Hive Power Up Day 1 January 2021 | New Year Plans - Welcome 2021!

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"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair."
Old Chinese proverb

So we've stumbled out of the European Union with a whimper, like a soul with a hangover who has not yet checked the conseqences of yesterday's decisions on her wallet and health. Our government can't get it together to make coherent decisions for five minutes in a row and English, if not British, people are pretty fed up one way and another and, being English, are being contrary.

Meanwhile, we have Hive and the opportunity to be distracted while, at the same time, building something new. In spite of the dire news locally and around the world, I feel hopeful and really looking forward to getting on with it in 2021.

One of the big things in 2020 was the split from Steem and, in the process, dealing with the structural issue of Steemit Inc's stake, governed by a gentlemen's agreement and not much else. Together with HF24, which completed the separation from Steem legacy code, Hive is now free and ready move forward.

I've powered up a little bit today, but the main thing I want to talk about are the other investments I'm making in 2021 to help grow Hive and its value.

Many thanks to @traciyork for co-ordinating Hive Power-Up Day - don't forget to head over to @traciyork's post and see whether you may eligible for prizes.



My big investments this year will be supporting specific communities or initiatives. There are three of these for 2021 - The Ink Well, a savings club with @eddie-earner and the ReggaeJahm community.

Although some of these include a delegation, the major investment will be time and the objective with all of them will be to bring more people to Hive and increase the value of Hive.

I will also continue to support @needleworkmonday,, @tenkminnows, @teamuksupport and @steemclub-uk with smaller delegations.


The Ink Well

Just under a year old, The Ink Well has gone through an initial development stage and is putting the finishing touches towards a new use case for Hive. The aim is to create a community of readers and writers and a long-term, long-tail income for writers of short stories through tokenised tipping.

For example, a single post with support from @ocd earns an average of 20 USD. Building an alternative income where short stories earn a hive a day through tipping for, say three years, would create an equivalent income of about 130 USD (not including any increases in the value of Hive). Although, as a long-tail approach, tipping wouldn't stop then.

We're putting the finishing touches to The Ink Well over the next week or two before we go out to start recruiting new readers and writers. We'll also be applying for £90,000 creative industries investment to develop an audience for writers on Hive.


365 Penny-a-Day Savings Challenge

Writing as @susie-saver on the @eddie-earner account, I'll be running a weekly Saturday Savers Club with Susie Saver. We'll be taking the 365 Penny-a-Day Challenge as the framework for building a savings honey-pot, with weekly check-ins and savings tips.

This is to bring more people to savings, inside and outside Hive, with a primary focus on getting accounts to 500HP by the end of the year. Post income will also help to build the @eddie-earner account and contribute to weekly growth/payouts of the EDS income token.

I was prompted by reading a blog written by a freelancer who had always been on a low income. Then, in 2018 she earned the most she had ever earned in a year (nearly double the previous year) but still ended the year in debt. She realised there was an issue about her approach to her economic well-being rather than low-income alone being the problem. Even where there are dire circumstances, Hive offers opportunities to improve your economic position.

I'm looking forward to this, I think it will be fun.



The ReggaeJahm community was recently accepted into the OCD communities incubation programme, in addition to moving the JAHM token from Steem-Engine to Hive-Engine - both of which were great news.

Plans for the JAHM token were badly hit by the fork from Steem and COVID-19, but it has a dedicated core of posters and supporters and it would be great to see that growing over the next year.

My input would be small, but I am planning a post a week to help grow the community.

Thanks to @barge for the page dividers.

Best wishes for 2021, everyone, hope we all stay safe and healthy!



Thanks for supporting @tenkminnows. I will be reviewing who it votes for to ensure it does the most good. We need to nurture those small accounts. Good to see you are so busy helping out. We need to make Hive a good place for everyone. I hope 2021 is successful for all your endeavours.


Happy New Year - I hope we get the chance to see each other before this year is out. Pleased to support @tenkminnows and the other accounts that support small and new accounts - it's a great way of getting around and making sure that votes are distributed.
I feel quite excited about Hive and the potential this year!

Happy new year and happy Hive PUD! :) May 2021 be good to all of us.

Happy New Year - John Lennon would be dropping an aside somewhere along the lines of "couldn't get any worse". On the other hand, I don't want to tempt fate :) Be good if there was some movement on environmental things this year.

I see you need some batteries for your cat-talks - what's the best way to get some to you?

I do hope we see some environmental progress, but I don't hold out much hope there will be much movement from my government or yours anytime soon! :/
Um, I do have some batteries on my wish list on amazon, if you really want to! But don't feel like you have to. <3

It would be my pleasure ... can you send me a link to your wishlist? I'm not getting anything returned in searches, many thanks :)

Thank you. <3 It's the AAA ones, I put them at the top. I have a charger for them already so I don't need to buy them all the time. :)

It says delivery on Tuesday 5th January 😁.

Yay, thank you! ^_^

Happy New Year, Shani!
Thanks for your support.
2021, let's go... we are the "Lions"😉 💪...and the Bees...
..and the bees are sooo important! 😀

Hey @luca1777, I hope I can still get to see you sometime, COVID-19 and Brexit not withstanding! Yes, let the Lions and the Bees get moving 💪💪💪.

Happy New Year, Luca!

Yes, just let me know 😉
Wait 'til the weather gets better...
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Yes,like Redmans K.I.M. Keep it moving 😜

Hi @shanibeer,
Thank you for participating in the #teamuk curated tag. We have upvoted your quality content.
For more information visit our discord

Thank you @teamuksupport!

Just dropping by to wish you a healthy and happy new year.
Must confess to being rather sad about the final and absolute departure from the EU but it's done.

Take care and stay safe :-)

Thank you - really good to see you, hope all is well with you and your family.
I'm sad, too, about the separation, very retrograde step founded on misinformation and lies. As you say, it's done and we have get on with it.

Best wishes for the New Year, you take care, too.

Happy New Year to you Shani! The NeedleWorkMonday Community is forever grateful for your long term support! We wouldn’t be where we are today are without you...that’s FACT! ❤️

May this New Beginning bring you so much joy and happiness! I hope your investment plans and goals go as planned ~ 😘

Happy New Year! ❤️😘
You beat me to it, I was just coming over to your post - see you there!

Needleworkmonday was a team thing - we all made it work :) I miss it, though, I have a second list of plans which includes "do more knitting" 😍

I love how the communities you support are so diverse.

Happy new year @shanibeer, it's a pity we weren't able to catch up last year, hopefully it will be possible to do so safely sometime this year.

All the best for 2021!

Hello and Happy New Year!

Yes, it would be lovely to meet up in person, although I think that may be a while before we are able to do so. Perhaps in the spring when it is warm enough to meet (one person) outside, but not so hot that everyone goes mad to get outside 😁.

@shanibeer, happy New 2021 Year! All the best to you and your family! Stay active and be fit!

Thank you and you!

I think of you every time I see a tower 😁!

Ha-ha! That's cool! It makes me smile :).

Thanks for continuing to make Hive awesome.

You too, @star.lord 😁

Excellent project, I hope you can triple your profits and achievements. Happy New Year 2021!

Thank you, all the best for 2021!

Congratulations @shanibeer! 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!

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Do not miss the last post from @hivebuzz:

Happy New Year - Project Activity Update
First Hive Power Up Day of 2021 - Get a Hive Power delegation

Thank you @hivebuzz, stay cool :)

You're welcome @shanibeer, we'll try to stay as cool as you are 😎
Anyway, thanks for your constant activity, have a happy weekend!

La verdad se muy interesante dicha propuesta mas cuando se trata de ayudar a los demas, de esa manera obtendremos la recompensa, saludos.

Gracias, ¡aquí está el año que viene! Que todos tengamos éxito.