Happy Friday! The world is still in a crazy state, but life will go on and the Hive community needs to keep working on making this platform as good as it can be. Part of that is building connections between people and getting support where it is needed. We have lots of creative people who may be struggling right now. Musicians cannot get out to play gigs and other creative people cannot reach their usual audiences. If they are posting here then we can direct some rewards to them to help them out.
Something that has been on my mind is the large number of inactive Hive accounts.
You can see each bar has a grey section, which is not to scale, indicating how many in each band are inactive. The majority of redfish and minnows are with over a third in the higher bands. That is a huge amount of HP that is doing nothing. I know a lot of new users soon give up when they fail to make much, see this on expectations by @slobberchops. Those at dolphin or above have a stake that can be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.
You can see there are orca accounts above me who do nothing at all.
The @tim1 and @ben1 accounts look like twins. Neither has voted in over two years. I know of others such as @stephenkendal who were just not made welcome when Hive forked off. Can we really afford to alienate people even if we disagree with them? Hive is supposed to be about freedom. Okay, so some people gave Just in Steemit some support, but we should move on from that. I do not know what is happening with some like @exyle and @ezzy who used to be active, but now just seem to auto-vote. At least their HP is doing some good. I think some people are hedging their bets by still doing stuff in Steem, or even Blurt. So what? The Hive community is tiny and we need more active people.
If some of the inactive accounts would at least follow trails such as @tenkminnows they could benefit some small accounts.
On my UK Hivians list I include those who are inactive. If you know someone who is not using Hive any more then why not discuss it with them? This platform is supposed to be social and more active people will make it better.
So to the business of #FollowFriday. Each week I pick out some accounts to highlight which you may want to check out. Some will be people I have known for a long time and others I may just have spotted this week.
- @rxhector made me laugh with his frustration over getting through the @splinterlands daily quest. I can empathise with that.
- @arseniclullaby is a comic artist who has made his feelings about Hive very clear. He is frustrated by the lack of support from big accounts for creative people who really add value here. Despite that he is back with some recent posts about what is going on with NFT art sales. That can happen on Hive, but there is competition from other platforms.
- @soundlegion has been posting her music here for ages. It would be cool to have a Hive music dapp that you could use instead of things like Spotify with the ability to give votes for the tunes you enjoy most. It could be smart enough to direct the votes to a current post if the one you are listening to is past pay-out.
- @thetroublenotes are a multinational band of wandering minstels who obviously can't gig so much lately, but they are posting their joyful performances on Hive.
- My friend @bozz just reached his goal of 20k HP. He just keeps putting out good posts and ploughing his rewards back in. He shows that persistence pays off.
Have fun, stay well and #HiveFive!