PERSISTENCE... on Hive Power-Up Day!

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Persistence? I'm a #Hive DOLPHIN, baby! Hmm... that doesn't sound nearly as bad-ass as I thought it would. Maybe Hive Porpoise? Ugh! That's even worse. Let's just say I've managed to reach minor gangster status in just a few months.

How's that for persistence?!

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Now allow me to pull myself back down to Earth voluntarily by admitting two things: first, that I couldn't find a larger image of my dolphin badge, so my graphic looks kind of silly; and that this post was supposed to be my first submission into the #ProofOfBrain word of the week contest, but I'm late... and I'm posting it anyway, both to illustrate the importance of being persistent and because today is special.

It's #HivePUD!

Did you forget? Or maybe you didn't know that users are encouraged to power up some Hive on the first day of the month... and if you refrain from selling your stack for today and you write a post using the tag #HivePUD, you'll be eligible for rewards!

And you get a sweet badge too-- thanks to @hivebuzz, who is on a mission to enrich our Hive experience through gamification! Check out my own collection below... three in a row, yo! (You'll notice the bee's size is relative to your stake today.)

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So I've made a lot of progress, but to say I'm FAR FROM PERFECT would be an understatement. My consistency has been mainly on the financial side of the ecosystem (a good pile of staked Hive, and decent stacks of the various #tribe tokens) and now I need to apply myself more to the creation and curation of content.

That's part of the "persistence" equation as well: identifying weaknesses and areas that could be improved, and putting effort into addressing them!

Persistence Can Infect the Entire Hive!

The more I see people putting real effort in and seeing real results, the more motivated I become to get better... the more I hold myself accountable for laziness and complacency. Hopefully you feel the same way!

So I try to pay attention to opportunities, and I'm certainly not going to squander a day like this... I'm getting my bee badge, come Hell or jalapenos!

In fact, my main exchange is down for about a week after a security threat (thwarted) so ALL MY HIVE IS LOCKED UP! I naturally bounced over to Binance and bought more, just so I could participate in this month's #PowerUpDay!

'Cause... like, you know... that's how a Hive Dolphin rolls.

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Enough about me though... what does your own ACHIEVEMENTS PAGE look like? (Just click that link and replace my username with yours.) Anything interesting or unique? You may already have your 1-year badge (you lucky buggers). Something you want to improve maybe... or do you see a badge on my page (above) that's missing from yours?

I still have a lot of ground to cover, obviously: anniversaries, milestones... but one foot in front of the other will inevitably get me there: that's a winning attitude.

That's Persistence!

So what was I able to accomplish today? Well, I managed to power up a little more than 250 HIVE (my personal #PUD high, I believe) and write this post you're reading... and today, being the first of the month, is also the day new cards are released on RISING STAR and I never miss that!

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Don't dismiss this game, people... if you're not already there, you NEED to be playing #RisingStar! Along with DCity, Rising Star has become one of the major pieces of my passive Hive Engine income stream. So click the link in the previous paragraph (or RIGHT HERE) and get started now.

And-- in the spirit of persistence and progress-- I'm actually going to commit to creating one more post before the end of today, and to leaving at least five thoughtful comments on my #tribe platforms. I need to find my rhythm, my groove...


And I will! That's what being persistent is all about, and that's how we can all succeed in the Hive ecosystem! Thank you very much for taking time out of this important day to hear what I have to say. Let me know in the comments how you've spent your Hive Power Up Day.

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Wow

This is a lot of persistency, my friend

I mean my achievement badge will make you puke

Lol

Why because it looks like a complete mess, and I have been diving in a lot especially on the comment section

But as you said, watching other people's achievement is always such a motivation, and that is why I am motivating myself this month to consistently create 2 to 3 posts on my three favorite tribes and make comments as well

I guess this is persistency

Amazing entry, I wish you luck even though you're late.....hahhahhahaa


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I appreciate it, Edy, but I have a lot of room to grow... I just got two (or three) badges yesterday though: PUD, Power-Up Helper and Whale Spray. I wasn't paying too much attention to it before.

Your goal is two or three posts in the month? If that's right, try to stretch it to that many per week. That may not be possible... and really, I'm just glad you're here doing your thing with us. :)

Congrats on all your badges

I am glad to be here doing my own thing with all of you, thank you

Do you mean, I should try and stretch out my writing goals to two or three posts per week?

That's what I'm saying, yeah. Not everyone has the time to do that, but two to three posts per month may not be enough to gain any momentum. Don't get me wrong... just you being here and participating at all is AMAZING, so work at whatever pace suits you best.

And thanks! I do love my badges, and that whole gamification aspect of the community. Have a great week, @edystrings. :)

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Congratulations, your post has been added to Pinmapple! 🎉🥳🍍

Did you know you have your own profile map?
And every post has their own map too!

Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Pinmapple
  • Click the get code button
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post (Hive only)
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

Congratulations, your post has been added to Pinmapple! 🎉🥳🍍

Did you know you have your own profile map?
And every post has their own map too!

Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Pinmapple
  • Click the get code button
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post (Hive only)
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

I did two quick edits after publishing, and I think this triggered two extra @pinmapple notifications. Does that usually happen? But I was SO CURIOUS about this concept that I had to try it. Cheers! :)

We're only supposed to send out one auto comment but we've noticed double comments recently and are looking into it.

Great to hear that you're interested about Pinmapple and tried it out. Next time you start writing travel content, don't forget to pin it on Pinmapple.

Ah... travel content! That makes complete sense. Sorry for not adhering to that principle with this first post. My bad. I'll put some thought into relevant stuff for the platform. :)


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All good. Travel doesn't have to be travelling overseas on holiday (as if anyone can do that nowadays!!!!), local travel is also good. What's local to you, is travel to someone else reading from the other side of the world. Lots of people don't realise that and think "I'm not a traveller so I can't write travel content."

Great point! I was actually just thinking about how region-specific posts on #FoodiesBeeHive would work perfectly as map pins. I already see a few using various tags like #foodie and #food and #foodiesbeehive... I !LUV it! Do you know if there is a way to filter using multiple tags?


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You mean on the Pinmapple map? You can go filter the map and enter tags to filter post by any tag that people us on their Hive post. And you can zoom into a location on the map

Yes, but I tried to filter using multiple tags and I don't think it works... I tried a space between them, and a comma. Do you know if there is a particular way to achieve this?

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I'm getting my bee badge, come Hell or jalapenos!

First time I've heard that sentence, lol. Good going on the powerups fella, slow and steady wins the race and when it comes to crypto that's usually the best method.

My own achievements are dog shit but I don't usually pay much attention to them in all honesty. I got the award for 'Most Laid Back person' in school out of 300 or so peers, that's enough for me, lol.


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That's the best school award ever! I would've gotten that too (if it was a thing, and if I had showed up during my last year). If you're not stressing about your progress here, then I think you're doing just fine.

I generally hate being unoriginal, so I do my best to mix up the platitudes and expressions that get tired over time... "Hell or jalapenos" is one of my newer favourites. :) Thanks so much for the kind words... always appreciated.

if it was a thing, and if I had showed up during my last year

That's one of the main reasons why I got it, lol. And yeah, no stress at all, more to life than worrying about how many tokens you have or how much money is in the bank.

Keep 'em comin', I'm liking the vibe and it's fresh to see someone who isn't afraid to dabble with words.


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Congratulations on becoming a dolphin... next step, Orca! :)

I've been seeing lots of write-ups about Rising Star recently. Will probably check it out next week since everyone's saying its good.


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Orca! Is that at 10,000 HP?
You totally should check out Rising Star... they're doing some interesting stuff, both as a game and in the indie music scene. It's very cool! :)

Interesting question... I believe it actually changes year on year based on the number of vests. I'm not too familiar with the vests back into HP conversion, though.

Here's a good albeit dated explanation from Holger: https://hive.blog/tribe/@holger80/what-is-the-amount-of-staked-tokens-to-became-a-minnow-dolphin-orca-or-whale-for-a-scot-tribe-2019-09-11


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