April Power Up Day Approaches

Power Up ahead April 2022 .jpg

March has been eventful and the year is just a quarter of the way through. "Our" blockchain is two, and for those of us who moved from its original iteration, remember the months leading to our Hiving off as a FUD rollercoaster. So it seems to be in the world and it makes me wonder what the universe is trying to say. Ironically, it's also the birthday month of that blockchain.

Anyway, I digress. As usual.

I chose that photograph as the base for this PUD edition because those are winter flowers. There's much bleak and black happening at the moment including for us in the southern hemisphere, longer, dark nights and shorter days. So, at the end of a mad March and jumping through hoops for a prospective job -


Not even an acknowledgement. Until I pushed. I am not a fit. Which I had said to the Talent partner from the get go.

Can we keep your details on file in case something comes up?

Well, I have to come up with a suitable - and diplomatic - reply. Tomorrow.

On the upside, The Husband's procedure was a success and he's been given the all clear.

So, right now, I still have a couple of monkeys clinging to my back, and I'm still having to dip into the nest egg. My plan remains that if proper, decently paid RL work happens is to either not power down and/or power it all back up again. I would also like to reach a point where I can also convert all my liquid HBD to Hive, helping the nest egg grow. Again.

So, as I have been saying for the last few months -

I really am going nowhere...although I've rearranged some of my delegations to maximise return and/or impact, I've not reduced them. I don't plan to.

And as I always say -

it's in the interests of transparency, and explaining that if you notice that I've started another power down: I'm not abandoning ship.


April Hive Power Up Day's is approaching: don't be a fool

For April, my usual delegation of 300 HP will go ahead and for those who don't know, the 300 HP is shared equally among three accounts that meet the basic Power Up Day Criteria* as well as these additional criteria:

*I will update this link once Traci publishes this month's post.

Eligible accounts must also be -

  • be less than 6 months old
  • have at least two qualifying posts since the previous power up day.
    Posts that qualify must have 200 words or more and exclude posts for Power Up Day, as well as which are specific to Actifit and gaming.
  • a reputation of less than 61
  • not more than 500 HP in their accounts before they power up - both on the first of the month

As a reminder, the reason I added the second criterion is because -

Hive is a social blockchain: it's for socialising, ruminating and just generally hanging out.

And that's not all -

Every account that participates in Power Up Day, and does so regularly, stands a chance of receiving a delegation from @hivebuzz - in addition to a bee badge. Check this out for the full buzz.

Now, back to my little contribution:

What happens if no accounts qualify?

Thanks for asking, and yes it does happen - even though not for a couple of months. I always say, I don't make decisions on my own, so if, as has happened in the past, there are "slim pickings", I will be working via Traci who is also with the @ocd team and making selections from the @lovesniper noob curation initiative. I will also continue to keep an eye out for those noobs who fall into the Silver Bloggers' league and who have joined that community.

Delegating is not enough

Remember that in addition to the delegations, I add these accounts to my fanbase so that they receive a daily 100% upvote (if my voting power is still more than 90%; if it's not, I do try to manually upvote (qualifying) posts, but RL sometimes often). This is also why I ask @ginabot to notify me each time they post. If I have an opportunity, I do pop over and have a gander and, occasionally, either weigh in on whatever the post may be about, and/or reblog it.

Also, a word of warning to @rayt2, @frittro and @tengolotodo: I have cancelled my delegation to you to be able to allocate it to three new redfish.


word to the wise:
accounts can qualify more than once - and have.

See you on Hive Power Up Day, 1 March 2022.

Back to the banner image and why I chose it: winter flowers are soul food. We all need a bit of that. Most of the time.

Until next time, be well
The Sandbag House
McGregor, South Africa

Photo: Selma
Post script
If this post might seem familiar, it's because I'm doing two things:

  • re-vamping old recipes. As I do this, I am adding them in a file format that you can download and print. If you download recipes, buy me a coffee. Or better yet, a glass of wine....?
  • and "re-capturing" nearly two years' worth of posts.
I blog to the Hive blockchain using a number of decentralised appplications.
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  • Join Hive using this link and then join us in the Silver Bloggers' community by clicking on the logo.

Original artwork: @artywink
    • I am participating in the twice-yearly initiative to post a blog a day for a month on the Hive blockchain.

    • I also share my occasional Instagram posts to the crypto blockchain, Hive.
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