How to make money blogging on Hive

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How to make money blogging on Hive.

Direct from the desk of Dane Williams.




Your guide to making money as a blogger on Hive, starting with your introductory first post.

Have you just signed up for a Hive account and want to know how to make money blogging on Hive?

If the answer is yes, then you, my friend, have come to the right place.

Hive, and my personal favourite Web3 blogging front-end called LeoFinance, is the best place to immediately monetise your blogging.

Hands.

Down!

Forget everything you know about the old Web2 model of having your data controlled and sold by tech companies to pay you.

Hive uses the power of a truly decentralised Web3 environment to hand control of not only your account data, but the entire platform, over to you.

That’s right, you’re in full control now.

Retro 80s style logo for the blogging platform you can make money on, called Hive.

How to make money blogging on Hive from day 1

Part 1 of this guide starts by introducing where the money comes from (spoiler alert, it’s not coming from someone else's account!) and then how to immediately get noticed by those in the community who matter most.

Lets dive right in.

Where do the HIVE rewards come from?

When you receive an upvote on your content, you need to understand that voter isn’t actually tipping you from their own account balance.

The money that you’re earning on your blog is actually coming from what’s called the Hive rewards pool.

What is the reward pool you ask?

Well essentially it’s how the Hive blockchain distributes its freshly minted HIVE tokens at a hard-coded inflation rate and those with HIVE tokens staked get a say in how this rewards pool is distributed on a daily basis.

The more HIVE someone has staked, the bigger their say on the daily rewards pool distribution.

Basically, they’re not tipping you money from their own account balance, but as stakeholders in the platform, they are able to distribute the daily inflation via their upvote.

Now, while from your perspective the reward may be nothing more than a great way to make money blogging (oh and it is!), it actually serves a much greater purpose at the same time.

The Hive rewards pool is an extremely effective and unique way for the HIVE cryptocurrency to be distributed far and wide.

It’s this high token distribution that ensures blockchain governance remains decentralised and ultimately secures the censorship-resistant properties of your Web3 Hive account.

Literally anyone, no matter where they are in the world, can start making money as a blogger immediately from Hive’s reward pool.

Create content that adds value and receive your portion of the daily reward pool as decided by those with a current stake in the platform.

The system is genius really.

So now you understand where the HIVE rewards come from, let’s move forward and take a look at how to get noticed by those in the community who matter most.

Yep, those with the largest stake.

How do you get noticed on Hive from day 1?

Now that little Hive explainer is out of the way, we come to the juicy part of how to actually get noticed on Hive from day 1.

The key to making money as a blogger on Hive is to get noticed by accounts with stake and thus with the biggest say on how rewards are distributed.

Yep, getting noticed by the rich guys.

Sure that may sound cringe, but that’s the nature of the Web3 blogging game here on Hive.

Just remember that as stakeholders, they have a monetary interest in curating good content and encouraging you to stake your rewards to secure the blockchain.

They want to find people just like you.

So with that in mind, the absolute first thing you must do is to create your first post under the introduceyourself tag.

The introduceyourself tag is extremely powerful…

…but as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility.

You only get one shot at this tag, so make it count!

Most n00bs on Hive introduce themselves with a story about their boring life or how much more than everyone else they need the money.

STOP.

DO NOT DO THIS.

If you want to get noticed and actually start making money blogging on Hive from day 1 then you need to show those with stake that you’re different.

That you aren’t just here to leech the reward pool with low value content that nobody really gives a shit about.

But instead, that you’re here to add value to the community via quality content and ultimately contribute to the blockchain’s security by staking a portion of your rewards just like them.

This is the key to making money on Hive!

In this first post, I’d encourage you to introduce not only yourself (or personal brand), but also to introduce a plan for your blog.

Let the community know you understand the reward pool system and that you plan to post a daily blog in your chosen niche that they should follow.

But most of all let them know that you’re not like everyone else.

That you’re here to stake half of your rewards and actually invest in the platform that will be paying you to blog.

If you can start your Hive blogging journey in this manner, then you WILL get noticed from day 1 and start making money as a blogger immediately.

Best of probabilities to you.

PS. Part 2 of this guide to making money blogging on Hive goes over how to use a daily commenting strategy to engage with those in the community with stake.

Stay tuned by hitting the follow button and if you’re new to the Web3 blogging game on Hive, certainly don’t be afraid to reach out in the comments section.

There’s always someone here on LeoFinance who is happy to answer any questions you may have.

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The commenting part is what I'm yet to get hold of.
I really want to do this.

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This is a good start. Do this a bunch times more and you'll get there eventually :P

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Especially if he posts 500 comments in a week.

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500 comments a week is not gonna be easy

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Type a lot ofaster.

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I need a lot of energy drink to do that

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Cocaine might help with that too.

Not that I am condoning it, just passing along what I read.

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Haha, thanks for the advice

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Reading 500 articles a week to make the same number of comments??? I'm already tired of just think about it 😁😁😁

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Often end up making more than 1 comment per article. Can respond to other people.

I am going to write a post about that.

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This task can only be achieved through hardwork and diligence. But is 500 comments realistic in a week @taskmaster4450. If yes, give me the strategy and I'll follow suit. I'm serious about this. Thank you.

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It is possible, but it requires a ton of work and dedication. I would settle with 10-15 comments per week for starters.

Setting high goals that you eventually miss won't do you any good. Setting lower goals that you reach and surpass will do you much better and it will increase your motivation moving forward.

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Thank you so much for the advise.

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That is sound advice. Start with 10-15 and see if that can be reached consistently.

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How about starting with 10 comments per day and build from there? Setting a goal of 500 in a week is just for machines like you TM.. :)

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That is true. People need to start somewhere. And since few seem to accomplish that, it is probably a better level.

Of course, the flipside, aim for 500 and if one misses and hits 200, so be it.

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Okay, 500 comment is a very good one.How many comments do you do in a week?

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Varies. I did 1400 last week.

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That is a lot I must confess. YOu are doing well

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It is the easiest starting point. Simply decide to participate in every article you read. Add something applicable and you will find you get rewarded on some of them.

Like this comment you left, you just got an upvote.

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If you keep on commenting daily for the next 6 months, these things will happen for sure:

  1. You will make a lot of crypto.
  2. You will see your follower/friends count growing.
  3. You will find more ideas to make more crypto.
  4. You will find more people upvoting your content.
  5. You will see your reputation number going up.

It's honestly a life-changing experience.

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This is definitely right, comment is one of the best thing on hive and can help you settle easily

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Yes. As a newbie, it's better to make like thousands of comments every week and 1 or two posts maybe. Because unless people don't notice you or interact with you via comments, there is a good chance that your posts will be ignored even if they are of highest quality.

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That's true, you have to work hard to be successful on hive too. To get noticed is the main work here

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Since I started posting more comments and engaging more with my audience I already see and feel the difference. On PEAKD you can see your payouts for the upcoming 7 days and it really boosted my income big time.
But it is not just about the rewards, by talking to the others you will learn a lot of things you wouldn't know about.

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But it is not just about the rewards, by talking to the others you will learn a lot of things you wouldn't know about.

100%. That's the best part indeed. Knowledge is the real power. Information is dopamine.

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That is all true. Plus you will gain an education about crypto and what is happening. There are many benefits to it.

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Yes. That was one of the main reason why I joined Leo Finance and started writing on it. Never knew I could earn a decent amount for it. SocialFi is the best thing that could ever happen to mankind.

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You are a prime example of what can happen.

And now you are one of the prized producers on this chain.

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A nice and definitely accurate list of things that is bound to happen with engagement.

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I'm in the middle of building a Google Doc full of comment templates.

These will be little conversation starters that you can edit and make fit into any situation.

Stay tuned! ;)

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That is a great idea. Looking forward to it.

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That might be very useful for people who're about to start being more active in terms of engagement.

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Making comments are not only good in terms of increasing activity on LeoFinance, which in turn will get people onboard because they want to join active communitites. It is also crucial for ones own growth, as you will automatically boost your own presence, reputation and make other, active users aware of your own existence. That leads to more recognition and rewards as well.

It's a win/win situation for everyone at the end of the day. Each comment matter.

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!LOL Now I feel like I started out all wrong. I don't think I ever used that tag.

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I've just written a song about a tortilla.
Well, it is more of a rap really.

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Yeah well you can make up for it by posting 500 comments. That will make you even. LOL

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Can't hurt !LOL.

OK, this is the first one.

499 to go!

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Some people say that I never got over my obsession with Phil Collins.
But take a look at me now.

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See. Was that too painful. It didnt hurt much at all.

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You are on your way.

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500 comments per week = 72 comments per day = 3 comments per hour.
Well, it's not easy at all but achievable in some conditions

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That is true, it is not easy. And even falling short of that a bit is still a heck of a job.

But as noted in some other areas, commenting on comments really helps that quest.

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I will set a target of 100 comments in this week.
When I get used to this pace, I will increase it.

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That is a fine target. Engaging in conversation will help you get there.

Doing the little things can make a big difference. One or two extra comments in a post can really help.

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One or two extra comments in a post can really help.

100%. Pop in a question from time to time and others will answer as well. It's great to boost engagement even further.

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Only if the author shows up to answer it.

We see that doesnt always happen either.

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I think that's a great goal to start with. I find it better to setting lower goals and hit them, rather than to having higher goals and miss them. Good luck!

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better to setting lower goals and hit them, rather than to having higher goals and miss them

So true. No more word to add on this statement.
I'm trying it everyday, but avoid spamming as well.

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I'm sure you could get away with writing an introduceyourself blog now if you really wanted to!

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That is a great way to get one's feet wet. Will also open up the door for a few more comments. LOL

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This is a better outlined post for a noob and will serve it's purpose when I wish to onboard someone else.

I'm also learning more everyday about how to get the best out of the blogging part of hive which can be a barrier sometimes but we have to keep on moving and showing up everyday.

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Long form content is not easy. However, Hive offers options to people. As stated, commenting is a great way not only to enhances one's blogging efforts, but also get rewarded. It all adds up.

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Yes, it all adds up with time and consistency.

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That is what most people miss. It is really all it takes. Yet most want the shortcuts.

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It's either you have a stack of money or you do the work here on hive. either way, the work still needs to be done to get the best out of one's time and effort.

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Even with a stack of money, go to work on Hive. LOL

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Yep, please share it (or just the tactics I speak about) with new people.

What are you finding is the biggest barrier to your own blogging here on Hive?

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That would be finding a way to keep writing quality content and adding value to the community.

Time was a barrier before but not anymore, as I am free during this period and ready to take my daily activity on hive to the next level, which is learning more about the crypto and social part of hive.

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Ah man, I feel their pain there.

Staying disciplined enough to write every day is still extremely hard even for myself.

And when I miss a day or two, it's so hard to get back into the routine.

You can't teach discipline.

You either have it or you don't.

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You can't teach discipline.

No one can. it's either you have it in you or you don't. It takes time and an effort to stay disciplined, but it all pays off eventually.

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I'm with you. Leo is the best community to monetize your content!

I think the #newlion tag is also very useful for new people who want to start their LeoFinance journey

!hivebits

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You are so creative.

We are blessed to have you here.

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I left out the aspect of earning layered rewards such as LEO.

Man it quickly gets confusing to try and explain in simple terms that a n00b can understand haha.

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There are so many ways to make money it makes one's head spin. We forget all we have coming in.

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I think you did a great job. Actually better than most I've seen previously. I really like the straight to the point, no fluff stuff you make.

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Dane f****** Williams! I love your direct tone! And what a great post today, keep up!😎 One day you will appreciate my upvotes, lol! Just pay attention to that in the coming years😎🤌

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Not sure if this is a complimentary comment or a threatening one.

He might want to be on guard. lol

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Seriously, I tried to be find the difference too... Lol

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Totally, lol!

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Dane is one of the greatest writers on Leo Finance/Hive.

Direct wisdom, no bullshit. :')

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Gotta digg it!

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Thank you, haha!

I'm still looking forward to that BBQ on your balcony when our upvotes are worth thousands ;)

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Haha true story man! We got to set some targets soon😎👍

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I sent this post to several people I am trying to onboard to hive. I hope they take the time to read it. Looking forward to the next one.
!LUV
ah yeah I am a LISTNERD

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Need to send a post about how to onboard in an easier manner.

At least now, if people use the Leofinance.io or Leo Mobile, they can get started quickly.

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I know it's still a lot for n00bs to take in.

But at the very least, there are some tactics that you can help them with when they ask questions like what to do first.

Thanks for the tip and I'll see you around ListNerds :)

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Yes it is for some really overwhelming, but what you can do is provide them with the hive guide by the CTP team. People sign up and get a whole blockchain blogging course that explains everything step by step.

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I've seen it, but never gone through their guide and had a look for myself.

Cheers for the heads up, it's added to my to do list :)

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Yes. That guide is a nice start. I went through it after I was on here for a while and knew some things. Still was a very helpful and clear eye opener.

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Very well written blog @forexbrokr, it would have made a big difference for many if they had known this from day 1. Also for me, but it's never too late to start blogging, or to change your blogging style. Keep it up!

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We can always improve.

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Oh, I completely agree on that. We keep learning as long as we live.

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Yeah. It is amazing how many ways we can improve our production on here.

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My own blogging here on Hive is always evolving and hopefully improving as I go.

Every day is a learning process for us all.

All we've gotta do is keep writing!

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I like the post, am looking forward to the part 2.

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I'm in the middle of building a Google Doc full of comment templates.

These will be little conversation starters that you can edit and make fit into any situation.

Keep an eye out! ;)

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Another banger and great advice for newbies.

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Banger is such an underrated compliment ;)

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I concur. Never used it lightly tbh.

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Excellent post! That cleared up a few things I didn't know about. Thanks. !hivebits

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It has many gold nuggets in this post.

Glad to see him cover this.

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Any follow up questions, you know where to find me :)

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I am starting to look at taking my content to the next level. The guidance with SEO and linking my older articles is helpful. Now I am looking to rewrite a few each week to assist in the matter.

There are so many directions to go with Hive. Also starting to tweet more posts out.

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Awesome to hear that you're keen to optimise your content.

I keep saying it but you have an absolute treasure trove of content on your blog that could be driving so much more traffic with just a little more focus on keywords and internal linking.

If you need some inspiration, search your name in the Leo Simple Analytics page and follow your results.

Gotta get that graph for Google referrals sloping up!

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TBH, when I saw this on Twitter, I thought: "Oh no, here we go, another "Let me explain" post of which there have been SOOO many!" but I must admit I did like the simplistic way you explained the reward pool AND I really like the "Don't Beg" advice too. Looking forward to Part 2

Enjoy

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Some of those can get a bit over the top. However when they are concise, it is helpful. People need to understand the basics.

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"Oh no, here we go, another "Let me explain" post of which there have been SOOO many!"

I'm going to go off on a bit of a tangent here, so I apologise in advance haha....

...but the 7 day Hive rewards window is actually what encourages this to happen.

It incentivises low quality, duplicate content rather than focusing on building out evergreen content.

The blockchain actually pays people to just regurgitate the same crap that lasts a day and then is never seen or heard from again.

Super frustrating.

I'm trying to buck the trend and my focus is purely to rank leofinance.io articles on Google to drive ongoing traffic to old posts.

Create and rank long-form articles for popular Hive related search terms that new people can find and gain ongoing value from.

Long past the 7 day rewards window.

See how we go :)

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See, this is what I keep banging on about when it comes to Hive, so thanks for confirming I'm not going insane or wrong: "Am I the only one who can see it; or, more importantly, the only one that cares?" I call it Pulp Fiction, whereby any old rubbish will do so long as it earns a few cents. I see so many people latching on to what someone else is doing not because they want to be a part of it but because they see how much is being earned and think "I want some of that." For a short while I was doing daily Good Morning posts until someone latched on to that and did the same but changed it slightly by adding the day to the Good Morning title. Totally lazy and parasitical IMO. Still, what are you gonna do? Hive is like the Wild West as keep being reminded. 🤷‍♂️

I think the same goes for commenting. While people have become savvier about comments, and we don't see some of the rubbish we used to see on STEEM, such as "Great Post!", "Thanks for this." and my all-time favourite "I upvoted this." there's a heck of a lot of pressure to comment being promoted lately to encourage engagement. That's fine but let's not encourage nonsense across the board, pretty please. 😊

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I know it's ironic saying this in a 'how to make money blogging' post, but it's important to remember that from a technical point of view, the reward pool mechanism is designed by the blockchain purely to spread Hive's governance tokens as far and wide as possible.

Going forward, I see it as the job of layer-2 tokens and the various private front-ends to ensure the cream rises to the top and spam is not even shown.

We can already see this in action on the LeoFinance front-end with their slightly different ways of prioritising content and ensuring that evergreen content is manually curated into a 'featured' section at the top.

Even more exciting, they're going to start paying ad revenue back to LEO token stakers - Thus encouraging authors with a stake to focus on quality evergreen content that Google will rank because it will ultimately mean their ad revenue payouts are increased.

There are so many different ways that front-ends can incentivise quality and we're barely scratching the surface.

I'm still extremely optimistic about the blogging aspect of Hive :)

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Thorough yet concise! Definitely will help any newcomers because a lot of the etiquette isn't etched in stone. I feel if more noobs understood there is a method to the madness (like you explained) we'd have a lot less butt hurt newbies !PIZZA

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Follow what is working. There is not a great secret here. Many post sharing how to make it work. This is only a matter of following the path.

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True indeed!

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We all have friends we want to onboard to Hive.

Hopefully this blog gives people some easy advice that they can pass on :)

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Very helpful post, Dane. I like the way you simplified the rewards process. Keep the content for newbies coming.

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We are here to help. There are lots of tips being posted on here.

People can really change their lives by engaging on Hive. There is so much here for people.

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Cheers John, see you around Hive and my ListNerds mailbox!

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I never even made a introduce myself post and I have to admit my start was really rough. I did come from Splinterlands so I thought posting about my own experience there would be enough. Later on, things started to take off after I started engaging.

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Later on, things started to take off after I started engaging.

This is absolutely great and I must say nothing beat hard working and determination

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I am not sure they were around when I started; I dont recall.

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Check out what I just found!

Yikes, how things change in 5 years.

A nice $27 earned on that post too just quietly!! haha

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Yep, you took a slightly different path in focusing heavily on your social game via comments.

This is the focus on my next blog in the how to make money blogging on Hive series!

Stay tuned ;)

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If you want to get noticed and actually start making money blogging on Hive from day 1 then you need to show those with stake that you’re different.

I had the exact same thing in my mind when I started out my journey - To have my own USP. I think this thought deserves a post..

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