- Producer28/08/2016So you want to produce a little Honey?There are those on beBee who are so adept at blogging and publishing that this little instructional post may seem a little elementary. But there are many Bees out there who have never written a long post or even a wordy Buzz and this post is...
Comments28/08/2016 #9 Charles David UpchurchAn excellent resource, overall, @Pamela L. Williams, especially the many screenshots! Thanks for all the work it took to put this together.
I have discovered there is also an ideal order of actions for buzzes: 1) add header image, 2) add your intro comment (including credit to the content creator) and do NOT hit share, 3) add Link to original location in the comments box, 4) hit SHARE to select 1, 2, or 3 hives where you want to share the buzz. DON'T add your comment first, and DON'T just click on link symbol first, because you won't get a chance to add an image after that.
- Producer26/08/2016A Bunch Of Things You Can Do To Ensure Optimal Readability For Your Long Format Posts On beBeeI‘ve been writing op/ed stuff for a lot of years now and I got a good deal of advice and insight along the way.Not into the writing side so much, because you either have that or you don’t and you have to just work harder at it. But more on the...
Comments28/08/2016 #22 Pamela L. WilliamsThanks Jim! I will be sharing a link to this post in a post I promised a NewBee and will publish today! I always appreciate the advice of those with such a strong background in writing and social media. I hear yours and Paul's voice in my head when I'm writing.27/08/2016 #17 Charles David UpchurchSome very good suggestions, @Jim Murray. I agree with your additions, also, @David Grinberg.
One question, Jim. While I am familiar with the desktop publishing terms "hard return" and "soft return" ('returns' coming from "carriage returns" on typewriters and on the old dot-matrix printers), perhaps you could explain that the "hard" return is when you hit enter twice as opposed to the "soft" which is created by hitting enter just once (and the latter does not always appear as a new line on the editing screen in Pulse, Wordpress, or Producer). Unless I have totally misunderstood, sir.27/08/2016 #15 David GrinbergGood advice, @Jim Murray. I would also add this to make long-form posts more reader-friendly: 1) Use compelling photos, images. 2) Use bullets to break up lists or make your main points. 3) Use sub-headlines to break up paragraphs. 4) Use the big point size and/or quotation readout on important messaging (which breaks up text). I always try to use all the aforementioned techniques. I hope they're working!
Comments08/04/2016 #5 Don KerrStill a few bugs to work out (I understand you're already working on the ability to link directly from beBee home site) but overall impressed with my early experience. Especially appreciate #6 @Juan Imaz View moreStill a few bugs to work out (I understand you're already working on the ability to link directly from beBee home site) but overall impressed with my early experience. Especially appreciate #6 @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA Close
- Producer19/07/2016Getting Started on beBee: The Big - Assed ListAngus Grady messaged me yesterday, Angus seemed to remember that I once wrote a getting started guide for beBee. He couldn't find it.I actually wrote a few.I thought I would assemble them all here.I listed them in some semblance of what I consider a...
Comments24/08/2016 #21 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#20 Actually, Mags, opening up to more than 3 hives is not the best idea. The spam-potential is too high. You can always ask others to share in other hives. Come to think of it, if you wanted to post in, say, 6 hives, list the other three in a comment. Someone else will do it for you.24/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#18 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, not to bitch (i.e., "Paul makes tech my bitch!" ~why did I miss this until now?), but can we please Press the button: "Increase Hive" to more BeeZ by 'freeing it up' to more than 3 Shares? I'd like to post it to all my Hives / increase the #of LadyBeeZ. This is Pollen! @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Aurorasa Sima, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Dr. Allen Miller, @Charlene Burke, @Michele Williams, @Deb Helfrich, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Özge Yavas, @Prof. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER, @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Tracy Darchini, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @Mamen Delgado, @Juan Imaz🐝. :)24/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#16 Accolades for making our jobs easier in Welcoming in NewBeeZ! I was trying to do this 'Piecemeal' here and there, This is #1! Question (you know me lol): How will I get updates for Hive 🐝"Dr Margaret Aranda: My NewBeeZ"🐝? Can you track all who Comment & Request so you Auto-Buzz us in? I'd like to get Tagged on all future renditions, please! Mercí / Gracias / Abogado / 🌺 🌻!
- Producer27/07/2016beBee look in the mirror, you're starting to look a lot like LinkedinImage 1: Speaks for itself.I'm a Shaman which means the health of mind, body and soul is what I do. I rarely write anything on Producer and that should tell you the tone of this piece. In the last few months I have been using beBee I have been doing...
Comments26/08/2016 #76 Aleta CurryI'm not sure whether that lead-in image is *supposed* to be literary irony or whether it's just unintentionally ironic. To start an article with a title like this with one of those inspirational cards-cum meme thingies that are so prevalent on LI these days made me give a mental face palm.
I'm coming to the discussion rather late, thanks to an overpowering work schedule, so I'll just add my voice to the chorus of a) I didn't even know one could set one's feed to 'Producer only' (why would one even do that at this stage of the game? It's way too early and new people are joining daily and I'd like to hear from them) and b) I don't actually subscribe to a 'you do it for me and I'll do it for you' attitude when it comes to posts. Heck, it's fast getting to the point where I can't even keep up with commenting on stuff I really *want* to speak to (this post being a prime example; I had to put it into the 'read later' basket, and here I am, four weeks after everyone else, finally giving an opinion) Why on earth would I waste my time on posts that *don't* intrigue me or pique my interest?
In the Industrial West, we're pretty conditioned to quids pro quo (quid pro quos? whatever) but, happily one advantage to online relationships is that it's a little easier to just be yourself.
I believe you have some valid points, but what I would say is what @John White, MBA has already said in a better manner than I could, to wit: look, you've already been answered by beBee employees, including the founders, who have directly addressed your concerns.
I think your worrying might be a little premature.30/07/2016 #75 Max Carter#74 From the mind of Shaman and Reiki Master, Max Carter circa 2011 ad
If knowledge is power than wisdom in understanding.
The sword and the master meet and the sword stabs the hell out of the master to teach the master that the sword needs no master to wield it.
When you learn Phil how to make the sword and the master none than you will be your own master.29/07/2016 #72 Max Carter#71 Actually Phil I teach Reiki for free to anyone who wants to learn and the system any can learn to use and become their own Reiki master can be found here.
It's the system I have been teaching people for a few years now and every one has incredible results.
https://thechurchofrocknroll.org/2016/05/13/free-reiki-system-with-an-explanation-as-to-how-and-why-it-works/29/07/2016 #71 Phil Friedman#64 @Max Carter - I guess I missed the sticker in the upper right hand corner which prohibits questioning the meaning of what you're telling us. I believe that I've been civil and polite. But it is your post, so I will not trouble you further except to ask if you would recommend the Reika training at:
Thank you and cheers!29/07/2016 #69 Max Carter#61 #63 John I totally get what your saying and thank you, it is very much appreciated.
There are always growing pains and sometimes someone has to the one to say what no one wants to hear but might be needed.
beBee has great potential in its blending of aspects of more than one platform into the concept however there is always a danger when you start closing the off the community to what can feed the community ans sustain long term growth.
Think as the concept of diversity breeds diversity.
Giving equal weight to all content regardless of it's origin breeds diversity. Anything else kills diversity and it's a slow death and the decay is often not noticed until it is too late or it becomes a major thing.29/07/2016 #68 Gerald Hecht#59 @Jim Murray In all seriousness though... I've meaning to ask you about that kitchen sink (I don't have the literature at hand) --I told someone I know who likes it that I would try to find out for them (because they asked me) if there would be complications to (with) installing it in a slate countertop; since I don't even know what that means, I thought I'd ask you rather than some anonymous person at Home Depot, I'll message you...if the literature doesn't already address this...29/07/2016 #65 Max Carter#55 Hitler may have been as crazy as bat shit gets, however he was a long way from being stupid. He used marketing perfectly to rise to power and his use of the art is reflection of his marketing and branding skills. Great example @Gerald Hecht View more#55 Hitler may have been as crazy as bat shit gets, however he was a long way from being stupid. He used marketing perfectly to rise to power and his use of the art is reflection of his marketing and branding skills. Great example @Gerald Hecht. One that makes an impact because of who you chose. I dig that kind of thing. Thanks for sharing it. Close29/07/2016 #64 Max Carter#54 Phil What I see here in you latest comment is that you are telling us you don;t know what you are talking about in your first comment of challenging whether or not I am a Shaman and that you have nothing really of value to add and that you are not happy you got called out for the tactics of trying to use character assassination to discredit someone because they said something you didn't like.
Your second comment showed it even more.
It's basic psychological response when you identity is challenged and it is done in way that it makes sense so instead of accepting you find a way to discredit the source so you can ignore what was said.
In spiritual terms you believe you wield power and are powerful and have the right to use that power as you will regardless of who it harms without having to face any repercussions or without reaping all that you have sown.
In applying synchronicity to the engagement between you and I it would show maybe it's time for Phil to think about not talking shit about people when you disagree, maybe instead you should ask questions and remember that true learning happens in experience not in study.
I am master only of myself and I train people to be the masters of themselves.
Is there another level you want to connect on Phil, I can connect on all of them. It's what a Shaman does. Totem of the Frog or shifting levels of consciousness like most people breath.29/07/2016 #63 John White, MBA@Max Carter, thanks again! You have given us a lot to ponder. Despite being employed by beBee, I still really enjoy LinkedIn and am very active over there as well. However, since we are pointing out differences between the two platforms, I thought I'd mention the following. In 2014 and 2015, I wrote well over 100 posts that produced 2-million page views on LinkedIn. To say I went all in would be selling it short. Despite my many contributions and being a HUGE promoter of LinkedIn, I never once heard from a LinkedIn employee in the comments on my posts and most of the times I reached out to support I got ignored or a canned response, "this is a known issue. No ETA for resolution." Here on your post, you have heard from both founders of the company, one employee, and a brand ambassador. To me, that is a huge difference that is worth pointing out. On beBee, you will find the employees to be very engaged, and the executives to be in tune with user feedback whether positive or negative. I can't say I have seen anything like it on other platforms.
- Producer18/06/2016Believe in yourselfI just bought Kouzes’ & Posner’s latest book, Learning Leadership (Wiley). I have written in this space previously that they, along with other leadership experts, tell us that leadership is something that can be learned, that we are all born...
Comments27/07/2016 #14 Pamela L. WilliamsJohn, I really like the wolf analogy in regards to values, very thought provoking. As I have looked back over my own career with an objective eye I was surprised by how few actual Leaders I've worked with, but were instead nothing more than managers. They didn't inspire me, more often than not, I inspired them. Too often it was about getting what they wanted out of their people rather than guiding their people. I guess I never realized just how often leadership was lacking.13/07/2016 #13 Ivan CamposThe answer to beautiful post with positive message about human behavior between what we are content of our existence, just us know the good precepts instilled in our essence, to both give you here is a practical example of my life has everything to do with the post in question. Through the chaos of human existence in the open to his fate, he was created without a father, without mother .Favelas, bridges, streets, basements, casinos, brothels, cable hoe, saw the trash to luxury and how to life in is a school, for good or for evil .Thanks will my stubbornness, persevered and worked hard, studied and graduated, I won my roof, I married, have two children formed, following their lives with all dignity.18/06/2016 #5 Anees ZaidiExcellent read John Whitehead with powerful message. There is always a struggle inside us between our two self. Our good 'self wins if we nurture it with love, compassion, empathy and similar other nutrients. And our good 'self' comes out stronger if we get these nutrients right since our childhood when our urge to consume and absorb is more.
- 11/05/2016Be a beBee Ambassador!www.bebee.com What would you do, as a user, to promote beBee? Tell us and get company...
Comments18/05/2016 #5 Tom GeorgeHi Dean, As the CEO of Internet Billboards, "The Web Curated" I would use our highly trafficked site, and contributors to promote beBee. In addition we would curate content from your blog. With over 40,000 social media followers, (combined) And a large following and authors as contributors on the site we can also write more about your platform. I really like it, as I am not a huge fan of Facebook. Question, I am getting an X for my profile completion. Can you tell me what I am missing. Looks like this is a required step. Thanks for your time, To success, Tom
- Producer08/06/2016First ambassador and new improvements coming soonDear bees,I am really happy to announce that John White - "Juan Blanco" :) has been selected as our first beBee ambassador.John has always proven his genuine interest in beBee. He showed he is trustworthy and he worked hard to promote beBee without...
Comments31/07/2016 #199 AnonymousCongratulations @John White, MBA wishing you all the best on a welled deserved appointment. If there is any thing that I can do assist you in your journey towards helping you drive BeBee towards the ultimate position of being the best social media outlet in the world let me know.17/06/2016 #195 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#189 @Allen Geller, if anyone can get anyone on a 'Bikini'-anything, that would be @Candice Galek 🐝! And @Lisa Gallagher,...men's Speedos? I was on swim team all my life lol......but how did you know to think of that too? @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, I see a Photoshop Bikini Hive? Just library it all there......it is sure to be efficient and cause heaps of Laughter, the world's best Medicine! I can volunteer for the Loungewear section...Candice is amazing there, too...16/06/2016 #188 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#186 As new-Bees, it's great to see recognition and appreciation going to those who earn it! And yes, @Lisa Gallagher, nice cheery pic with great sky-blue color...sure to attract the entire Hive! And just look at that smile! Can I be like you, @John White, MBA, if I ever grow up? Woo ~ Hoo! on being the first beBee Ambassador with a capital "A!"
- Producer14/06/2016An Idiot'sTake On: "Is BeBee Doomed Yet?"Some (well one, actually ) contributors to a certain rival platform's news stream do, at first glance, appear to be doing nothing more than pushing provocative imagery for no purpose other than to capture vacant lustful attention through crass...
Comments24/06/2016 #34 Phil FriedmanHecht, I always knew that if Pirsig and his ADD stream of unconsciousnessness were ever to be reconstructed, it would be by some psychedelic pathfinder from Loosiannna marauding across the countryside on a motorcyle he had just rebuilt, listening to Keith Richards bangin' away. Or not. Just wondering, and glad to have you surface here. Cheers!20/06/2016 #31 Deb Helfrich#30 The search for biological laws is probably useless. The body is built to adapt, and some will do so under very harsh conditions with aplomb. The problem is that we really don't know in advance who can survive extensive drug regimens and who will drop out very early in the race...... Same with weight an extra 20 lbs can put someone on the verge of serious issues and another person can be 100lbs overweight with less biological stress based on starting points and heritage and the food substrate used to gain those pounds..... everything in biology has thousands of inputs to any given dis-ease output.20/06/2016 #29 Deb HelfrichI bet Candice has already gotten Keith Richards attention. But since you brought him up, @Gerald Hecht, we are just going to have to go back to the drawing board on some of our health theories, because he disproves everything ever said about healthy living & I like that!19/06/2016 #26 Lisa Gallagher#22 Humor breaks things up. It allows us to get to know others better as well, that's part of life. All work and no play makes for cranky people ;-) So, I agree @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, I'm glad people are able to be themselves and show their fun sides as well on here.19/06/2016 #22 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#18 The @John White, MBA photo, https://www.bebee.com/content/613583/593604 is just me poking fun at a friend. Yes, all of that started with my own bikini image in tongue-in-cheek response to @Candice Galek 🐝 . https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/kicking-the-hornets-nest-for-fame-and-profit . The @Alan Geller got invloved. Then @Lisa Gallagher wanted equal treatment, https://www.bebee.com/content/614531/594828 . Then I made two of @Javier beBee, https://www.bebee.com/content/615480/596201 AND https://www.bebee.com/content/615478/596199 Iasked people to vote for their preference. Silliness is a good thing. Why must we always be serious? Answer, we shouldn't be. That's what makes beBee GREAT!
- Producer16/06/2016How much will the equity of our beBee Ambassadors be worth? Now that Linkedin has been bought by Microsoft it is time to compare and calculate how much the equity of beBee's Ambassadors could be worth in the future.Just in case you still don't know anything about it, beBee is the first social network that is...
Comments24/08/2016 #68 Dean Owen#67 This might help - http://blog.bebee.com/en/bebee-guide/tips-to-become-a-bebee-ambassador/