First Blockchain Based Mailer — The All New List Nerds has Launched!

List Nerds Has 3 tokens and 3 Ways to Earn

Two of them are crypto, ListNerds tokens and CTP tokens and the other one is Mail tokens. Mail tokens can be bought or earned. Each Mail you accumulate allows you to mail one ListNerds member. Or if you don’t have time to open mails and click on links you can simply buy Mail tokens.

ListNerds is the primary token of the mailer platform. It can be purchased on Hive Engine or another exchange then transferred to ListNerds and staked there to earn passively. Or you can earn it by verifying emails from other members with an upvote. ListNerds is the only place where you can stake ListNerds tokens.

CTP tokens are also needed to take part in the rewards at ListNerds. Those are the tokens that you earn from blogging and curating on the CTPtalk blogging platform. You need to have liquid CTP to import to ListNerds and stake it to give you more voting power.

I have powered down some of my CTPtokens so that I can transfer them to ListNerds and stake them to get more voting power and earning power. If you want to do this, it only takes 7 days to power down and get liquid CTP to move it over. For every 5000 CTPtokens that you tranfer into and stake on ListNerds you will earn an airdropped ListNerds token. The ListNerds token will be airdropped to your staked ListNerds so you don’t have to do that manually.

Please Keep in Mind

If you transfer and stake CTP tokens in ListNerds to get the airdropped ListNerds tokens, your CTP will be locked for 10 weeks. That is to prevent people from staking CTP tokens to get the airdrops of ListNerds and then unstaking and staking them again to get more ListNerds.

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Here is the replay of last night’s Thursday Night Live — The List Nerds Launch where Jon and Blain go over in great detail how to navigate and use List Nerds.

After the ListNerds Overview Prizes Were Awarded

The top three people who purchased ListNerds tokens prior to the launch were had their names put on a prize wheel to win one of 3 prizes. Congratulations, to Mike Dell, Charletta Allen and Hariton Mukadafe. Check out the video starting at around minute 44 to see what they won. The three prizes were: a one year upgrade to the Business Level Membership of ListNerds, a 5000 Hive Power delegation, and a Gold Foil Legendary Chaos Legion Card. And the prizes were given randomly which made it more interesting and fun.

Finally My Update For This Week

Hive has been staying over a dollar for weeks now. When I did my dollar cost average purchase this morning it was just under $1.30 per Hive token. So, after fees on Coinbase from transferring and trading I ended up with a little over 8 Hive tokens. With what was already available in my pegged Hive on Hive Engine I had a little more than 10 Hive to buy my tokens this week.

I am focused on increasing my Hive Index holdings to my next goal of 1500 and getting to Dolphin Status on Hive.

Purchasing More Hive-Index Tokens for Friday Buy Day

I want those Index tokens for the passive income. Index is an income token. Just buy them and hold them to earn from all the tokens they purchase. This is really my first experience with earning passive income and I am enjoying earning the tokens and reinvesting them to get more. The returns are way more than you can earn from a regular bank. It’s really a no brainer.

Updated Index Holdings for this Week — 1,277

At 1227 Hive Index tokens, I have 85 percent of my 1500 Hive Index token goal. It won’t stop there.

Hive Power Dolphin Goal

As you can see I am getting ever closer to my Dolphin status. I just keep chipping away at it. My next plan is to get to the 1500 Hive Index put that on hold and dollar cost average as well as earn my way to Dolphin. I am at around 89 percent there or 566.434 Hive Power away. Hive is at $1.31 each so it would cost me $742.03 to buy it all right now. Not going to happen. If the price of Hive stays the same, doubtful, but if it did, it would take me another 14 months at 50 dollars per month to get there. Not willing to wait over another year to get there.

I either have to bump up my buy in or do a whole lot more creating and curating than I have been. Or both.

So, that is all for this week’s update! Have a great week and see you next week!

Friday Buy Day 12/31/2021 — New Year’s Eve Update!

Happy Friday and New Year’s Eve! This is my last status update for 2021! I did okay this last year. I could have done better but I dropped the ball for a couple months over the summer. So lesson learned! Stop Stopping!

Progress to Next Index Goal This Week!

I purchased 8 more HE-Index tokens last night to add my holdings and get the dividends from the tokens and cards. Since Hive is staying well up over one dollar and closer to 1.50 each it is harder to get Hive to make these purchases. But that’s okay I am just sticking with my same amount of Fiat investment every week. As of last night I have 1,261.56475014 HE-Index tokens. And that is 84% of my next goal of 1500 HE-Index!

Counting Down to the Big Launch of the New and Much Improved List Nerds!

Only 13 days until the launch! It will take place on the January 13th edition of Thursday Night Live. The token is already for sale on Hive-Engine! I have started purchasing List Nerds tokens to get ready for the airdrop that will happen at launch time.

Here is the link to the replay of last night’s Thursday Night Live webinar. Most of it was dedicated to what is to come with the relaunch of List Nerds! It’s going to be a huge disruption in the viral mailer industry. Check out the replay where @jongolson and @blainjones share the back office and how the site will work and what we can expect.

For the moment I am not staking CTP tokens because they will need to be liquid in order to be eligible for the airdrop. And then they can be brought over to List Nerds and staked in there.

Dolphin Status is Closer to Reality and Less of a Dream

My staked Hive Power is at 88 percent of the 5000 I need to reach Dolphin Status. 585.117 Hive Power away. At the price of Hive right now there is no way I can afford to buy in. But I promised myself that most of it was going to come from creating and engaging here on Hive anyway. I want to show that it is not necessary to drop a bunch of money to be able to participate in the community and earn here. I am investing some Fiat but the first two years plus of this is all from just showing up here.

CTP Power Holding Steady for Now!

I am in a good place here already and I want to move some liquid CTP over to List Nerds for launch I mentioned above. That means I will be powering down some of the CTP and staking it over there. It is in the same community though so I will get benefits in both places.

That is about all I have for you tonight! Getting ready to go and spend some time downstairs and help with dinner prep and celebrate New Years Eve! Hope you all have a Happy and Very Prosperous New Year! 2022 Here we Come!

Two Days till Christmas Day — Started Some Preparations Today!

Keeping Some of the Christmas Traditions Alive

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and our gathering will be pretty small but we are going to have some of the dishes we are used to having. One of them isn’t really a dish. It is a doughnut that is a southern Italian tradition. It is made with a potato dough. Sometimes they are filled and other times they are just shaped like a ring and dipped in sugar when they are hot. I actually prefer them plain. They are a real project to make. For many years, including last year, we would buy the dough from a local bakery and do the frying at home. Not this year.

This year I decided that I was going to make them from scratch myself using a recipe from my great aunt. There aren’t many ingredients but they do take some time to come together. I wanted to get the dough made today and then fry them tomorrow instead of trying to do it all in one day. One of the reasons being I wouldn’t want to wait to eat them.

Just getting started with the process. Potato Flakes are mixed with Boiling Water
Getting the Water to Lukewarm Temperature so as not to kill the Yeast. I am married to an Engineer.

Dough came together nicely and already starting to rise
After an hour or so of rising!

Now the Dough is in the Refrigerator in a Bigger Bowl

And tomorrow I will take it out to make and fry the doughnuts. We are also having pasta with a white seafood sauce as the main dish. Part of tomorrow will also be spent getting ready for Christmas Day.

With Some Caution We are Having a Small Gathering in the Morning

Some of my cousins on my Mom’s side of the family are coming to have appetizers and drinks before they go and have their dinner in the afternoon. We didn’t do it last year because of COVID and no vaccinations available. They won’t be here a long time. So the exposure will be minimal and we are all vaccinated. Then in the afternoon it will just be us to have dinner together. Oh yeah and my youngest sister and her son, my nephew, are going to a basketball game for the afternoon. It is my nephew’s Christmas present from his Mom. He is a Boston Celtics fan and they are playing the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee on Christmas Day.

Then they will come back and watch the rest of the Green Bay Packer football game. I’m so excited. LOL I will get to see my other nephew and his wife and two sons as well. Looking forward to a couple of nice days.

There will be a Christmas Day edition of my Friday Buy Day update tomorrow. I will work on that tonight and early tomorrow. Have a great night and see you again soon. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!

Awesome Things Happen When You Are Active, Stay Consistent, and Take Action!!

Last Night on the Crypto Monday webinar @blainjones gave away $1000 dollars worth of Crypto! The prizes went to the 23 people who finished the CTP Content Challenge that started in August and ended last month.

In order to complete the challenge, we had to create content on the blockchain using one account for 30 days in a row. We had to post our content by midnight UTC to count for that day and have #ctpcontent as one of the first tags. Blain took the time to read each of the posts and track where everyone was in the challenge. In my case, UTC was five hours ahead of my time zone which is Central Standard Time.

Crypto Monday Webinar was an Hour Earlier Last Night

Somebody had something else to do at 8 pm EST. It was actually good for people in the later time zones who have to stay up late to be on the live stream.

Jon and Blain started the webinar by talking about the upcoming project that is being launched on January 13th. You can watch the replay here! You’re going to want to stock up on CTP tokens and keep them liquid not staked.

Then the Prize Wheels

Blain talked about the CTP Content Challenge and that he would be spinning three prize wheels for the 23 people who completed the #ctpcontent Challenge. He wanted to give away $1000 and polled the community to ask how we’d like it done. We chose to have four different prizes. The 1000 dollar prize pool was split up into different amounts on the third wheel. Here is a link to Blain’s post with all the prizes and the people who won them : https://peakd.com/hive-119826/@blainjones/ctp-content-challenge-winners

My Turn to Win Came at Just After the 27 Minute Mark!

The next accumulation goal I chose for HE-Index is 1500. And the prize I won pushed me in that direction.

And the amount I won was a huge surprise:

Yeah, $100 worth of HE-Index added to my holdings! Pretty awesome stuff! So now I am up to 1,148 Index tokens. Just 352 tokens away from my next goal. Thanks again Blain and Jon! Congratulations Again to Everyone on the Prize Wheel!

The Next Challenge will be a Comment Challenge

Early next year! No date has been set as of yet.

See you next time!

My Black Friday to Cyber Monday Hive Engine Investing Spree & 2 Goals Reached

Since my Buy Day update this last Friday I have been spending the last few days investing the Hive I have purchased. I took the 647 Hive that I acquired from the ETH swap last Saturday and powered up about 200 and invested the rest.

I increased my CHAOS Booster Pack holdings to 20. Still trying to decide if I will open them or sell them all. The temptation is to sell some and open some. When I see all the fun that @jonnycoin has opening his packs it’s hard not to want to open mine too. Maybe on Christmas Morning I will open the digital presents I bought for myself.

As of this afternoon I achieved two of the goals I set out for myself. A few weeks ago I got up to 500 HE-Index and chose 1000 to be my next goal. This afternoon after having to cancel and redo my buy orders a couple of times I managed to get there. My next HE-Index goal is 1500.

This buy order did not go through all at once.

The one larger goal I am most happy about achieving is the 50,000 staked CTP tokens. It was close enough that I just went ahead and did it. There is a staking challenge starting up on Wednesday. I am going to participate by staking what I earn from content creation, curation and delegations.

50,000+ CTP Power

Now I will focus my dollar cost average investments toward reaching my Dolphin Status on Hive. Not sure if I will get there by year’s end but it won’t be from lack of trying. Have a great rest of your Monday! See you next time.

Trying to Relax But Traveling Stresses Me Out

Is it still considered travel if you’re only going two hours away? It’s a little road trip anyway. My sister is hosting Thanksgiving at her house in Madison, WI. She wanted to do it last year but COVID took that away. So tomorrow morning Roy, Dad and I are heading out to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her son and some of our cousins.

Most of tomorrow is going to be spent setting up and prepping for the big Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. Our cousins are bringing the appetizers, desserts and wine. It will be fun to see them again. It’s been awhile.

My Dad is a born designer and decorator. When he was growing up it wasn’t acceptable for a man to pursue that as a career. But he and my mother spent years entertaining as a hobby and they were awesome at it. He is still awesome at it but gets frustrated with me because I haven’t picked up on the decorating and entertaining. There was a bit of tension going on between Dad and I earlier. I get very stressed and anxious and if I feel like too much is happening at the last minute, it’s worse. When my sister was here she picked up a bunch of supplies and chairs to take back. But we are still taking half the house with us tomorrow. Or so it seems. Believe it or not writing this blog post is helping to relieve some of that stress.

So now it’s time to chill out and relax and get some clothes and stuff packed for our little road trip. We’ll be back on Friday sometime. I am just glad we’re not having to get on a plane to go anywhere far. I’d rather not spend Thanksgiving stranded in an airport. Thank you very much. If you celebrate Thanksgiving Have a Happy One!

See you again soon!

Don’t Let a High-Ticket Price Hold You Back From Getting Coaching for Your Business!

Let me start out by saying that I have been to some higher-ticket live coaching events. They were really good but what happens after that is what matters.

This morning an ad for this event appeared in my Facebook feed. I couldn’t resist. I had to click through to find out what the investment was for an event like this. I almost feel off my chair.

I have nothing against Tony Robbins. He’s actually pretty interesting and I have heard some videos from him. Still don’t get the whole walking on hot coals thing though. That’s always been a weird thing I don’t understand. How is walking on hot coals going to help me build my business, exactly? Pretty sure that’s just me. Another advantage of attending a virtual event like this is that you can stay home in your sweats or pajamas. No added travel expenses either. I didn’t copy the whole list of features.

Most People Can’t Dream of Justifying This Level of Investment

So, are there ways to get coaching without putting out thousands of dollars for a week? Sure are!

I belong to a great community of entrepreneurs called Click Track Profit. They have a Telegram group and someone is always there to lend a hand and answer questions. Click Track Profit also has an Inner Circle Mastermind group to which I belong as well. That is a paid membership but well within my budget and on Wednesday nights we have our video calls where we talk about what we are doing in our business and where we need help to improve. There is a Telegram group that goes with the Inner Circle Mastermind where every morning Blain asks how they can help us build our business.

Any other ways to get coaching for little or no financial investment?

Listen to Podcasts: There are a ton of them out there and sometimes even listening to podcasts that have nothing to do with business can spark some creative ideas. Podcasts are the listening choice of many high-income and successful people.

Watch a Ted Talk: They’re usually pretty short if you’re pressed for time.

Read books by authors who you would like to have as coaches. Sometimes you can get sample chapters on Amazon if you don’t want to or can’t buy the book.

There you go! Three ways to get coaching for your business or other parts of your life you’d like to improve without having to shell out hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Have a great rest of your Saturday!

Back to My Regularly Scheduled Workday

Yesterday I was prepping for a medical procedure and spent most of the day away from my computer. I got home at around ten this morning after having to be there at 7 for the procedure that was scheduled at 8 am. Feels good to have it all done. The medical procedures must increase as we get older. I don’t have to do it again for another 5 years and by then I will be on Medicare.

I Was Away From My Desk But Managed to Fit in Some Curation Using My Phone

And while I was sitting on the couch using my phone to post comments on Hive, Roy was busy assembling my new desk/workstation.

Desk/Workstation

It has a shelf for my external monitor so now I don’t have a stack of books taking up space. There isn’t a bar going across the bottom like the table I was using so I can sit closer. It has a hook on the side for my headset and a nice big drawer. The table I was using is an antique that my parents acquired a long time ago. It is nice but I wasn’t able to sit close enough and it was causing some of my knee pain. Kind of like in the car where I have to sit so close I pray the airbag never gets activated. That would hurt. But if I don’t sit close enough I can’t reach the pedals. Short girl problems.

Table I was using as my desk on its side and ready to be taken out of the house.

My next investments will be some good lighting and a decent microphone. All in due time.

Still Waiting for My Metamask Transaction to Get Unstuck.

And today I was poking around on Brave to check out their new wallet feature. I had to get a new seed phrase and password. I didn’t spend too much time looking for the old one. Evidently, I have an Etherium wallet there too.

That Metamask transaction is still pending. The frustrating part of that is that there are tokens that will be moved. I hope it just fails soon so I can start it over. Might do the trade using another platform though.

Tonight is Thursday Night Live @ 8 p.m. EST

Jon and Blain will be streaming their always awesome online marketing, entrepreneur, and affiliate marketing training. Join us live on their Click Track Profit Facebook Page, Twitch.tv, and Vimm.tv You can catch the replay but live is so much more fun!

See you there tonight! Have a great rest of your day!

Got My XTM to My Wallet and Tried to Swap it for Etherium

This has been a real adventure so far and it still isn’t over. As of this morning I received the email that the transfer of my XTM was sent to Metamask. Yay.

Have to Swap the XTM for a Crypto Currency that is Accepted on Blocktrades.

Metamask is a whole new world for me. And not the most user-friendly way to exchange Crypto Currency. The transactions are not free and not cheap or fast either. The crypto I needed to swap XTM for is ETH. I had to deposit FIAT to cover the gas fees that the transaction requires. Next Step is to make the swap.

I had to approve the XTM for swapping in Metamask too. So many steps to this.

I have been waiting most of the day for this swap to complete. Then I found out this afternoon that I essentially never swapped any XTM. The transaction is stuck and I don’t have enough gas fees to cancel it. And I am not going to pay more to speed up a transaction that isn’t going to amount to anything. So I will wait now to see if and when it gets unstuck so I can start over. Maybe in another platform. Not Metamask. Fingers crossed.

Success with Hive Today!!!

Last night on the Crypto Monday webinar, Blain announced the update of HivePay.io. He added the ability to deposit Hive tokens to Hive swap for a lower fee than even Leodex.io. It means we get more of our Hive to use on trades in Hive Engine. There are other updates to HivePay but this is the one I took advantage of today.

Pretty Simple Easy Deposit of Liquid Hive to SwapHive in Hive Engine.

I sold a few other tokens and bought some HE-Index tokens which brought my HE-Index holdings really close to my goal.

I Decided that I Would Check Other Sources for Crypto to Trade

To see if I could get to my goal. I logged in to Uphold, Coinbase and Blocktrades. Uphold had some BAT tokens and in Coinbase I watched some videos and earned another ten dollars. I converted both of these to Litecoin and from there to Hive. When the Hive showed up in my wallet I made bought the HE-Index tokens that pushed me to my first goal and a bit over.

I Have Accumulated Just Over 508 HE-Index tokens as of Today.

We will see what happens by tomorrow with that other transaction. It is good to have these learning experiences.

Friday Buy Day Week 2 — Just a Little Short of My First Goal of 500 Index Tokens!

I should really just be calling these Friday Goal Updates.

I started my “Buy Day” yesterday but I was using just what was in my wallet. The dollar cost averaging using the $12.50 a week is on Fridays.

As I was going through my wallet on Hive Engine yesterday I noticed that I had some tokens I could sell to get Hive tokens. One of them was the WAIV token that I sold to get 31 Hive. That was the most Hive I have had to use at one time. This was just from what I have earned from content creation and curation.

Added a Couple of CHAOS Legion Packs to My Holdings

Yesterday I read a post from my good friend Chris, @chris.topher about buying a Chaos Legion Pack on Splinterlands using Voucher tokens. Then I saw a comment on this post from @achim03 that caught my eye.

So I used a little over 20 Hive to buy 2 CHAOS Legion Packs myself and get into that action on Splinterlands. I am not playing the game but I am very interested in the passive income opportunities that are available there.

I used the remainder of those Hive tokens to buy a little over 13 more Index.

At the end of all of this trading I was around 44 Index away from my goal of 500. For some reason I thought I would hit my goal between yesterday and today. But I am closer here.

Logged into Coinbase this Morning to Convert My FIAT to Hive

I started today by logging into Coinbase and funding my account with $13.99 because after the fees I was still under the $12.50 that I want to invest. That’s a little frustrating. I bought the Litecoin on Coinbase that I then sent to my wallet to buy Hive.

My next step was to log in to Leodex.io to deposit the Hive into my wallet.

I was able to get a little more Hive because the price was down slightly this morning.

I had a small amount of VOUCHER and some other tokens that I could sell to add to the 15 Hive and bring it up to around 22 Hive to use for buying more Index today.

Less Than 20 Index Away from My First Goal!

I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed. Just a bit. I know I will probably get there before next Friday. I will be rolling my earnings from other tokens into acquiring more Index throughout the week.

Dolphin Status on Hive is Not Terribly Far Away!

Once I reach my first Index Holdings Goal I am going to pour a little more of my FIAT into reaching my 5000 HP goal. I really want to get there by the end of the year. Most of the Hive Power I have is from my earnings.

I am back to creating posts more consistently and adding to that commenting on at least 10 posts from other people everyday. One of the keys is to find new people to engage with each day. Look for people who are just starting out and give them some encouragement to keep going. It doesn’t cost anything but a little bit of time to help people and raise them up.

Last But Not Least My CTP Power Goal

On our Inner Circle Mastermind this last Wednesday evening we were talking about our goals and how we were going to reach them. My third goal was to get my CTP Power goal to 50,000. Blain pointed out that if I just undelegated some of the tokens that were no longer being used I could get there fairly quickly. I began that process. They will be completed in the next few days. Once they’re completed I will be at 48,678.82 CTP Power. I will actually be over the 50K except for one 10K delegation I am leaving in place. Without it I am only 1,321.18 CTP Power away.

Not a bad week overall and a reinforcement of what Jon and Blain have been telling us all along. I don’t have money and I don’t have time are just excuses. I haven’t used very much money out of pocket until recently and I have found pockets of time to create content and comment on posts from other people.

See you next week with more progress on my goals!