Powering up for oct 1st HPUD! here are some reasons why. Are you powering up?

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gm HIVE!

It's the first of the month and that means it's Hive Power Up Day (HPUD)!

In this video, I'd like to go over some of the reasons I'm powering up today and why you should consider it too.

If you'd like to learn what #HPUD is, how it got started, and how to win some prizes from please follow @traciyork and check out her monthly posts on HPUD:

Hive Power Up Day for October 1st, 2022

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Reason #1 - To show my commitment to HIVE

committed to HODL for the long-term

Powering up on the first of the month means we're putting away our liquid HIVE and locking it up as HP. This means we can't spend it until after we power it back down, a process that takes 13 weeks.

I'm in absolutely no rush to start a power down, so in my case, powering up means we won't see that HIVE on the market until after 2026 (maybe).

committed to giving back to the community

Higher HP means I can reward creators for their quality blog posts and insightful comments with a higher upvote. This keeps the community engaged and incentivizes new people to try out the many dapps built on the Hive blockchain.

Reason #2 - To stay on target with my personal BHAG

A few weeks ago, I set a Big Hairy Audacious Goal for myself: to reach 100,000 HP by December 2026.

I've called this project my 5-year jive to 100k HIVE

To reach my goal, I'v made a spreadsheet with how much HIVE I need to make on a daily basis from posts, curation, delegation and purchases.

I'm still not on target with the amount of HIVE I'm earning as a creator, but at the current HIVE price of $0.485, I'm still able to stay on track by buying HIVE on the open market.

My current daily goal is to start making around

  • 30 HIVE per day from posts
  • 5 HIVE from curation,
  • 5 HIVE from delegation and
  • 11 HIVE from purchases.

This last number should gradually go down until eventually all my HIVE is earned from #proofofbrain activities (posting and curating). Of course, this doesn't mean I won't keep buying #HIVE if it's on sale like it is today.

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The amount of HP I have today makes me a dolphin, the third of the sea-creature themed ranks on the blockchain.

If all goes according to plan, I'll be able to reach the next rank on HIVE around Q2 2024 .
DateHP GoalActual number
1 Oct '2221,07121,071.656
31 Dec '2225,712---
31 Dec '2344,327---
4 Apr '2450,000---
31 Dec '2462,993---
31 Dec '2581,608---
31 Dec '26100,223---
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Here are some estimated figures that will help you understand how much HP you need for each rank:

Red Fish = less then 500 Hive Power
Minnow = at least 500 but less then 5000 Hive Power
Dolphin = at least 5000 but less then 50,000 Hive Power
Orca = at least 50,000 but less the 500,000 Hive Power
Whale =at least 500,000 Hive Power and above

If you'd like to know what your rank is, you can visit hivebuzz.me, a project developed by the amazing @arcange

How about you? are you powering up for HPUD?

happy HPUD my friends!!

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I powered up what I earned, lol. But I am doing a weekly powerdown for now to help pay the bills and such. Is what it is I suppose. Oh hit me up on Discord about your domain please sir!

Yeah, it's totally fine to power down to sort out bill payments. I can't say I make a living from HIVE by any stretch of the imagination, but I see some people do, and I'd like to make that a reality.

Right now, I have to mine fiat with the good ol' Noggin Miner 90000 🧠, it's a 1981 model, lol.

That's a nice little strategy - buying in what you don't earn to stay on track - so yr looking at another almost 80K - 25K a year or 2K a month - doable fr sure and it gets faster the more HP you stack

You're gonna crush this I am sure!

Thanks! yeah, it made sense right now, since prices are so low. I figured I can build momentum in the coming months to where eventually A) I won't have to buy HIVE to stay on track or B) I'll overshoot my target because I kept buying :). we'll see.

My current monthly HP target is about +1500

thanks for your good vibes 👊

Very nice influence and explanation. I am not sure if you know about my HPUD HP delegation giveaways. But might help your viewers, and yourself if you wish to go for it. No limit =) what matters is the motivation (just like you are doing).

Thank you!

I did not know about the HPUD delegation contests, but I do now, so count me in 🙌

As a matter of fact, I just picked up this spiffy NFT to show off on my next HPUD posts:

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🍻 Let's see if we get to HF26 this month so I find time to step up the giveaways stuff I usually do. Next on my list that I have been enquired already by some, is to bring a simple explanation about what the HF (Hard Forks) are about and why they are are needed.

Keep up the good stuff. Cheers

Congratulations with successfull PowerUp. And I wish you a good buzzing for the next month 💛

Hey! thank you! 🙏

Happy HPUD and we'll see each other buzzing next month for sure :)

you do seems to have this all planned out and good for you if you are to achieve that mountain of a goal :)

Good luck


I've been working on this plan for a few months now. I decided to make it public because now I have to avoid the shame of abandoning it by sticking to my commitment, lol.

It's big, but it's also long-term. I think if we take it one step at a time, show up every day and put in the work, there's a good chance I'll be better off than I would be without a plan.

1575 days to go...

Sent 0.1 PGM - 0.1 LVL- 1 STARBITS - 0.05 DEC - 15 SBT - 0.1 THG - tokens to @dadspardan

remaining commands 1


The tokens that the command sends are: 0.1 PGM-0.1 LVL-0.1 THGAMING-0.05 DEC-15 SBT-1 STARBITS-[0.00000001 BTC (SWAP.BTC) only if you have 2500 PGM in stake or more ]

5000 PGM IN STAKE = 2x rewards!

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Support the curation account @ pgm-curator with a delegation 10 HP - 50 HP - 100 HP - 500 HP - 1000 HP

Get potential votes from @ pgm-curator by paying in PGM, here is a guide

I'm a bot, if you want a hand ask @ zottone444

Congratulations @alex-rourke! You received a personal badge!

You powered-up at least 10 HIVE on Hive Power Up Day!
Wait until the end of Power Up Day to find out the size of your Power-Bee.
May the Hive Power be with you!

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Be ready for the 10th edition of the Hive Power Up Month!
Hive Power Up Day - October 1st 2022


Powering Up today and many more times in the future :)

Congratulations @alex-rourke! You received a personal badge!

You powered-up at least 100 HP on Hive Power Up Day! This entitles you to a level 3 badge
Participate in the next Power Up Day and try to power-up more HIVE to get a bigger Power-Bee.
May the Hive Power be with you!

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Hive Power Up Month Challenge 2022-09 - Winners List
Be ready for the 10th edition of the Hive Power Up Month!
Hive Power Up Day - October 1st 2022


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