#Blindtest: Ginabot,(21 days)

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My @ginabot review is a rave! I love Gina and I do not know how I survived on steem without her. I have been getting the notifications for about 3 weeks now and my entire steem life has changed for the better.

This is not a "How To" post, but basically you take these steps to set @ginabot up:

  • Join her Discord
  • Register to get an account
  • Set up your notifications
  • Done!

Here are two posts I found to give you all the technical details of how to take those steps. They are both excellent and nothing has changed.

How to Use Ginabot by @ilyastarar

Ginabot How To by @dynamicgreentk

Once you get to the point of registering and can see the setup screen, you will be able to follow along with the choices I have made below.

The only thing I will add is to keep the url for your setup screen somewhere. You can always get it back in Discord, but I have it in a text file with my other million things I need for steem and that is easier for me.

You will see below I make changes regularly, so I do not want to have to keep getting my url from Discord.

Here are the @ginabot notifications I have set up and my reasons why.

I am not taking advantage of all of the aspects of Gina. For example, I do not want to know each time someone votes for me. Some of my posts get trail voters with literally hundreds of votes a week for 0.00. This would not be a helpful notification! If I could find out when I get votes over a certain value only, I would take it!

But for now this is what I do.

These appear in the order you will see them on the set up screen. I am skipping all the places I do not use.

Comments

This notification tells you when someone comments on any of your posts. I want to reply to all comments I get, and now it is so much easier to do this task. I used to check my posts to see if I missed comments and replies from people and now I do not have to!

I believe this set up also gives me a notification when anyone replies to any of my comments anywhere - not just on my own posts. This is a great help to me.

I make 30-50 comments each day, so getting these notifications has improved my life so much. No more do I have to dig through my comment feed to see if anyone replied. This was many hours a work a month. Thank You Gina!
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Rewards

I decided to set up weekly notifications for my curation rewards and author rewards. This could be instant, daily, or monthly, but I decided to use this to track weekly results for a few months at least. I have not received a report yet. When I do, I will take this information to a spreadsheet and track it there.

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Mentions and Resteems

This notification tells me when anyone tags me in a post or reply anywhere. I write minnow tips posts and sometimes people send them to others. Now I know when that happens and I can go see if the other person needs help.

You can see I also have my second blog and my son's blog in this area so I can keep up there too.

Resteems are good to know about and I did not check this before Gina. I only knew someone resteemed me if I saw myself on their feed! Now I can go thank them right when they do it.

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Follows

I want to know who follows me and unfollows me. I am so happy to see this in real time now. The only thing I wish was in the notification was a note to tell me if I already follow that person. Now I just click the notification and go check.

I follow anyone who follows me and now I can do it quickly and easily and check out their blog at the same time. If they are new, I can send them my minnow tips.
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New Posts

This is a miracle. I enter a lot of contests on steem and hate to miss them. Some of them only take the first few replies and I want to be one of them if I can be.

I also have some people that I want to see their posts when they come out. I used to have a list of people to check on and this is so much easier.

This new post function is the biggest reason I need to get my setup url quickly. I am now adding people here as I see them during my day. I sure enter a lot of contests! I am going to miss few of them now that I will see their posts as they come out.

The list you see here is actually much longer already, and will get longer still.
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Benefits of Gina

  • MUCH less clicking around to check of aspects of my blog
  • Quick information right as it happens
  • A lot of notifications in the morning so I do not have to check ten things
  • A bit of the text of the post appears in the notification so I know what it is about and do not have to go it. For example, if someone is ending a conversation or acknowledging a contest entry, I do not have to go to that comment.

Drawbacks

  • I get distracted and check Gina too often. I think this will get better with time.
  • I get many notifications I really do not need. A few people tag me in all of their posts. So I get a notification whenever they post. There is a way to mute those people on Gina, but I do not want to.

I need to train myself to not look at everything just as it happens. Many notifications I get can wait, but I still click a lot.

Question

  • Can I add more blogs to one @ginabot account? I run two for myself and help my son @bxlphabet with his. My son can set up his own, but do I need a second discord for my second account? For a new blog, @fitinfunfood gets a lot of action since it is about food and I enter a lot of contests with it.

Conclusion

  • I love @ginabot.
  • I think anyone on steem can benefit.
  • My time savings is huge.
  • My time savings will increase as I adjust to this miracle.
  • My contest entries will increase as I miss less of them.

@ginabot is a big win!

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My post is for the #Blindtest: Ginabot Contest by @blind-spot. There will be another contest for a different steem dapp next week, so you can enter too.

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Minnow tips!

Here is my latest minnow tips post if you struggle here at steem. These tips can help you even if you are not new.
Monday Minnow Tips for Everyone from @fitinfun

Contents of the Above Post

What should I do EACH DAY on STEEM with low power?

What to do with your STEEM

Are you shooting blanks with your votes?

Should you use an autovoter?

Join qurator

Do not post to nowhere

Why bother to comment?

How and Why to use kryptonia

How to get Upvotes

For Twitter Users

How and Why to lease delegated sp

Curation Trails

Using Discord

Please Help Me Keep Helping at STEEM

A miracle has occurred and I can now pay my rent and wifi due on Februry 15. See below for ideas of how you can maybe help me succeed for another month after that.

Please follow my blogs:

@fitinfun
@fitinfunfood

@bxlphabet is my son's blog, and I am so grateful he has returned.

We all post on Busy most days, where their upvote for us is based on the collective SP of our followers. We follow back, because we love you.

Put my blogs on your curation trail

@fitinfun
@fitinfunfood
@bxlphabet

Delegate SP to any of us

Upvote any of our older posts which are close to payout.

If you can "only" vote some posts - It is enough.
If you can "only" send 1 STEEM - It is enough.
If you can "only" offer advice for how I can do better - It is enough.
If you can "only" offer encouragement and good wishes - It is enough.

If you can do more and think my presence here has value, I hope and pray you will.

This is the power of STEEM.

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Statistics say that only 5% of people with health resolutions for the New Year will still be on track after Super Bowl Sunday. Is your fitness equipment still out handy, and are you still on a "diet?"

I lost "Half My Size" eight years ago by using natural methods. I started on December 5th and did not give up. You can do it too!

This is Sharon @fitinfun. I am posting:

  • Healthy Food Ideas on @fitinfunfood

  • Motivation Minnow Tips and Everything Else on @fitinfun

  • @bxlphabet is posting Southern California, steemmonsters and dtube videos.

Please follow along or contact me directly if you would like some individual help with weight loss and health. Anyone can do this if I did.

And be sure to fitinfun no matter what.

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