Why every newbie on Hive & Leofinance should start engaging

You are new & need to build connections

You decided to sign up to get yourself a Hive account, good for you! Welcome and be part of this revolution called web3.0! You probably found us on social media where the Hivers are chilling their content, or maybe you got lucky and have a friend invite you that already explained quite a bit about the platform and how it works? Either way, Hive is a lot to take in, and you won't know everything overnight. It's OK though, if you know how to keep your keys safe, how to do the standard transactions like creating and publishing a post, commenting, voting, and publishing in the right communities using the right tags, you are good to go.

When someone likes your content, they can decide to follow you, this way your content will show up on their feed. This works the same like on any other social platform. But until connection are built, you are only going to be found by using the right communities and tags. It works the same the other way around btw, if you aren't following any accounts, or subscribing to communities, your feed will be pretty much empty. I'd advise you to start following a few people once you notice several blogs they've published are to your liking.

Find your connections in the communities

Although some communities, like Leofinance have their own front end, every community can also be found by browsing through the Peakd front-end, which many prefer over the Hive.blog site. Peakd is very advanced offering nice features, but it's your personal choice to find the one that you prefer.

If you click in the search box on the top of the communities page, you can see if there's a niche community out there for you. If you subscribe and browse through the content, I'm sure you will end up finding some like-minded people where you can start making some online connections.

Don't chase & especially don't beg for votes

I know most will understand this by logical thinking, but as I've seen it happen many times, I thought I should mention it anyway. Please, please, do NOT leave comments begging for support. Instead, start creating kick-ass content and get noticed instead. I know that everyone has something they can share that is worthy for people to notice and start supporting. It can be anything from daily blogs or vlogs to sharing some of their artworks (include the process please) or maybe you're a good cook that loves to share recipes in the Foodies community. If you're making an effort and not think votes will magically appear, I'm sure you will be seen at some point.

Engagement is key to get noticed

Many experienced authors on Hive will agree with me when I say that often a valuable comment is much more appreciated than a vote without one. Of course it's always nice to see votes appear on your page, after all, that's a token of appreciation for your work. But trust me when I say that people who leave valuable comments are often rewarded higher because of them making that effort and taking the time to do so.

You will not only often find comments back as a reply, but quite a few authors will vote your comments for making an effort and get curious about your profile. They loved your comment so much, that they are now wondering who this cool person they connected with is and what kind of content this person creates. If they like what they see, they might start following you.

The Hive & Leofinance engagement leagues

Did you know that there is a whole world of engagement out here on Hive & Leofinance called the Hive Engagement League & Leofinance Engagement Leaguea by @abh12345? Click on the links to go to the last round to see how many authors are competing to get high in the ranks of this league every week. Did you see how many comments there are on the contest posts?

Last but not least

Don't forget to have fun on the platform. Create and publish your content first of all because you like doing so. Don't focus too much on the monetary aspect of the platform, because this will grow when people start to notice your content. Once you are starting to make all these connections on the platform, you will understand that Hive & Leofinance is about so much more than the rewards. You'll see many Dapps are being built on the platform, everything is constantly evolving. Have fun first, and enjoy the rewards later!

Let's Connect

If you want to connect, you can give me a follow on my socials. For inquiries, you can send me a direct message on Discord.

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As a newcomer to the platform i find your articles very helpful! Thanks for the tips and infos! Have a great day! :)

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Thank you so much, I'm glad it's helping you a bit to get started :) Have a good day yourself!

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It's all solid advice.

Engagement is key to get noticed

This is the most important part and what really helps you to grow on any social media site. You can't just turn up, you need to participate.

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Yes, thinking that it comes without any effort would be ridiculous. It's just that it seems that some new members (not only here) expect it to go fast and with little effort.. I guess reminding people from time to time is not that bad :)

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I wish I knew that three years ago... but I had to learn it the hard way. Engagement is probably the best free strategy a newcomer has, it's actually your business card. Now that we have communities is even easier.

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Yes, it's much easier to find like-minded people rather than to having find the right tags using communities nowadays. I agree :)

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Great advice, and good on you to take the effort to remind people. I haven't done a post like this in ages but forget that older voices here should be helpful to newbies. And here's me trying to catch up on things as I've not been commenting much this week!

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Thank you, I got reminded as I had a few people sign up recently, so when going through things, the engagement part pops up and I felt like dedicating a post about it. My comments are a lot less this week than the week before as well, I don't know how I found the energy to write AND comment that much last week, like a machine while this week, I'm low on energy tbh. :)

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. . . older voices here should be helpful to newbies.

I think this will help user retention. Though veterans on Hive already have established circle of followers, it is also good to roam around from time to time among different tribes supporting meaningful comments and posts.

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I do try to comment on newbies, not just friends. Everyone deserves some attention for their efforts.

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I agree with you 100% engagement is the bread and butter of the Hive Blockchain.

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Exactly, you will get to know people and vice versa. It's a win long-term!

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Indeed! I always encourage people I introduce to HIVE to focus on engaging, even more than posting early on. I've seen a lot of individuals spend so much time and effort on their 1st few posts without spending any time engaging and they're dissapointed with the results. Gotta build that foundation !PIZZA

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That's solid advice because, in the end, you may not find any engagement on your posts if you haven't shown your face anywhere yet. You could get lucky, but your post could end up stuck at 2 cents and 0 comments as well.

It's actually like it is with other things too, you can't expect a start-up company to be booming from day 1 if you haven't made the connections yet either.

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you can't expect a start-up company to be booming from day 1 if you haven't made the connections...

Exactly!

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Listen to this advice. Even us people that have been on the blockchain for years. Sometimes we get slack, or at least I do. But Engagement is the Key. I know personally. I slack off things go bad. I engage more and things are wonderful :)

!BBH

!ALIVE

p.s. found this post on ListNerds

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(Edited)

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I am weak at engagement and I know it. I feel like I don't have anything important enough to say. The Hive community is helping me. I do my best to comment on every post I read. Thanks for sharing.

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Funny because I have never considered you weak at engagement!
You show up and I consider you one of the people on Listnerds that does an excellent job at engaging!

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I believe engagement and networking are important for everyone on Hive. But for newbies it's a must, or few people will find them. It's not necessarily a matter of ignoring small accounts, but rather of most people focusing on their own small slice of Hive. Communities help, as you mentioned, to be easier remarked on certain topics.

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Yes, it's indeed not that people want to ignore them, but the feed is filled with those we follow so the chances that we notice them are small, unless a friend reblogs it maybe.

And communities are a huge asset to Hive if you ask me!

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And communities are a huge asset to Hive if you ask me!

I agree!

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Engagement is key! Building a reputation around your name goes a long way towards building productive collaborations and interactions. The secret behind proof-of-brain blockchain content crypto mining. Whew, what a phrase!
!ENGAGE

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@thisismylife your posts always enlighten me. This post is telling me to build it, have fun and the connections will come.

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It's great for newcomers on hive, but also not a bad thing for the veterans to be reminded. Engagement on your blogs makes the blockchain much more fun for everyone.

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A great guide for newcomers.

For user retention, thinking of some old timers taking the initiative to connect.

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Because this is such an awesome post, here is a BBH Tip for you. . Keep up the fantastic work

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Some great advice. Just put the work on your content and find like-minded people in communities and you are all set!!!

Thanks for the summary.

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Engagement definitely is key but if you do not engage on a regular basis, it won't to you much good. Thanks for sharing.

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Ah, this is such a nice reminder of the importance of engagement. Some days I find it hard to respond to absolutely every post I read, even though I am very good about upvoting those in our community. That said, I appreciate a good kick in the consciousness pants every so often about getting my fingers off the mouse and onto the keyboard and REPLY!

I mean, if my very, very busy moving pal can comment like a boss, then I have no excuse😉

Hope you are having a lovely day!

!CTP

!PIZZA

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I was focused on SL and missed the Leo train. But your post inspired me to start again :)
Thank you for sharing on Listnerds.

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Engagement is key to everything, not just success on Hive, but also in business, or even making real-world friends.

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