฒ

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1000 Hive ๐Ÿ˜

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Arrgh 1000 hive๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’”

U just wan wreck young Comrade ๐Ÿ˜‚

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My brother
She wan use Comrade head go buy Motor Car ๐Ÿ˜…

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Abeg epp me epp me epp me... She dey carry me De go where I no know๐Ÿ˜‚

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Ahhhh and I did not ask for much o
Even @ksam know that I always add dollars to any amount I ask for but I was very considerate because its you ๐Ÿ™„

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Eiiy..... Considerate for 1000 hive ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฒ
Ahhahhn

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This is exactly what I'm talking about.... na wa ooo ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคง

Wetin you dey find with my soul??

If person write 3 words as comment, una go complain.... if dem write 500 words as comment... una go still complain

Wetin una want make I do? ๐Ÿคง

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Na so I do sometimes jare. I go just dey talk dey go. To then look back and clear some would just make it lose context.

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Yea it happens

It is harder to reduce a written text, but much more easier to write plenty words to increase the word count.

I wonder how people find it difficult to write 300+ words.

Ahhhh
If I don't caution myself well, omo na 1000+ words go be my limit always ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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(Fiam) โšกwho wipe me Oraimo cord for neck bayi?

I like how you drop an example of one common low-quality engagement.


This is a GREAT classification/categorization of comments, as though you studied Commentology ๐Ÿ˜…

With the 4 years I have spent on the chain.. It is enough to collect a Bachelors Degree in any course. So I guess I have studied the course already.

But las las, that long Comment don classify as Post ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

When I become a whale, I would be voting comments that is long and detailed a whole lot of rewards. Let just see what the future holds..

whyne the person big head if possible ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… yab the person if you are close.

Guy, I do this a lot... I whine in most of my comments especially when I close to the person.

Always great to have you around brother..

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I really like how direct and straight to the point this write-up was. Well done! ๐Ÿ‘
Making quality engagements might be a potential problem for me as I'm a person of few words. I prefer to listen than talk. Nevertheless, I guess I will learn to enjoy it rather than see it as a 'job' ๐Ÿ˜‚

I look forward to reading the part 2.

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Making quality engagements might be a potential problem for me as I'm a person of few words. I prefer to listen than talk. Nevertheless, I guess I will learn to enjoy it rather than see it as a 'job' ๐Ÿ˜‚

You don't even need to make long comments to make quality engagement, you only just need to share your thoughts on the article. Then from there, you would get better at expressing your comment through text. And you know the secret already... Learning to enjoy it than seeing it as a job.

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I was just laughing reading those comments' examples and I wonder if some users really do understand what real engagement means.

Such comments are also frowned at on my posts because I believe they do not read to grasp the information. Why would a user write "thank you very much" when I made a post appreciating someone of her resilient spirit? I ignored it!

One thing about me is that I read and reread a post to understand so I don't give nonsense comment and sometimes, I just ignore if I don't have anything to contribute to it.

Proper and quality engagement is the key here and you shouldn't comment just for the sake of it.

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Why would a user write "thank you very much" when I made a post appreciating someone of her resilient spirit? I ignored it!\

This is funny.. swears!

One thing about me is that I read and reread a post to understand so I don't give nonsense comment and sometimes, I just ignore if I don't have anything to contribute to it

We are the same on this. Most times, I just look for a single thing I understand or can best relate within the whole context and then share my thoughts on it. If my comment is not engaging, then I am off.

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There are some comments that you will read on your post and just wonder if the person really went through your post at all... expecially when you have to make a report on the post promotion features on discord. They just glanced through and write supported...๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„
I sometimes prefer to just read and not comment on some post expecially if I can't relate or agree with the writing.
I appreciate all your efforts and always dropping quality content looking forward to reading part 2. Well-done bro

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They just glanced through and write supported...

A lot of people do this because supporting another author is required, so they see it as a job and just go about spam commenting. They are not interested in the author's content but instead commenting to fulfill all righteousness.

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Thank you for making this post and enlightening everyone on how to make a quality reply to a post. I got to learn if you want to reply a post you should read the content in it,and the writer should feel it that you really do by the reply you give and which means your reply must correspond to the content.

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yeah, definitely the reply has to correspond with the content of the post. Post importantly, it should have your point of view to what the writer said. This makes a good form of engagement.

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LOL. I can relate.
I make this kinds of low quality comments too. ๐Ÿ˜
But never I begged for an upvote or reblog in the comments. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Making a quality comment sometimes is like making a mini-post where it would drain my brain. I am currently having difficulty expressing my opinions or ideas. And I can only make a few quality comments in a day.
Maybe in the future where I can easily express my opinions, I can also make more quality engagements.

Btw, I think @olujay is a solid fan of yours. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Btw, I think @olujay is a solid fan of yours. ๐Ÿ˜Š

You can say that again.

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I make this kinds of low quality comments too

Lol... I am sure you must have felt a little guilty conscience in there. I am glad you got to know.. And it great you don't beg for upvote or reblog in comments...

Making a quality comment sometimes is like making a mini-post where it would drain my brain. I am currently having difficulty expressing my opinions or ideas.

Yeah, this is true and this is not true though... As I said earlier, comments does not have to be long... and if you are definitely going to write a comment that is long, that miss you enjoyed the content of the post (just liket this comment you made on my blog ๐Ÿ˜œ) ...

For me, most of the comments I make are usually short and engaging... I don't usually write long comments unless it is needed, it or depends on my mood and my present location.

Smiles.. @olujay is a brother of mine.. I brought him to Hive...

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I was actually thinking of a very short comment like;

"Great post!",

but I changed my mind and instead expressed my thoughts. LOL. ๐Ÿ˜

Again, thanks for making this article. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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"Great post!",

You are funny person...

I was still expecting some kinda comment on this post though, then it would have been very funny... I was telling @olujay before I published this post that there would still be someone who would type "Great Post" under this blog...

There wasn't though..

Again, thanks for making this article. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Do you know what I appreciate the most, the fact that you consumed it and loved it? There is nothing that feels better asides from the rewards on it though.

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Do you know what I appreciate the most, the fact that you consumed it and loved it? There is nothing that feels better asides from the rewards on it though.

Me too. That's why I am always eager to read and respond to comments especially those that expresses their ideas or opinions on the topic. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks for sharing this post with all of us, new or old, we always need to remember the Hive rules. You went straight to the point, but everything was clearly understood. The examples you posted showed very well how a comment should be made. Many times we get more points in a comment than even in a publication, that is also important to know. But you have to concentrate on making a good publication and a good comment. Thanks @starstrings01

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Many times we get more points in a comment than even in a publication, that is also important to know. But you have to concentrate on making a good publication and a good comment.

Yeah we need to put focus both in making good publication and comment. I recently wrote on making quality publication a week ago, that was my last two articles.. You can check it out.

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Hum, that's in one of your no spam rules hahahahahaah. I'm kidding, I'm sure I'll read your posts because they're interesting and you always have to review the rules. Thanks friend @starstrings01

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Thank you very much! I try my best not to rush my articles and put my heart into them when I make them...

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The first thing that I loved that you talked about in this post is "clamouring for engagement", this basically for me is what i see as the shadow/problem that keeps us on it other side, it takes our sight off the knowledge that could be gained from posts, especially newbies like me on the chain (I think it'd be less selfish of me If I put it this way). We think it is best to fulfill that righteousness of engaging to stay trendy in the comment sections of different authors with the hope of getting known or gaining visibility, same goes for original posts as well, dropping quantities consecutively like we're going to build a tall storey with them.

I feel like if we can get that clamour off our heads, we will get to know the beauty of engagement. Thank you for sharing this awesome content.

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I feel because there is a lot of clamour on engagement, people just want to do it for the sake of doing it and not for the beauty in it. So I agree that we should take the clamour off our heads, and start engaging genuinely... This is an awesome comment man... You are doing well!

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I could not stop laughing while going through the Olujay's comments. My apologies to that. It did looked like an experiment he is performing. But either way, he will work his way out that I believe.

I remember my early days, it has been a disaster. But glad that I was able to explore and make some good friends very easily. To this day, I have been in connect with them.

While during the last few days, it has been amazing. I was busy with life but ever since I have been giving my time in HIVE & going through users posts and reading their thoughts and be a part of their post, I am truly mesmerized. We have come a long way. So much has improved and seems like we are walking towards the right path. While some people does gets lost in this triumph but I suppose HIVE has users like you to show them the right way.

As engagement is really not a task to perform, rather a journey to enjoy and learn about others!

Really admirable post. I hope all sorts of users take the benefit from it.

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But either way, he will work his way out that I believe.

yeah, @olujay is someone I brought to Hive, so we thought of having the social experiment together. He writes very nice and engaging comments every time.. I definitely would send him some rewards on this post after the payout because this post would have not been complete without his contribution to my idea.

I remember my early days, it has been a disaster. But glad that I was able to explore and make some good friends very easily. To this day, I have been in connect with them

My early days was a disaster... I didn't understand anything, if not for the people I got to meet after, and the fact I decided to be inquisitive and ask questions, things would have not gotten better for me. Now, I try my best to teach them to others to make it easy for them and not to pass the hard route we passed when starting on Hive.

While some people does gets lost in this triumph but I suppose HIVE has users like you to show them the right way.

Yeah... This is where my path of Hive is dedicated to...

As engagement is really not a task to perform, rather a journey to enjoy and learn about others!

There is no other definition of engagement that is better than what you said here. If we take engagement seriously, not with pressure to do so, but with our time, then it would a lot of enjoyment and learning about others as you have said.

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I read this at the right time. I'm new here on hive and this post made me understood what quality engagement is. The planning would really come in handy, that way it would be easier to engage properly and not for the sake of it.

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yeah... it is always harder to have a quality form of engagement if you don't plan it well. Come to think of it, you have comments on your blog to reply to, you have comments to make on other people's blogs, you have your content to create and also have your personal life activities to balance.

So without well-structured planning, it would be difficult to put everything in order...

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Everything stated here is a huge stepping stone if we apply them, but one thing stood out for me which is how you defined quality engagement. It entails sharing your thoughts or connecting with the author's ideas, not just commenting for the sake of engaging.

It's my new guide to any comment I want to make now, I'll always ask myself, "is this comment connecting with the author's idea?"

Personally, I believe engaging with posts this way on other social media platforms too will bring great results like being noticed and networking with people of like minds and even more followers.

I'm gradually learning to really engage and not just use fire emoji like I'm trying to burn their account, e.g "๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ... Great post"
๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ.

Thanks so much for this @starstrings01

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I'm gradually learning to really engage and not just use fire emoji like I'm trying to burn their account, e.g "๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ... Great post"

Lol.. I see what you did there. You find this stuff very common in other social media. Instead of sharing their ideas or thoughts on an article or content, they drop in emojis that don't add anything to what was said. This is what makes Hive unique and also what that would contribute to your growth on the chain.

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This is one of the reasons why I haven't had the chance to engage well with others on the platform. To be honest, though, I have been occupied with other work and I am currently finding it hard to manage my time.

My brain is usually always calculating how it would be in three paces at a time and it has not been helpful at all.

Instead of coming here to fulfill all righteousness in the name of engaging without properly doing the right thing, then I would only be wasting my time ruining my reputation and it is the last thing I want right now.

Hive is a place to have meaningful connections with people, and for that true connection to be established, quality engagement is required.

I'ld rather not engage when I know that I can read enything

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What is worth doing at all is worth doing well really . I feel if you actually and honestly digest an article on here you will sure have one or two comments to share which will of course produce meaningful engagements. It is no rocket science at all .

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Yeah brother.. no magic to it, just digest the content and definitely one would have a thing or two to say.

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Saludos. Este tema de la interacciรณn es recurrente en estas plataformas, y la verdad hacer los comentarios que aporten calidad no tiene nada que ver con utilizar palabras claves para construir oraciones, ni tampoco con la cantidad de caracteres que se utilice. Un buen comentario lo serรญa si este contiene un esfuerzo en sintetizar una opiniรณn u aporte, si logra mas o menos establecer una conexiรณn con relatos u opiniones coincidentes o similares, ya sea que se presenten en primera persona o haciendo referencia a otros individuos de los cuales podamos dar fe y constancia.

A veces uno se dedica a redactar merecidas respuestas y luego no vemos reciprocidad, aun cuando puedan decir que esto no deberรญa ser asรญ, las personas se esfuerzan para crear comunidad pero la mayorรญa de loS creadores parece no estar interesados sino en su propias cuentas y olvidan el sentimiento y significado de apoyar y votar.

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I'm just joining Hive, and I decided to learn new things which pushed me to this your post. No doubt, this actually reshaped my motive on this platform. You pointed out my weaknesses, smiles. I find it difficult to read lengthy articles, but I read yours. This article made it known to me that reading lengthy articles and understanding it is only the way to go far on this platform, I'm no more a kid, I will fully commit myself into it, just needs some motivation, and I'm sure @moremoney28 will do that.

Thank you for this article.

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Truly one learns daily. I was of the opinion that quality engagement had to do with lengthy comments. Sometimes I do feel bad for not having a long text to write so I just skip the post.

I feel bad about being part of the people that write spammy comments. It's worse that I thought I was doing such a great job by making 10 irrelevant comments daily but now I know much better.

Thank you for the insight! It is very much appreciated.

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Being a newbie on hive is overwhelming, you feel as though you should post every day and this makes us newbies focus on writing instead of engagement. But this post has made me realise that I haven't been providing quality engagements as I ought to. I thought you need to write a lengthy comment to make quality comment but now I know better. I will try and implement your idea of having alternate days to post and make comments and I will try to start making meaningful comment. Thank you @starstrings01

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Thank you so much for this post. It has given me a headstart as a newbie on how to engage meaningfully with other users on this platform. Just a quick question please, how and where do I write my "introduce yourself" post. And how do I use all the markdown techniques you applied on this post?

Hoping for a response soon, thanks!

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