Is spending time on hive really worth it?



I recently realized I've been spending a lot of my time lately on hive lately. Not just physically, even psychologically. Nowadays, the first thing I do when I wake up is check my phone for any new notifications (majorly because I do most of my posting at night). After checking notifications and replying messages, I often just spend a couple more minutes (most times turns to more than an hour) going through a few posts and commenting. Then I proceed to do my daily activities, and almost all through, the thought of what to post that day is at the back of my mind. Any little break I have, straight to hive. Any intelligent great idea I have, the first question is "can I post it on hive". At times I stay up really late at night, just cause I'm looking for the right words to express my thoughts here on hive. It's like an addiction, and I just can't fight it.

I've always been been a guy who enjoys social media, though I'm not much of a contributor. When I was still active on Facebook, I'd always be one of the first to like or comment on all my friends post, but I soon lost interest. Then I joined Twitter and was also very active in the liking (commenting and posting not so much). But since my Government banned the use of Twitter in my country (though I still use VPN) my Twitter usage has decreased. Hive has been like a breath of fresh air to me. Thanks to @k-banti for leading me here. Who knows what meaningless activity I'd have been doing now.

So I started to think, what is it that's so special about hive that I can't seem to get enough of. The first thing that came to mind was the fact that most people are genuine. On other social media, there are a lot of fake accounts, people living fake lives, lies, impersonation, plagiarism and lots more. But on hive, a lot of good measures are being taken to reduce this to the lowest minimum. You don't know the joy I get when I connect with someone and I'm sure they are real and not some scammer trying to ask me for something.

Another thing I noticed was hive always gives me something to do. Like I said before, any little time I get I go to hive. Though I've had less time these days, anytime I'm bored I go to hive and there's always something interesting for me to check out.

Another thing that came to mind was the fact that it is actually improving my reading and writing skills. Though, I was good at reading novels in secondary (high) school, since I left I've not really been much of a reader. Most of my time is spent on my phone, preforming rather unimportant activities. But since I became active on hive I can boast reading atleast five articles a day (each greater than 500 words). My writing skills have also been upgraded.

Lest I forget the fact that there's monetary rewards attached. It is the reason I joined in the first place.

Looking back at this, I've realized that I've gained so much more on hive than I think. And though at times it feels like I'm addicted (I may be), or I'm spending too much time on it. I've come to the conclusion that the time I've spent on hive is actually worth it. And I'll continue spending as much time as I can. What do you think? Feel free to grace this post with your replies.



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