One day ago the December Author Reward Leaderboard came out and as soon as that happened I got my Hive notification that I've been tagged in the report... Well you don't get that kind of detailed notifications, but you get my point. I've been in the leaderboard for the month of November as well, but this time I'm no.10 and back in November I was on the 11th place.
I've outperformed myself for the month of December and I'm more than happy with that. From the data that we get by Leofinance through the above linked post it seems that in the month of December I managed to earn $415 worth of LEO and $141 worth of HIVE, totaling $556 worth of HIVE and LEO tokens for the whole month. Not bad at all, and tbh honest if the market helps us a bit and we will see a $1 LEO soon I will be finally able to live off of blogging.
Imagine that... I don't know how many of you would like to become full time bloggers and how easily is that possible in your part of the world, but with a 2x on my December earnings, considering that I could earn such rewards every month, I could sustain my needs and be finally able to say that my efforts have paid off, that I'm a full time blogger living his three years old dream and crypto is definitely an empowering tool for the masses and not just for rich investors who actually make millions on top of millions.
I couldn't be here and be able to earn that much if Leofinance wouldn't exist though, that's 100%. You can see from the shared data that the monthly rewards weigh a lot heavier towards LEO rather than HIVE. I don't care what some witnesses or large stakeholders are saying or thinking about Leofinance but for me this thing is life changing, and I mean that.
It's the best community that I've ever been part of, the best rewarding one, that community where I've leveled up my engagement on the chain immensely, probably the one with the most organic curation from all of the ones Hive hosts, and definitely a good taken care of one. Even a twelve years old would realize this thing has a future based on the updates and improvements that come from the Leofinance team constantly.
For someone like me that almost lives and breaths crypto, consuming related content and engaging with alike folks on a daily basis this is the place to be. I am frustrated that I haven't yet managed to lure more hivers, close friends and even people all over twitter to join Leofinance, but I still have time to do that.
I wouldn't be on that board without you guys... YES, YOU THAT HAVE SUPPORTED MY CONTENT, WHICH HONESTLY IS NOT THE BEST AROUND HERE, FOR MONTHS AND MONTHS IN A ROW. THANK YOU. And since I mentioned a few paragraphs above that I consider this community to be probably the one with the most organic curation I will have to make it clear that this organic curation has got me where I am.
I do have a bunch of auto votes from a couple of people who have been around for quite some time and I've managed to earn their trust and their auto votes as well, but nothing spectacular. It's something like 0.4 LEO per post. The rest of it is pure individuals who have appreciated my posts and upvoted them. I can't even circle jerk, even if I'd like to, because I don't have the VP to do that and neither the funds to invest in it.
My entire blog and everything that comes out of it is a continual hustle. I never know how much one post of mine will pay out and nothing's a given for me. I guess this constant hustling dopamine has kept me active and alive and pushes me further. If I'd probably be a spoiled kid I wouldn't be that dedicated in engaging and posting so often. I'm not though and I a have to show up and never give up, but you know what... I'm fine with that.
I'm not a fan of automation thus I'm actually living on my own principles. People that talk bad about Leofinance and want to diminish its success are usually the ones that have probably never lived paycheck to paycheck, that have thousands if not millions of HP and no bill pushing them to powerdown, that are running nodes ensuring them constant rewards without moving a finger and circler jerking groups that will push them to the trending page no matter what crappy post they do.
I'm not one of them and don't even wanna be as such. I am happy with what I am and what I have and am really confident in this community, its shinny future and constant price appreciation of the token. I never had a trending post before Leofinance and since I've become active in here I guess I scored ten of them. Tell me that Leofinance is doing bad to Hive and I'll call you a lunatic.
If I'm happy, Hive should be happy, isn't that logic? And you know what... I am highly content about my progress with Leofinance and will keep on creating content on this platform as long as I will be able to do so. Long story short I will have to definitely shoutout to Khal(@khaleelkazi) who made all of this possible, to my sponsors😊(aka curators) and everybody who has bothered to read my posts and engage with me.
Congratulations to all of the top 30 authors for the month of December and wish you all of you that are part of this community to achieve your goals! Dare, no matter how high they are and hard to achieve they seem. Happy and excited to be part of this and grateful at the same time. Have a nice day people, and see you to the next one!
PS: some internet problems today and that's why I'm not too engaging, I promise to answer at lest all of your comments if not able to read too much posts. Maybe they'll fix it by tomorrow. It started since last night...
Thanks for attention,
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