We Are ALL Here For the Money... Aren't We? .:. Late Night Blogging

Hey, ph1102... What are you talking about? We aren't here for the money... We are here for the technology! πŸ˜ƒ

If you are on this chain for a long(er) time, you have probably heard the story about "being here for the tech"... After that phase, we had another one... of being here "for the community"... Maybe some more other phases that I forgot, but the latest that I heard was in one of the Discords live streams that I was attending, where someone dared to say the truth... "We are ALL here for the money!"... Is it really like that?


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Just to put things in context, let me explain the whole situation... When I attend some of the live shows, I have my HIVE (tools) ready in other browser tabs... If I don't know the person who talks, I check out their latest posts, amount of HivePower, time spent on HIVE, etc... Yeah, you can call me a stalker... πŸ˜ƒ Or you can call me a guy who DYOR, or DMOR (do my own research), or at least minimum of research... It is different when you are talking with someone in person, you don't have to do these steps, but online, you SHOULD do it... As that's the only way to familiarize myself with another person... Why?

I suppose that you should have SKIN IN THE GAME if you are talking about the "game"... If you are talking about how big a fighter and believer of HIVE you are, and you are having 500 HP collected in 4-5 years, I can't take your words seriously... I suppose that I don't have to explain the thinking behind that... Back to the situation from the beginning, the guy who said that "We are ALL here for the money", was with that kind of a stake, building something "revolutionary" on HIVE... I suppose that the amount of HIVE Power explains his saying...


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But, we are here for the money, aren't we? I have to explain my point of view (and evolution) and you can explain to me your point of view in the comment section, deal?

So, when I got into cryptocurrencies in 2017 (for the second time, after "rage quitting" in 2013), I came back because of money... I was doing ETH mining and earning some nice money at that time... Most of my profits went back into the mining rigs and additional GPUs, but still, keeping some ETH in my bags... After that, I went to a couple of cryptocurrency conferences just to learn more about the thing that I'm mining... :) It was an interesting journey where I learned a lot about crypto, how it works, and potential use cases (there weren't a lot in 2017), and I liked the whole idea a lot...

When I came to HIVE (or better said its "legacy chain"), I came as I wanted to earn some money by playing Splinterlands (in those days, Steem Monsters)... It was a perfect fit... The game was created on the blockchain tech that I was learning about! Slowly, I got into the blogging part and began earning some tokens by creating posts, engaging with others, and upvoting...

During the whole period, I was mining ETH, growing my mining rigs month by month... All earnings from mining went back to new equipment! The same happened on the blogging side of my crypto journey... All that I have earned went by to HivePower, and unfortunately, to some other tokens too, that didn't go well... lol... Part of the process... Collateral damage... πŸ˜ƒ


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To be honest, I didn't expect too much from my blogging journey, and I was surprised at how it all developed... I met so many great people here, and I have gone through the "because of the community" phase definitely... Lately, it became my addiction to grow together with my friends "from the chain"... If you check my latest posts (okay, maybe not just the latest... πŸ˜ƒ), you will notice posts about powering up HIVE, celebrating achievements... not just on my posts, but also on others' Hivians posts... The family was/is growing...

Now, you have the whole picture... Are we really here just for the money? Personally, I know that I have invested in all this a lot of time (and money too), but if I check my wallets around different blockchains, I didn't take too much out... Except for getting out tons of value in learned life lessons, meeting some great people on the journey, and having a lot of fun! Could I ask for more???

When I check on my friend here on HIVE, I see amazing people who try to help others to get on their feet, pushing up their own HivePower, upvoting (or better said uplifting) others... Am I living inside the bubble, or do you have the same view?

Is it all about the money?

Thank you for your time,

~ph~

PS. This isn't financial advice... As you have noticed, I'm very bad at taking profits, so don't follow my lead for that at all! πŸ˜ƒ


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It's not really all about the money but making the money is not bad either and it's usually what most of us had in mind while joining the platform but as you spend more time in the entire platform you will understand that the tech and the friendship matter alot and immediately you put this 2 things above money then money will be added unto you, taking you as a critical example,you have the tech and the friends now so you earn alot. Most times you make a post just for the fun and the massage you want to send across but you end up racking in few dollars.
This is my take on this particular issue

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you have the tech and the friends now so you earn alot.

Oh, yes! That's powerful! Attracted by a simple thing like money, led to a more valuable combination of knowledge and teamwork that multiply your efforts from the beginning! I didn't even think about that so thanks for this eye-opener!!!

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Well that is debatable... "here for the money" is what attracted me... I wont go as far and say that it's the only thing keeping me here...

What I like about HIVE is the genuine stories being shared.. Most of the time... For example... When I open FB, insta, twitter... Whatever im instantly bombarded with negativity.. Compared to HIVE where I can see someone journey across the Alps or a drive through Rome... Or perhaps check up ine of my favourite gamers.... Or even get a decent recipe to try out from foodies bee hive....

So the money attracted me yes, but what's really keeping me here?

Probably money and communities... Money since I do make alot from stuff I share, alot more than I thought I would given that my HP holdings are gained from what I earned the last 9 months...imagine if I never left the platform,, after covid somewhere...

I checked on Hive stats I earned 8.4k hp so far, yet im sitting with half that amount.... And imagine if I stayed here for the entire 5 years that Ive known about it... I would have been a much bigger player for sure πŸ˜‚

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Well that is debatable...

That's why I did it... πŸ˜ƒ hihihi...

I like this comparison with "traditional" social media networks... Yes, on one side, there is a lot of negativity about them and a lot of time wasting spending on that... If not that, you have the other side, where people are showing you how everything is so great, marvelous, and fun all the time... (it's not even that great in romantic movies... lol... πŸ˜‚)... So, if I would compare that "social" aspect, I would say that HIVE is "real life" and the other networks represent the "fake life"...

Red or blue people... indeed...

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When I open FB, insta, twitter... Whatever im instantly bombarded with negativity..

This is rather true for the news portals and. When I open Facebook, I see usually funny photos, memes and quotes. The latter two may be negative (sad) too, but true. Mostly these are what my friends are sharing on Facebook. And there are groups too, where you can look for specific communities, useful information, and/or buy and sell things. So the traditional social networks also have a good side.

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where someone dared to say the truth... "We are ALL here for the money!".

Was that me...

I have been in plenty of platforms that give you money/crypto and the best bit is helping others out, whether buying a birthday lunch in Nigeria to roof materials in the Philippines, these are the sort of things I love about Hive. But it took money to do them!

For me I am here for the fun, if something is not fun for me, then I am gone, earning money or not!

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Hahahaa... No, it wasn't you... πŸ˜ƒ There are some other shows out there, the world isn't spinning all around you... 😝 😜 (but, your show is my favorite, have to admit... :) )

I suppose that money isn't enough as a motivational aspect to keep us interested to stay "engaged" with something... I remember very well the lesson from Psychology where we were learning about "sources of motivation", like money, status, achievement, challenge... And money wasn't on top of my list even 20 years ago... and it's not that you don't need money when you are young... πŸ˜‚

For me I am here for the fun, if something is not fun for me, then I am gone, earning money or not!

Agree... There is no money that can keep me in a place if I don't like... I suppose that...

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πŸ˜‚ 🀣

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Hahahaa... No, it wasn't you... πŸ˜ƒ

hehe maybe it was the week before, but Mick stresskiller disagree with me.

lol I do like your rants tho!

Talking about TTwT this will be the Season Finale on Tuesday as Matilda and I need a break for the summer and to recharge our batteries and regroup. She will be on a series of vlogs called Hashtag Tengo Crypto I am doing for the LeoFinance zealy campaign under @tengolotodo.leo

Happy Sunday Zoltan and please would you pass some Spanish or any nationalities sun this way!

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lol I do like your rants tho!

Thanks a lot! 😚

Talking about TTwT this will be the Season Finale on Tuesday as Matilda and I need a break for the summer and to recharge our batteries and regroup.

Ohhh... that's sad news, but I hope we will see you back in autumn? If not, I will poke you every day... "When are you coming back? When are you coming back?..." πŸ˜‚

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Sun? hmm... How about from this morning's walk?

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Happy Sunday!

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If not, I will poke you every day... "When are you coming back? When are you coming back?..."

hehe yes I need to focus on getting some of my stuff sorted first!

Ah yes your walk that is perfect!

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I suppose that money isn't enough as a motivational aspect to keep us interested to stay "engaged" with something

hahaha that's my idealism talking. I always see money is everywhere but keeping me interested and motivated enough to do it are different thing. I can leave a comfortable life just like that when I feel like I hate how things have become. I suppose my motivation has always been either a challenge or a competition. If I don't find a decent or worthy competitor, I rarely do my best cause anything that's easy to get is boring xD

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hehehe... I knew that you will have a similar mindset... It's funny that every comment and post from you, we have so many similarities... hahahaha... Maybe someone switched my sister with you, as we have so many things in common... πŸ˜‚

I suppose my motivation has always been either a challenge or a competition.

I lean more toward the challenge side... The competition is also a factor, but I can guess how the other party is doing, better or worse than me... so, I know if I have a chance to win or not... and there is no challenge... lol...

But, when someone says that I can't do something... Oh, boy... that's another story... πŸ˜‚

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hahaha I think so! maybe my soul was supposed to be there but it got switched to far away places xD. I am mostly enjoying your rant but like, since we share similarities, you already said what I wanna say haha and I feel like I have nothing to add :D

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I would never believe if one said that they were on HIVE only for blogging and fun. As everybody knows, money is an important thing for this life. However, this blockchain is just amazing. You can learn about techs, cryptos as well as other things in life. You express yourself, your blogs in a way of freedom and contribut3 to the blockchain. Plus, you earn money ;)

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Well, we have to have that "first trigger" and it's almost irrelevant what it is... The most important is to recognize the real value and add your piece to the puzzle... The rest is history... πŸ˜ƒ

You express yourself, your blogs in a way of freedom and contribut3 to the blockchain. Plus, you earn money ;)

Can some network beat this? πŸ˜ƒ Is there a better "job"?

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The money is a great carrot on a stick to get peoples attention, it got my attention.

I found Hive by chance, I watched a video where someone was talking about blogging sites you can earn money by posting, and the one they spoke of was the legacy chain. I went there, made an account, posted a couple times and nothing happened, so went to Reddit to find out what I was doing wrong and heard that everyone went to Hive, so I came over here, made an account and wrote a post, I'm pretty sure it was about Halo: Infinite, got tons of engagement and met a lot of helpful people, was told to make an indroduction post, did, met way more people and was invited to a bunch of Discord servers and was overwhelmed with how sound everyone was.

During a chat on Discord I was told the best quote and something that has always summed Hive up the best. "Came for the money, stayed for the community."

After a couple of weeks I started writing fiction (something I never shared publicly) after I started posting stories I got a lot of pointers and tips from other writers and in the last year and a half my confidence in my writing has grown, as has my experience.

I wrote and posted novel on Hive since being here, which I'm editing and getting ready to self publish, and I'll be crediting Hive in that when I do.

I think there are so many writers out there, like me, writing stuff to sit on the desktop gathering digital dust, when they could be here, sharing their stories, talking with other writers, growing, and earning a few bob for doing so. All wins.

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That's a great story in just a short comment! I didn't check your novel, but I will have to take a look at your story... I bet it's great and I wish you all the luck when you self-publish it!

I think there are so many writers out there, like me, writing stuff to sit on the desktop gathering digital dust, when they could be here, sharing their stories, talking with other writers, growing, and earning a few bob for doing so. All wins.

Everyone has a story... Maybe from real life, maybe fictional, but a lot of them have some value... not just for the authors, but also for potential audiences... So, why not share it and help others? You never know to whom it will be as a "so-needed word" to read! And the engagement thing is another huge level... True two-way communication is a thing that I saw only here on this blockchain... I learned so many things from others and I hope that some learned from my stuff too (learning from my mistakes also counts πŸ˜‚...)...

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Hahah mistakes are the best teacher. I spent way too much on Cardano and just watched at it as it dropped, shameful. I wish I was on Hive when I was buying, I squandered my investment fund, but YOLO, still hodling, so technically haven't lost anything.

Thanks so much, it's science fiction, and I had a lot of fun writing it. All my stories are sci-fi, set in a world I've been building for a couple of years, so much has been added to it thanks to the world building community here.

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"We Are ALL Here For the Money... Aren't We?"

Not so much THE money but the EFFECTS of it.

I want some access to economic and social diversity in case the shit hits the fan and suddenly the social defaults disappear. For instance, am retired and pay my rent, buy groceries with Social Security. This is a retirement fund and benefit I paid for for 50 years but suddenly Congress is threatening to take. If this should happen, I need to have some alternative support means in place to carry on until the debacle is resolved.

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Well, when I look at my (NOT) taking profits, it looks that unconsciously I'm doing the same as you... lol... HODLing for a long, long term, for my retirement funds... Especially as I'm not employed which means that I will have zero pension... lol...

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Some great thoughts, that really get you thinking. I don't think its all about the money as Jessie J would say, you can get so much more out of it, depending on what your goals and aspirations are.

I think the main thing though is whether someone can connect the dots and see the long term value in investing their time or money in Hive or not.

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I suppose down in the deep, we are doing it for the money (too)... But seeing myself and my lack of taking profits, and looking at you, @achim03, @gadrian, and some other friends from HIVE, it looks like we don't care about the money aspect... at least in the short/medium term... lol...

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I also would not take anyone with less than 5k HP seriously if they've been here for more than 5 years. No matter what they want to say about building and goals as well. Everyone does like you. The Blockchain is transparent so almost everyone can look everywhere. Skin in the game is important, it shows one's commitment for the chain as well as for oneself. It should always be a win-win situation.

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Everyone does like you. The Blockchain is transparent so almost everyone can look everywhere.

I disagree with you on this... Maybe you and I, and some other people do this (research people), but many don't do it... I saw many times people FOMOing into things without doing that, which is a minimum of research... The obvious example was the Chifibots game, but also some newer games developed by newbies on HIVE, that were just extracting HIVE out from the ecosystem...

Usually, projects like that are gone faster than they were launched... 😞

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I try to keep the circle small, like you've said, without a proper research, one might just be going in blind. Well, I really feel like being on hive should educate people and give them a leverage on doing what's feasible.

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Am I here for the money? Absolutely. Why here instead of real estate, stocks and other fiat investments? The technology, if it wasn't dicked around with by governments to the point of collapse, serves as a great transfer medium.

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Can't disagree with you on this... It is obvious that the traditional markets are rigged and there is no way that an "ordinary guy" can profit from it... Crypto is the obvious solution and the proper way to do it...

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A simple question like "how many of us would stay here if money making was no more an option" has an obvious answer. However, in my book that doesn't mean we should act greedy AF here (or elsewhere anyway). The question "how many share this point of view" has a less obvious answer though.
Have a nice Sunday.

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A simple question like "how many of us would stay here if money making was no more an option" has an obvious answer.

Yeah, we know what is the answer to that question, but it's silly that people would leave then... After all, it is still a social media network like any other out there, and without the financial incentive, it still has one crucial difference compared with others... Nobody can remove your content from the blockchain! We can't forget that as it is so important nowadays and will be in the future!

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I really loved your post and the vision you have captured here. I think I've also had the same perspective on being on HIVE and blogging itself. Sometimes, I wonder if it's all really worth it, or if it's just another struggle for money and how to get it on a daily basis in posts.

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I wonder if it's all really worth it, or if it's just another struggle for money and how to get it on a daily basis in posts.

I see that you joined HIVE last year... Don't want to preach to you and give some lessons, but it does get better over time... Just continue with the content creation and engage with others, and you will see results... It takes a bit more time to get there... It's not that I'm a millionaire or such, but at the moment, I don't care too much about the upvotes or income... It's more about getting in touch with some friends here and getting new by engaging... The rest comes "organically"...

All the best!

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Same in my case when i joined crypto currency in December 2021 i want to earn some money, but as i spend my time, i become close to people in virtual world and i love to read and see story from foreigner, obviously here we belong to different countries but we are one here.

I start it to earn money by writing because I've craze to read and write something, i want to create my own website for writing but noise cash, readcash and now hive allow me to fulfill my dream of writing.

In starting we're all for money but later i think money doesn't matter more than before.......

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In starting we're all for money but later i think money doesn't matter more than before.

Yeah, it is like that... I mean, I like to stack those tokens, but without taking out them from the platform, do I "work for the money"? πŸ˜ƒ I suppose it's more like a long-term investment... or maybe a retirement fund? we will see...
For now, I'm having a lot of fun, learning stuff, and making new friends! Happy with those "profits" from the platform :)

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I don't start to stake token as last month i convert them into hive and buy some HP but maybe later I'll stake them, but i don't know what's the benefits of staking a token or staking hive??

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Sorry for confusing you... By staking, I was thinking of powering-up HIVE... It's the same thing, but different words... :)

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Ohhh it's okay 😹 i think i still fool about hive 🀣

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Did you join it before the hard fork when hive and steemit became separated or just as a hive user?

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Did you join it before the hard fork when hive and steemit became separated or just as a hive user?

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I came to the blockchain in early 2019 and I was here all time during the "transition"...

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Yeah, that's one of those subtle questions, hahah. Wherever there is a labor shortage, big corporations (and government departments) try to advertise that we are not here for the money, but for the organisation, the principles, and so on. But at the end of the day, you can't put it on your bread and eat it :)
There are a lot of different people here, but most of them come here for the money and think that they will make a quick buck. Because it doesn't work, they don't stick around.
Well, speaking about myself, I never thought of anything else than blogging, gaming or dealing with cryptocurrencies doesn't even interest me that much. My intention was just to write about what was happening to me and see how much it was worth. After a few years I discovered that there is a little bit, but you have to build a community around you and actively interact with others. But it took me a few years to do that, much longer than others.

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But it took me a few years to do that, much longer than others.

I think that you are not alone and it does take more years to "get there"... I see many people struggling the first year or two (or even more), but it does get better after that period... Especially if you are stubborn to succeed, don't give up, come and go, etc... I saw one of the comments on this post was by the guy who is around 1 year on HIVE... it's hard and I do understand... We all were here and experienced that...
But, it's important that we, as "older Hivians" show them support in those hard days... like maybe someone else helped us on our journey...

Money usually comes "by itself" when we are doing the right things... I'm not worried about that...

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Perhaps some came here firstly 'just cause of money', but then ended up staying cause of certain connections.

Dunno why curios people got that 'stalker' characteristic, it's quite normal to the some research, how would you learn otherwise?

!LUV

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Well, it is maybe normal for you and me, but for others, it's not... πŸ˜„ ANyways, from my personal experience, doing research saved me a lot of money and time... You miss engaging with people who are here just to extract value from others, or trying to scam people...
Nobody needs that in their life... πŸ˜ƒ

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Well, it is maybe normal for you and me..

More than enough to me!

You miss engaging with people who are here just to extract value from others, or trying to scam people...

I think more of the people who aren't here for that, the other valuable group I mostly interact with, but you never know what's behind the curtain.
Do not need those trust me, already have a bunch IRL.πŸ˜‚

Money was always a sensitive topic and will be, carries with too many contradictions.

Conclusion is - yes, in the end we are all here cause of bloody money in this or that way.

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Yes, Money fulfils your necessities and that's why we need money for. NOt a bad thing at all.

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Of course, it's not! It would be great to live without worrying about money, but unfortunately, I think humans will need a lot more centuries to work on that... πŸ˜ƒ

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I came here for the money, that's for sure! But when I realized it wasn't going to be quick and much, I decided to stick around to try it out. Doesn't sound logical at all. lol

Right now I like to write and accumulate. It's more like I'm here now because of future opportunities and future money).
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But when I realized it wasn't going to be quick and much, I decided to stick around to try it out. Doesn't sound logical at all. lol

I think that almost everyone was in the same place as you... At least, I know that I was... and according to some comments here, some others are too...
Keep throwing out good content and engage, and you will pass the "test" and go to the next "phase"... that can be even worse... just kidding... πŸ˜‚

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πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺπŸ”₯πŸ™Œ
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Haha interesting sharing! I think money is just one of the factors but not everything for sure. My day job pays a much higher per hour rate compared to posting and curating on Hive. Even part time jobs pay better to be honest. So it can't be all about the money for people who post here. It's just a fun hobby for most people I think.
!LUV

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I agree with you about the HIVE earnings at the moment... but with the compound effect and a long-term view, HIVE can earn you money while you sleep :)

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HIVE can earn you money while you sleep

I hope so too! Hehe!

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If you have some HivePower, it already does... You get around 3% APR while you are sleeping :)

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It's definitely not all about the money, like you I love seeing others thrive :) I also love improving my writing skills!

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It's a win-win combo... Improving your skill and helping others on the way... + earning something on the side... You can't beat that!

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Agreed :) And you forgot, having fun doing all of the above!

!PIZZA !ALIVE
!LUV

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I started with it all being about money but that did change over time. At some point, stressing over money wasn't going to work. Engaging with others was what made things work. As I got more eyes and my account grew, I realized that we definitely need skin in the game. That is why I like making sure that I increase my LEO power and Hive Power. Having goals and improving them on chain is a huge benefit towards making sure that I know where I am headed.

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It looks like realizing that HIVE is a real community and engaging with others is the breaking point when people begin to earn something here... When you don't care about the money, it comes... It happened to me IRL many times!

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I don't think it is "ALL" about the money but a combination of the three you mentioned - tech, community, money. My mindset shifts back and forth between the three of those based on what is occurring in my offline life but usually one of the three will hold my interest and keep me active on the Hive Blockchain. It is not "ALL" about the money but money does influence it greatly.
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Agree... Money influences a lot and in most cases, according to comments here, it was the trigger for people to come here in the first place... After a while, we discover other values and it goes to the next level...

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I Guess most of us , for not saying all , we are hère for money , if no money hère many of us will leave, it's my opinion , by thé way it's not easy for me to earn on this platform .

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It is not easy, for sure... and many will confirm that story... But, if it would be easy, everyone would be doing it... But, it's simple... Add value to your posts and to your audience, and learn from others... respect others, engage with them, and the rest will come...

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Wow such amazing post as always, your topics are really different from other and I like your opinion on that topic too, kind of straightforward point to point. To be honest at the beginning when I joined seemit hive, on the first place my only goal was to earn money. One of my friend told me about this platform, but unfortunately he is not here anymore he is earning a good chunk of money from trading.

After the birth of hive i did learnt so many things and i did understand it's more than making money here, i am sure we all are here for money and want to earn a good profit for here. We do see that on hive there are so many huge investors and it feels great to see that, i am sure they all are earning form here else they would have left the platform.

We all do mistake, that is how we all do learn things this is life. Helping and supporting other on hive is gonna make hive a better place it is not all about just votes and like hive is more then that. But we all are here for money, me personally i do keep some HBD in my savings for emergency funds. Side by side i am increasing my hive power too, it feels great to have a good amount of hive power in your account. 😬

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Thank you for your kind words! I like to create posts that are different from dozens of others on HIVE... And looking at the comment section on this one, it was a great engaging topic, interesting to others! I'm happy to see people sharing their views on it!

But we all are here for money, me personally i do keep some HBD in my savings for emergency funds. Side by side i am increasing my hive power too, it feels great to have a good amount of hive power in your account. 😬

This was kind of a message of the post... We are here for the money, but we are compounding and building our HIVE Power (or HBD) and very rarely taking out any crypto... Which is the work for the long term, but it shows that we aren't here for a "quick buck", and not just for the money...

Thanks once again! Have an awesome week!

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Indeed, the longer you will wait the better the results will be. I am learning slowly, not a fast learner but slowly i am catching up with others πŸ˜›.

Good day and have a great week ahead πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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yes... they all come for the money but they stay for the community.

I also met a lot of great people here who literally helped change my life.

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That is so awesome to hear! And so empowering! That's why we are here... To change our lives and to help others to do the same!

Thanks for the comment! It made my day!

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I just checked You have over 63K HP which is a dream for me, it's a great achievement you are so lucky keep it up, I wish I got friends like you, currently I am a active members of leofinance community but I think alot of work it pending on my end

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Thank you for your kind words... Yeah, we can call it luck, but it took some time and a lot of work to get there... But, you probably know those things as your HIVE account is older than mine... LEO Finance community is great and I like it, but I like to poke around in some other communities too :)

Cheers!

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I would like to say here that there are two types of people who come here only to earn money and comment without reading the post and the rest who read and talk intelligently. It is also true that we cannot live without money and the money that we get from here, which are poor countries, those people are working here, their people are also living with this money. Such are friends. I love working on this platform as I see posts and read stories from people all over the world.

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Agree with you that money is essential, especially for those with even small earnings from HIVE who can make a difference in everyday life... Having fun and making friends here is just another massive bonus on top...

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I think for many that was it in the beginning, for the money. But as we dive deeper into the crypto sphere we discover more and expanded our focus a bit more from just the money. We acquire knowledge, build relationships and understand the vision behind cryptocurrency. It's more than just the money but money is an integral part :)

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Yeah, it looks like that's the pattern that repeats for many people who dive deep into cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech... It's way more important than money itself, but it's hard to grasp the huge information overload... It's freedom!

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By all angles, it is a complex system that's hard to understand the nitty gritty aspects of it. But I think overtime, things will be simplified for the everyday person to understand especially when it achieves mainstream adoption. Early adopters will be in a good position by then.

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Are we all here for money? The idea of earning while spending time here on Blockchain rather than spending your time on stressful social media is much better.
Won't deny the fact, that a part of why I am here is because of money, though I don't withdraw often.
I love to see my wallet growing and my voting value increase just like old users.
Not only that but badges earn during hpud and lpud? Hehe makes me smile as I know my account is growing πŸ˜€

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Hehehe... That was the point of this post... We are here for the money (at least for the slightest part), but as you said, some of us barely take out any money... πŸ˜ƒ We are lying ourselves that we are here for the money...

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hehehe. well we could that money in the future in time. At least we have back up, lol.

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I am definitely not here for the money... I have been consistently writing for almost 3 years on Hive. What I have taken away compared to what I have provided is actually laughable, in terms of monetary value. Check it out if you like.πŸ˜‰

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Most of us are doing like you... Accumulating, compounding, and taking out almost nothing... lol... But, I think that the "second layer income" is more important... learned things, friends we have met, etc...

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Yeah, that's true. For me it's more of an experiential endeavor than an earning one... perhaps one day it will change, who knows?

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Yep, definitely here for the money. Not gonna sugarcoat it like others who keep denying it haha. (I was invited by other online writer friends from another write-to-earn site and the rest is history.) That's the main reason people join sites like this. And then of course we get online friends along the way. That's how we stay for the community supposedly but leave if we don't get enough and aren't happy with what we get. And yet am still here.

Eventually even if the money angle is removed/reduced and we still have another purpose to continue writing then we keep posting. And that is why I came back and am still here whatever other people say. πŸ˜‰

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HIVE does have many pros and cons and nobody can tell that's ideal... The price of the token goes up and down, rules are changing for better and worse (depending on the point of view), and people come and go, but the blockchain still creating new blocks... every 3 seconds... Our posts are written inside it, we are the owners of them, so nothing crucial has changed... πŸ˜ƒ

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