Comments30/08/2017 #1 Louise SmithI really like this.
It feels light and bright and happy 'cause of the white background and the light coloured stones. It's also a complete shape with the stones touching each other. This gives the idea of the energy going around within the shape and regenerating.
Each stone is different but contributes to the overall effect. A side is that it doesn't matter about colour or race or gender or gender preference or size or beauty, everyone can contribute.
Comments15/08/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici#1 You're right @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, I find your share very interesting. Thank you so much for the tag. One of the things that came to mind as I was reading the article, is that there is a similarity to sensory deprivation and impact on health and mental health. So, in a way, when we deprive ourselves of experiencing our creativity, what the author says, makes perfect sense. Thanks again for the share.14/08/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Warning from Chas: we NEED to use ALL our creativity!14/08/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.let us use all our creativity then!
- Producer15/08/2017Retirement Guide (also a life plan)I was talking to a friend about retiring. He couldn’t wait to get out of the day-to-day work grind. Okay, I have to admit that I find the concept hard—I have retired once, went back to work and then quit and returned to work. it took me another 3...
- Producer01/08/20178 Secrets to Finding Happiness With OthersWishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ~AristotleA number of years ago, I worked as a technician on a radar station in northern Canada. The morning equipment checks were more a process of looking at the...
Comments01/08/2017 #4 Aaron 🐝 SkogenGreat buzz @Paul Kearley! You hit the nail on the head. Relationships require maintenance and upkeep. Its interesting how some seemingly come and go, and others are for a lifetime. I just returned a week ago from a four day "reunion" with three of my business partners from days gone by. While three of us were the "owners" of the company, and one was an engineer I hired back in 1999, we all became close friends. We range in age from 38 to 71, yet we make a point of getting together for at least one long weekend each year to fish, tell stories and share time together. We pick right up where we left off and I know any of those guys have my back if ever I needed them, and they know I'd do the same.
- 01/08/2017Keep your heart pure and clean. For it is the well Spring of life. radiate love , compassion and kindness. What shines on the inside surfaces to the outside.image-store.slidesharecdn.com
- Producer21/07/2017The Art & Science of a Successful Modern Marketer It is no simple task for a business to be successful at marketing today. Marketers no longer have the luxury of specialization. In order to compete and thrive, they need a wide variety of skills – skills that incorporate both creativity...
Comments21/07/2017 #5 Lance 🐝 Scoular👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
What the❓ 🤔
Using the emojis on my Samsung S8
👥ed = shared
👥ing = sharing
🐤 = Twitter
🐳 = LinkedIn
🔥 = blast, via my designated Twitter Network of handles all at the same time.
🚲 = cycle, a growing curated list of beBee Producer articles and other articles related to beBee (currently about 360+)
rotated through my network randomly over a 2 to 3 week period.
- 17/07/2017This is hilarious! Just in the first line have you heard in one call. Enjoy the laugh.image-store.slidesharecdn.com
Comments17/07/2017 #1 Louise SmithLove it ! I spent 10 years teaching Japanese online to students around the state of Queensland which is two and a half times the size of Texas. The State Government Education Dept didn't run to video conferencing or cable so at times lessons were very tedious. I think I have said or heard all of these quips !
- 11/07/2017@John White, MBA writes on how to succeed with your EQ. Great readHow Jeff Bezos and Ursula Burns Build Success With Emotional Intelligencewww.inc.com Some of the most admired people in the world have gotten to where they are due to their emotional...
- 05/07/2017Good ideas hereHow to Have Anxiety Free Night's Sleep - okay now breathewww.okaynowbreathe.com Anxiety makes sleeping unbearable at times. It's hard to fall asleep and harder to stay asleep. Try these 8 steps to ensure an anxiety free night's...
- 05/07/2017Like anything to be good at it you need to practiceAre You Making These 11 Mistakes In Meditation? - BayArtbayart.org Do you meditate? I do. And meditation is like an heirloom to me. And one day I got a little worried. I didn’t feel much difference. I didn’t feel calm and peaceful like I was supposed to feel. In fact, I didn’t feel anything. Nothing has changed. I...
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- Producer27/06/2017Quit while at the TopLada Prkic shared a beautiful buzz about the Stiniva beach on the Croatian island of Vis. In a response to my comment Lada wrote "Dear Ali, it sounds to me like an intriguing thought for a new buzz. :-) Hiking on a steep and narrow path is...
Comments29/06/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#39 This is a quite interesting comment @Tausif Mundrawala. I always ask myself what makes me change direction. YOu offer one great reason "This pain leads us to change directions or if pain leads us to that direction than it becomes easy to chart our path towards success". Great inspiration28/06/2017 #39 Tausif MundrawalaIntially our pain leads us to unbearable and excruciating one where we feel that it's never going to end but that pain slows down slowly and gradually it makes us strong to question what the damn is pain. This pain leads us to change directions or if pain leads us to that direction than it becomes easy to chart our path towards success. Thank you for this wonderful buzz,@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee28/06/2017 #34 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#33 If we look back n history and whom e call disabled achievements we shall be sorry for our modest contributions. The "Dean of Arab Literature" the Egyptian Dr. Taha Hussein became blind when he was only two years old. One of the greatest musicians who passed away three years back was also blind.As you say blind people can see what we fail to. When they are seeing we are blind. Mind you dear @CityVP Manjit these comments from you and few of @Louise Smith will be the basis for my next buzz.28/06/2017 #33 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#32 Do not forget that there were New Testament words such as "they have eyes but they do not see, they have ears but they do not hear" - and that on any given day half of the Earth is in light and the other is in dark. A blind genius is someone whose eyeball does not function but in the black space that is blindness, the blind man is not blind when he can see greater things in life that we cannot see. In seeing the blind man as disabled we continue to see life as a square thing where we place people in boxes and need these compartments to categorize people and find comfort in this conformity, rather than be in the sphere of greatness we live in.28/06/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#30 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- keep writing and I keep my mind busy. If I tell you that I have three buzz ideas from your comments on this buzz I shal be understating reality.
You wrote "All media is the creation of someone's vision but not all vision is media". Immediately, you brought to my mind a presentation that I wrote on Unequal Opposites.
Now, you provide me with a great example of what I mean. The eyeball has a ball shape regardless of the shape of the eye. I wonder if the focus of the eyeball is affected by its surrounding (eye shape) and what factors will affect the performance of the eyeball, besides its surrounding. Al I can say is that your comment leads me to the freedom of asking, wondering, searching and seeking knowledge. Your probing comment has turned my eyes into new possibilities.28/06/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#25 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, no matter what particular shape each of our eyes are, the eye is always a ball and that ball is either connected to the media it see's or the vision that feeds conscious existence. Our Earth is a ball there are no square planets only square rocks. We have certainly never found another Earth, never mind a Square One.
This eye ball either feeds the brain of control which is our external existence or it feeds the brain of freedom which is our internal choice. For me this is profound as anything I can think, the measure of which is always the profoundness of thoughtless existence or simply thinking about life rather than creating value that is life.
Somewhere along the journey vision becomes control, and that is the only sadness we see in our world, the happiness is our ability transform vision into a life that values freedom.
All media is the creation of someone's vision but not all vision is media - vision is either based on all our yesterdays or it is the laser of now, etching a new future, new ways of thinking, smarter ways of being because freedom is our freedom to think, have vision, and add value to life.
Great vision creates great media but it should never substitute greater vision - and that is the challenge called leadership. We can either lead for control or lead for freedom. The great leaders will create greater freedom because their brain is a ball, their eyes are ball and with in this ball the great game of life plays out just like a marriage - better or for worse, in sickness and in health.28/06/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#24 In reality you are a co-author of this buzz @Lada 🏡 Prkic and I therefore find it difficult to respond. However; I paused on this segment of your comment "But I've always remained true to my own course and never felt the need to change direction. I've always listened to my heart and my intuition". For me, I did superficially change direction, but now thinking about it I actually changed methods. Instead of using my scientific background to research chemical molecules I am now more into researching human molecules. I only realized this to a much brighter state because of your comment.28/06/2017 #25 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 If I claim that I don't feel sad because of the truth in your words @CityVP 🐝 Manjit then I shall be lying. "so the irony is that in this state we are not focused on spreading our branches and roots, we become merely object of the media owner". This is one example from your comment of what I mean.
I find myself drifting in to a river because of your comment. You wrote "There are many people who are driftwood just being carried by the river of media". I am not in the river media. I am in a different river flowing with some new thoughts because of your superb comment. Again, you wrote "our round peg is the human eye and the square hole the media we fit that eye into,..." Now, I find myself asking how about people with eye shapes other than rounded? Some people have protruded eyes, others eyes that are upturned and others downturned eyes. Are these related to the shape of our mind eyes? Are those people with more rectangular-like eyes fit more in the square pig?
Finally, @Sara Jacobovici may find this part of your comment relevant to her buzzes on Monday Talks!
You kindle my mind Manjit.28/06/2017 #24 Lada 🏡 PrkicI'm so glad that my response to your comment has served as an inspiration for this thought-provoking post. It made me think about my path of life.
I am on the same steep and narrow pathway I had chosen many years ago.
The path went over many mountains and hills. It sometimes went through a dark woods. But I've always remained true to my own course and never felt the need to change direction. I've always listened to my heart and my intuition.
There were some detours off the path that kept me moving forward when I encountered obstacles, but these detours brought me back to the same trail again.
I respect the path of others. Some chose to take a new direction in their walk of life. But I think, and this is something life taught me, that we are still able to grow although keeping the same direction.
However, never say never.
We develop through the whole life. When we reach the top of one mountain, life takes us to another. I'm now standing at the top of the mountain of my success. Perhaps my heart will tell me it's time for a change and show me a different direction. :-)28/06/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#19 A round peg can fit a square hole but what we do not see is that our round peg is the human eye and the square hole the media we fit that eye into, whether it be a television screen or a always-on cell phone screen. This inevitably brings me back to the conditioned (if not mentally sedated) lives many commercialized lives lead. I am not excluded from living this branded and mediated existence and also partake in the very same conditioning, sometimes my round eyes are also transfixed into the square hole of media.
What we learn from your buzz is that even tree's talk to the fungi because the tree is aware of its environment, which is exactly what we are not aware when our attention is focused on a square hole - a square hole that has a black hole kind of force and attraction. Yet even as I think this, I am aware that the brightness of the screen (which is actually a rectangle - so we use the word square as a metaphorical approximation) has a backdrop to it, which is the room. With a cellphone the backdrop is whatever environment we happen to be in when we are engaged on that screen. If we notice the backdrop and the screen as a window that supports our awareness, then we are legions smarter than any tree, otherwise we become a lump of dead wood.
There are many people who are driftwood just being carried by the river of media and brand so the irony is that in this state we are not focused on spreading our branches and roots, we become merely object of the media owner. Tree's are not slaves, they are living contributors to the act of life giving yet we are the one's who are rooted. So the moral here for beBee is not to turn more people into wood but to focus on spreading the roots and branches so meaning and not media or even madness flow through them. Servant leadership is not a top-down model of the universe, servant leadership is a part of this tree of life.28/06/2017 #21 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 Yes, walking the goat path enriches us with its challenges and the joy of surmounting them as well the gained experiences. I fully concur with you @Harvey Lloyd. We can hover over the path, but walking it is what makes us more wise. The new products deprive us mostly of this joy as they take us on a helicopter trip.28/06/2017 #20 Harvey LloydThe goat path of life is difficult. We live in a world that wants us to believe that we can use various products and services that grant us instant gratification. Even with enough money this lifestyle is so unfulfilling.
The difficulty of the goat path is where character is built and gratification becomes wisdom. With each branch of the path new wisdom and understanding is found along with a deep sense of joy.
The one who rides the helicopter to the top of the mountain vs walking the path is a challenging branch. But i know the walk along the path will give me new beginnings i would never achieve within the helicopter. Although both people would bring home similar pictures of the event the one who walks the path will bring a rich and shareable experience.28/06/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#15 Very true and maybe we need to use upside down term more often @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Sometimes we try to fit a "rounded " ball in a square pig in a round hole. The funny thing is that the opposite "square" ball in a rounded peg" is funny. How can a ball be square?
- ProducerTry it ! beBee Fun Tricks - Article Title Generator boosts Affinity Propagation !How do you write an article, a blog post...Title ?Do you watch your peers and competitors and then decide to write something that will draw attraction and attention from their production?No matter what buzzes around you: You have your own agenda,...
Comments28/06/2017 #22 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, thank you for riviving the earlier post, dedicated to our passionate bee bloggers, starting their practice and always look for a good tip to enhance and facilitate their productivity. When beBee happens to be a better place for everyone an new bees, we owe this to your dedication.28/06/2017 #19 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorI usually create my own titles just for the sake of personal style (LOL) and re-use the intro sentence to make versions of it for future articles - eg: Try itt! beBee Fun Tricks (then the specificity of the post). ATG comes at my rescue for ine thing on Bebee Producer: The temporary Title - 8/10 of my production stays in beBee Producer prep WIP (Work In Progress) archiving/saved system that you can publicly release later.So generating a temporary title is ncessary becuase you 1st haven't devlop all your ideas yet, we all usually use BB Producer to write them down and review after, 3rd the core article and its data analysis give a better idea or scope of the content leading us to choose between 2 or 3 title options. Then we correct the title line,mwhat after 30 mins to several hours.28/06/2017 #18 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#17 I couldn't expect less from you and i cherish the answer, ATGs are very useful for beginners that inspired by influencers like yourself, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA or @Juan Imaz are struggling with writing their first eye catching title. I believe you will agree with me that sometimes it the most difficult part for a rookie blogger vs a profesional one?28/06/2017 #17 David B. Grinberg#14 No, Stephan, I have never used "supportive technologies before to help my creativity" -- but that's just me. Moreover, I have never used an "article title generator" (ATG) for headlines -- nor do I plan it in the foreseeable future.
Why? Because I love writing headlines and had a lot of practice as a professional journalist back in the day. That's why I also love Twitter, because media headline writing almost always means space constraints (or at least it did/does for traditional news media). This is especially true for newspapers, including digital versions of such -- like the NYT, WSJ, Wash Post, etc.
Nevertheless, I certainly understand the ROI benefit of using an ATG, and perhaps one day I will use one or have others use it for me. But for now, I think that stifles creativity rather than enhances it. Further, it's also like cheating in a way. I think we lose out when tech replaces human creativity.
Still, I see why those who write for professional online media might choose that option. This includes super bees like @John White, MBA for Inc. or Huff Post; @Javier 🐝 beBee for Virigin.com; or @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood for Entrepreneur, etc. However, editors do edit copy, particularly headlines. Thus, I think it all depends on who's writing for what type of media outlet. Does this make sense?28/06/2017 #16 Louise Smith@stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador This might interest you too. Idea per courtesy of @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Headline Analyser 1
Headline Analyser 2
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@louise-smith-state-of-queensland/17-things-to-delete-from-your-resume-effective-immediately01/04/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#11 Thank you for the featured content on company's page ! @John White, MBA Should i keep on the style & format " Try It ! beBee Fun Tricks- Whatever you can do or imagine with beBee'' ? I came up with the idea of "why/what to do something under personal brand angle..and add a few Pros Hints of methods or behind the scenes(metrics/reports)...so Pros can get some relevant stuff. Do that fit the strategy ?
- 28/06/2017Scientists may have found a way to stop cancer from metastasizingwww.medicalnewstoday.com Using a combination of gold nanoparticles and laser technology, a team of scientists has found a way to halt the migration of cancer...
- Producer20/04/2017Against Authenticity and Free MovementI am going to swim against the tide and I imagine many hands rose in opposition to what I am going to say in this buzz. How authentic should we be? I have some evidence that authenticity may be harmful to our social health. I even dare to add...
Comments27/06/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#119 I am not joking when I say you are on "high heels" @Louise Smith because I enjoyed this comment the most among all your comments. I loved the maturity in your writing "It's like any research.
After analysing the data, the results may not fully represent the starting hypothesis
so there is a need to expand the general starting hypothesis and finely hone it into a number of more specific ones". I am mentioning it in my next buzz. I wonder how you ssass my buzz of today
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/quit-while-at-the-top#c827/06/2017 #119 Louise Smith#12
"I honestly wish to read more contributions before proposing the simple rules that lead to the formation of "biofilm of beliefs". "
But by proposing it in this way, you leave nooks and crannies for us, the readers, to ponder on and come up with ideas to fill these spaces.
If there are lots of nooks and crannies, there are lots of spaces for many of us to contribute.
The more who contribute, the more interesting the discussion can be.
Similarly, simple rules can become more complex with expansion from others' ideas.
Different perspectives can emerge too and be seriously considered, accepted or modified.
It's like any research.
After analysing the data, the results may not fully represent the starting hypothesis
so there is a need to expand the general starting hypothesis and finely hone it into a number of more specific ones.
That is the main reason I like your posts so much @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee !
You give us the freedom to be authentic in an acceptable way in an appropriate forum.
My main problem as I have stated previously is that lots of intelligent bees do too,
so it takes a while to digest the schizogony of bacteria - agreeable and not so agreeable!27/06/2017 #118 Louise Smith#11 "How do we have accountability for a relationship which is symbiotic when that accountability is somewhere other than our own being?"
I think when a person is chronically ill with little benefit from modern health practices and therapies, this is something that can trouble them deeply.27/06/2017 #117 Louise Smith#8 There are 2 sides on each coin. 2 opposites. We need to understand both to appreciate the positive solution.
On Australian coins, one side has the head of Queen Elizabeth and the other side
have 1 each of various different Australian native animals. Aussies like a bet both ways !
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- Producer09/06/2017THE ART OF SAYING "NO!"Let you imagine something very uncomfortable, for instance, one of your very best friends asking you a favor. The moment you hear the favor, deep in your heart you scream "no"! But s/he is your best friend and made you also many many favors in...
Comments09/07/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI am a living embodiment of what is said here because I began my life in a state of extreme protection. I never understood why I was protected or what from but I learned not to say NO. Now had I at that time learned to say NO, I would have been a damaged human being rather than a human being living in a bubble of protection. So it is not simple as saying NO but assessing the wisdom contextually. Understand the context and what seems wrong is under some contexts what was right.
Had I said NO when I was younger and escaped this protection, I would have walked into the same fire other people did, which was right into the hands of the major gangs in our town. I was not brought up in a middle class home with natural protections of middle class existence - I am extremely thankful for that protection because that allowed me to recognize in retrospect just how lucky I had been.
Now just because someone has been in that bubble of protection does not erase their natural intelligence. If had been utterly simplistic to the point of being stupid about life I would not have come to a point where I learned the power of saying NO - but without betraying my past and a mother fiercely protective of her children. To this I say forever thank you Mom.
That being said I also became self-aware enough to know the downside of living in a bubble, that when one is not touched by the hard stones and knives of reality, there is a blissful ignorance of life as it for many people. In that regard I do identify with the story of Buddha who came out of his protected state and was shocked to the core of his bones when he saw reality first-hand. That led to him exploring how to end suffering. Of course I am not Buddha, but here I accept the meaning of "NO".10/06/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorAn important subject to tackle and well-written post, @Victoria Toumit. Sometimes, it is difficult to say no for various reasons. We get caught up in situations we don't like nor do we have time for because we can't say no. Perhaps, we don't want to hurt another person's feelings or we feel sorry for them and we give in to their request. Too many situations can foster angry feelings and damage relationships.10/06/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 ScoularWell put Victoria.
While you put it in the context of personal relationships, the importance of being able to say no applies in our work, professional and involvement in not-for-profit, causes or religious organisations.
The reasons can vary but can particularly relate to being over commited with our time on other responsibilities or unwarented high expectations of others.
Often in these cases, it is some thing we actually want to do, yet if we say yes, it will impact other activities with a higher priority or impact.10/06/2017 #8 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#2If the type of content you want to save is mostly reading the material, then your best bet is to use one of the reads it later services like Readability or Pocket that support tagging. Both services have browser extensions (Readability, Pocket) that allow you to quickly save links, and the next step is organization.10/06/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorCC @Javier 🐝 beBee , @John White, MBA and @Juan Imaz. Victoria wrote a good piece here about authenticity and the power to say No..sometimes. It deserves a share if you think it met the quality content criterium..Up to you guys. For my part, I am gonna Facebook It and Tweet!
Sometimes, just take a deep breath, say why and end by this is why is say No..or to be politically correct..why you decline for today the favor you have been asked for. If they insist because of many reasons...say you are not the appropriate person and point someone they despite or you despite. For the no receiver, it helps him or her to grow,
- Producer22/05/2017The Travails of GhostwritingI am learning the ropes of ghostwriting. We have some wonderful writers here on bebee.com, so the path is easier. Some of the realizations that have smacked me in the head have come hard. It has given me the basis for questions to ask...
Comments26/05/2017 #32 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#27 I had this experience. I was engaged as a blogger. Then, they asked if they could run some of the posts "uncredited". Next thing they are crediting their own employees as the writer and some content appeared on other sites. That's when I put my foot down.
Rates from now on will be clearly spelled out 2X the rate I gave them for the uncredited pieces, 4X if they want to credit an employee.
If they want to run it on another site, it will be 1X the rate per usage if I am credited, 4X the rate if uncredited, and 8X the rate if they want to credit it to an employee. A full buyout will be 12 times the rate. I am really not interested in doing ghost writing.23/05/2017 #30 Gerald Hecht#20 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee The comments generated by this piece are proving to be a treasure trove of useful (for me anyway) tips and information! I think I've learned more about writing, the "ghost paradox" (of your post), and pragmatic solutions for it...and how to more effectively use SM (in general) --all in one engagement session; than I've ever learned. Thank you for initiating this exchange/seminar (and I'm NOT joking) Joyce!23/05/2017 #29 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#24 "Why me?" has been haunting me all night. It's because if the story is not told, it can happen again. The children's stories break my heart. I am still in touch with one--now grown into a wonderful, angry woman. I can give her some peace. I can grab all the victims and give them a literal hug. It's for them.
I drove myself to learn writing for them--not for me.23/05/2017 #28 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#27 understood. If I do do the job I am hoping for with this client, I am hoping he will promote me. He is a sweet intelligent man. I adore him like a son. I am so very proud of him. My wish to do the very best job I can for him stems from the family connection. I know once I experience this I can do the very best job possible for any client. I can make a living at something I love. He has given me a great opportunity. He is a wow lawyer. I push him to use bebee.com at every opportunity.23/05/2017 #27 Lynne BlackI've done both ghost writing and freelance writing and I find often clients don't disclose to you that you're hired as a ghost writer and later you see your work published that you don't get credit for. It's a catch 22 - ghost writing can help build your resume, however you don't get the notoriety that you would on articles you publish or write for clients. Even though you're presently working as a Ghost Writer for your relative that is a lawyer, you should continue to pursue other freelance writing opportunities and not put all your eggs in one basket - this is only one job.23/05/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIt has to be a catch 22 to be a ghost writer. Congrats to you for garnering a job with your relative who's a lawyer. I'm going to guess that if you write for the right people then your reputation speaks for itself and word spreads. Keep it up, you just be beginning a new chapter in your life!23/05/2017 #25 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#24 Okay--some of what @Timothy welch was true. "Unless you don't like the notoriety nor want your name everywhere..." I've been in the spotlight. I've been in the news. I didn't like it. I've been in seclusion for decades hoping people would forget. I now realize while I'm waiting for people to die off, I'm dying off, too. My post Deception lays out the bones of the story I have to finish. I just really want to live a quiet life and make enough for food and shelter. If I finish my book and get it published, my brand would be complete, but any chance for a quiet life would be gone. I know the story should be told, but, "Why me?"23/05/2017 #23 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#22 I have been published under my name. Most has been free. I've never been a big one for making a buck. Now I need money and I have a skill for sale. Bigtime publishing is a bear. There are many, many writers out there to compete against. Seeing your name in print gets old fast. I simply have a love for the craft and now have the opportunity to get paid to do what I love. Yea--I have a big time story to sell on the sidelines, but I'm having a hard time finishing it up. In the meantime, eating becomes extremely important. Yea--I agree--you watch too many movies.23/05/2017 #22 Timothy welchI could never wrap my head around ghostwriting. WHy be incognito when you can just publish your own material undr own name? Unless you dont like the notoriety nor want your name everywhere or you under the custody of the FBI and hiding from the mafia and you are in disguise like the Witness protection program( yeah I watch too much James bond movies)23/05/2017 #21 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeehttps://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/deception is a very careful legal dance. I printed out a copy he could see with all the supportive documentation printed out. (I know people don't often click on links.) This was essentially my resume. Any lawyer can see why I constructed it as I did.23/05/2017 #19 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#11 I'm probably too soft. The guy wanted to flip me out a check for the entire rest of the year, but my superego stepped in and said wait until you see the first blog. I had urged him to check out two of my blog entries here and he did, I suppose. I just want to be sure he doesn't kick himself later. I know I'm good, but it's been a while since I traipsed around law books.23/05/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht#15 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee my comment wasn't (entirely) meant to be evil...I don't know --the more I thought about it, the more I thought it really might be crazy enough to work; and the successful execution of the plan wouldn't really be evil...but --you find out its probable legal status through continued ghosting for litigators. Anyway, just trying to be funny and it turned into an outline for a screenplay as it went on.23/05/2017 #15 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#13 chuckle and a half, Gerald. You are certainly evil. I just want to make a living doing what I love. I have a book woven into my word processor that I need to finish up, but it's on heinous child abuse, and the topic is emotionally straining. I love the idea of doing something as innocuous as ghostwriting.23/05/2017 #14 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#12 I've landed the work as I mentioned in here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/ghostwriting-and-other-adventures. I'm ghostwriting one blog at the moment; hopefully, that will translate into more.
This is all great information. I was hoping for such stuff. I found it difficult to be stumbling around trying to figure it out on my own. @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian gave me the lowdown after I asked him some questions after I realized I could not reference the work as mine in any way.23/05/2017 #13 Gerald HechtYou could also only publish your own stuff under a pen name; then, once you have amassed a very large body of highly acclaimed work, you pull out the "big guns"...reveal (using your pen name) everything you've ghostwritten and everybody you've ghostwritten for...then using your real name --get all of the people you've ghosted for to join you in a class action suit against your "alter ego"...for their despicable and heinous dishonesty.
I've no idea what the result would be...but its food for "legal thriller" fiction, IMO!