Introducing the Hive Power Up Month - Let's grow every day!

in #hivebuzz2 years ago (edited)

As many of you already know, the Hive Power Up Day (PUD) is taking place on the first day of every month. The idea is to provide the people from the community with a funny incentive to power up their HIVE, have their vote more valuable and strengthen their influence on the blockchain.

HiveBuzz supports the Hive PUD initiative for more than one year now and has created the well-known Power-Bee badge to reward participants.

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Listening feedback from users

Although over time the Hive PUD has become a very popular event for users, we have also received some very interesting feedback.

Among them, many users told us it's sometimes hard to gather enough HIVE to power up at the end of the month, especially when you are a newcomer.

Others told us they don't want to stack their HIVE till the end of the month and prefer to do regular power-ups to directly benefit from better curation.

Then in her post about missing a Hive Power Up Day:

@bulldog-joy wrote:

Now listen up people and join the #hivepum. The Hive Power Up Month.
Every time I will post in June, via PEAKD btw, I will switch the Payout of the post to 100% Hive Power!
I am going to keep track on the HP so by the end of the month I will know if it was worth doing it or not. We all know that Powering up is always worth something, because it means staking and gaining...Pooooweeeerrrrr.

This was the trigger for us to start thinking about a new challenge and badge:

How to get this new Power Up Month badge?

This new PUM challenge will start on September 1st. It will last all month and here are the rules:

For each day of the month, you have 2 options:

Option 1:

  1. As per @bulldog-joy suggestion, publish a post (a good opportunity to get the Daily and Monthly Author badges too) and set the payout mode to "100% Hive Power" or "Power Up 100%" depending on which frontend you use.
    To do so, click on Advanced settings to change the payout mode before publishing.
  2. Your post must generate a payout to be eligible
  3. You cannot upvote yourself (to avoid cheating with rule 2 and deserve your badge)

Option 2:
If you aren't planning on posting or have no idea what to write about someday or just aren't a blogger at all, you can alternatively:

  1. power up at least 1 HIVE instead of publishing.
  2. You cannot powerdown during the month, i.e. not start a powerdown or generate HIVE from a running powerdown.

You can switch between options from one day to another. The main goal is to have some HIVE powered up every day of the month.

HiveBuzz will use UTC date and time to validate posts and power-ups date. Therefore, check your timezone and convert your local time to UTC before doing so!

Strictly follow the above rules and this badge will be yours!

Badges will be distributed to the successful participants at the end of the Power Up Month.

Have fun and Power Up!

HiveBuzz is a project created by @arcange


First of all...

Awesome Badge!!!! guys rock 😃 . I'm happy that my little thought sparked this idea and to see this badge as a result of it is even better. You all are doing a great work here!!!!!

Thank you @bulldog-joy 🌹
Hopefully you will be one of its first owners.

Lol, I'm trying 😅 ...but whoever gets it's a win for all 😁

Go @bulldog-joy, go!

I'm glad you like the badge that much.
Thank you for your positive feedback.






@bulldog-joy, you've been given LUV from @arcange.

Check the LUV in your H-E wallet. LUV changes soon. (2/3)

You're welcome, well deserved :).

Very cool idea... except with HBD at $1.25 everyone that chooses 100% Power Up would be losing out on a bit of (potential) HP from every post.

Suggestion (for a next 'power up month'): Power up 100% of all Hive earned every day?

#JustAThought ;-)







@hivebuzz, you've been given LUV from @braaiboy.

Check the LUV in your H-E wallet. LUV changes soon. (1/4)

Thank you for your suggestion @braaiboy.

Yep, with the current HBD price, we expect a slowdown in the PUD and a slow start of our PUM challenge.
We will first see how this first edition unfolds and we will adapt if necessary.


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¡Excelente iniciativa! como cuenta curadora de los proyectos @music1sound y @criptochain-ac nos comprometemos a hacer Power Up de manera mensual con cantidades pequeñas o con lo que se disponga en la wallet para dar apoyo masivo a los usuarios de #Hive.

Excellent initiative! As the curator of the @music1sound and @cryptochain-ac projects, we are committed to Power Up on a monthly basis with small amounts or with whatever is available in the wallet to give massive support to #Hive users.


Way to go @vital-impulse. Enjoy your Power Up Month! 👍

My first reaction?

Then my second thought was that I need to chat with @bulldog-joy to see if we can coordinate something for the @hiveblopomo initiative I do every April and November (Hive Blog Posting Month, the blockchain version of the worldwide NaBloPoMo challenge). So fair warning, Anna - I plan to shout out soon! 😊

My third thought is, as always...

Hi Traci, I appreciate your feedback. 😄 Shout out if you like, here is my Discord: bulldog-joy#7793.

Thank you Traci.

@bulldog-joy's post has been of great inspiration and she immediately agreed when we asked her to borrow her idea.

Wicked awesomesauceness all around! 😊

So much awesome, in fact, that it inspired me to create a new gif... 😂

Wicked awesomesauce gif 🤣

Thanks, and apparently I expended all my brain power making it, because I completely spaced that when I shared it in my reply to @revisesociology, it was on this same post! 🤦‍♀😂

Never a dull moment on Hive, well done @hivebuzz, @traciyork and @bulldog-joy 😁

Thank you @joanstewart

I like the concept but I think it is counter intuitive as this means there will be alot less HBD being generated and dumped which could potentially impact the peg.

It also means people will be getting less Hive for their posts as quite often HBD increased enabling people to get a bit more rewards from their posts.

I prefer the more frequent power up model. Is it a challenge to assess people over a month and reward them based on their monthly Hive power up activity?

Thank you for your feedback (and sorry for the late reply).
Yes, fewer HBDs could be printed but we really don't think this challenge will have such a major impact on the HIVE economy.

Is it a challenge to assess people over a month and reward them based on their monthly Hive power up activity?

It's only for fun and to incentivize people to have a bit more skin in the game with a regular commitment.
Everyone is free to participate or not.

Your work is appreciated . Thanks you guys !! 👍

Thank you @yamplaygame

Pika pi!

🤣 pika----chuuuuuuuuu !!!

How do you power up hive? o3o

What front-end are you using?

I'm not sure if this is the right answer. I use the Hive-Engine. Is that what you mean?


Depends on which front-end you use.
Go to your wallet and select "Power Up" next to "HIVE"

I just stopped by to say thank you for what you are doing. You work is appreciated.

Posted Using LeoFinance Beta

Thank you @erikah 🌹😘

Do we need to use a particular tag on our posts?

That's not required but feel free to use the #pum tag

Thank you!


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What a great initiative.

Is Power Up day still going ahead as usual?

And then this on top?


Yep! In fact the countdown timer is running over on (under the "Challenges" tab) to show when you can start earning your @hivebuzz Power Up Day badge. And of course, powering up and posting (using #hivepud and/or #hpud) during the first day of the month your local time also gets you on the Hive Power Up Day list too. 😊

Cheers and !PIZZA

I think the easiest way for the second challenge is just Power Up 1 or more hive twice a day!

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Yep, I think I might set a daily alarm on my phone to power up 1 Hive for the month, so I know I have at least the minimum set for the badge. Because yes, I see a @hivebuzz badge and immediately "need" it... 😂

And thanks for the !PIZZA, @revisesociology - here's some !BEER to wash it down. Cheers! 🍕 🍻

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Yes, both challenges are running together. Participating in the PUD can bootstrap your PUM 😉

A nice alternative option for people. I know badges are popular. Having to wait a full month to power up funds can be frustrating.


Having to wait a full month to power up funds can be frustrating.

Main reason why we created this new challenge.

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That's another great idea to encourage more power up and staking. Great one

Thank you dear @livinguktaiwan. 🌹






@livinguktaiwan, you've been given LUV from @hivebuzz.

Check the LUV in your H-E wallet. LUV changes soon. (1/3)

I was planning on to never power down.... or maybe in 5 years, let's see :D

Then you're good for the next 5 years of Power Up Month challenges 😀

Intresting. And I definitely love how the new badge looks like! Very cool icon.

Thank you @qwerrie

Very interesting challenge!
Just one question: the post must be made from PeakD or other frontends are also valid?

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Thank you @tfranzini.

You can use whatever frontend you like for your posts. The reference to PeakD comes just from @bulldog-joy's post excerpt.
Good luck!

Awesome My beloved team and Friends.
Done just right now, My first power up ever in My nahupuku account history and is today for me is amazing :)

This is My post about power up day:


Congrats on your first power up @nahupuku 👍

Thanks a Lot. ^^

Amazing - I Made it. Is My first power up ever. I'm SO glad to make it, 1 hive
Bless to all

Congrats on your first power up @orimusic

I love this idea, I already use that option :) I plan to power up on the first too :)

Great to read you will be participating in @wrestlingdesires

Done and waiting for my badge :) Thanks :) !!! I think I will join her contest :)

This is great! Thank you!

You're welcome @menzo 😊👍

Another badge, another gamification for HIVE blockchain and simply more buzz to add to the mix. Good ideas as I felt the same about progressively powering up rather than waiting for a specific day. Still, the HIVE PUD is unique as it pull the entire HIVE community to store and lock the value, rather than rush with it on Exchanges...

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Looks like you just did a power-up for the PUD and didn't keep doing it to earn your PUM badge 😢

That sounds like a challenge, I don't post on a regular basis, but first thing every morning I check my wallet, when I claim the rewards they auto power up since they are mostly curation rewards, will those count toward the badge. I have been pretty lucky curation wise and get at least 1 Hive a day curation lately. Or will only manually powered up Hive count?

Any power-up you perform will count, regardless of the HIVE source and how the power-up is performed.

good, then a no brainer for me thanks, just claim and go, what could be simplier.

@hivebuzz Thank you very much for your care and attention. You are the best here, I am not afraid to say it out loud .. I wish you success and financial well-being. 🙏

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Ooooo hmm. I'll likely go with the powerup HP every day as currently I need the HBD rewards to stack up my savings account. :D


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Feel free to use any option that best fits you.

@hivebuzz! I sent you a slice of $PIZZA on behalf of @shmoogleosukami.

Did you know PIZZA team has a curation trail with 29 followers? (4/20)

Anything that embrace engagement and help everyone
is a great call.
I think number two makes more sense than the first
for many reasons.

Thank you @pouchon

I have a really dumb question: how, precisely, does one accumulate HIVE other than from a power-down at this point? I can set my posts reward to 50% HBD, 50% HP, but nowhere does there seem to be an option to actually receive HIVE as a reward.

Good catch @steampunkkaja.
You have to select "100% Hive Power" or "Power Up 100%" depending on which frontend you use.
It's been fixed in the post.

Does it recur on every September of each year (once a year) or every month gets a different badge?

We will first see how this first edition unfolds before planning anything for the next one(s)



How to apply for pud and how to get

Easy: read the rules

Sent you a discord message with another idea :P

Will check it... Thanks

FYI: Option 1 wouldn't work for the first days (because payout is delayed by 7 days) so unless you started a week ago it wouldn't work.

Nah, that's the post creation date that matters, not the payout date, so it will be OK for posts made on September 1.

Please forgive my persistence. I was just wondering if there a certain amount of time allotted before the award calculates. I ask because I've been following your instructions. I made sure that the person's receiving the power up had not already received one. Their 2021-09 power up award had not been unlocked. Then I powered up ten hive in each of their names, and then checked. Not only did their achievements open for them, but they now had the emblem that marked them as having received a power up. Yet my achievement for power helper has yet to unlock. Which is why I ask if there's an allotted time to calculate the qualifications.

my achievement for power helper has yet to unlock.

Badges are distributed at the end of the Power Up Day.

Sounds like a plan- except I just powered up my entire hive for #hivePUD today! 🤣

Awesome @chocolatescorpi! 💪

I finally got it right!!! Wooohoooooo....


Congratulations @hivebuzz! You received a personal badge!

You powered-up at least 10 HIVE on Hive Power Up Day!
Wait until the end of Power Up Day to find out the size of your Power-Bee.
May the Hive Power be with you!

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Introducing the Hive Power Up Month - Let's grow every day!
Hive Power Up Day - September 1st 2021 - Hive Power Delegation

This looks interesting! Thanks for the new way to engage on HIVE! !PIZZA

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