Top Hivers: 5 Consistent, Quality Content Creators More People Should Know

in OCD10 months ago
What makes a good Hiver or, Sweet Goddess forbid, a #TopHiver?

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Before anyone can nominate their 5 Top (under-appreciated, under-curated) Hivers, they really have to sit down and consider that question. What I came up with was this:

  • Can't be formulaic content ie too much of anything is boring;
  • Can't be too much of a diary thing - bores me to snores reading what's often someone's journal just pimped out with an image for a daily autovote;
  • The person needs to react and engage with others;
  • The person needs to reach out and meaningfully comment on OTHER people's content, not only respond to comments;
  • The content has to stand up outside the inner Hive (ie make sense to someone who's never even heard of Hive)
  • and yes, flowing on from that, ideally the person is taking their Hive content onto a broader social media stage.

Personally I sidestep people who only ever post in response to Challenges. Once in a while is fine, but if the person has nothing to consistently say without a prompt or some Hive dangled like a carrot, I'm already bored. I sidestep people who endlessly post ABOUT only Hive. I also look for people with timeless content - stuff that will still mean something if someone accidentally has it show up in their search engine results, out there in the big wide internet world, 3 years from now.

I thought I had my 5 Top Hivers sorted, until I read the last requirement for this #TopHivers initiative:

...newish to Hive OR haven't had much support from the big curators.

I had to make another coffee. 😆 ☕️

But after several cups of shade grown, organic, superb Thai coffee, I'm excited to share my 5 #TopHivers, in no particular order:


@worldcapture

One of Hive's really consistent, talented photographic community. He often swings by to comment on others' posts, just because, and is GREAT at responding, supporting and upvoting YOUR content after you support his. His subject matter is varied and literally world class and he's often on twitter. He's NOT new to Hive but his post payouts are at the low end - heck, we SHOULD be supporting our top image makers more. An example of a recent (ish) post?

Abandoned Boat, Thailand
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@samstonehill

Sam is an INCREDIBLE A class Hiver - been on Hive longer than I have but it pains me that despite being prolific, consistent, helpful content and being both Mr Crypto and Mr Community personified, his posts often languish under $5. C'mon poeple, we can do better than this! An example of a post I loved that Sam shared recently?

4 Months to Build a Mini-Farm & Family Playground
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@steemflow

Consistency and always out there on twitter - @steemflow has contributed SO MUCH to various communities for a long time. One of the "definitely under-rewarded" ones. I love the non-white-non-entitled voices on Hive and wish they got a much-better-fairer share of the rewards pool. A post of his recently that I liked, supported and which engaged me in a world bigger than my own?

Falsa - Indian Sherbet Berry (My surprise discovery)
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@yangyanje

You simply can't find a more dedicated Hiver than @yangyanje - I mean, this guy CYCLES around Switzerland putting up Hive stickers in public places that he's paid for himself. 😳 He's a little out of the box 😍 and gets discouraged at poor support, which I think affects his posting regularity. He's a generous delegator and urban artist, a thinker, a vegan natural medicine contributor & meditator, a crypto whiz and totally committed to a new paradigm built around crypto. And he's a committed player across lots of communities. 0.33 for his last post? I'd be wondering if another post is worth it too.

Green Graffiti
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@juanvegetarian

Juan is fairly new to Hive and is from The Philippines. I came to notice him cos he's simply a great engager and generous with his feedback on the posts of others. Big tick from me. His content has been varied and interesting and he's connecting well across multiple communities. His content isn't really getting the notice or rewards it deserves, as evidenced by this recent post:

On Guardian Angels, Death and Becoming a Healer
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What did I learn most from this Challenge response? That I could and should cut some of my bigger votes to people who are well established and already being well rewarded, and share the Hive love around a little more to some of the very committed Hivers out there who are not quite earning as they should.

Huge thanks to @theycallmedan for the learning. 😍


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Wow thank you so much for the mention, Marike. What a great feeling to receive such nice words - Thank you! 😁

Hope you are having a great Sunday evening.

Greetings from the south! 😁

I actually really enjoy your pics - and in a world that literally CONSUMES images like fast food, I think we need to honour our image makers more. I'm about to have a huge chickpea salad for dinner and am queuing up my June Garden Journal hive post for tomorrow night. Ploi has 2 days of "practice school" with all the covid-stupid stuff tomorrow and Tues, which means I need to iron my supermom cape before bed and blog a bit harder so we can afford the gas money for running her up and down to school while we STILL have no tourists. 😆 Parents are not even allowed to drive into the carpark (in care out CARS have covid probably) LOL. Urgh!! Send me patience!!

Have a lovely evening.

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Again, thank you so much! And you are totally right, the amount of photos which are uploaded daily to the WWW is insane (~ 300.000.000 Pictures per day) and it's very easy for photographers to get lost in this crazy data storm. I think most of the pictures are snapshots clicked by phones, not really comparable to hours and hours of work for just 1 single image :D. But we just always need to improve our skills, get better and we will eventually be seen :D At least I love what I'm doing :))

Uff, that sounds pretty harsh! I can only imagine how hard it is for people who depend on the tourists to proper survive. It's a tough time. But no matter how bad it sucks, we can always learn from all situations.

I hope for you that things turn better soon (Even I know it might take a while). We always gotta keep going :))

I'll send u all the patience I can and wish you a great evening/night as well 😁

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I am on top 5🤨 wowow....that really surprises me...and means a lot to me....I never expected to feature in anyone list, but seeing my name just made my Sunday....and it means a lot, and motivated me to continue what I am doing best at hive....Thanks @artemislives for the shout...never expected 🙂

You're so very welcome @steemflow - how long have I been curating your posts now in @ecotrain and @naturalmedicine and the occasional @freedomtribe challenge too from memory - 18 months plus at least. You put in, consistently, and I noticed.

Now go and make someone else's day by curating and commenting and uplifting THEM - or simply just share their post on twitter for them.

Have an awesome rest of Sunday. Goodnight from Thailand.

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Thanks .surely I will do what I can do best, ..👌. good night

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The content has to stand up outside the inner Hive (ie make sense to someone who's never even heard of Hive)

Yeah, couldn't agree more!!!! Endless challenges (unless they 'read' according to other criteria you have - ie stand alone, can be read in 5 years time etc - I hate it when we have to say 'Challenge Response to blah blah' in title!!!) and diary entries are pretty bleurgh.

Great choices there - all of which I follow bar @worldcapture, which I will now!

Nice to see you and @worldcapture connect - as a budding photographer he's someone you can really learn from and connect to other great photographers, given that he is Mr Photofeed. 😊

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Thank you so much @riverflows - I'll happily follow you back :))

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Thank you @artemislives. I'm honored to be mentioned in this list with all the fun and talented people here on #hive. I enjoy engaging as much as writing my own stuff so it's really just the right platform for me to be in and I can call myself lucky to find that in the internet where it's really easy to get lost and lose focus. So, wishing all a fun and exciting day ahead. Keep safe everyone! :)

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You're so very welcome @juanvegetarian - please keep posting and engaging - you have a LOT to say and share and have a natural hiver's skill set. ;)

Appreciating you.

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That's the plan, just post and engage whenever I have the time to do it. :)

Congrats

Thanks for swinging by - have a read - there are some good people to follow and learn from here!

Sure. We learn by studying others

Congratulations you 5, keep up the good work.

They're a great bunch of solid Hivers - appreciate you stopping by.

A huge hug 🤗 and a little bit of !BEER 🍻 from @amico!


Un caro abbraccio 🤗 e un po' di BEER 🍻 da @amico!

Abbracci e birra sono perfetti la domenica. 🍺 😍 Next year in Italia, @amico!!

Oh, nice you'll come to Italy: please let me know as soon as you can your itinerary: I'd like to meet you and offer you a beer (or whatever you prefer) that is not virtual! 😗


Hey @artemislives, here is a little bit of BEER from @amico for you. Enjoy it!

Learn how to earn FREE BEER each day by staking your BEER.

What did I learn most from this Challenge response? That I could and should cut some of my bigger votes to people who are well established and already being well rewarded, and share the Hive love around a little more to some of the very committed Hivers out there who are not quite earning as they should.

That's why I wait for you more often in my publications. Ha, ha, ha.

Seriously, I liked your selection and the recognition you give to everyone. I am already visiting you, although I do not have much to offer with my vote, at least I will leave you one of those comments that encourage you to continue.