Everyone wants success. However, in this world of instant gratification, how often are we willing to put in the necessary time to achieve that end? We often see people who expect things to happen in their first few posts. When that does not take place, they up and leave.
This is most like a combination of human nature and conditioning at this point. It is evident that to reach the top in any field requires a great deal of effort, time, and focus. How come many feel that Web 3.0 is any different?
When we look at what it takes to be successful on traditional social media, we see the same process. On YouTube, as an example, monetization starts with 1,000 followers and 4,000 hours of video viewing. Unless one comes to the platform with a large following, that does not happen instantly. Of course, even when attaining that level, the payout is miniscule.
For this reason, let us look at 10 ways to be successful on Hive.
The aforementioned situation with YouTube tells us what the game is. This is not an overnight success. In short, it is a marathon, not a sprint.
We need to understand how long it is going to take for things to start happening. At first, there will be a great deal of effort that appears to be wasted. It is not. This is a compounding situation, hence everything builds upon what went before it. The biggest key is time.
For that reason, one should resolve to a timeframe of a minimum of 1 year before seeing results. The likelihood is great that things will happen a lot quicker if some of the following suggestions are pursued. However, 12 months gives one the time to develop enough of a following.
Also, think of this as a 5-year endeavor. As we embark upon 2022, consider what your account will be in 2027. That helps to overcome the short-term thinking which can be fatal.
This is not a show up once in a while and announce your presence situation. Those who are the most successful show up each day and contribute. Their actions are the same, day in and day out. It is not a matter of being haphazard with things.
Naturally, this should come as no surprise. Do professional athletes train only once in a while? Or do they show up every day, honing their skills and building up their bodies? We all know the answer to this.
Of course, this goes against the instant gratification crowd. How many times did we come across the individual who wanted to lose weight, went to the gym for a week, then gave up? This is another example where the outcome is evident.
With Hive, like any other endeavor in life, we need to be consistent with our actions.
Be Dedicated To Hive
We see a much different situation with Web 3.0 as compared to what we are accustomed to. Our actions can have a lot of impact on the overall value that is here.
The same is true for those with the most stake. Many are aware that growth is required and newer people help kick off the network effect. For this reason, supporting others is central to the platform.
That said, those who are around awhile saw a lot of people come, and then go. Many with a bit of stake supported people who are no longer here. This is a reality that we all deal with yet it does cause some hesitancy.
In other words, if you want to stand out, make sure you are ((dedicated to Hive**. This is what ends up being rewarded. Taking the payouts received and cashing out is not going to endear one to those who spent years helping to get Hive to the point it is now.
A lot of this ties into the long-term focus. With a 5-year outlook, it is easy to exhibit the dedication. A lot of it starts by showing up each day.
Ignore The Noise
There is a lot of stuff that takes place which can be a distraction. We see times it is tempting to get involved. Resist this.
It is a fact that drama is apt to crop up. This is always the case with humans. It is compounded when money, which is emotionally charged, is involved.
Some love to be political, bringing that framework into everything. This results in an "us versus them" mentality, or at least a "I am right, you are wrong" viewpoint. None of this is helpful to the long-term aspirations, either individually or collectively.
Stoic philosophy espouses determining what we can control and focus upon that. A lot of what takes place on platforms like this is just noise. Ultimately, there is little that can be done hence it is best to put it to the side. Social media is built upon conflicts because that is what keeps users engage. From a Facebook perspective, this is very profitable.
For our own personal success, involvement isn't likely to get us very far.
Focus Upon Actions Not Results
It is easy to look at the upvotes, money, or any other metric to see how we are doing. This is a move that is fatal.
We cannot control what happens after we hit the Publish button. That is putting the article into the hands of the vast Internet community. For this reason, do not concentrate on the results.
The efforts will be received how they are. Some will find, enjoy, and upvote it; most won't see it, especially early on. Do not be discouraged by this. Simply remain consistent and churn out content that is apt to capture the attention of others.
You can always affect what you do. The results tend to come down as they may.
This is social media. For that reason, it is best to be social. One of the activities that everyone can engage upon is the posting of comments. It is something the ecosystem sorely needs while being a terrific way to get oneself some attention.
Each time one leaves a comment, the username is there for everyone to see. Think of it as your own personal billboard. It is something that can be done as part of one's consistent action.
Of course, be sure this fits into the next suggestion.
Here we embark upon an area that is very subjective. We know that one person's trash is another's treasure. For this reason, it is tough to explain what comes under this heading.
That said, we know what does not fit. When it comes to commenting, posting "nice article thanks" is not going to get one on anyone's radar (not in a good way). This is an obvious attempt to go fishing for rewards, something that is not embraced by the majority.
Of course, this is the temptation of newer people. Resist this also. The key to a comment is to make it applicable and to enhance the article.
As for the posts themselves, here is where it is a blurred line. Nevertheless, put effort into your posts, especially when new. Even if others are getting massive rewards for short posts, ignore it. The goal is to make yourself stand out. Create articles or videos that will achieve this end.
A good rule of thumb is to put together posts of 600-1000 words. Naturally, longer posts are welcomed but if one is consistently in that range, it will get noticed.
Under no circumstances is it acceptable to plagiarize or copy the works of others. This is a rapid way to short-circuit any hope of success on Hive.
This is tied somewhat to the dedication. However, it goes a step further. We can be dedicated to a company we work for yet still have the mindset of an employee.
With Hive, any token powered up can be thought of as "ownership". This is a cooperative and anyone can have a piece of the total value created here. Therefore, as soon as the first Hive is powered up (staked), the mindset should shift to ownership. Each individual in this situation owns a piece of the action.
Owners have different mentalities. They understand that overall success enriches their wallet. We are no longer just users of a platform but, rather, those how have responsibility to the long-term path of the ecosystem.
While this might sound over the top, it is the mindset that many of the most active and successful on chain have. They are here to do all that is possible to ensure the success of Hive.
In other words, they take ownership for what is occurring here.
Focus Upon The Communities
Hive is communities within a larger ecosystem. Like most projects, all can use additional support.
Communities, also known as tribes, tend to be content specific. If one is well-versed in that area, it is a terrific way to make one standout. The community is smaller than Hive as a whole. Also, there are often rewards from the tribes, another path that will help to grow one's standing.
Each community has its own set of whales. There are stakeholders within the communities who are looking to support those who are seeking to be active. Once again, the ownership mindset comes into play.
Essentially we are dealing with the "big fish in small pond" situation. By focusing one's efforts on a community, it is far easier to get recognition than in the larger ecosystem as a whole. Here is where one can accelerate the path to success.
Join The Hive Twitter Army
This might sound counterintuitive. Why should we turn to Web 2.0 for success on Web 3.0?
The answer lies in the fact that many are trying to promote what Hive has to offer. We see many who are on there who are dedicated to Hive and doing their part to get the word out. Many who are doing this have large stakes.
What we have is an opportunity to get on these people's radar. While it might not have a direct benefit immediately, it does place one in a different category. Over the long term, the username will start to be recognized.
It all comes down to being seen. Success on any social media platform is a matter of standing out. We want to get more eyeballs onto our stuff. On the traditional platforms, much of this is algorithm driven.
The fact of the matter is that Web 2.0 is a feeder system into what we are creating. That is where the "fishing" takes place. If one helps in that endeavor, it is only going to aid the overall system.
One of the best ways to do this is to take Tweet out articles from other people. Help them to get noticed which will reflect positively upon oneself.
Bonus: Ignore Price
There is a tendency for people to equate the value of Hive based upon the price from the market. Over the years, this proved to be a mistake.
We see the tendency to leave when the price goes down while people reappear when the price starts to take off. Put this in the category of noise and ignore it. Show up each day, regardless of the price. This is where success comes from.
A lot of these suggestions deal with mindset. Success in any area always starts at that level. Hopefully this gives some another way of looking at the ecosystem and what it takes to be successful.
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