Three Years on Hive/Steem

in hive •  2 months ago 

Hi Everyone,

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A few days ago, I reached three years on Hive/Steem. Today, I completed my final main power down on Steem; I still have about 500 SP from what I have earned over the past 4 weeks.. This is both an exciting and sad moment at the same time. I am excited about what Hive has to offer but I am sad to have ended my journey with Steem.

I have chosen to invest both time and money into Hive rather than Steem. With everything that has happened over the past few months, Hive appears to be the better choice for both content creation and investment. I have explained my choice in my posts It’s Hive Time and What does the death of Steem mean for cryptocurrency?. I am very grateful to all the people that worked together to create Hive by hard forking Steem. To pull-off the hardfork so quickly and effectively was a great accomplishment. Without the hardfork, we would have been stuck in a long stalemate, which eventually would have still resulted in Steemit gaining full control of Steem as it has done now. I am very excited about Hive and I intend to be around on Hive for many years to come.

Thanks for the support over the years

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Since creating my account in 2017, I have consistently posted on Steem and now on Hive. Steemians and now Hivians/Hivers have been a big reason for my continued creation of content as well as investment. I am very grateful to my regular upvoters and even more so to those that take the time to comment on my content. A big thank you to @jossediccus, @steemflow, @blazing, @chireerocks, @slobberchops, @angryman, @organduo, @kaminchan, @crpto.piotr, and @alokkumar121 for taking the time to read and comment on my content.

Thanks for creating great content

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Creating content is only one aspect of being part of the Hive ecosystem. Another aspect is reading, enjoying and rewarding other people’s content. I do most of my upvoting manually. I very quickly skim through most of the posts I upvote but occasionally I read or listen to the full content. I have a few favourite content creators I would like to mention. These content creators are:

All of you are doing a really great job with your content. Keep up the great work.

At the beginning

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Before I joined Steem, I did not know much about cryptocurrency and almost nothing about blockchains. I had heard of Bitcoin but to me it was just some electronic currency, which looked like a possible scam or just an electronic fiat currency. Steem introduced me to cryptocurrency and opened my eyes to the potential of blockchain technology. I now believe the blockchain is one of the greatest inventions of this century so far.

I did not come looking for Steem but stumbled across it accidentally. I was watching a ‘We are change’ video on YouTube. As part of that video Luke Rudkowski, the host of that channel, mentioned supporting his content on Steemit. I was curious, so I went to Steemit to see what it was all about. It was a fairly simple looking blogging platform but it offered the opportunity to earn money (i.e. Steem). On the trending page, several content creators were earning $100 plus a post. Therefore, I decided to give it go. I started by sharing several of my YouTube videos and included some short descriptions. Most of my shared content reaped close to zero rewards but occasionally, I would earn a nice big payout. At the time, I was confused why some posts could get such high rewards and others nothing. Later, I found out about @curie and stake weighted voting.

In the early days, it was quite a struggle to earn rewards or be noticed. Having almost no stake made that even more difficult. I was fortunate to get to know @sweetsssj, who offered support and some good advice that helped keep me going. She was also one of the reasons I started to buy Steem and become a more serious investor.

My sister (@vegoutt-travel) joined Steem in September 2017. She writes travel blogs. She is mostly a part time content creator on Hive but she has consistently put out a travel blog every few weeks. She does not have as much time as I have to contribute content but the work she puts out is of a very high quality and she consistently earns good rewards to back up the quality work she creates.

My content on Hive

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I have discussed my plans for the direction I am taking my content for this year in my posts 2020 Vision and 500 Posts on Steem/Hive. So far, I have managed to keep on track. A few things have happened that have caused me to change direction slightly. I created a short series about Covid-19 and I have written a few post about the Steemit take over. The focus of my account has mostly remained on economics. I have brought back my ‘Buying and Selling Game’, which requires some basic knowledge of economics. This series is aimed at attracting more users to my account for the benefit of some of my other content as well as to generate some interest for my next economics challenge series.

Quest to Reputation 70

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I had aimed to reach reputation 70 in my first 3 years on Steem/Hive. I am currently slightly short of 70 with a reputation of 69.50. Reputation lost some of its meaning on Steem when vote buying took over and reputations were artificially inflated. I bought votes for a few months at the end of 2017 and early 2018. The bought votes lifted my reputation from in the fifties into the low sixties. Since vote buying ended, reputation has regained some of the meaning it had before the bid-bots appeared on the scene.

Final words for Steem and Steemit

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I will always be fond of Steem for all I have gained over the years. However, I am disappointed with Steemit and the direction it has decided to take. Steemit’s actions have destroyed most of the key benefits of the Steem blockchain (i.e. decentralisation, censorship resistance, and security of funds). I see very little incentive to invest in Steem, as keeping funds in your own wallet is no longer safe as they can be removed as part of a hardfork. I see very little incentive to post on Steem, as content can be censored if Steemit disagrees with the content presented. I wish those who remain on Steem the best of luck. I know there are still a few good content creators that have chosen to remain with Steem. We all need to decide for ourselves where we post and/or invest.


More posts

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If you want to read any of my other posts, you can click on the links below. These links will lead you to posts containing my collection of works. These posts will be updated frequently.

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Seems we are going in same direction...in October I will.complete my 3 years on Steem/Hive. Steem downfall happened at the same time when I needed some financial support due to my dad's health. And I powered down and at same time Hive happened and I got bit late into getting my rhythm. Steem did helped me a bit during emergency the sudden downfall does shattered my dream I am still.powering down to get some boost in my pocket till.it completelly vanished.

On Hive you did supported me and boosted my confidence to survive and I put my shoes on..and still going around...hope it will help me to get to my unfulfilled Steem dreams.

Thanks for all the wonderful support and Congratulation on completing 3 years...👍...hope to see many.more moons together...,👌

It seemed really bad at the time but Hive has given us new hope. I am happy with the progress so far.

Hope the momentum keep going without much obstacle...

Hi @spectrumecons

Thanks for mentioning me and congratulations for completing 3 years on this blockchain platform. Your success is such an inspiration for many to have long term vision on the platform.
This is just the beginning and there are many more years to come. Let's make Hive a wonderful place together. Have a great weekend. Thanks

I think it was around the 6 month mark I started considering Steem/Hive as a long-run journey. There has been many ups and downs and lots of learning along the way.

Did you just said three years ? Time really flies. You made alot of history too here on Hive. You are also a good mentor as well. Happy anniversary 🎉 ❤️💞.

Thanks for the tip. I think this is my first tip since it has been introduced on PeakD. You are right about time flying. Each year passes faster than the previous one. Good luck with your journey on Hive.

I really appreciate your feedback. I am following you. Good to meet you.

@spectrumecons, First of all congratulations for completing 3 Years in this Blockchain Journey.

Thank you so much for your kind mention and words.

Good wishes from my side and hope that so many abundant opportunities are waiting for you ahead.

Enjoy your time ahead and stay blessed always.

Thanks @chireerocks. I wish you all the best on your journey. It is difficult to predict the future. Opportunities tend to crop up quite frequently but sometimes they are not always easy to recognise.

Welcome. Yes, what you've said about the opportunities sounds absolutely right. Stay blessed.

Wow three years? That's definitely astonishing, I'll actually get to reach 3 years in September 2020 and what can I say, I think you've got magnificent contents, it's been a year or so since I discovered your blog and well started following you. Over the years you've added value to steem and now you're continuing on hive and well I'll gladly say that it's great to get a mention and so far I'm glad we've come so far Wayne. Keep creating and I hope to power up more to support your contents and thanks a lot for the support so far, it's entirely been massive for me. Congratulations again.

September is not far away. Well done on your journey so far. I am impressed with the amount of time and effort you have put into Hive. Keep up the good work.

You as well, keep up the great work and well when I celebrate 3 years in September I'll have a lot of stories to tell as well. Cheers to making memories before the 4th year.

@spectrumecons first of all welcome to the family, and we are all on the same direction. Your last power down seems to have some good memories. In life sometimes we got that situation were we have to decide some for ourselves. Lastly the main thing is we need to be happy that's the key to success.

It's been a couple of strange years but things seem to be falling into place quite nicely.

My last big STEEM power-down got liquified yesterday, I have little left now just like you. I got few $0.00 posts as well, call it STEEM boot camp!

I think I'll leave my last 500 SP for now. The autovoting is taking care of it so that the few that stayed can have a token upvote.

Congratulations on completing 03 years and good luck for your exciting plans for Hive.

Thanks @munawar1235. I think the next 3 years will be even better.

3 years, I thought you've been around longer lol you've been all over the chain and really think you for the mention and support on my content too! Hope to pay it forward to the next batch of Hive members

I have noticed a few new people joining but I'd hope to see more considering the push Hive is getting on Twitter from the community.

Some of my friends remained on steem and didn't use Hive so I can't just give up on steem @spectrumecons plus of course the additional rewards I earn is just important for me because I have to sustain my medical needs.

Bets regards to your journey here on Hive platform :)

If you can still earn something on Steem then you might as well post on both. It's a pity some of your friends haven't made the jump to Hive yet.

Congratulations my friend.

Looking forward to thriving on our HIVE together.

Future of HIVE is very bright

Thanks @nathanmars. Hive is a great fresh start for all of us. It's time to put Steem behind us.

I get there is a sad part in all of this fiasco, but I think it's important that instead of being sad for Steem to be happy that we have Hive.

Best of luck in the future and...
HIVE ON!!!

Thanks @zemiatin. The Steem fiasco seems like a blessing in disguise. The community has a real opportunity to thrive now.

Thanks for the mention and the kind words! May we all have better success on Hive!

Happy hive birthday!

Thanks @diabolika.

Heartiest Congratulations @spectrumecons for the 3 years and all the achievements you have made, it's indeed a fulfilling moment. Wish you a successful journey ahead.

Thanks @nainaztengra.

Thanks for the mention! I am concentrating more on Steemit than Hive but will still post occasionally here 😊

Hey good luck to you. Hive gets your actifit reports which tend to more creative than most others I have seen.

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