[METACLASS] The Scribe - How to Start Writing for the Guild and Earning for Yourself

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Authored by @Compound Fund

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shout out to @fwx111 for the amazing CryptoGaming Guild logo

The Crypto-Gaming Guild was founded as a friendly and welcoming place for players of congregate, meet, and help each other in these games we love. At the time I was absolutely shocked that no such group had yet been created and how fast it’s grow in these early months show that there is a need for more communities like this in the Play2Earn space. Since then I've been writing multiple articles a week on the games I love to play, tracking all my metrics, and hosting occasional small events while the Guild grew.

As weeks passed and more people joined, some would come to ask how to get more involved with this amazing scene and, if possible, how they might be able to help the guild. I'd often recommend a new game or two and say something like "the ability to write about these games on platforms like PeakD is something that makes this scene really special, check it out!". While I think all of that is true I'm also aware that it can be difficult to get started and envisioned a step by step guide being helpful here.

Gamification is something I think a lot about. This is mostly because sometimes I can’t take anything other than games all that seriously that all that long. I'm the kind of person who constantly works from lists, gives myself little rewards to get larger tasks done, and tries to find the fun in whatever I'm doing. I've tried to bring this energy to my writing on PeakD because it's the type of tone where I find myself learning the most.

Today all of this comes together and I'm going to lay out something that's been brewing in my mind for months: the first cryptogaming guild metaclass and the Path of the Scribe.

What is a METACLASS?

A metaclass is just a gamified way to say 'what you do in the guild’. Right now the only metaclass we have open is Scribe but in time we will be releasing more and more metaclasses each functioning as a way to focus your goals and track your growth and compete with other guild members on our quest path!

In time I would love to see things like experience points, leveling up, and the metrics on all of this tracked on discord. We are moving quickly, if you have skills in this area reach out.

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Path of the Scribe

FIRST QUEST: Getting Started

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Part 1: Create a Hive account

First you are going to need a HIVE account as HIVE is what powers pretty much all these amazing projects. Your HIVE account is going to be your login for a variety of projects andm thankfully, you can still get one 100% free!

Create Account HERE

At some point in this process you are going to be met with this screen:

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Download your Keys! Save them, store them well, dont show anyone, This is really really important.

Got it?

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HIVE Keychain is a browser extension that, while not required to use HIVE, makes everything "Just work"(TM). In the rare cases when I hear that a member of the community is having any issues with HIVE I always ask if they are using Keychain and I cat tell you how many times they setting it up helped iron out their issue.

Let's skip all that and. just get it installed right away.

Download and Install Hive Keychain

Once Keychain is installed you'll have one last step here.

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Import Your Keys!

Part 2: Create your PeakD profile

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The primary place we are going to be writing as a group is PeakD so, now that our Hive account is all set up lets go check that out!

Go to PeakD

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Set name, about, location, website.

If you want people to listen to what you have to say first you are going to need to meet them hal;f way by making your profile look like someone who might be worth listening to. A profile with no information does not lend that sense of credibility. Fill out your profile now!

Create a background and icon.

Use Photopia for help creating and decorating the 512x512 and 1920x240x sized images needed.

Part 3: Join some PeakD communities

Pretty self explanatory, you don't really need me to explain this one do you? Join all these that seem helpful for you!

The CryptoGaming Guild
Splinterlands

Rising Star Game


Lost Relics

Neon District

Hive Gaming

Blockchain Gaming (a)
Blockchain Gaming (b)

Part 4: Read, vote, comment, follow, and reblog.

To see how the platforms is used you are going to want to use the platform! This is honestly the next generation of social media, take some time to look around and learn to ropes! This might seem self explanatory but it's one of the steps I see people skip and ed up getting tripped up by.

Part 5: Write a blog post

Write a post to your blog.

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Start by clicking that little pencil on the top right of your screen.

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Title, summary, tags, advanced.

All of this is fairly self explanatory. The topic tags are really important. Try and make sure you use as many as feel right to discribe your blog post. This will help people stumble upon your content which is a bit of a uphill climb at first!

Part 6: Write your first Article

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Write the post to The CryptoGaming Guild!

You are a practicing Scribe after all!

Also add to blog. This helps followers help find other content by you thay might enjoy ad is a great way to grow!

Crossposting out.

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Next you are going to want to see how to share your article with the world beyond the guild while still having it posted in the Guilds community. First you'll want to click the three dots at the end of the post icon bar and select "Crosspost in..."

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From here just select the communities you follow that feel appropriate to crosspost in. This is how you spread your articles and find a larger reach ad is key to growth on PeakD. However, you also don't want to spam your posts and run out of transactions and lost the ability to post or comment for a few hours. This is a deep topic, you'll figure this out in time.

Part 7: The Importance of Financial Fluidity

One of the keys of understanding PeakD is going to be understanding the different tokens in the HIVE system. Let's click on wallet under your profile.

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Understanding HIVE / HP / HBD is key to your growth in this space. This screenshot should be more than enough to get you started out. Your posts, unless set otherwise, will earn you HP and HBD, this is a good thing!

EXPECTATIONS CHECK! Is PeakD going to make you a million dollars right away? NO! This is not a GET RICH QUICK GUIDE! You will get from there platforms what you invest in them and, if you use them over time, you will have no problem earning income. Set your goal and chase it but understand this is a path not a destination!

A key way to upgrade your HIVE useage is to familiarize yourself with Hive Engine

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Hive engine is the perfect wallet and it's got some really amazing trading tools for a variety of assets in this ecosystem. Tinker around here and you'll learn a ton! This is where you can take your HIVE earnings and enter other projects!

Projects like Rising Star / Splinterlands!!

HIVE has some of the coolest games in the Play2Earn scene. I've said so much here in all my other articles. This is the stuff we focus on! Get involved!

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Finally, at some point you are going to want to tur this crypto into real spending money. For that I need to suggest using CoinBase. Not only is CoinBase one of the largest players in the space but the waitlist for their CoinBase Card seems to be clearing up.

Make a CoinBase account, sign up for that cards waitlist, and complete any and all of the classes offered for the free crypto they pay. You'll likely fid yourself $30 richer within just a few minutes.

And ... thats it! You are now writing about Play2Earn cryptogames AND getting paid for it. That's badass! Congradulatios!

Are you looking to hang out with other Crypto-Gamers? Join us over at the The Crypto-Gaming Guild discord. We are looking for game captains and folks who can help organize. If you are interested, please step up!

The games we are currently focusing on are:
Rising Star
Splinterlands
RollerCoin
UpLand
Neon District
Alien Worlds
Lost Relics
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Well said Boss :)
Join the discord and our group of people. I'm hanging around there from time to time and we have great conversations and lot's of fun! We don't bite and there might be cookies / Pizza

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Thank you so much for the kind words !pizza

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Thanks for putting together such a solid, complete, guide to the why & how of people starting to create gaming content, on Hive! I would highly recommend adding the #leofinance tag to this content, and content like it (for greater exposure, and $LEO tokens)

I've been talking to a lot of guild-mates and friends getting into the game (or considering it) about how creating high quality content about Splinterlands is going to be the most profitable part of the game, if it keeps growing like it is.

Not to mention Hive being so amazing in so many ways (3 second block times, no transaction fees, username=address, etc.), and my internet home (and income source) for more than five years now.

I started the #BrawlReport tag to give folks another prompt/inspiration to start making regular content about. It's got curation support from @monster-curator and @abundance.tribe, and so far there are members of 4 different guilds entering their reports :-)

Maybe #cryptogamingguild will be the next one, eh?

!PIZZA

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Thanks for the tips here! I edited the original post and added #leo and #leofinance to the tags. From what I've seen that is an incredible community and I would love to extend an invitation to them!

I agree with you that one of the biggest problems we currently face is making sure the content on the platforms we love is high quality. I hope PeakD stays an open and inviting place where people can learn to improve ad grow as content creators.

I will have to start using the #BrawlReport tag! Great idea and, with the release of the Gladius cards, I'm enjoying Brawls more than any other SL content!

Thank you for this kind comment and the pizza! I'm trying to earn enough to be able to tip others with it so every little bit helps!

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Thanks for putting together this wonderful guide! Curated by KGL
Your post has been manually curated by @monster-curator Team!

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Thank you so much for selecting my writing for curation! I hope I can help this amazing community grow!

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Excellent write up. I’d like to share some !PIZZA with you.

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Thank you so much for that! I'm trying to earn enough to be able to tip Pizza like that! So cool!

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Check your wallet. You can tip PIZZA now, and you will receive the PeakD Pizza badge soon. 😀

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OH WOW! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!

This honestly made my morning and, oddly enough, today is my birthday! You really made it feel like it! Thank you for this wonderful gift.

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Excellent guide. The whole metaclass idea OS pretty cool in and of itself. This is good info alot of people could definitely use. !PIZZA

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Thank you for the kind words and Pizza! Really amazing to see this community to come together in welcoming new writers!

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With as small as Hive is, especially on the blogging/writing/social media side we really have to be as welcoming and as much of a community as we can be. I wish more social media was the same way to be honest. Hope to see more great posts from you! Enjoy the 'za!

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Wanted to say thanks again for this piece (just shared it on Discord) as I voted from my main account... and I wanted to address one thing.

Coinbase

While they are certainly easy and convenient for folks already all set up in the banking & credit system, they also track and pass along all that data to the government. Personally, I don't use banks, credit cards, or exchanges that require KYC.

To get out to fiat, obviously p2p is the best, it's what crypto was designed for, but after that I'd recommend non-KYC atms (many will let you do up to $1000 with just a phone number), ordering precious metals (veldt, jmbullion, etc.), and really back to that P2P option - it really is the best for everyone, if nothing else just because no fees for either party.

You can also book flights for crypto on cheapair.com, buy anything on Amazon cheaper with BTC on Purse.io, or check out acceptbitcoin.cash/ to look through thousands of vendors who accept crypto.

If you really have to go the coinbase/cashapp/binance route, then it's a good idea to use some tools like simpleswap, or coin tumblers, or maybe (preferably) moving it all through a privacy coin, to eliminate any trails that organized crime syndicates might be able to trace, and then attempt to extort you for their cut.

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Awesome work dude!!! Upvoted and rebloged!

Also hopped into discord, always good to have more places to chat about p2e!!!

Welcome to the !PIZZA family!!!

Cheers!

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Well written! Hope to see more posts like this to help newer players/writers out across HIVE!
Have some !PIZZA
!BEER
!ALIVE

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Thank you so much for these kind tipping coins! I'm very very interested in all these projects and this helps me get to know them better and, in some cases, ear more.

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Of course! Pizza is definitely my favorite and is much more than just a tipping token! Head over to Hive.Pizza and check it out!

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