Five on Hive

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Although not strictly true, that's the message I received late yesterday evening.

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So far the Facebook photo has received 113 likes and 48 comments, half of which are mine. That's about 25% of my friends on FB, I wish 25% of them were here. Some do have Hive accounts but none of them are posting anything at present.

Perhaps they are too busy playing Farmland or something - a free game with adverts, where you earn nothing but a flat ass. Anyway, I wonder if I'll get 20 odd comments today? Even if not, I suspect I'll take a little crypto away for my time and for sharing a personal photo.

I also wonder if I should add more photos to FB and add some text like 'Share your life on Hive and I'll give you some money'. Or, 'I give $20 to my friends every day for posting photos'. They need bit of work but you get the idea, and maybe I'll get a comment or two asking what Hive is. Maybe.

My close friends know I'm here. I share the occasional post with them, a few questions are asked and that's about as far as it goes. I wonder what the response would be like if the headline/post title was 'Thanks a million Hive - Early retirement beckons'.

I actually don't think that is too much of a stretch. Hive at $5 and another 5x on Splinterlands card prices would do it. Then there are the LEO, CUB, DEC, SPS, and other tribe tokens (heads up, STEM is about to moon) as well, and RisingStarGame - more packs to open 😁

Five months or five years, I'll take either. Especially as I'm not searching for content each day to feel like my account is growing, relative to time spent or otherwise. There is much more to do here than 5 years ago, so much that I don't think it's possible to keep track of everything. That's pretty cool though I reckon.


I mentioned to a few people this morning that I'd like to see who's still around with an account created on the same day as mine or earlier:

  • Hello lk666 (Mexico), gunnarkaiser (Germany), rucoin (Russia) - the other accounts created on the same day as mine who have created some content in the past month

  • 266 accounts with a creation date earlier than '16-Aug-2016 20:39' have made a post/comment in the past month

  • 219 accounts with a creation date earlier than '16-Aug-2016 20:39' have made a 'root post' in the past month

More than I suspected. And it's interesting to see more of them commenting than creating root posts / top level posts / (the ones you get the most Hive for).


Well this post text feels a bit disjointed, I am very much out of practice with regards to getting my head down and hammering 500 words out - just about made it though 😜

Thank you to everyone for supporting my content and keeping me company on this journey. I do feel that we are heading in the right direction and that this year could well hold more surprises yet. If not, I suspect I'll still be knocking around in 5 more years (cause I do want 1 million!), but perhaps by then you wont need to scroll down tables of names or consume as many pies (charts).

Have a good one!

Asher



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I'm one of the 219!!! Hurrah for hive, I don't even remember getting my Birthday notification!!!

It's hard to get people to join ain't it? I told everyone at first and got a massive 4 folk to join who all gave up. Maybe it just takes a certain breed to stick it out :0D

Nice pic!

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They didn't forget you, here it is! https://peakd.com/@hivebuzz/hivebuzz-notify-meesterboom-20210712t232836000z

It's hard to get people to join ain't it?

Yep, tough to get people to join and seemingly even tougher to get them to stick around. They'll regret not listening to me at some point I hope!

Maybe it just takes a certain breed to stick it out

Hmm, where to go with this one. In-breed? Naa, won't do that. Yes! Like committed (in the not insane way) folk determined to escape the rat-race earlier than stated.

Cheers Boomy!

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Bugger, I totally missed it. I normally answer the hivebuzz comments!

People with grit!!!. That's what it takes!! We got it!!

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Grit, and grime in their undies before the corner arrives 😄

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broo... you wrote "farmland" lol imagine if that used libra and libra was just part of eosio and used hive lol mira

trumps qanon army and marines probly raided facebook a while ago and have dan larimer in full cyber command army uniform like in facebook helping peopel convert it over to eosio lol

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daaaamn dude you are bALLIN OUT

Get Ready for Women to Take Over the Hive mind like some two x chromasome reddit exodus status maneuver

Hive is gonna infiltrate a lot of social circles now that we have THAT OLD STEEMIT magic but with all those governance gremlins worked out and the stake all balanced out WOOOOOO baby are we gonna have a MR TOADS WILD RIDE back to $8 Steem ATH when people find out we are just new steem .

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I don't even remember getting my Birthday notification!!!

You have to read comments to see it.

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I was waiting patiently for mine, still to respond to the comments yesterday (sorry!).

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What, who got time for that shit? :0D

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😲

You reply to 'em all I see it!

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I just can't help replying to a comment!!

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and ill keep upvotin em

together we will bring back all the fuckin rich btc assholes who used to pump SBD and pump HBD

isnt that right Korea ahem I MEAN @kingscrown

HBD to $100

the the HUNDRED blockchain dollar the HBD its pegged to $100 Now! DEAL WITH IT!

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Sorry. It was the stroke talking.

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That bloody stroke, when will it learn to mind it's own business?!

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Happy Hive Birthday Asher. I hope that five years from now that early retirement talk becomes even more realistic than it is now. Who knows, might even be sooner

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Thank you :)

Who knows, might even be sooner

That would be grand. I've got a house to buy, calas to visit, and a garden to grow!

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Congrats on 5 years.

There are about 200 more accounts posting than I thought there'd be :D

A couple dollars on HIVE, a couple dollars on CUB and for me, 10x on SL and I am in for a shot at early retirement.

Faces attract readers?

There were faces?

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Cheers!

Yeah I thought it would be much less, although the % (250 odd from 65k) is still pretty small.

If I make it, you will too :)

There were faces?

2 faces! Albeit slightly discolored by lights at a nice bar we visited a few weeks ago.

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We'll make it together.. just around the corner.

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Happy 5th b-day. I think I will still be here in five years, health allowing and all that. It is nice to see that so many people from your time are actually still active.

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Thank you :)

I hope you are still around, genuine folk are always welcome.

It's 'some', but as a %, not that great. Although they could have plenty of vested Hive and just be happy with that.

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So you're a newbie then ;) I joined 2 weeks earlier and am still here. It has been frustrating how few people have taken to it. I accept its not a direct replacement for Bookface, but a lot of creative people should be earning here. I'll keep pushing where I can.

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Yes :) I did see your name in the list!

its not a direct replacement for Bookface, but a lot of creative people should be earning here

Yes, true on both counts. I have tried in the past to give a creative angle and ask folks to share their 'product', still no real success.

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Congratulations to the man of the leagues,five years is no mean feat, I constantly upload on Facebook though, it's becoming too boring of late, too much scammy ponzi adverts and people messaging you to dupe you of some money.

Anyways, you should do that giveaway, I smell millions on you from afar off. Hahaha.

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Who said I was giving any of the million away? 😁

Do you promote Hive on FB, or are those posts/links discouraged?

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But I do on twitter, always, now grant me 3 wishes 😅😅😅

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I'll grant you 3 upvotes, over the next 3/4 days 😜

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just don't share outside links form hive to FB, they really don't like to show them :)

i get the same reaction from my friends, some made accounts, some posted, few even came back, but did not get into it. and i know most could produce decent content.

i am thinking of making some content specifically for my local FB followers and see will any will join.

happy birthday :D

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... they really don't like to show them

I thought as much as I added one to a FB post a few weeks ago where someone was fuming due to a warning for very little.

Good luck with the local followers, it's a tough gig for sure.

Cheers!

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I think you are the best looking whale with the best looking whale-gf ( wife? fiance?) on hive :))) #nohomo :P

Oh and congratulations on being an OG on Hive/steem :)

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ha! Awesome 😁

Need a few more Hive for that, and we prefer 'special friends' at present. Cheers!

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Un saludo especial a la señorita bonita de la foto de arriba 😘

Yo la saludo tambien... que ricaaa!! :)

Anyway Happy Hive Birthday

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Happy Birthday, have I said that already, I don't remember.

Prob with Hive Buzz is you lose the important notifications amidst all the 'you've received 10500 upvotes' stuff - I think @arcange needs to add in a mod so it expontentials after a certain amount of txs for certain types of tx.


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I don't remember either, perhaps it was yesterday.

Agreed on the exponentials for stuff like votes n comments!

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This is frightening to people. They associate money with work and jobs they don't like. Fun money? What's that?

Oh and, happy day, or whatever.

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Funny money, that could be it... So what I would really like is to say I bought these bricks by having a laugh and posting stuff online.

Thanks kindly, your 5th is next month I see. Have you picked an outfit yet?

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I was just planning on showing up naked, all the while hoping nobody notices.

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A fine option, although not being noticed could be tricky. Let it all hang out, what's the worst that could happen?

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Congrats on 5 years !!!

... It doesn't seem that long.

I'd be one of the 266 aging lurkers/commenters. Looks like it must have been a late night coding - when I got a little distracted - and came here. (Well, there, actually, but there's a soft link to here somewhere along the way).

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Good stuff :)

I was looking for somewhere to put failed business investment money. Decided against STEEMy at the time and picked some shocking stocks :D

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Agreed. Over the last 2 years, I've had much more luck with the fiat Markets than Crypto.

Some people don't like all of the regulation in the fiat markets. I find that the fiat regulations makes investing a little more consistent. (and the surge in AMC stocks didn't hurt. 🧐 )

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Happy Hive birthday! Hope you are enjoying it in the sun and warmth🎉

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Thank you Eve!

It's been toasty here so the tan is looking decent :)

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Congratulations. I just chekced my fisrst post and I'm having my first Hive birthday tomorrow 😀
Time really flies.


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Nice one!

This year has flown, I hope it's HIVE price's turn to lift off soon :)

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Happy Anniversary Dear Friend @ abh12345
That you enjoy it a lot

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Congrats!!! Do you think its because those who joined early are the more crypto savvy, true believers in the blockchain, hence stick around?

It's great having you around on Hive, and always churning out these uselessful info for us. Honestly, thanks Ash 😁

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🤣 Thank you!

Do you think its because those who joined early are the more crypto savvy, true believers in the blockchain, hence stick around?

I'm not sure, some of the accounts are miners and have a lot of Hive. I guess it could be interesting to see if there are 260 odd of the next 65000 accounts created still posting/commenting.

Soon I'd like to change my content to 4 photos of me on a beach and earn $200, let me know when :)

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Five years...Wow, I wonder when you started...Hey @meesterboom? Lol.

A good effort man, indeed!

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Haha, yeah, I wonder when it could have been!! 😉🤣

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Spazz.

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I prefer the proper term of pelican lol

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Early morning here Boom, my eyes aren't even open yet, hamsters haven't started running on the treadmill to fire up my brain. My apologies. Allow me to rectify my error.

Ya pelican!

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I am squawking or whatever it is they do. Late night here, good lady's birthday celebrations means I am pie eyed. Ah, the joys!!

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Lol...They squawk for sure.

Sounds like you're doing your own version which, considering the celebration is totally legit!

Squawk on!

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I'm squawking!! Not always to the good it seemed but fuck it, life's for squawking!

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Tuesday Beers! Or was it wine and one from the top?

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ha!

Forgive the old Scot, his advancing years (although not as advanced as you??? :O ) are catching up with him :D

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ERM...Yeah I think he is younger, but I'm too old to calculate it. 😊

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That's what abacus's are for chap :)

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Funny you mention it...I was around the day they got invented. Ah yes, good times, good times.

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Just had my four year not so long ago. I had cake, it was great.

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I should have cake but settled for lentils instead.

So little STEM, so little time to collect :D

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Congratulations on the 5 years!

I've been around for 8 months and I'm already having a blast. I can only imagine what 5 years feel like

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Thank you!

8 months - still fresh and ready to create!

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Hey Ash!! ❤ your pic reeled me in :)
Happy 5th Hive Bday!! I'm with you, time to get back to bloggin. Cheers!

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Boy! What a picture!! How do I whistle with emoji?? 😂

5 years eh? Yeah you are a bit out of touch on text .. some elbow grease??

Joking! It’s been fun. Thanks for sticking around

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That’s the closest whistle emoji I have found! Took me several minutes!

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I presume that whistle is not for me and will pass on the sound soon :D

Thanks also for sticking around!

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Appreciated! :)

Whistle was a little bit for you too .. say about 20% :)

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Hive Five :)
Congrays Asher!
Five more months or years, easy peasy .... Great photo!

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Cheers!

Yeah, should be plain sailing from here right!?

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many of my Italian friends, in fact I would say 90%, still use Facebook. congratulations on your five years on this platform. Long ago you had already seen very, very far.

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I also joined in August 2016, but did not receive a badge yet, thus I suppose, I joined later than you.
!BEER

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Must be coming very shortly, congrats :)

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Happy Hive anniversary! :)

Over the past four and a half years I only got few people to join the blockchain but they lasted a few posts only, lol. Recently one of my friends joined, she was very interested in blogging and the whole idea of Hive so I guess it's because of her initial interest she's still around.

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Thank you :)

Well evening getting one person to stick has to been seen as a decent effort, good luck to you both :)

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5 years, half a decade, that’s really nice. Congrats man. More years to come on Hive

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congratulations friend 5 years seems little, however they are more than 1700 days of dedication and work, hopefully the platform will continue to grow and improve...

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Happy 5th anniversary @abh12345 !

It feels inevitable that many who are now discovering play2earn Fomo'ing into Splinterlands will find their way onto hive in the coming months since they already will have an account. Time does really fly especially if you have fun using a platform. Intersting times ahead and on to 10 years now I would say.

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Cheers!

I hope that is the case - finding their way to Hive without actually knowing it's Hive/Blockchain, and just enjoying what they do here.

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Congratulations @abh12345! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You distributed more than 130000 upvotes.
Your next target is to reach 135000 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

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When you get that early retirement then people will take notice.

Happy 5th birthday and I'm sure by number 19 you will be sitting retired on a beach somewhere living off hive full time.

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Yeah, I wish they'd notice before then. Then I'd have more folks to drink cocktails on that beach with :)

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Congratulations!

!PIZZA
!BEER

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Five years! Well done! I'm not quite one of the 266... but it sure feels like I have been here a while.

Your comment re: Facebook made me realize how little I interact there anymore. In fact, 95% is just sharing and "liking" stuff Mrs. Denmarkguy posts there... but most of hers is basically "trolling" for counseling clients.

I'm actually more hopeful for this place than I have been in a long time... in large part thanks to Splinterlands which I really believed would "become something" way back when it showed up as "SteemMonsters."

Anyhoo, here's to many more years!

PS: Glad you got the whole "residencia" thing sorted!

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I'm one of the 219 😁, 3 days older here than you 😎

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Nice one :)

I think the longer we stick around, the more we benefit.

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