I have been quite hesitant to writing this application but decided to do this since today is a special day. So, let's begin.
My name is Emmanuel Popoola, and I write from Lagos Nigeria. I am a student in a university in Nigeria but for now, I am working as an Elevator engineer with the diploma I got from the college I attended before moving to university.
I am been actively engaging in Hive since June this year after leaving steem not too long when I joined because I lacked understanding on how things worked. Since when I resumed in Hive, I have been able to manage getting to this point I am.
Without further ado, I would be stating the reasons why I am writing application.
1. FOR THE BLOGGINGCHALLENGE COMMUNITY
Since we have been managing the community without much support but with the little we can give ourselves.
The community purpose on Hive is to solve the problems many authors face in the term of "what do I write" and to increase other activity like engagement in the blockchain.
I won't be mistaken if I say the community has done a pretty good job on her purpose. It has made authors become more active and achieve the goal of daily blogging.
With the community only being two months old today, we have achieved this record below (as of time of writing):
|Subscribers||Active users||Interactions||Pending rewards|
This record is achieved without much support in the community. I leave you to Imagine what more we can do if there are support availabile for the community.
We have more initiatives that we have been planning for 2021 on and before the ending of November and we hope if support is available in this community we would be able to draft more plans.
2. ONBOARDING AND REVIVING THE AFRICAN/NIGERIAN COMMUNITY:
We all know that there are only few active Nigerians and people on Hive from Africa as a whole. I plan to work on that but the question is, how can this be done as many may have said the same but yet nothing.
To answer that question, I have come to know that the reason why many of us (Nigerians) give up just before starting or not long after beginning the journey here on Hive is
- Lack of understanding on how things are done in here before joining.
- Little support not available to motivate them to keep blogging.
This is what I have come to understand in my experience of onboarding. When I came into Hive this June, I fell in love with this place that I decided to focus in bringing people into Hive then I formed a team of 3 people that would teach and on-board new users to Hive. So the team members were @k-banti @salimberry and I.
Before the release of Hiveonboard referral system we had brought in about 20 people and about 50 after the release using @hivepack as the referral to the new users. This was done in the space of 2 months. We teach and do whatsapp discussion on whatsapp to people before they create their account.
Due to the stress and lack of how to support people we onboard, we couldn't keep up which made me move on to focusing on encouraging people to stay on Hive instead of onboarding. I do this by keeping tabs with them, sharing 3% my post rewards and supporting with my vote. This initiative is what I call NEWBIES INITIATIVE. You can click on the link to know what's about in full.
Since I have got to know about dlease.io in a few days ago and presently holding a lease of 10k HP. Plans towards onboarding has been streaming in my head since I can leave a large amount of HP then support my community and also new people I bring in.
My plans so far is to limit the number of people I bring in a month to 5-10 people in order to easily keep tabs on them, encourage them and sell them the vision I have on Hive.
At the moment, I have a lease request of 110,000 Hive Power splitted in 22 pieces i.e 5000 each with a plan to renew it every 4 weeks and with an apr of 13.5%
Yeah, you don't need to tell me. I may be at loss in what I am doing but my thoughts focus on what I can achieve in my goals towards making Nigerians active here again and supporting my community.
Pardon me, I had forgotten to introduce myself as a musician in the introduction part but asides being one I have celebrity friends/connections, who plays the guitar like I do that I can on-board asides that with little connections with many other guitarist across Africa.
What that has stopped me from inviting them is I have no means to support them and I don't want them to come in here then leave with dissatisfaction of this place but want them to come in here and then promote the platform to their followers.
A leader is one that comes to serve for the people and not only to lead the people. My motives and intentions are focused on serving authors in the community.
I believe a leader is one that possess qualities of providing creative ideas, and consistency. I have been trying my best on bringing ideas towards the progress of my community. I believe I have people like @whatamidoing @tripode and many others who can vouch on my consistency even with me having a full time job.
Since I became actively engaged in the Hive Blockchain, I have moved from using Facebook, and Instagram. My promotion on Hive is only through Twitter for now. You can find me on Twitter with the username @starstrings1
I also make promotion on WhatsApp. Yeah, you might think WhatsApp is quite limited but there have been WhatsApp Tvs (you can call them influencers) since the development of WhatsApp status. I have quite a lot of contacts on my whatsapp, about 3000 people which was how I have been able to onboard over 70 people in 2 months space.
BEING A COMMUNITY MANAGER
The most reason why I want to be a community manager is to find support for publications my community and assist those who comes newly into the platform and not really necessarily by me.
Asides that I love the idea of being one, having to promote Hive is what I do almost everytime to people around me because 90% of my thoughts are on how to bring progress to the community.
VISION FOR HIVE
I believe Hive has a lot of potential and I see it as a community that would grow to have a large
Userbase ownerbase, maybe one as large as Facebook (not impossible).
I am a musician, and I know many groups of musicians who I believe will migrate to Hive soon. Who would share more musical contents in Hive community.
I see Hive already helping a lot of people especially in poorer countries and being a place to break boundaries in communication and building relationships in far areas of the world. This is something that makes me believe Hive will go far in promotion and bring in more investors.
One day, the value of the token will rise and almost everyone would want to store in Hive. This is a gradual process which would be achieved in future.
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