Lions: Time To Up Our Game

Developers are developing. The Twitter army is busy spreading the word about Leofinance.

That leaves the rest of us. What are we to do?

Earlier today I put up a post about the path to 40,000 users. In it, I discussed how we are looking at enormous potential when we consider the target market that exists on Ethereum and within Metamask in particular.

https://leofinance.io/hive-167922/@taskmaster4450/leofinance-starting-the-path-to-40-000-users

Now, it only makes sense that we look to the platform to see what we can do. As mentioned, the developers are doing their thing and will roll out update (new features) as they become available.

In the meantime, the rest of us can up our game. One of the main drawbacks to Hive, is the lack of engagement. While I do not believe the percentage is much lower than traditional social media platforms, the fact that we have a minuscule user base compared to them ends up with a lot of empty posts.

At the same time, many are posting content that does not exemplify the potential that exists within each user.

Thus, it is time for us to dedicate ourselves to doing whatever extra we can to push the platform forward. This will have to be a community effort. However, if people are spending time promoting Leofinance on Twitter while Khal and the team are working hard to push the road map forward, we need to do our part.

The goal has to be that we create a place that is thriving when those from Ethereum (and other blockchains) show up. We all know how resilient people on Hive can be and this was only reinforced by the situation last week with wLEO. When we get hit, we stand up and strike back even harder.

Now is the time to do everything we can to push Leofinance center stage in the blockchain world.

How many comments a day are you leaving? Whatever it is, commit to adding a few more each day. Also, what quality are they? Are you leaving simply a few words or is the response well thought out? If it is the former, dedicate yourself to adding a few pertinent sentences to each post you read.

Another thing we can do is to upvote comments. This is a way to offer incentive to others who are taking the time to comment and add to the platform. Unlike Hive, with the linear reward curve, we are not penalized for upvoting content that doesn't have any rewards.

There is nothing worse than a new person arriving to a place that does not have a lot taking place. For now, the major focus of Leofinance is blogging. Until some of the new features are rolled out, we need to make this an exciting place for newer people. Comments are a way to do that.

How does it start? One of the easiest is to reply to the comments that are made on your posts. This can help engagement and kick off a "conversation". How much more interesting is a post when there is a lot of comments adding ideas to the central theme of the post? We all know this actually makes the thread a great deal more interesting.

Hypestat.com shows how there might be more people coming to Leofnaince than we know.

Here is the latest numbers:

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If these numbers are accurate, we have over 13,000 people visiting on a daily basis, crossing more than 300K per month. Obviously, not all of these are posting and commenting, so there are a lot of readers.

Even if these numbers are inflated by a factor of 5, that is still a couple thousands people visiting Leofinance each day. Whatever the numbers are, we should see them really jump considering all that is taking place and the outreach that is about to occur.

Leofinance should become one of the leading DApps in all of blockchain. Granted the bar is fairly low but that makes it all the more achievable. There is no reason why this platform cannot be accelerate the engagement on Hive.

The community showed it is loyal, dedicated, and knowledgeable. Let us show that by increasing the amount and quality of all our activities.


If you found this article informative, please give an upvote and rehive.

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Keep preaching. Sometimes I have a feeling you're some kind of machine or robot.
We, the big stakeholders should upvote most of the newcomer's posts with financial topics.

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Bingo. It is up to us to spread the wealth and help to generate some excitement right off the bat for them.

Anyone who sees newcomers be sure to drop it in the discord or DM me and I will hit them up too.

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IMHO discord is a good place to share good posts from newcomers to our eyes. To give them a proper encouragement. I spend numerous hours every day here on Leo. Yet I regularly discover some 3-4 day old posts which have somehow slipped away from my eyes. With growing number of participants on Leo this task (to be noticed) only will get tougher for newbies.

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Without a doubt. Of course, over time, we all will gravitate more towards what interests us. That is the end goal anyway. Have such a thriving community we all go in directions that appeal to us. Some like stocks while other are pure crypto.

We all need to help the newer people along. This community is standing out because, I believe, the whales, this take seriously.

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Getting big votes is very exciting, the smaller the account receiving the vote, the better it feels

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Sometimes I have a feeling you're some kind of machine or robot.

Is it entirely coincidental that we only ever see the front of his head in his videos? All the cables jack into ports on the back?

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 27 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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You are right, we have to do our part outside the platform to attract new users. Create content to share, advertise, everything is valid.

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We also have to do our part on the platform. If the Twitter army is pulling in loads of people but the platform is rather dead, then we are not doing our part.

Cannot have one without the other.

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comment and incidentally help them with a vote would increase their incentive to continue publishing from here, most are seeing the potential of Leofinance and I think that little by little new users will be added

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Congratulations @taskmaster4450le! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You have been a buzzy bee and published a post every day of the week

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Do not miss the last post from @hivebuzz:

October 2020 is the World Mental Heath Month
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Upvoting and replying to all comments left on your own blog is the perfect place to start.

Something I try to do daily.

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It is a great starting point. If people take the time to add value to your post, then expanding it can only help.

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You are right, now is the time to push harder to make this place as vibrant and lively as possible. The tools are all being put in our hands, its up to us to build this place - sitting back and waiting for Khal to do it all isn't going to work.

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Yes it is. I just commented that the marketing on Twitter, for example, is wasted, if people are not here daily making sure this place is alive and thriving.

We need both working in conjunction.

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We can do our part and we can raise the bar. Your challenge was accepted before even being made. I'm on my way! 👍

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Leofinance is a lot more concentrated and I think will do well for newcomers.

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It will do well with newcomers because of the target market that it appeals to. If people are attracted to Leofinance, they will be interested in the posts that are here.

The same cannot be said for Hive in general. Someone might come to hive and come across photography posts, something he or she has no interest in.

Leofinance is focused so those who end up here have an idea of what it is about before they even click on the link.

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As Forexbrokr said, it is best to upvote and respond to comments on your page. Also, I think more activity out in the open, rather than on discord is good for the platform. People need to know that they can come on the platform and meet people, rather than through private chats on Discord.

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That should be addressed in the next update or two @belemo.

We could see some features, social media in orientation, that get more stuff on chain.

Time will tell but I am hopeful.

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Yeah hopefully. Some social media things that will make it more interactive will go along way. Maybe add something like status update like whatsapp and Instagram have

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I can tell you there is an idea floating around the development team that will be more "social" in nature while being on chain.

Let's see if it gets rolled out and moves from idea to Leofinance feature.

It really could alter things on the entire blockchain if done right.

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Looking forward to it. Making it more social is what we need

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Engagement matters!

One of the things that made me want to stay on — and put some effort into — Steem in the early days was the very fact that even some of my very earliest posts got quite a few comments.

Maybe it sounds "shallow," but I think it's a pretty global reality that when someone decides to share something to social media, they want to feel like they were heard; like what they shared mattered. When we say something, chances are we have some kind of message, so the best possible thing we can do to encourage newcomers is to simply acknowledge that we saw and heard what they contributed. Sure, we can also get into what adds value and what doesn't... but that's for a bit further down the road.

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I dont think it shallow at all. In fact, I think it a good assessment. People who take the time to put out something, especially of quality, want to know it wasnt for no reason. Even though there are rewards, engagement means that people found it useful.

Plus we all tend to like interaction especially about topics that are near and dear to us. Thus, when writing about something, it is likely something we care about. We want to find others who view things that way also.

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Unfortunately, the best way to cut through the noise is through price, I think as the tokenomics we have continues to move the price up and the more exchanges and users come on board it only continues to put the squeese on it. As we continue to break ATH I think these messages are simple and attract attention.

Lets say we hit 30 cents for example, then we can all put out pieces online to show how LEO performs in percentage gains vs popular coins and attract some interest. We might get them in with price but we get them to stay because its awesome here

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I disagree. We have more than 4 years worth of experience which shows that trying to promote the idea of social media based upon earnings does not work. That is the path people took on Steem and now Hive. Blog and get rich or whatever nonsense people were touting.

In the end, billions are participating on social media and not getting a dime out of it. They are doing exactly what we discuss here yet for free. So the idea that people will not become involved unless there is a major payout is proven false.

Now the question is how to entice them here. The rewards will be a bonus if there is thriving financial community people want to be involved in. After all, people comment on all kinds of sites on a daily basis.

The financial aspect has to be the icing, it is not the cake. My experience over 3 years is that is the case.

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Well, I am referring to people who already understand crypto, price is what would get them to take note, it's been proven in those 4 years, that the higher the price the higher the interest. As for normies, i think its well A, not well marketed, traditional social media spent millions on advertising, 2 no real clout, so influencers and people who are like chasers wouldn't really feel that strongly about it, 3 your inner circle, a lot of people just want to deal with the people they know and not strangers like here we're open to talking to anyone, that exclusivity of engagement is a big part of what made Facebook big

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That is true although communities enables the exclusivity of engagement as you mention. Obviously, this is on Hive not Leo since that already has a great deal of exclusivity. Imagine if the Johnson Family set up their own community and monitored it...or the Puget Bay little league. The low numbers in crypto, overall, make things rather difficult since we are essentially cutting up a small pie and, honestly, duplicating ourselves with the same people/accounts.

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The greatest thing i have heard since my onboarding on hive blockchain is this leo affiliation with Eth blockchain. This is giving many people the golden opportunity of becoming their dreams in just a few days from now. Sometimes i just think that LEO was the blockchain while Hive was the second layer token

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It will extend the reach of Leofinance and, by extension, Hive.

How successful it is depends upon a few different components. The first is getting people from Ethereum interested in what is taking place here and having them sign up. The second is interacting with them to keep them here.

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This is a unique growth and we see that stat doubled in the next 30 days if we keep up with the push that is in the present. I commit to commenting to at least 10 Leofinance posts daily and that, I'll do better in the coming months.

Another thing we can do is to upvote comments.

This, I learnt from you and I try as much as I can to reward comments under my posts.

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It is all building @uyobong. We are seeing massive progress on many fronts. The only issue now is the starting point we were at, it was rather low. This means the numbers, in terms of percentage, are not resulting in huge gains in raw form. However, with each leg up, that changes a bit more.

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The way you guys explain things is truly amazing for us to catch. Yeah leo is gonna fly very high. All we need is engagement with each others. Through that we will be benefitted too.

One of the easiest is to reply to the comments that are made on your posts.

Yeap its the easiest way and its our duty to reply them who left a comment for us. And we also should do the same to others.

Well from now i will also try to engage myself on a daily target.

Upvoted and rehived.

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Damn, these stats only motivate me to create more! Let's do this lions!

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Yeah I dont know how accurate they are but the idea is to keep them growing. We all can up our game to add to them.

Everything we do has an impact, even if it seems minor. A million minor actions ends up being a rather large one.

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I like it, we do need to step it up a bit on the interaction. I try to make a responses, even if just a thank you, to comments on my post, but it is a smaller percentage of the time. Going to focus on engaging more on people's posts and on mine this week.

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It is helpful to have a little reminder.

We all have a lot going on so it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Yet engagement is what is going to keep people here (as well as the rewards).

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One of the easiest is to reply to the comments that are made on your posts. This can help engagement and kick off a "conversation".

Engagement is indeed the key to success for everyone. There have been times where I have received more rewards for my comments than I have for creating a post.

Interacting with a post by commenting aids the author in producing even better content. It also aids the author in learning what the consumer of that content enjoys !

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Getting people to really add to their accounts through commenting would really set things on a much different trajectory.

It is something that I will write about in the next couple days.

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You for sure practice what you preach.
If it wasn't for the community and comments on my posts, I would have left Hive a long time ago ( no matter the value of the coin ). Now I start to feel more and more at home in the Leofinance community.

Keep preaching!

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