ANNOUNCEMENT POST - Hive Power Up Day, January 1st 2021

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Merry Crypto Christmas & Happy Hive Holidays! Speaking of, before I get down to the Power Up Day fun, be sure to check out the Yuletide awesomeness from @hivebuzz and their Christmas Challenge where you can offer up to ten of your friends a wicked cool Christmas badge (like I did for @streetstyle)! But you have to comment before New Year's Eve so hurry!

Now back to the announcement that in a little less than a week,, the very first Power Up Day for the new year will be here! Since @streetstyle continues to be AFK (away from keyboard), I'm continuing to run this initiative in his absence, as well as sending good thoughts in his direction. Hope to see you back on the blockchain in 2021, Street!

We had some cool things happen over the course of the past eight months, like the merging of #HivePUD with the Spanish #HPUD initiative, as well as some AMAZING new badges for Power Up Day courtesy of the @hivebuzz team, as well as more people contributing prizes to the power up day pool. I know this year will bring even more fun to this initiative, which has been going since May 1st 2019 (with thanks to @jamerussell for his post last month that included a mini PUD timeline, which is where I got that link).

Now, for all the Power Up Day details...

What is HivePUD?


Hive Power Up Day has been taking place on the first day of every month since it's inception on that other blockchain back in early 2019. Essentially, we ask that...

On the first day of the month...

... anyone who is able to, powers up some Hive on the first of the month.

... accounts that are powering down, pause during the 24 hour span of the first of the month.

... anyone who is trading/selling Hive, pause those transactions during the 24 hour span of the first of the month (and possibly even cancel any type of sell order on any exchanges during that time as well).

Why Power Up Hive?

When you power up your liquid Hive, it gives you a number of benefits. I especially like how my dear friend @nickyhavey laid it out in his post from August 2020 -

  1. Stronger votes on content & witnesses - although you may not see this in the first instance, if you stay for a longer time and keep powering up like I have over the last 2.5 years, then you will notice the accumulative effect
  2. Earning more curation rewards - kinda goes with point 1 but the way it works is that if you upvote content, you will earn as well (known as curation rewards) so the more Hive Power you have, the more you can potentially earn back
  3. Earning "interest" by holding Hive Power - maybe you didn't know this but you will also earn HIVE passively at about 3% per year of what you currently have powered up so the more HIVE you have, the more you can earn from just holding!
  4. Earn by delegating - delegating is effectively "loaning" out your HIVE Power to others and some accounts may offer you a daily payment for doing so. If you have more to delegate, you can earn more by delegating which helps grow your balance even more!

How to qualify for prizes

For those who have done Power Up Day in the past, please be aware these requirements changed a bit starting with the September 1st 2020 PUD, so please read carefully:

  • Your reputation must be above 39 and below 70.
  • Your total Hive Power (before the 1st) must be more than 100 and less than 8000.
  • You must power up at least 10 Hive on January 1st.
  • You must write a post about your power up on January 1st with the tag #HivePUD (International) or #HPUD (Spanish).

To be included in the winners list, you must meet all four requirements above. The order of the list (first place, second place, and so on) will be determined by the biggest PERCENTAGE of Hive powered up, not necessarily the most Hive powered up. As @streetstyle always explained it...

If you have 1000 HIVE Power already powered up prior to JANUARY 1, and on JANUARY 1 you complete steps 1-4 with a 100 HIVE Power Up,

and

another HIVE member has 300 HIVE Powered up prior to JANUARY 1, and on JANUARY 1st Powers Up 60 HIVE Coin, then this 2nd user would be winning with a 20% power up versus the first example with a bigger power up but smaller percentage of only 10% based on their account.

 

HIVE POWER UP DAY Prizes

In addition to making your own vote more valuable and adding to your curation rewards (as well as earning interest on your stake), some amazing members of the Hive community are offering prizes that include delegations, Hive giveaways, and other cool stuff listed below.

And once again in @streetstyle's own words...

The prizes are meant to incentivize the smaller members of the HIVE, the young bees looking to turn blogging nectar in honey for the HIVE. By Powering Up Hive coins into Hive Power, members of the HIVE show support for the HIVE BLOCKCHAIN and the HIVE Community while helping to grow their own account as well.

If you'd like to jump in and offer a prize for future #HivePUDs, simply shout out either in the comment section, or on Discord (traciyork#4860) and I'll be sure to update the prize list accordingly!

And no worries if your account is too big/small to qualify for an "official" prize - remember that any time you power up, you "win" a bigger upvote and more power on the blockchain. Can't go wrong with a prize like that! 😍

Prize list

For now, based on the past few months, I'm leaving all the prizes marked as ✔️ (CONFIRMED) as they seem to be fairly consistenly awarded. If that changes, I'll update the prize to ⛔ (NOT CONFIRMED) until I know for sure. And sponsors, if you'd rather I left your prize marked ⛔ each month until you shout out, please let me know and I'll be happy to change it.

Special shout out to @sgt-dan who significantly increased his delegation prizes last month - thanks so much for the added support, dear Sarge!

 

1st Place -

  • 500 1000 HIVE Power delegation for 30 days - Sponsored by @sgt-dan ✔️
  • 300 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️

 

2nd Place -

  • 300 500 HIVE Power delegation for 30 days - Sponsored by @sgt-dan ✔️
  • 200 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️

 

3rd Place -

  • 200 250 HIVE Power delegation for 30 days - Sponsored by @sgt-dan ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️

 

4th-20th Place Each -

  • 5 HIVE Basic Income units/levels Gift - Sponsored by @improv ✔️

 

ADDITIONALLY -

  • 9th & 15th places on the power up list will each win 1 HIVE Basic Income unit/levels Gift - Sponsored by @cmplxty ✔️
  • Three delegations of 100 HIVE Power each for 3 weeks, based on her usual criteria - Sponsored by @fionasfavourites ✔️
  • 200 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks to 1 person who often posts under the #naturalmedicine tag and power up (as stated by @riverflows in her comment here and details can be found in the recent post here ) - Sponsored by @naturalmedicine ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 3 weeks (as announced here, criteria TBD) - Sponsored by @hiveph ✔️
  • All HivePUD Prize participants who qualify for the prize pool will be entered into a giveaway for a delegation of 500 HIVE Power for 4 weeks (3 lucky winners) - Sponsored by @theycallmedan, and distributed by @eddiespino through the @aliento account. ✔️
  • All HivePUD Prize participants who qualify for the prize pool will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE POWER (5 lucky winners) - Sponsored by @traciyork (courtesy of Hive supplied by @theycallmedan) ✔️

 

PLUS -

  • All HivePUD Prize participants who qualify for the prize pool will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • Winner of @traciyork's prize will receive 100 HIVE Power delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsored by @jeanlucsr ✔️
  • All HivePUD Prize participants who qualify for the prize pool will be entered into a giveaway of 10 HIVE POWER (1 lucky winner) - Sponsored by @livinguktaiwan ✔️
  • Winner of @livinguktaiwan's prize will receive 100 HIVE Power delegation for 3 weeks - Sponsored by @jeanlucsr ✔️

 
 

Special #HPUD Prize pool


As I've said before, when @victoriabsb started her #HPUD initiative, she wanted to make sure the smallest Spanish participants were still able to win some delegations, even if they didn't qualify based on the above rules. Last month, she had an exciting new bunch of delegation prizes added, thanks to the awesome generosity of @walterjay! The details can be found in her post, but essentially those winners will receive:

1st Place - Total 1100 HP Delegated

  • 600 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
  • 250 HIVE Power delegation for 15 days - Sponsored by @victoriabsb ✔️
  • 150 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @r1s2g3 ✔️

2nd Place - Total 850 HP Delegated

  • 500 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 15 days - Sponsored by @victoriabsb ✔️
  • 150 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @r1s2g3 ✔️

3rd Place - Total 550 HP Delegated

  • 300 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
  • 150 HIVE Power delegation for 4 weeks - Sponsored by @traciyork ✔️
  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @r1s2g3 ✔️

Random Winner

  • 100 HIVE Power delegation for 21 days - Sponsored by @walterjay ✔️
   

How do I earn some HiveBuzz badges?

Check out this post from September by the @hivebuzz team called, Hive Power Up Day - Let's grow together! for details. There's also the Power Up Day Helper Badge, and I've heard a buzz that they have even more fun planned for us in the new year! BEE sure to also give their new proposal a peek and show it some support if you appreciate all they do to bring good cheer to our blockchain community all year long!


Timeline Reminder


  • Power up Hive on January 1st, 20211
  • Post about your power up on January 1st, 2021
  • Unofficial winners list will be posted January 2nd or 3rd (allowing time to correct for errors/omissions)
  • Official winners list will be posted on January 5th, after which sponsors will disperse prizes

 

That's it for now!

Shout out to the (still in Beta) UI from @leofinance, which is what I used for creating this post. While there are still some kinks to be worked out, overall I really enjoy using this interface. Well done, Leo Finance team!

Oh, and be sure to follow @hivebuzz (here and on Twitter) so you don't miss upcoming announcements about some other fun features they're working on for Power Up Day, as well as other awesome initiatives like the Mental Health badge for the Natural Medicine Community and the Papillon Charity badge to support @papilloncharity and @combination's amazing fund raising efforts. And of course, the Christmas badge gift magicalness I mentioned at the top of the post.

Thanks once again to everyone for all you do to make our new blockchain space a home. Special shout out to my numbers guy @abh12345 for always pulling together the data when the time comes - Asher, you're a ROCKSTAR!

And here's to another awesomesauce Hive Power Up Day!



Image Credits: blog thumbnail created on Canva, using a graphic created by @nateaguila in his Free HIVE Social Kit post. #HivePUD GIF created using both Giphy and ezGIF.

 
 



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Let's do this!

In the near future when we have more HivePower on this account I would like to sponsor mote delegations, we might be ready for this in two or three months. Looking forward for the next HPUD!

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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 37 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!
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I will be there and I am pulling Hive from everywhere I can in order to Power Up on 1st of January 2020. Great initiative and nice to see it keep on going, we need such movements on the Hive blockchain to keep on building.

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Alright I'll be part of the fun for the first time in January :)

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Nice one and merry Christmas belated

Hahaha, good job Young Lady, I knew you would let [NO one] down!!! Thank you for all of the hard work associated with carrying the torch for @streetstyle, and yes, we all hope that everything is okay with him. Happy New Year!

Thank you kindly for mentioning @papilloncharity and @combination here Lady @traciyork
We will do the Power-Up as usual.

All blessings to you!

I must be involved because you are doing good.
Merry Christmas to you.

Wow! So much wickedawesomesauce prizes going on to kick off the start of the year! I love all the incentives and even if you don't win the main ones, you still win anyway by growing your account!

Thanks for the shoutout and glad to help explain the benefits of powering up HIVE! Think I'll have to do another reminder post - why not start the new year with a little more stake 😁

Thank you for being the coolest organiser of the initiative Traci! Can tell a lot of work goes in to this and you do a fantastic job of sifting through the data! 💪

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I'm here and ready to go (this time...lol...)
And what an auspicious day to be (finally) powering up (properly)! 😃

So... to clarify, you have to power up on Jan 1st?

Like, if you power up the day before and leave it that way through the 1st, it doesn't count?

🤔

Also, why the 100HP minimum?

Your total Hive Power (before the 1st) must be more than 100 and less than 8000

Correct, @focus.folks. The power up has to happen on the first (and during UTC hours to get the @hivebuzz badge) in order for it to count. Hence the "Power Up Day" name. 😊

And the minimum of 100HP to qualify for the prize pool is to help prevent people from generating new alt accounts & doing big percentage power ups to try to win the delegation prizes (which sadly happened back in the beginnings of this initiative).

The threshold had been 300HP when I took this over back in June (when @streetstyle, the originator, when AFK), but @brittandjosie told me she'd been talking to Street about lowering it to 100, to help encourage Red Fish to join in. I thought it made perfect sense, especially since she & @theterminal (a community that helps smaller accounts) have been participating in/supporting Power Up Day for ages, so I changed the minimum for July.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to shout out!

Thanx @traciyork and that lowering was a great move. We saw so many people joining the last few months and it’s one of the biggest actions the community does each month , as for focus.folks I see that you have under 100 hive power, Join the terminal make a pre hive power up blog and /or a power up blog leave it online and put it in the special room and we have prices for people with a smaller wallet. You can also learn how to grow your account. Ofcourse we all are doing a pre hivepud blog and all power up so we can show you how.

Thanx Tracy

Hey!
Yeah, well under 100 lol
I'd love it if you could show me how
I'm pretty clueless
I have been meaning to get involved since last December... But things come up and I get busy during the first of each month and when I get a minute it's well past...
😥

Well we will help maybe just join the discord the terminal all help is free and we will remind you of the first so please join

  • Your reputation must be above 39 and below 70.
  • Your total Hive Power (before the 1st) must be more than 100 and less than 8000.

Does this means that I can't participate, @traciyork?

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You can definitely participate, @wiseagent and if you do, you'll get a shout out when I post the "unofficial winners" list. However, you won't qualify for the prize pool - instead you'll be on the list of "Participants Who Don't Qualify For Prizes (but qualify as amazeballs because they participated anyway!❤️)" I hope you decide to join in anyway! 😊