Follow Friday: Happy New Year?
I am sure many are hoping that 2023 can be better than recent times. With financial crises, environmental chaos, epidemics and wars around the world it is not looking good. We have to look for things to give us hope. I would not look to crypto prices for that.
Some Hive projects are struggling too. The @rabona soccer game team have given up. The SPORTS token team are also reviewing the options. With low prices the economics can get tricky. I would hope things improve soon.
- @mscleaning is a cleaning company in the UK Midlands who are offering some tips. I have seen a few companies sign up to Hive, but many do not keep posting for long. They have to find an audience. Hive is not like other platforms, but with so few users it can be hard to build a following.
- My friend @purplesinger wrote a new song. I have performed with her and heard her perform lots of times. She is such a great singer and all-round musician.
- I met @brittandjosie (actually just one person) at Hive, but she has been around here for ages and is busy greeting new users as well as sharing her travels and crafting.
- @stickupboys are also doing a lot for the community by bringing in creative people. New Hivers need some hand-holding as they figure out how things work. It can be hard work, but it is what we need.
This is a general appeal for people to ensure their comments have value. If you just say 'Great post' then it means little and does not show that you even looked at it. I get some on my running posts saying something like 'Running is good for your health'. Well, yes, that is why I do it. You do not need to tell me things I already know. I do not expect others to follow my example. Do whatever works for you. What I want to see is comments that show some thought which I can engage with. Posts can be the start of a conversation, not a statement you have to agree with. I do vote on a lot of comments, but those that I enjoy get more, sometimes even if I disagree with the opinion. I get that many are not native English speakers, but I appreciate it when they try. You can use online translation and/or spell/grammar checkers to get your meaning across.
I would just like to give a mention to @stimialiti and @fersher (possibly the same person). They no longer post, but they have been downvoting me for years as my punishment for dealing with their abuses. There is no need to worry as their power is insignificant. I actually gain from this as others give me votes to revert any damage. We can give more upvotes than downvotes each day, so the harm they can do is limited. I would rather see them as productive members of the Hive community, but they chose a different path. I do not bear them ill will. I am in favour of giving people another chance if they show that they can change.
I hope that 2023 can be a year of building on Hive in terms of projects and community. We can each contribute to that in many ways. Those who do are more likely to benefit in the long run. People notice when you do good things.
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Oh wow, I didn't hear that about Rabona and SPORTS. I will have to check out that post I have been out of the loop for a while now even though I still post in the SPORTS community.
Sports ought to be big on Hive, but something has to give the token value. Other projects will struggle if they need to pay people.
I agree. This should be one of the biggest communities on Hive quite honestly. I have put a ton of time into the platform and growing my account there. I still do even today. I also put a lot of time into fighting abuse in the early days of the Sports Talk Community. I want to see it succeed.
Thank you for these graphs. They help us better understand how things are going. What currently puzzles me the most is the continued descent of the SPS token.
I think with a lot of these game tokens the supply outstrips demand and so the price falls. I have SPS staked, but if it keeps falling then I'm not gaining much. I know it's used for voting on proposals, but does that give it enough value?
proper consideration. Let's see what this 2023 will bring to the SPS token. Splinterlands card values are also declining during this time. We have to see what will happen to the SPS token when the market recovers, let's see if it will rise again
I hadn't read about the SPORTS token either. It's a shame when a community that has been established for a while is struggling. Although I think with all things in life, it goes through a cycle. Initial interest->enthusiastic engagement->boredom and waning engagement
Hopefully it just needs a refresh and some new ideas to make it thrive again.
I understand your point on comments too. We have such a valuable tool for engagement and debate but it can be quite dry sometimes if no real thought went into the response.
With a lot of these tokens there's no utility apart from getting and giving more when the tags are used. I just bought more SPORT, but my total stake after a few years is only worth a few dollars. It's insignificant next to my HIVE earnings.
I may be stricter on what comments I vote up this year. I need to send my votes where they are earned.
I am not really someone into sport (except my running) but I do collect the SPORT tokens from my Actfit which did end up being quite a lot. Not a community for me necessarily but sport is a popular topic for discussion. As I said, they probably just need some fresh ideas which is what the post seems to suggest they are going to do. Hopefully they can make it work.
There are a lot of tokens though and I seem to collect them, as I am sure you do, for things I have no idea about or am not interested in. There are only a few tokens that I really keep and use because of some utility value.
That is fair enough, I only usually upvote a few comments to be honest and don't expect an upvote on the comments I place. However, some comments do take considerable thinking and you can see a degree of engagement - they re worth it
On the flip side, I do feel sometimes after spending a few minutes reading a post that I almost feel compelled to say something. Sometimes I will add a relatively bland comment because I want to show I did actually read the whole post. I feel my upvote just gets lost in the mass of automated votes especially if my vote doesn't carry so much HP weight.
It seems the SPORT token can apply to a wide range of topics as Actifit posts can just be for taking a walk. Of course I'll take what I can get, but my weekly income from secondary tokens is not much.
I would actually say that most people should not be voting on comments as they may not reach the payout threshold, but it seems they feel they should anyway. My vote is worth a fair bit, but I find plenty to vote on and so use it carefully. I will give more to the comments I actually enjoy. All part of the fun.
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That's why I never used to vote on comments because I felt it was a waste of my limited power and wouldn't meet the threshold. I did sometimes give a 1% upvote just to move someone's comment to the top because it was good. I do vote on comments more now but my worth is still not much to vote on too many comments and meet the threshold. We just need to learn to use what we have wisely.
Yeah, I always backed the wine token as I liked the concept (at least initially) but I do feel there are so many now that it is almost spoilt and we end up with loads of spam comments from all the tipping bots. Oh well, it does give people a bit extra I guess.
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Big up and thanks for the shout out!
Thank you for the mention @steevc we appreciate this we will keep posting and pushing forward with the work we do and document it on hive with daily work and hints and tips as well.
Thanks once again .
I hope Hive can be fun and useful to you. It is still pretty small with lots of potential for growth. I compile a list of UK accounts and about 200 are active. There will be an updated list tomorrow that you will be on.
Great thank you once again for the advice as well appreciated we will try to keep the posts informative and of some kind of interest to some people but I know it will not be for everyone .
So running is good for your health? Wow that’s what I need to go and put on my good to do 2023 list. Maybe it will be fun. I agree on the short comments, I always wonder if people who comment with a few words also talk little in real life! Won’t be a problem for me but indeed after a few moons here o like teh people with some more to tell me.
The downvotes , well I didn’t know you had them to!
From the sunny side , have a great Friday afternoon
And “great post”
Ps, Britt and Josie 1 person with two names given 😉
It just makes me laugh when a comment just echoes what I said. Everyone is different and they may struggle with English, but if they don't seem sincere then I will not vote them up.
I've had my share of downvotes, but I've well despite them.
BTW I may be back in Amsterdam soon. Planning a little trip.
...and so they should, you terror!
I'm a bad, bad boy :(
I do not run, I cannot. In regards to posting on hive, It’s just an outlet for me, I struggle with false pretences and being someone I’m not, I am what I am.
I don't expect everyone to run :) As in life and social media you have to do what works for you. There are just some behaviours which may be seen as anti-social, but I don't think those are an issue for you.
I’m only as social as in comparison to the volume of whiskey in my bladder.
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Its my personal opinion hive is strong than steem because many people's leave Steemit because of Justin behavior. I think the way Hive is working and Apps are being created, a lot of new people will join it in the coming days and it will become more popular in the world. You are absolutely right because it takes a lot of effort to create a post and the commenters below should also a valuable comment.
That's what I've been thinking about lately...
Ever since I started giving back in the comments under my posts, I've been seeing a lot of these comments. It ends up taking me more time sometimes to think about what I might respond to it). But I can't help but reply. The person did make some effort when he wrote this, after all. I hope AI hasn't settled into our Hive yet. 😜
However, responding to 100s of these posts takes about as long as writing a daily post (without the artwork). Lately I've been thinking that maybe responding to posts like this under the post with one general reply mentioning everyone? Really, I don't really like that idea either... 😅
Thanks for mentioning rabona and SPORTS by the way, missed that news!
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