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Web3 Social Earnings, January 2024

7 Feb 2024 4 minute read 4 comments Allen Taylor

Welcome to the first Web3 Social Media Earnings Report of 2024. It covers the month of January 2024. This will be the only newsletter post I make in the month of February because I've decided to take a content publishing holiday. However, if I do cre...

15 Hive Front Ends To Enhance Your Web3 Experience

31 Jan 2024 8 minute read 7 comments Allen Taylor

The Hive blockchain is a delegated proof of stake (DPOS) blockchain with several front ends that allow participants to post content to the blockchain from a variety of different dapps. These front ends are useful to every user depending on the featur...

6 Ways Hive Users Increase Rewards Through Delegations

24 Jan 2024 4 minute read 12 comments Allen Taylor

Hive is a Web3 social media platform that empowers creators and curators to monetize their content and to earn rewards by engaging with others' content. One way to do that on Hive is through Hive Power (HP ) delegations. First, if you're not familiar...

Should Creators Care About Decentralization? Yes, And Here's Why!

17 Jan 2024 7 minute read 2 comments Allen Taylor

An article on Mashable pinpoints 2018 as the turning point for deplatforming. Designed to combat toxic hate speech online, it’s been used against such heavyweights as Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer. Jones is famous for peddling a boa...

5 Ways to Increase Your Rewards on the Hive Blockchain

10 Jan 2024 11 minute read 9 comments Allen Taylor

Hive is a Web3 social blogging platform where users can earn crypto rewards for posting and curating content. Unlike legacy social media platforms like Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram, users can monetize their content from Day One. You don't need mas...

My December 2023 and Full Year Web3 Social Media Earnings

3 Jan 2024 4 minute read 10 comments Allen Taylor

If I were to ask you how much money you're making on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (formerly known at Twitter, would you have an answer? Currently, Facebook is the only one of the three that doesn't allow creators to monetize their Facebook cont...

Why Hive Is Still My Favorite Web3 Social Media Platform

27 Dec 2023 9 minute read 12 comments Allen Taylor

I'm writing this post in response to the #hivehighlight2023 challenge presented by @hiveio. You can read about it here. As an introduction, regular readers of my newsletter and Web3 social media outposts know that I've been reporting my Web3 social...

Why Some People On Hive Want To Kill The Rewards Pool

20 Dec 2023 8 minute read 11 comments Allen Taylor

Earlier this month, Hive users gathered for the monthly Town Hall on X (formerly Twitter) to discuss whether Hive rewards should be discontinued. While I didn't speak during the Town Hall, I did find the discussion interesting and engaging. The conve...

Curation Rewards Could Be Better Earning Potential Than Author Rewards on Hive

13 Dec 2023 7 minute read 5 comments Allen Taylor

One of the things I appreciate about some of my favorite witnesses is that they publish regular reports on Hive metrics. @arcange and #dalz are two of the witnesses that do this on the regular and I appreciate both of them for it. 12 days ago, @dalz...

My Web3 Social Media Earnings Hit a New High in November 2023

6 Dec 2023 8 minute read 4 comments Allen Taylor

Once again, I'm back with my monthly Web3 social media earnings report. Before I get into the meat of it, let me just say that some people are under the impression that the small earnings received each month aren't worth the effort put into earning t...