newbies-guide

@newbiesguide

@newbiesguide

@newbiesguide

Keys and Security Unfortunately, every now and then there are phishing scams on Hive where people inadvertently enter their keys into fake sites and end up losing all their Hive and HBD. This collection talks about how some of these phishing scams work, how you can protect your account, and most important of all, what you need to do in the event you lose control of your account. This is a must read for newbies. ![Add a heading(7).png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/23xAyj481dxTUKRQWZcnuWv5RUcdXZYtCB9GwJ9j4BkXgowfCAwG5EqBxnYP1fgKDC1yF.png) https://peakd.com/hive-101265/@thekittygirl/keys-and-security The long string of Hive keys can be very daunting for a newbies joining the blockchain. @thekittygirl does a great overview on the different functions of each of the keys. https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@nickyhavey/bluffer-s-guide-to-steem-knowing-your-keys-and-account-security Although this post from @nickyhavey make reference to ~~Steem~~, it is nevertheless a very handy guide written in plain English on the basic of keys and security. https://peakd.com/hive-101265/@thekittygirl/check-your-recovery-account-now-important @thekittygirl talks about how some of the common phishing scams works, and what you should do if you become a victim of one. https://peakd.com/hive-163399/@roleerob/peakd-review-changing-our-all-important-keys-to-the-hive-blockchain @roleerob offers a simple step by step guide on how he changed his keys via two popular Dapps on the Hive blockchain, PeakD and the Hive Keychain. You can do this if you think your account may have been hacked or just as good practice. https://peakd.com/witness-update/@engrave/review-your-recovery-account-if-you-dont-want-to-lose-your-assets @engrave talks about the importance of setting your Hive account recovery to someone you trust in case anything happens to your account. https://peakd.com/hive/@hive.recovery/userguide Let's hope you will never need to do this, but in the unfortunate event that your account is compromised, you need to know how to recover it. @hive.recovery makes the whole process a lot easier. --- <sub>If you come across any post that will be a useful addition to @newbies-guide, you are welcome to suggest them to us on our Discord channel https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5. They can either be written by yourself or somebody else. You won't get any rewards for your suggestion but the post author will get rewards if we include them in the Collections. Plus you will be helping out newbies on Hive, and that's what matters!!!</sub> [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ccc @newbiesguide

Abuse and Plagiarism Abuse and plagiarism is discouraged and strongly frowned upon on Hive. Some users do it deliberately because they want to milk the most rewards with the least effort. They never last long on Hive. Others do it because they don't realise that it is unacceptable to copy and paste content from the internet. The posts in this collection talk about what abuse and plagiarism is and how to avoid it. ![Add a heading(6).png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/23xLNPRNKmaZAm99uSrgGVAd9waibb37WsmjVJJseKNbC1q3aij1ZaD7PGfiLAmMjpWUA.png) --- Hive is decentralised, but there are enough people that care about the platform to take it upon themselves to combat abuse. @slobberchops gives an overview of some of the work done. https://peakd.com/hive-167922/@slobberchops/demystifying-hive-the-police-force As a newbie, the last account you want to comment on your post is @hivewatchers. They are one of the major groups combating abuse and plagarism. Read this post to make sure you don't run into them https://peakd.com/hivewatchers/@hivewatchers/why-and-how-people-abuse-and-plagiarise Here's a useful guide by @adalger on how you can avoid plagarism by following a few simple rules https://peakd.com/hive-101265/@adalger/how-to-avoid-plagiarism-a-simple-guide-for-hive If you're unsure what exactly constitutes plagiarism, you can take a look at this post from @scholaris. It also contains some other very useful posts for newbies. https://peakd.com/hive-150329/@scholaris/foundations-folly-and-fraud @sidwrites talks about how to find and use images that won't get you in trouble with copyright issues https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@sidwrites/the-hive-copyright-guide-learn-the-essentials-to-using-images-and-photos @pitboys provides a list of copyright free websites and talks about how you can use images to improve you Hive post SEO rating https://peakd.com/hive-120136/@pitboy/copyright-free-source-and-alt-text-guide-for-your-hive-images Curators on Hive are on a constant check for abuse and plagiarism. This very useful post from @pitboy is a godsend to make curators' job easier. https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@pitboy/how-to-check-plagiarism-5-free-tools <sub>If you come across any post that will be a useful addition to @newbies-guide, you are welcome to suggest them to us on our Discord channel https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5. They can either be written by yourself or somebody else. You won't get any rewards for your suggestion but the post author will get rewards if we include them in the Collections. Plus you will be helping out newbies on Hive, and that's what matters!!!</sub> [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ccc @newbiesguide

Networking and Engagement on Hive Most newbies don't realise and and fail to recognise the importance of engagement on Hive. Good quality content is important on Hive, but if no one knows about you, your great content can easily be lost in the Hive blockchain. Engage with people to build your network, and make yourself known to others. ![Add a heading(5).png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/23xf9iAC14SEXjZXFqQKxa4j9eSmQujuQa6K2VdNoZXUQ3F2pbbyxwvi7L4Aa8jVVNbh6.png) https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@galenkp/engagement-putting-yourself-in-the-picture @galenkp offers some tips on good engagement on Hive in this post. It's fair to say he knows a thing or two about engagement and network as he hosts a #weekend-engagement topic every week to encourage people to comment and engage with others. The comments normally exceeds a few hundred every week and is a great way to meet new people. https://peakd.com/hive-167922/@abh12345/the-hive-engagement-league-3lrnkp The Hive Engagement League is managed by @abh12345 and is a great way to monitor how well your engagement level is on Hive. Anyone can request to join. https://peakd.com/steem/@nickyhavey/bluffer-s-guide-to-steem-getting-started-networking-and-growing-your-account @nickyhavey shares his experience about how to grow your account and includes a list of useful communities to join https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@sidwrites/hive-engagement-rules @sidwrites talks about how to create quality engagement to build quality relationships. https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@livinguktaiwan/lurking-around-some-of-my-favourite-discord-channels-and-some-do-s-and-dont-s Another good way to engage and build your network is on Discord. @livinguktaiwan gives some do's and don't tips for engaging to Discord. <sub>If you come across any post that will be a useful addition to @newbies-guide, you are welcome to suggest them to us on our Discord channel https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5. They can either be written by yourself or somebody else. You won't get any rewards for your suggestion but the post author will get rewards if we include them in the Collections. Plus you will be helping out newbies on Hive, and that's what matters!!!</sub> [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ccc @newbiesguide

All About Images <center>![22ACAA7D-F732-4882-B0A6-88FBC355C439.png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/23xf8xnRjgt9BTV2cwro7dN7W5dJXK7S8zsFPbbtio7a1yrQXrjn4kbHXGy5TWtgj9rED.png)</center> This collection consists of helpful posts about photography tips and tricks, how to avoid image plagiarism and copyright infringement, image formatting, free stock images and more. <br> https://peakd.com/blog/@dmcamera/how-to-avoid-copyright-violation-and-image-plagiarism-how-to-effectively-use-google-images A very informative post on how to avoid image plagiarism and copyright infringement. Learn how to properly search Google for free images. <br> https://peakd.com/photography/@wdoutjah/how-to-take-better-photographs Improve your photography <br> https://peakd.com/hive-194913/@castleberry/photography-lovers-community-contest-calling-all-photographers The contest mentioned in this post has expired but the macrophotography tips and tricks listed at the end are very helpful and informative. <br> https://peakd.com/tutorial/@sjarvie5/formatting-tips-by-sara-jarvie Learn how to format your images bringing more versatility and creativity to your posts. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-118554/@hive-118554/about-stock-images-and-important-information-please-read-first Learn how to properly use and share free stock images for Hive posts. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-118554/@hive-118554/stock-images-main-index Your go to index for free Hive stock images created by Hivians for Hivians. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-118554/@hive-118554/stockshares-using-and-crediting-contributor-images Learn how to get rewarded for using Hive contributor images by using the #freeimageshare tag. [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ccc @newbiesguide

What to do and not to do when you join Hive Hive can be very daunting when you first join and there's a lot to learn. Here's a selection of posts with very useful tips on what to do, and not to do when you first start Hive. They will help make your Hive journey a lot smoother and enjoyable. ![Add a heading(4).png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/23xVm3oH4bade5aTrjEgvFp8HPhHkKXeCSoEAyoMfmm4HfpUYJNVMDFNKAFsQ85H7x8SS.png) https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@pitboy/top-7-mistakes-you-should-not-do-on-hive Many people on Hive have made mistakes and for some it's costed them dearly. @pitboy talks about 7 mistakes that you should not do. Read it and it will save you a lot of grief on your Hive journey. https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@sidwrites/11-hive-mistakes Just when you thought you know all the Hive mistakes to avoid, @sidwrites comes up with more. Some have been mentioned before, and that's because they are important, but there are more that you need to be aware of. https://peakd.com/hvie/@steevc/how-to-fail-at-hive @steevc supports newbies and minnows through his tenkminnows project. He knows a thing or two about how ~~not~~ to fail at Hive and you can learn a lot from this post https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@livinguktaiwan/3-things-newbies-should-do-in-their-first-week-on-hive 115 experienced Hive users provided their inputs to a survey conducted by @LivingUKTaiwan, on the top 3 things newbies should do during their first week on Hive. If you're lost on Hive, this will definitely help you out. https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@sidwrites/hive-tips-for-new-users @sidwrites offers a lot of useful valuable tips and insights for new users on Hive --- If you come across any post that will be a useful addition to @newbies-guide, you are welcome to suggest them to us on our Discord channel https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5. They can either be written by yourself or somebody else. You won't get any rewards for your suggestion but the post author will get rewards if we include them in the Collections. Plus you will be helping out newbies on Hive, and that's what matters!!! [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ccc @newbiesguide

¿Qué es la Hive Blockchain y Cómo funciona? <center>![newbies.png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/23wXNYVivpHDASpxuT39KQGqxF2gXCKaS8yNUJxsuY9gPcEPzndgpFWaG1fkTPJvbUBPQ.png)</center> ![](https://images.hive.blog/p/ADdPNihJzmPaYV4kTz4GCveAWxV8mUAgE6jg7PzdvQBoGn97TMw5BrrntVrQQpyfS635UkKzfMmniqp2S1VKHbeox?format=match&mode=fit) <div class="text-justify"> ¡Hola comunidad y bienvenidos los nuevos usuarios! En @newbies-guides queremos ayudarlos a navegar Hive de forma más facil por lo cual estaremos realizando colecciones de contenido de ayuda sobre Hive (tutoriales, guías y posts de información) tanto en inglés como en español. Esta es nuestra primera colección en español por lo nos enfocamos en posts que hablan de lo principal y primero que todos deben saber,... ## ¿Qué es Hive y Cómo funciona? ![](https://images.hive.blog/p/ADdPNihJzmPaYV4kTz4GCveAWxV8mUAgE6jg7PzdvQBoGn97TMw5BrrntVrQQpyfSYfnMSjNzM36raTWFYQBcutia?format=match&mode=fit) [FAQ: What is HIVE and How Does It Work?❓❔[ENG/ESP]](https://peakd.com/hive-186377/@victoriabsb/faq-what-is-hive-and-how-does-it-work) Corto, preciso y conciso post de explicación funcionamiento resumido de Hive realizado por @victoriabsb --- [[ESP | EN] ¿Qué es HIVE y Cómo Funciona?](https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@ilazramusic/esp-or-en-que-es-hive-y-como-funciona-or-what-s-hive-and-how-it-works-or-hivebasicsinitiative) Una vision más ampliamente explicada del funcionamiento de la blockchain por @ilazramusic --- [FAQ: Preguntas más frecuentes sobre hive.blog](https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@jauregui98/faq-preguntas-mas-frecuentes-sobre-hiveblog-or-traduccion-al-espanol-parte-1) Traducción de la primera parte del FAQ de Hive.blog con los conceptos básicos de que es Hive y Hive.blog por @jauregui98 --- [Tutorial para principiantes de Hive](https://peakd.com/spanish/@victoriabsb/tutorial-para-principiantes-de-hive-traduccion-del-post-de-remotehorst23) Historia de nacimiento de la blockchain y conceptos básicos de la misma por @victoriabsb --- [Hive desde cero ](https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@laloretoyya/hive-desde-cero-or-how-to-get-started-on-hive-or-tutorial-part-one-esp-eng) en este post podemos encontrar los conceptos básicos y adicional un cómo comenzar en Hive y abrir su cuenta por @laloretoyya --- [Las Reglas no Escritas en HIVE](https://peakd.com/hive-186377/@aliento/las-reglas-no-escritas-en-hive) Para entender mejor el funcionamiento de la plataforma recomendable leer las reglas no escritas de la blockchain por @aliento [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ![](https://images.hive.blog/p/ADdPNihJzmPaYV4kTz4GCveAWxV8mUAgE6jg7PzdvQBoGn97TMw5BrrntVrQQpyfS635UkKzfMmniqp2S1VKHbeox?format=match&mode=fit) <div class="pull-left"> <sub>**ESP**</sub> <sub> Si encuentras alguna publicación que sea una adición útil a @newbies-guide, puedes dejarla en nuestro [canal de Discord](https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5). Pueden ser escritos por usted mismo o por otra persona. No obtendrá ninguna recompensa por su sugerencia, pero el autor de la publicación obtendrá recompensas si lo incluimos en las Colecciones. Además, ayudarás a los novatos en Hive, ¡y eso es lo que importa!</sub> </div> <div class="pull-right"> <sub>**ENG**</sub> <sub> If you come across any post that will be an useful addition to @newbies-guide, you are welcome to suggest them to us on our [Discord channel](https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5). They can either be written by yourself or somebody else. You won't get any rewards for your suggestion but the post author will get rewards if we include them in the Collections. Plus you will be helping out newbies on Hive, and that's what matters!!!</sub> </div> </div> ccc @newbiesguide

Hive Writing and Formatting Tips <center>![F40422CF-E524-44D4-964F-8DCB52D0B57E.png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/23xLMe2wWY1Dz2wSWR7pPebuGHQr3xiEXzjXVaRJYhaxFWQbaknPTEK14x9JD5QGS9u9b.png)</center> This collection consists of posts that will help newbies learn good writing formats, tips and tricks to help their posts stand out, how to cite sources, proper tag usage and much more. <br> https://peakd.com/writing/@redhens/writing-grit-the-5-cs-of-good-communication Learn how to publish your content with the 5 C's of Good Communication. <br> https://peakd.com/steem-help/@sykochica/answering-common-questions-how-do-i-get-more-votes-part-2-catching-eyes You will learn how to catch attention on your posts with the headlines and thumbnails you choose. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-161155/@ryzeonline/want-upvotes-be-a-hooker Learn how to better bait your headlines and thumbnails in order to hook more support. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-148441/@dbuzz/5-formatting-options-to-help-your-content-stand-out Make your post stand out with these formatting tips and tricks. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@sidwrites/format-your-hive-posts Learn 3 ways to add flavor to your posts. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@sidwrites/blog-formatting-hacks Learn 7 hacks to add more flavor to your posts. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@crosheille/how-my-posts-are-born Gain inspiration and ideas on how you could formulate your posts. Included is a list of helpful editing tools. <br> https://peakd.com/qurator/@qurator/standard-image-sourcing-for-the-qurator-project Citing sources simple and easy. <br> https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@crosheille/how-to-cite-sources You will learn how to properly cite sources in your posts. <br> https://peakd.com/hive/@innerhive/let-s-talk-tags This post is all about tags and how to use them properly. <br> https://hive.blog/hivebasics/@pitboy/how-to-use-tag-in-hive-blog-a-beginner-s-guide Learn the importance of proper tag usage and how to analyze and use them correctly. <sub>If you come across any post that will be a useful addition to @newbies-guide, you are welcome to suggest them to us on our Discord channel https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5. They can either be written by yourself or somebody else. You won't get any rewards for your suggestion but the post author will get rewards if we include them in the Collections. Plus you will be helping out newbies on Hive, and that's what matters!!!</sub> [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ccc @newbiesguide

It's not too late, as there is so much to learn on Hive, that's why we created this account. Don't forget to follow us so you can read all the useful guides from one place to save you looking all over the chain for them ccc @newbiesguide

General overview of Hive for Newbiew This is the first collection from @newbies-guides and includes a selection of very useful posts on the general overview of Hive. They are all long read, and cover different aspects of the Hive blockchain and ecosystem. If you would prefer to read bite size post related to a specific area, please keep a look out for our forthcoming collections. https://peakd.com/hive/@ura-soul/hive-user-guide-learn-how-to-join-post-blogs-upload-videos-make-friends-and-get-paid-to-co-create-the-uncensored-hive-community This guide is written by a Hive witness @ura-soul. It has a handy table of content making it very easy to navigate and allows readers to jump directly to the sections they are interested in. https://peakd.com/hive-189306/@ryzeonline/hive-a-complete-beginners-guide-with-fun-doodles-pt-1 @ryzeonline was a newbie himself when he wrote this guide, but he did a lot of research and had input from many seasoned Hive users. It's a newbies guide written from a newbie's point of view. https://peakd.com/hive-189306/@ryzeonline/hive-a-complete-beginners-guide-with-fun-doodles-pt-2 This is the second part of @ryzeonline's guide. Did I tell you that apart from being a comprehensive guide, he's packed it with fun doodles created by himself? https://peakd.com/hive/@remotehorst23/hive-beginner-tutorial The guide was written by @remotehorst23 a year ago. Despite it's age, the content is still very relevant as the basics haven't change. <center>![](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/newbies-guide/AKKWNJRLukp7moFSu5BKvGAAeg2VHS1dv5fMyJ9LWSVzR3aqiZi5tsjrtMBFKrt.png)</center> [//]: # (CCC LINKS PLACEHOLDER, DON'T DELETE THIS TAG) ccc @newbiesguide

That's very true. We have to make it easier for newbies to stick aground and grow with Hive. Hopefully this will help in some way. newbies @newbiesguide

Hello from Newbies Guide - Hive's central depository of useful posts Hey Newbies, welcome to Hive! And hello to Oldies if you've been around for a while. One of the things we've all experienced when joining Hive, is trying to work out what Hive is all about. *All the keys, all the terminology. What/how/when/where to post? How to get support, how to grow my account. Who's who on Hive? How does the wallet work? Why do some post get over $100 payout and I only get $1? Why do people downvote me? Is there anything I should or shouldn't do on Hive?* **And many many more questions.** --- ### Where can I find all the information about Hive? **Everywhere. That's the problem.** Information is scattered all over the Hive blockchain. There is the [Hive FAQ](https://hive.blog/faq.html), but most of the information is buried in people's blog, amongst all the other hundreds or even thousand of posts they've written. You've got to find these people first, before you can even start to look for the useful posts. ### Is there an easy way to find information about Hive? **No, is the simple answer**. Unless you know where to look and what you're looking for. And if you're a newbie, then you probably don't know. That's why we've created @newbies-guide to help you out. ![Add a heading(1).png](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/livinguktaiwan/AKKWNJRLukp7moFSu5BKvGAAeg2VHS1dv5fMyJ9LWSVzR3aqiZi5tuT9R7NirEQ.png) <center><img src="https://images.hive.blog/DQmfDaSmTz3y8oavngRrr5mmVhrTXheYoEU4qhGUS7pq3xh/HiveDivider.png"></center> ### Who is @newbies-guide? @newbies-guide is a central depository of useful posts about Hive. We find useful posts and group them together in a Collecton to make it easier for you to find information. That way, you won't have to search aimlessly on the blockchain for it. Each of these Collections will cover one or more topics and there will be about 15 of them. We plan to keep them to a manageable number so the @newbies-guide account feed won't be clustered with too many posts. This will make it easier for you to find the information you're looking for. The collections are broadly grouped as follows: - General overview - First few things to do when joining Hive - Do's and Don't - Engagement and building your network - Upvote and Downvote - Economics and wallets - Security and Keys - Who's who in the Communities and different frontends - How Curation Guild works - Abuse and Plagarism - Useful Tools and Sites - Writing good posts - Using images - Supporting minnow projects - other languages In short, @newbies-guide is your go to account when you want to find information about different aspects of Hive. <center><img src="https://images.hive.blog/DQmfDaSmTz3y8oavngRrr5mmVhrTXheYoEU4qhGUS7pq3xh/HiveDivider.png"></center> ### What will @newbies-guide do and not do? First and foremost, we're not a curation account, **we will not curate any posts**. If we feel a post is useful, we will include it in the Collection and set the post author as a beneficiary to reward them. We don't aim to add all relevant posts, sometimes less is more **We will not create any new content**, there are many other people doing this already. We want to keep things simple and just focus on one purpose - **manage a depository for Hive information** **We are not a mentoring team**, there are projects on Hive who provide excellent support and guidance to newbies We will **update the Collections on a regular basis** with new useful posts. When we do that, we will make an update post and any post rewards will be paid to those posts authors @newbies-guide and the team members will do this on a voluntary basis, **the team will not receive any rewards from this project**. If there are no beneficiary recipients, we will liquidise rewards and use it in future to tip post authors for exceptional content **@newbies-guide is independent**. We are not affiliated with any account, frontend, community, project or group. We are here for the Hive ecosystem <center><img src="https://images.hive.blog/DQmfDaSmTz3y8oavngRrr5mmVhrTXheYoEU4qhGUS7pq3xh/HiveDivider.png"></center> ### What's next? If you are new to Hive or are looking for Hive information from a single depository, please follow us. We will be releasing the Collections gradually in the next few weeks. If you come across any useful post about any of the Collections above, you are welcome to suggest them on our Discord channel https://discord.gg/Y9UY6CmJV5. They can either be written by yourself or somebody else. You won't get any rewards for your suggestion but the post author will get rewards if we include them in the Collections. Plus you will be helping out newbies on Hive, and that's what matters!!! <center><img src="https://images.hive.blog/DQmfDaSmTz3y8oavngRrr5mmVhrTXheYoEU4qhGUS7pq3xh### /HiveDivider.png"></center> <sub>@newbies-guide is started by @livinguktaiwan, and the team consist of @crosheille, @thekittygirl, @wesphilbin, @victoriabsb @ilazramusic, @eddiespino and @qwerrie</sub> newbies @newbiesguide