Creating Content on the Blockchain Part 8

Shadows Pub
5 min readMay 4, 2022

Gamefication & More On Being Seen

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This post is part of a series I’m building to help beginners on Hive learn the basics. My goal is to help you to get a base to build on your time on the platform.

Covered So Far

I’ve created an index post showing what is covered in each part of this series.

Visit the Index to review what has been covered.

One of the many things continuing to fascinate me on Hive is the fact there isn’t a company running the show. There’s no one in control deciding what gets built on the blockchain.

Anyone who comes along with coding skills and the idea for an dapp can build it and deploy it on the blockchain. Anyone who comes up with ideas to help build community can put that project together. We, the community, get to decide the value by supporting or ignoring.

Talk about power of the people.


Hive Buzz is one of several projects added to the blockchain. @arcange started it on the legacy chain. He has a team of people running it now.

HiveBuzz is a gamification of our activities on the blockchain. As we reach different levels on our activities, HiveBuzz will appear on our posts with a comment telling us what we’ve earned.

Here is the most recently one I received. It literally showed up as I was writing the previous paragraph. Talk about timing.

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There are many badges you can earn through:

  • Posting
  • Commenting
  • Upvotes
  • Earning Rewards
  • Replying to Comments
  • Upvoting Others
  • Posting All Week
  • Posting All Month

Those are just the badges you can earn for creating content. There are more. As you can see in the screen capture below, there are other tabs to explore.

Shadows Pub

Writer | Publisher — I write what catches my interest. A lot catches my interest. I create books to use. Life is a marathon, set your pace & enjoy the trip.