In my post TOOK A MONTH OFF FROM SOCIAL BEFORE I LOST MY SHIT, I spoke about taking a month off from content creation and other activities for health reasons. In that post, I hit my goals regarding the Hive blockchain and content over the next few months.
To recap, my goals for the next few months on Hive and social platforms are as follows:
- Give away Hive rewards to those who comment and share my posts outside Hive
- Donate Hive rewards to charity
- To focus more on IT & Cyber Management, ITSM processes, and IT policy-related topics when posting
- To start creating content more consistently (around twice per week across other social media, not just Hive)
- To start working on some video posts (to supplement text posts)
- Reward, Curate, and share more IT, Cyber, and STEM-related Hive content to other social media outlets
So, let's break those down in a little more detail if you're interested. If not, well, see ya next post. Otherwise, I would love to hear what you think and provide any thoughts, suggestions, recommendations, etc.
Let me know if I am bat-shit crazy or delusional, if my ideas are narrow in scope, too broad, if I need to drink more beer, cut back on the beer, add some tequila shots, etc.
So, here we go…
Give Away Hive Rewards to Those Who Comment and Share My Posts Outside the Hive Blockchain
My goal for this blog and any other Hive frontend is simple - give away rewards to people who comment and share my posts and content outside of the Hive blockchain. This rewarding is going to help me build relationships with my readers (my number one goal).
I've never been someone who particularly cares about social media as it is typically viewed, such as on Facebook. Still, I love quality engagement on those platforms when it can be found without all the shit-shows.
The other benefit of this is that it will help bring more eyes to the blockchain, and hopefully, they will not just stop at my content but will browse the content of others and then hopefully decide to join the Hive community.
It does suck that they can't comment or engage without going through the convoluted signup process. It would be nice if visitors could dip their toes a little
Oops, I will stop there before I start losing my shit again and need another month-long break.
My long-running aggravations with the status quo mindsets of Hive are a topic of a different post that will come later, maybe much later, when I am in a better place.
Donate Hive Rewards to A Hive Charity
A month off from blogging and content creation has been a long time coming. During that time, I've been getting my physical and mental health in order, outsourcing the final touches on the development and design of my business website, and putting the finishing touches on my personal goals.
As I've reflected on where I want to be the rest of 2021 through 2022, it's become clear that another big goal here is philanthropy-related: I'm aiming to donate a large portion of my Hive rewards to charity. I don't know how much that will be or what that will even look like, but it will happen.
I want to help people, particularly those less fortunate who wouldn't have a chance otherwise. So if you know of a charity here on Hive, please drop me a note in the comments. I am especially interested in helping young IT and Cyber professionals looking for training or starting a business.
Just don't point me to the DHF, not ever touching DHF with a ten-foot pole (and @joshman's wanker) until changes are made.
Ooops, there I go again. Gotta' get back on track.
(Luv ya @joshman, been a while bro, had to throw a shout out)
To Focus More on IT & Cyber Management, ITSM Processes, And IT Policy-Related Topics When Posting
After a month off, my goal is to return to a more regular posting schedule and focus more on technology and cyber management, IT processes, and policy issues. In addition, the intent is to spread my content across platforms so that I am not spreading myself too thin and end up on a longer than 30-day hiatus wearing a fashionable white jacket with sleeves that tie behind my back.
Duplicate content penalty? Maybe, but I don't give two shakes of a whiskey crank about SEO. Not like I can compete for the keywords anyway, even the longtail in my business. Besides, I am too lazy to put that much work into it and feel it would dilute my writing to try and focus on crunching keywords into the content.
The plan is to keep the IT and tech-related topics posted in specific communities to which I think they relate the most. I will use my main blog page for more general posts like this one.
Yeah, sometimes there will be an occasional burst of content about various other things, sometimes of a ridiculous nature, that interest me, but I will try to keep that to a minimum. But hopefully will make it entertaining.
To Start Creating Content More Consistently (Around Twice Per Week Across Other Social Media, Not Just Hive)
I want to create content more consistently (at least twice per week across other social media, not just Hive). My long-term plan for this blog is to write more about the topics mentioned previously, but I want to do it in a way that's relevant, edgy, and entertaining to everyone. Most of all, I want to express myself, be me, express my passion and not lose myself in the grind of trying not to offend or piss someone off.
Not worrying about offending others will take some getting used to – I am not used to being myself in the open around people that are not close friends or family. However, the last 30 days have led me to decide it's time for the Rhino to leave the pin.
I fear that I may not be able to reign myself in!
To Start Working on Some Video Posts (To Supplement Text Posts)
I want to start working on some video posts to supplement my existing text content. This work may involve creating a quick video 'article' occasionally, creating presentations, infographics, or anything else. I don't have a specific style of video in mind, but I will do about anything as it pops into my head and will drop it here on the blockchain and other platforms when completed.
Reward, Curate, And Share More IT, Cyber, And STEM-Related Hive Content to Other Social Media Outlets
There is a lot of great STEM-related content on the Hive blockchain and some brilliant people. I want them to know I appreciate them. I also want the rest of Hive and the rest of the world to know about them too.
I am a member of the @STEMGeeks, @STEMSocial, and Ham Radio communities on the Hive blockchain. If you know of any other STEM-related communities, please drop them in the comments so I can check them out.
Looking to spread the warm hot STEM worldwide, so turn me on with some good STEM content and give me a reason!