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Writing is a medium of human communication that represents language and emotion through the inscription or recording of signs and symbols. In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language. Writing is not a language but a form of technology that developed as tools developed with human society. Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols. The result of writing is generally called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader.
  1. ProducerPamela Phillips

    Pamela Phillips

    Do My Assignment and Accept Me to a College
    Do My Assignment and Accept Me to a CollegeStudying at college is a desire of many people. Commonly, the years spent at college are the best ones in our life. Nevertheless, a bad start, many mistakes in the course of these years and your life may turn into hell. Therefore, you ought...
  2. Laci McDowell

    Laci McDowell

    For when any of us are feeling a little lost. Our careers, our lives, our choices are just that - ours. Laci McDowell
  3. Mercy A. Ananeh-Frempong
    Mercy A. Ananeh-Frempong
  4. Sarena Brown

    Sarena Brown

    Sarena Brown
    How Blogging Helps Your Business
    www.saleshub.ca Blogging can help your business prosper in myriad ways, including improving brand awareness, building authority, and building trust. Read...
  5. ProducerJyoti Ray

    Jyoti Ray

    How to Write a Good Essay Easily?
    How to Write a Good Essay Easily?Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.-Benjamin Franklin.Writing, since time immemorial has been the staple walking stick of human civilization. Earliest civilizations have progressed and spread their ideas through...
  6. Laci McDowell

    Laci McDowell

    Real connection is so much more satisfying. Don't you think? Laci McDowell


    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    06/03/2017 #4 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Yep. Originality and inspiration tend to flow through moments like these. That's why I joined beBee!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    06/03/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #2 expect the real, be real, the long talk people wont be able to find a way around and perhaps learn a thing or two.
    But this might seem unreal too :)
    Laci McDowell
    06/03/2017 #2 Laci McDowell
    #1 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I took it to mean more of an "unexpected" moment of real connection. Real connections, I think, are fewer and farther between than most of us would like. Could be wrong, but that's what I'm going with. :)
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    06/03/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    A weird moment if real connection? Weird as well as wishful? Seems unreal.
  7. Laci McDowell

    Laci McDowell

    Two of my favs! Coffee and books - the kind with real pages. Laci McDowell


    Luis Piriz
    03/03/2017 #7 Luis Piriz
    Wait for me, Laci! !!
    Laci McDowell
    03/03/2017 #6 Laci McDowell
    #5 @Deb Helfrich. I'm thinking I'm jealous!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    03/03/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #1 I was basically like, and this is not already life? I LOVE my Seattle weather.
    Laci McDowell
    03/03/2017 #4 Laci McDowell
    #1 @Zacharias Voulgaris. Touché. ;)
    Robin Barton
    03/03/2017 #3 Robin Barton
    Jordan Sands
    03/03/2017 #2 Jordan Sands
    Definitely !
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    03/03/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    So, basically Seattle ☺
  8. ProducerHannah Sharkstone
    Nine Rules to Make You Look Like a Writer
    Nine Rules to Make You Look Like a WriterWell, since you are reading this I assume you have something to do with writing. Maybe, you’re even a writer yourself! That’s quite impressive, of course. Being a writer is awesome. You can post about it on Facebook every day, for example - it’s a...


    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    27/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    LOL you had me like what's wrong with her and then at the end laughing out loud. Funny buzz Sallivan. Keep buzzing
    Is this out of experience 😉 or out of frustration at someone whose doing this in your circle 😂
  9. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    The First Communion... Mine was a bit wonky
    The First Communion... Mine was a bit wonkyWarning: This is not a religious story. This is what happens when a little girl decides to take charge of her destiny.For Shelley Brown, the former little Jewish girl who wanted to be Catholic. Thank you for making me laugh.I grew up in a place...


    Shelley Brown
    01/03/2017 #18 Shelley Brown
    #14 @Jim Murray - just polished "The F*cking Visit". xo
    Shelley Brown
    01/03/2017 #17 Shelley Brown
    #16 Thank you @Renée 🐝 Cormier and my dear @Jim Murray
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/02/2017 #16 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 Yes, I have only just discovered @Shelley Brown's writing, but am really enjoying it.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/02/2017 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #13 Thanks for the share, Kevin. It's funny you say that about my being an independent thinker all along. It was only after I wrote this piece that I even realized that this was in me since childhood. I think that much of our personalities are in our DNA.I certainly see it in my children. The personality traits they have now were clearly present at birth. I think our personality evolves with our experiences, but the foundation is always there.
    Jim Murray
    28/02/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    Nice story, @Renée 🐝 Cormier. I can relate having gone through that Catholic stuff myself. BTW @Shelley Brown and I have been friends for a couple of years now. Her Weird Girl stories on Facebook are always right on the money. I'm trying to get her to publish more here on beBee. She's coming along.
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/02/2017 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    Interesting story Renée. Sounds like you've been an independent thinker for a while. I wouldn't worry about not being religious. Remember Jesus didn't receive grief from the sinners, but the organized religion of his day.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/02/2017 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #10 Thank you, Shelley. I am very pleased.
    Shelley Brown
    27/02/2017 #10 Shelley Brown
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier I love this story!!! So sorry for the delay. I wasn't online all weekend. I could totally picture everything, even as a Jew!! The little brides, the nuns, your brother hissing "heathen"! Such an awesome story. It was like seeing this through your young eyes. I especially love your sense of fashion being that I grew up "retail denomination". Your last line is the best!!!! You crafted such a vibrant story. I so enjoyed it!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/02/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Great points @Renée 🐝 Cormier and it's always a nice to take a journey back to simpler times. I even look back when I was in my 20's and thought life was so tough then... it was much simpler yet seemed so tough lol. I haven't heard the term snotty in a long time but we sure used it a lot growing up. I guess that's better than the "B" word. ;-) I too, have my share of 'beefs' as you put it with organized religion. I'm not anti-God, but organized religion has taken on a life of it's own thanks to Politics, it's really skewed me.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/02/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #4 Thank you, Javier. I'd like to think that on some level, that is what all religions try to teach, but it seems to me that in spite of this, organized religions end up dividing people because the "business" or "marketing" side of religion necessitates conveying a divisive message. "How do we get more believers? Tell them they are superior if they follow us".
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/02/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #3 Thanks, Lisa; and thank you for sharing this as well. I wasn't sure if the term, "snotty" was a colloquialism or not. Nobody seems to use it where I live now, but where I grew up, I believe people still say it. I have my share of beefs with any organized religion and Catholicism will always be a bit odd to me. However, sometimes it is fun to remember a simpler time and to realize who you were all along.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/02/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier for tagging me. I agree. The most important thing is human value. "To be good people" helping others and wishing all the best for anybody.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/02/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Loved this story @Renée 🐝 Cormier, thank you for tagging me! I grew up Protestant and always thought the Catholic girls were so lucky, they got to wear pretty hankies on top their heads and beautiful white dresses ( I used to go to Catholic Church with my friend on occasion). I have heard the term snotty in a long time, wow- I remember calling girls snots when we were younger... maybe we need to bring that term back? Looking back after reading your story, I think getting confirmed was a big deal when we were growing up too, even in a Protestant Church. I later took an RCIA class to become a Catholic when I was an adult because my kids were going to a Catholic school, church and my husband is a Catholic. I was a rebel in the class. I remember asking if I had to pray to the Saints because i didn't believe in it doing so, I told the Priest. My friend kicked me under the table. He told me I didn't have to if that wasn't something I believed. Isn't it amazing how we can remember certain outfits we wore proudly when we were in our teens but I can't remember what I wore 2 days ago lol. If you are a heathen, so am I ;-)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/02/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    @Shelley Brown, here you go! Thanks for the inspiration.
  10. ProducerTerri Barr

    Terri Barr

    As a mother I wanted my daughter’s experiences to be better than my own.
    As a mother I wanted my daughter’s experiences to be better than my own.My mother grew up during the Great Depression. Her father was very strict. He would tell my Uncle Bill and my mother to go out and cut a switch off the tree when they did something wrong that warranted a swatting. My mother had a beautiful voice...
  11. ProducerLaci McDowell

    Laci McDowell

    Why People Are Attracted To the Authentic You
    Why People Are Attracted To the Authentic YouYou, of all people, should intimately know the authentic “you.” And it would follow that the authentic “you” is the “you” who faces the firing squad of life. Unfortunately, consistent authenticity in our daily interactions and self-expressions is...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #13 Dear Laci I am not too invested in my own analysis, but how I get to live it, because in this world, living it is the tough execution and broadcasting is the easy challenge.

    So now you may see why do I utilize "CityVP Manjit"? It is because I came to the realization that I will not live my life based on the perceptions of people and that decision has a great cost to it - because the very rejection I then face is not creating and idealized and branded perception, perfectly manicured for professional image. Manjit is my name, CityVP a reality of branding.

    This is for sure the road less traveled and the least advisable. Now here authenticity has a price attached to it because doors will automatically close to me but in the last few years I have remained steadfast to my way of being as they have closed, but in this is also the idea that LESS IS MORE. In that idea are new doors and they will emerge ahead a couple of years from now.

    The road less traveled here is worth the pain and worth the privacy for as long as I keep hold of it and perhaps that with increasing technological immersion and invasive nature of digital tools is a value increasingly in peril as sustainable. We seem to consider at great lengths the relationship between brand and authenticity and hardly ever touch upon the relationship between privacy and authenticity and the implications that is imposed upon our networked relationship in the latter.

    My thanks to you Laci, in kind.
    Laci McDowell
    27/02/2017 #13 Laci McDowell
    #12 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I agree that trying to "create" authenticity would be like adding a shiny outer layer to the still underlying problem. Thanks so much for your analysis, connection, and share!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Today I experience the projection of authenticity to be as mind-numbing as the projection of personal brand, for both are still stage-craft, the world of the actor and not the human. In economic realities we get stripped down very quickly as to what human really is and what we are left with that is human is further narrowed by psychology and biology.

    In reality in being authentic online is a terrible idea, for the simple reason that we are talking in terms of attraction and what social rules are we following when attraction is what we base our existence on - and then attracting what?

    There is a great liberating power in being able to be living one's own compass while holding the contradictions which make authenticity absolutely real. Authenticity as a judgement is guesswork, has a lived thing it is pointless describing it because the moment we do, it isn't authentic - we are now adding definition to something that now is a lived experience in a past context.

    Only we know our individual state of authenticity and if we try to fool ourselves our body chemistry might help us fool us but there is long-term consequence being absolutely authentic and many a forgotten innovator has been crucified for being authentic - why, an entire religion was formed from that very authenticity - so we are left in a position where we know we live lives that constantly miss the mark - and then what is authentic needs to be understood, because not all things authentic are necessarily good.

    Authentic evil finds its way carving into human history far more than authentic heart has - that is the reality which the entire book of human history provides massive evidence for.

    For sure the way the words are laid out in this particular buzz, it does have an attractive quality though it is no longer about those who can describe bullshizen, but an intuitive sense we have which the spirit we listen to has authentic qualities. Ultimately it is up to me ensure my own education is
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Hi Laci, delighted to receive your connection on beBee. So the first thing I want to do tonight is to warmly welcome you to beBee. Right now my family is calling me downstairs to watch a movie with them, so I will get back to this post on Sunday morning. Good to see you here, I will add my thoughts here tomorrow.

    Laci McDowell
    24/02/2017 #10 Laci McDowell
    #9 I completely agree, @Robert Cormack. I don't know that women suffer the most either. I definitely think it is a very integrated part of our culture, men and women. Societal expectations can be gender-specific, but just because they differ, doesn't mean they don't exist just the same. Thanks for your thoughts! I appreciate them. I will check out your post.
    Robert Cormack
    24/02/2017 #9 Robert Cormack
    Good post @Laci McDowell. It's interesting how we crave authenticity. We applaud the underdogs in movies, the ones ready to fight the status quo, yet in our real lives, we quiver and quake. Political correctness rules. We hate the idea of being inappropriate. We all contribute to it, we're all guilty and, you're right, it's a shame. I'm not sure woman are suffering the most, Laci. This was certainly true years ago, but the women I know are far more self-assured, possibly because they're much more self-supporting. Men, on the other hand, are falling back, throwing up their hands, saying, "I can't win!" It would be nice if we could be more authentic. Sometimes it's easier being a writer, sometimes it's harder because even our publishers want us to "tow the line." I cover a lot more about this in my post: "Do We Really Need Sensitivity Readers?" Good job, anyway. Great post.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/02/2017 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #7 I am totally a huggy person. !
    Laci McDowell
    24/02/2017 #7 Laci McDowell
    #3 Thanks for reading, @Jim Murray. And I agree. Perhaps living it is the only way to actually recognize and appreciate it. And if anyone is keeping score, I am totally a huggy person.
    Brian McKenzie
    24/02/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    #2 @Jim Murray I am not a huggy person. Never have been, never aspire to be
    Jim Murray
    24/02/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    Thanks @ Laci. Appreciate the shout out and despite what Grumpy @Brian McKenzie feels, I agree with you. And I also agree that there is a lot of truth out there, you just have to look for it, and on the other side of the coin, you have to live it.
    Jim Murray
    24/02/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 Somebody needs a hug.
    Brian McKenzie
    24/02/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    were it true - I would be wildly popular. Take a look, Ask around - I am not. People don't want the Truth. They want the same bullsh*t they have been fed for generations in a new package - maybe with sprinkles on top and a happy rainbow card to go with it. I have always been my authentic self - and it has cost me along the way - in too many instances to count - but for me - those losses were but exits to greater freedom - a step further out of the web of lies. The TRUTH will set you free - namely because nobody will ever pay you to tell it. Everybody loves the train wreck - until you park it on their front lawn.
  12. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    Safari - a Khempunk Adventure - Chapter 02
    Safari - a Khempunk Adventure - Chapter 02Back in 2011, my friend Josephine Boone & I wrote a weekly serial on a steampunk website. Set in an alternate late-1800's Egypt, it featured ancient and future tech in a land where the ancient Gods are still active.Chapter 01 is...
  13. Dan Antion

    Dan Antion

    What if your news source doesn't know Jack? That and other meanderings in search of ham. I didn't say it would make sense.
    Dan Antion
    SoCS Ain’t Misbehaving
    nofacilities.com Marian, over at Marian Allen dot com, recently wrote a post about when characters won’t behave. We were filled with empathy for her characters. Who are we? Well, we’re those ham-handed, as Dan is...
  14. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 3}
    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 3}This is the third installment of my series on Writing for Yourself.Part 2 can be read here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/learning-to-write-for-yourself-part-2Part 1 can be read here:...


    Phil Friedman
    15/02/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    #8 The cast majority of social media videos are awful. Stumbling monologue. Bad selfie camera angles that make people look like pickle-heads, bad lighting, And everything else. They are to properly produced videos as the early blog ramblings were to polished long posts of today. Cheers!
    Michael Gorman
    15/02/2017 #9 Michael Gorman
    Good quality writing always stand out-it is all the generic, sentimental gushing nonsense that people seem to endlessly publish which clogs up the platforms-if you can make a connection with your writing, then you are on your way!
    Jim Murray
    15/02/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #7 Thanks @Pat 🐝 Bagano. Written content isn't dead. But the crap is choking it. This will pass, when people wake up and start adding some persuasion to their messaging.
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    14/02/2017 #7 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    I have had inquiries from people who wants to blog but scared because they say written content is dead. I always find it hilarious when people assume that writing is dead and that 2017 will be more about videos and 2018 is definitely just videos. It is a pointless argument and your post is very encouraging, I hope people who wants to start a blog/write stumble upon this and realize the marketing "gimmicks" behind the lie that nobody reads anymore. Thank you @Jim Murray for writing and sharing this.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/02/2017 #6 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #5 Not to mention more civilized!
    Jerry Fletcher
    14/02/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    Keep tellin' it like it is! You briefly noted one of the benefits of being on beBee. People here read! I, too, have enjoyed higher readership here versus Linked In. And, these readers are more engaged.
    Phil Friedman
    13/02/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    #2 #3 FYI, it's much easier when "traveling or taking public transport" to LISTEN to a book. I've been doing it for years, and in that way getting to "read" a lot of novels and other books that I might not otherwise have the time for. I used to have to pay for them, first to iTune (hellishly expensive), the to Audible.com (cheaper, but still the cost of a paperback), now the last several years via the OverDrive app which enables one to use one's Public Library Card to access audiobooks in a number of formats from one's local public library collection or a collection at a different library where one may have a membership. Note, however, that audiobooks are different from videos in that you don't have to watch them. Which means you can also listen while driving.
    Jim Murray
    13/02/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #2 Hope you're not watching a video when you're driving. Like I said. I have nothing against video. This message was primarily for people who might get discouraged to write when they hear all the hype about video.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    13/02/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    The thing is that when traveling or taking public transport, it's much easier to watch a video than read a book. Since most of the time we see someone consume some sort of informational medium it's when we are outdoors, we have the (biased) perception that videos dominate. Still, if you want to get deep into something, it's better to read a book on the topic, esp. if it's something sophisticated like data science (wink-wink). Anyway, I'm still waiting for a new medium to come about that combines both (!) so that it has the best of both worlds. Figuring the right proportion though could be tricky...
  15. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 1}
    Learning To Write For Yourself {Part 1} This morning I woke up to the realization that the world level of bullshit is now over all our heads. So this is a new series where I will be imparting whatever dubious wisdom I possess in the most bullshit free possible. If this bothers you, well...


    Mike O'Connor
    18/02/2017 #26 Mike O'Connor
    Very entertaining read, @Jim Murray! I definitely didn't sense any BS and I know how you feel to some degree.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/02/2017 #25 Lisa Vanderburg
    I actually liked all the comments as well as your buzz @Jim Murray. I'm a recent addition; snow-birding from LI, which just got plain idiotic. I came here to write about what I mainly don't write about there....writing. So I'm a new-bee; I like it here because it's much more real. But I'm already attracting trouble (my middle name...so said my sire-r). Hell with it - they can all go procreate with themselves (good luck with that). You embolden me, dude! Thanks!
    Randy Keho
    13/02/2017 #24 Randy Keho
    "That’s life in the world of social media. Up and down like a toilet seat." That's really all that needed to be said.
    Paul Walters
    13/02/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    thanks @Jim Murray
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    12/02/2017 #22 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #13 Thanks for that compliment, Franci. Like Jim says and paraphrased by me, "it ain't always pure gold that streams from our keyboards."

    Everyone writes the occasional turkey. No worries.Move one and write some more
    Jim Murray
    12/02/2017 #21 Jim Murray
    #16 Thanks @Michael O'Neil ...I'm making notes.
    Jim Murray
    12/02/2017 #20 Jim Murray
    #13 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman...I really appreciate your support and have for quite a while now.
    Jim Murray
    12/02/2017 #19 Jim Murray
    #9 Thanks @Wayne Yoshida. I'm looking forward to writing it, whever it turns out to be. Because to tell you the truth most of us are just winging it here. There's no master plan, just people following their noses.
    Jim Murray
    12/02/2017 #18 Jim Murray
    #8 Thanks @🐝 Fatima G. Williams This is exactly why I write these kinds of posts. The beeter everybody become at expressing themselves, the more interesting place the Internet becomes.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #15 Thank you, Phil. I like to feel I'm for real - I have no reason to be otherwise. So, I look for that same quality in others.
    Michael O'Neil
    12/02/2017 #16 Anonymous
    Thanks Jim, I have lost count of the number of presentations I have seen where the speaker quotes the growth rate of data out there. I've long been of the view that while the volume of data out there has grown, it has been at the expense of the signal to noise ratio. 1000 copies of the video of the same cat doing the same weird thing does not improve anything. Many, many, many years ago I went on a speed reading course. The biggest takeaway? Figure out if it is worth reading at all. Writing as you suggest will signal early to the reader that the content is worth reading. If it does not do that in the first sentence or two, click on something else. Sadly, once the bullshit is in your head, it is hard to remove it. Your headline grabbed my attention. The first few sentences hooked me in, and the full content did not disappoint.
    Phil Friedman
    12/02/2017 #15 Phil Friedman
    #13 Wow, Franci, that is about the best compliment a writer can receive. Thank you. I believe you are for-Real yourself. Cheers!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/02/2017 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    I prefer the expression up and down like a bride's nightgown however that aside you banged it on the head @Jim Murray. You keep working away like this and you're gonna get pretty good.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Jim Murray @Phil Friedman @Milos Djukic @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian are some of the most authentic writers I've known via social media. Yes, there are more but I'm not wanting to make my comment one of mentioning fellow bees. However, their posts/reads/buzzes are what grabbed my attention from the beginning and still have that same impact today. Just saying.

    I'm in beBee every day and I need to spend my time in my best interests. I may not always agree but I feel that what I am reading is genuine and not BS. Thank you, Jim, for an outstanding post.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/02/2017 #12 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Jim. It shouldn't amaze me how good writers seem to be the guys and gals with the best bullshit meters.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    12/02/2017 #11 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #8 bullshit has been generated about every word. It is a process of arriving at something sensible and cleaning up one's own mess that counts.

    Knowing bullshit without getting a taste of it comes from experience. Few are lucky to learn it from others.
    Phil Friedman
    12/02/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    #8 Well, Fatima, you may believe that but let me tell you about the first thing Jim ever wrote to me... well, maybe I shouldn't, this being polite, mixed company. But I agree that one thing Jim has never been short on is authenticity. Cheers!
    Wayne Yoshida
    12/02/2017 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    I boinked the Relevant button, @Jim Murray and understand this exactly. I once belonged to a LI Group for writers, I forgot which one. One day, a post came about and the author posted something complaining about the small number of views and comments it received. He went on to say if you are not liking and commenting, you can leave this group. Yikes.

    Although this may have been the algorithm tweak, I took a look at his post. And it was horrible. No other way to describe it. Kind of obvious why no one commented, liked or shared it.

    So I left that group and never returned. . . I don't want to mix with people like that.

    Comparing this with beBee - very opposite experience, and I think all of us are seeing this difference.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this series.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    11/02/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    And that quality, despite all the bullshit that’s been generated about it, is called authenticity.

    When you write about writing I always read them for sure because much of what little I try is learning from wonderful honest down to earth people like you. BeCause I find that authenticity you talk about here in your work.
    When I first starting reading your work on Linkedin I never commented as I do now as I assumed that how would someone so talented with years of experience even want to listen to something a less experienced person is trying to say.
    But the more I read your work I more comfortable and confident I became with my own writing and expressing my thoughts and I have to Thank you and a few of my favorite people here on beBee for that.@Jim Murray So Thank you 🤗
    Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #7 Gert 🐝 Scholtz
    @Jim Murray Always learning from your posts, what you write, and how you write. I guess the overriding point is to write what is important to you, what your opinion is and what you care about. How it is received is secondary. Thank you for the post Jim.
  16. ProducerSandra 🐝 Smith
    Ding.Ding. The familiar sound of another email arriving. He clicks. Mouth already poised to turn downwards, preempting yet another email from her. He's told her to stop but she won't. 'Hey, it's me... again. I know, I know. I said I'd stop. I really...


    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    03/03/2017 #8 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #7 Sorry Franci, for the delayed response! Thank you so much! I have a free weekend as my little boy is going to his Dad's, so maybe I'll get some more done. It's a grind I'll be honest! But your kind words help to keep me motivated, so thanks :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/02/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Superb story telling, Sandra. I was drawn in from the beginning to the end. I read the 2nd part before the first part and look forward to more of the story.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    14/02/2017 #6 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #5 Thanks, Lisa :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/02/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 I watch too many real crime stories and I used to read them from my young teen years on. Ack, that makes me sound creepy lol. I've always had a deep curiosity as to why someone would commit such acts or I try to figure out if they are innocent or guilty if it's a true suspense. I remember the first book I read while in Junior HS was Helter Skelter... hey you can still write a murder suspense, they never end as someone would predict ;-) I like your writing style Sandra!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    14/02/2017 #4 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #1 #3 #2 Thanks for the nice comments, guys. @Lisa, yes there was also the case in AZ, where I used to live. The woman who killed her on-off boyfriend out of jealousy. That's interesting you went there because I was thinking of making it into a murder-suspense :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/02/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This story reminded me of a true story but it was based in the UK I believe. The couple was living together, engaged but he didn't love her anymore. I think They were either, still living together of she lured him there one last night. When he was sleeping she killed him. Such a sad story and the man was so young. Enjoyed your story, see... it brought back a memory of relationship issues I read of or watch on TV.
    Kevin Baker
    13/02/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    Circles are made to be broken. Sometimes wanting to believe creates the illusion of more relevance. It is not a crime to be human, to punish ones self for that is a vortex. Our errors are ammunition to prevent making larger errors only when we are self forgiving. Great read. Next time listen to your skin when it tells you the weather has changed.
    Dean Owen
    13/02/2017 #1 Dean Owen
    This sounds all too familiar, and yet remained a thoroughly captivating piece right through to the end.
  17. ProducerPaul Jackson

    Paul Jackson

    Fear of Feelings
    Fear of FeelingsI've caught the writing bug, it comes and goes, like the common cold, but I like to share my musings.  Be a man. What does that even mean? Men are told to keep a stiff upper lip, don't cry, and forgo feelings. I love Batman. Growing up, I was...


    Paul Jackson
    12/02/2017 #3 Paul Jackson
    #1 I think men do feel less stress when they do cry.
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/02/2017 #2 Mohammed Sultan
    Do't fear feelings on beBee because it's promoting a personal brand with feeling.The real tragedy when you suppress a child's feeling because he/she loves Batman.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/02/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I admire men that can show their emotions. My son was brought up knowing it was healthy to cry when he needed to. I think men would feel less stress internally if they cried when they needed. I often wonder if it's stuffed so deep inside that they are unable to cry?
  18. ProducerLaci McDowell

    Laci McDowell

    Ladies, We Already Know How to Talk to Each Other
    Ladies, We Already Know How to Talk to Each OtherIn 6th grade, I decided to go for broke and enter the school talent show with two girlfriends. Our “talent” was performing a dance choreographed to Ace of Base’s “The Sign.” We practiced for weeks and spent an exorbitant amount of time choosing...


    Laci McDowell
    07/02/2017 #2 Laci McDowell
    #1 Thanks, Devesh. I appreciate the insights!
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    07/02/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    You never know how you may trigger another person's hope or interest. At first sight you maybe awesome and generate a genuine interest, wherein the observer may feel comfortable in giving an opinion. Why judge the intent when it can simply be about interactions, some go your way, some don't.

    True, first impressions are critical in a fast moving world, where people lack the time and patience to give a second look, but it is best to restrict it to utility and priority rather than being judgemental about it.

    People are more than their first impressions. Having priorities is a great thing, remembering people based on on off interaction which doesn't even factor into priorities is just loading the head with unrequired thoughts, unless you wish to expand them in an expression :)

    Liked the buzz .
  19. ProducerLaci McDowell

    Laci McDowell

    The Secret Skill Set of the Service Industry
    The Secret Skill Set of the Service IndustryI spent the majority of my 20s as a server at an excess of establishments. The gamut included fine dining destinations, sports hubs, and one bar where the only requirement in the Craigslist ad was to be decently attractive in dim lighting. (Not my...


    Laci McDowell
    04/02/2017 #16 Laci McDowell
    #14 Thanks, David! Followed you as well.
    Laci McDowell
    04/02/2017 #15 Laci McDowell
    #13 Thanks, Sandra! It happens to the best of us. ;)
    David B. Grinberg
    04/02/2017 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Laci, which I've shared on a few hives. Your important insights and astute advice are appreciated. I'm also following you now and hope you can follow back. I look forward to reading more from you in 2017.
    beBee Brand Ambassador (USA)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    04/02/2017 #13 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Heehee, love it. Thank you Laci. PS: 'hangry' =)
    Laci McDowell
    04/02/2017 #12 Laci McDowell
    #4 Thank you! Appreciate the welcome. :)
    Laci McDowell
    04/02/2017 #11 Laci McDowell
    #5 Thanks, Bill. Cheers to the 20%!
    Laci McDowell
    04/02/2017 #10 Laci McDowell
    #3 Thanks for the welcome!
    Kenneth Mumford
    04/02/2017 #9 Kenneth Mumford
    It seems we are talking about the athlete and the speed of the game. All of these attributes are something that the super athlete uses to play at the highest level. Business is the same. Win.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    04/02/2017 #8 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Nice post LACI!!!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    04/02/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great job LACI !!!!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    04/02/2017 #5 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Continued success Laci! I always give 20% tips and my barber gets large tips too.

    Many times when there are issues it's because on management but the servers get the blame. GREAT POST AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, regards, BILL STANKIEWICZ , Savannah Supply Chain Guy 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😅😀
    José Ramón ✌🏼 López
    04/02/2017 #4 José Ramón ✌🏼 López
    Good post @Laci McDowell.

    Welcome to the Hive!! :)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/02/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Laci McDowell welcome to beBee !
    Laci McDowell
    04/02/2017 #2 Laci McDowell
    #1 Thanks, Paul. Good luck with the bar!
    Paul Jackson
    04/02/2017 #1 Paul Jackson
    Helpful insights, working on opening a bar, and I am bartending/waiting. Thanks for the good read.
  20. ProducerRod Loader

    Rod Loader

    Writing Imagery
    Writing ImageryRecently I wrote a post called Touching with Words. That post talked about making our writing more interesting by adding imagery to the words we used. This post is a follow on. Like most of my “teaching” post this will be an interactive...


    Paul Walters
    05/02/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    @Rod Loader Great piece Thank you
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 I was hoping it kept you on the edge of your seat. Sometimes my mind can be creative ;-) I might have to work on an ending, eh?
    Rod Loader
    02/02/2017 #14 Rod Loader
    A wonderful twist @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I like it a lot. So... now you have my attention, where is the rest of the story.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Nice to have you back @Rod Loader, i love these series!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    She felt breathless, the chill of the wind hitting her face, it felt like razors against her cotton soft cheeks.

    She didn't dare look back, the leaves were rustling in the distance, he wasn't far behind her.

    She realized her grass stained knees were burning after tripping over a large stone but she had to keep running.

    She reached the shore and dived into the roaring water, her only hope was to float down stream with the roring rapid.

    Her only thoughts as she jumped into the rapids, will I escape and live to tell my tale....
    Rod Loader
    02/02/2017 #11 Rod Loader
    Two things @Sara Jacobovici. Firstly, you are absolutely right about leaving a piece of work and returning to it. I actually do that for all my work. It's amazing the difference some time and space can make.

    Secondly, I love your work. Nicely put and great use of imagery. Well done.#9
    Rod Loader
    02/02/2017 #10 Rod Loader
    Thank you @Pascal Derrien, I am truly honoured.#8
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/02/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    Love the focus of your work @Rod Loader. My humble contribution is based on a point I'd like to suggest. When we write and what images we use are influenced by what is happening or what is preoccupying us. This is why I would recommend, if possible, that writers put aside their drafts and reread at a later time to "see" if any changes come to mind. For example, I am preoccupied with time and place and so I find your example "right on" for me. Coincidence; I think not.

    The time has come to let go, but how?
    With trust.
    The tree allows the wind to take its leaves where they need to be.
    Some will find their place on the ground, nestling in the grass and dirt.
    Others will be moved gently towards the lake,
    gently touching the surface of the water before reaching a place deeper below.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 @Rod Loader you are a writing class act my friend don't ever forget that :-)
    Rod Loader
    02/02/2017 #7 Rod Loader
    Thanks @Dean Owen, it's great to be listed with such great writers.#4
    Rod Loader
    02/02/2017 #6 Rod Loader
    Thanks for contributing @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt, based on your second poem, you're really getting the idea. Well done.#3
    Dean Owen
    02/02/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    Ohh, and I mustn't forget @Robert Cormack
    Dean Owen
    02/02/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    These are skills I have yet to master, but clearly beBee is fortunate to have a roster of masters, namely yourself, @Paul Walters, @Pascal Derrien among others. To prove my point, I'd like to add a link to Day 1 of your latest project.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    02/02/2017 #3 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Green with life, she fed the tree.
    With times the leaf grew dry.

    To find a nice resting place,
    The wind told her to fly.

    One last swim, before her end?
    Unlike others, she felt shy.

    She longed to see the growing tree.
    So she settled in the dirt nearby.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    02/02/2017 #2 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Ups and downs,
    make glorious crowns,
    Upon memories head.

    But memory must serve,
    What we observe.
    For life to move ahead :)

    Wrote it because I have to observe what you write and learn.

    Thanks again.
    Rod Loader
    02/02/2017 #1 Rod Loader
    As promised, @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt, here is the post I promised.
  21. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    Writing and the Art of Reduction.
    Writing and the Art of Reduction.This isn’t about losing weight or getting rid of the clutter. This is about words. I can’t tell you how many words I’ve written in my career. Millions? Billions? I don’t know. Take 45 years, throw in long days and nights. What does that add up to? I...


    Robert Cormack
    11/03/2017 #20 Robert Cormack
    Thanks for reading, @Lada 🏡 Prkic#19
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/03/2017 #19 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I am glad that the comment thread on Devesh's article, Writing Is about Writing, brought this post to my attention. I am not a person of many words and I do believe we should all write "only the notes we need to hear". These sentences resonate with me the most: "It was never to show how many words you could write. It was how many words you could make count. We should mean every word we say, nothing more and nothing less". Thank you for this buzz, @Robert Cormack.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    11/03/2017 #18 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Learn to write by writing. It resonates. Maybe when something worth.the stretch for meaning comes along i reach the point of getting it edited by someone else.

    For now, i will keep writing. Thanks
    Robert Cormack
    21/01/2017 #17 Robert Cormack
    #13 More than a tweet, less than a ton. I think brevity is something you achieve, not something you aim for.
    Robert Cormack
    21/01/2017 #16 Robert Cormack
    #12 Quite true, Praveen, but as I mentioned to Phil, I'm not talking about long or short. I'm talking about respecting what should and shouldn't be there. If it takes a thousand words, and you're sure it can't be said any simpler, then that's the length.
    Robert Cormack
    21/01/2017 #15 Robert Cormack
    #10 My point isn't the length, it's understanding the "notes" that should and shouldn't be played.
    Robert Cormack
    21/01/2017 #14 Robert Cormack
    Interesting stuff, Rod. Thanks.#9
    Phil Friedman
    21/01/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    Just to keep the pot stirred:

    Brevity is over-rated
    And short ain't always sweet.
    Sometimes the expression of a great idea
    Takes more than just a tweet.

    With all due respect to Robert. :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/01/2017 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Seduction by Reduction! :) Didn't someone say brevity is the soul of it ...and wit? But, when it comes to copy, there will always be the long and short of it. If it wasn't so in literature, there would have been no Milton and no O'Henry to read. And not enough for the soul's hunger to feed! If less said is always better, then Silence ought to convey it all! ;) And sometimes, maybe it does! But the fact is, some folks need/read more and some less. One size just doesn't fit all!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/01/2017 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #10 And life isn't always a short story ;)
    Phil Friedman
    21/01/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Longer isn't always wronger,
    Rod Loader
    21/01/2017 #9 Rod Loader
    I would like to share a couple of those stories Robert. I hope you enjoy them.

    Early Snow

    “Early snow,” the Soothsayer growled, ancient eyes focused on blood stained entrails spread before him.
    Aran spat, his measure of disgust landing in the dirt beside the menagerie of robes, feathers and bones that defined the fortune teller.
    “Do not defile the spirits, Hunter,” the Soothsayer snarled. Meeting the stare behind the chief’s hewn facemask he added, “Is this how you allow the god’s representative to be treated?”
    “You’re no more of the gods than I am,” Aran snapped. “I already predicted that.”
    “Did you predict your exile,” the Soothsayer snarled.
    “The moment you walked through the gate.”

    © RG Loader

    Jacobs Well

    Jacob was conceived on his mother’s eighteenth birthday, born underweight, overdue, in the winter’s chill and was the cause of an unhappy marriage, which ended the day before his nineteenth birthday.
    His brother Ethan, eleven months his junior, quickly won their father’s favour, matching their father’s bright red hair, physical features, arrogant attitude and outdoor focus. They left together.
    He spent his birthday alone, after listening to his mother cry herself to sleep the night before.
    The well accepted his coin without complaint, as it had hundreds of times before. Maybe this time a wish would be granted.

    © RG Loader

    Robert Cormack
    20/01/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    Robert Cormack
    20/01/2017 #7 Robert Cormack
    #5 I'll check it out, @Rod Loader.
    Robert Cormack
    20/01/2017 #6 Robert Cormack
    Sorry, @David B. Grinberg. I was so close.#3
    Rod Loader
    20/01/2017 #5 Rod Loader
    I love the process of writing what's important and leaving the rest out, and have been focusing on writing short for years, Robert Cormack. I have even written and self-published the book 100, which is 100 stories, each exactly 100 words long. You can find it on Amazon by searching my name.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/01/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I never heard the quote about Nixon Before. Good read @Robert Cormack
    David B. Grinberg
    20/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    #2 Yep. But wrong David...
    Robert Cormack
    20/01/2017 #2 Robert Cormack
    It helps to keep it short @Charles David Upchurch#1
    David B. Grinberg
    20/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Robert. Bravo for brevity!
  22. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    How To Make Social Media Simple. No I'm Not Crazy
    How To Make Social Media Simple. No I'm Not CrazyHere's the thing. It isn't so much that Social Media is hard. It just takes a ton of time. Even that isn't accurate. It's more that we do the same thing several times every time we do anything at all.If it was a business process it would be...


    Wayne Yoshida
    06/02/2017 #16 Wayne Yoshida
    #15 Great endorsement / testimonial for MyTweetPack!

    cc: @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 MyTweetPack has sure amped up my twitter followers @Wayne Yoshida. I began with just over 1000 and now I'm up over 4700. @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, I seem to be closing in on crossing that thresh hold you told me about when you reach 4K, FINALLY I'm recieving more impressions, followers etc... again!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/02/2017 #14 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 As of last Friday, we can mine beBee producer for your posts. We can only grab the last 8 though. As you write to beBee, your post titles and links will be stored in an "Imported From beBee" campaign and a bunch of promo tweet scheduled. EASY PEASY

    Just click on request an RSS link on your profile page. Ths isn't something you can self-serve. We'll do it for you.

    Some people have already asked for both LinkedIn and beBee links. If you do that tell us which should auto-tweet, otherwise you will have duplicate tweets pointing to different platforms.

    Might be a good way to settle the beBee vs LinkedIn thing though
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/02/2017 #13 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - I got a little scared when I saw your process, it looks similar to mine, although I have been less posty on Wordpress lately. I must say your app MyTweetPack is ramping up my Twitter presence . . . Big thanks for that!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 LOL, kleenex?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/01/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #8 They just might be related. LOL

    At the risk of being offensive, Candice is a HWAHOHS. (Hottie With A Head On Her Shoulders). She's a lot more than just a pretty face. I wonder how many people have underestimated her because of her looks? As the Father of another beautiful woman, that pisses me off.

    Our society tends to see beautiful women as strictly decorative. Yet, it was Heddy Lamarre who figured out frequency hopping. She may have won WW2 with that. At the very least she opened the Atlantic shipping lanes. Without her invention, there could have been no D-Day.

    Let's not even mention all the technologies that were built on its back.

    Since women have only been considered equal for about 50 years, I shudder to think what ideas, inventions, and concepts we missed out on.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    20/01/2017 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #6 Right now, beBee does not have RSS or ATOM functionality, so no, we can't autoload from beBee. It would be nice, though. I'd love to just write here, populate Twitter and my blog site, then cross-pollinate everwhere else.

    Sorry, the thought is bringing a tear to my eye. . . LOL
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/01/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I'm so impressed with you taking your time to create this process. I've gained a considerable amount of information and I am most appreciative. These are great tips and being able to relate them to my blog makes it clearer to me. Enjoy your Dominican cigar and your favorite beverage and take a break.
    David B. Grinberg
    19/01/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for these tips, Paul, which are very helpful. It sounds like you've certainly streamlined your process. Kudos on that. Although some us may beg to differ about whether you're "not crazy" (lol). Okay, crazy good perhaps.
    Also, I'm holding you to your prior promise of using my Twitter account for the 2.0 version of myTweetPack.com - so thanks for that in advance. Lastly, I'm sharing this on three hives. Keep buzzing, my friend!
    PS -- and who's this @Candice 🐝 Galek person you keep mentioning? She sounds like Superwoman. I noticed someone with the a similar/same name (I think) on the recent 2017 Forbes "30 under" 30" class of leading global Millennial entrepreneurs. Maybe they're related, you think?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/01/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I just added RSS XRAY to Chrome but I'm still befuddled as to what it does? Will it work when writing a post using beBee producer? Ah, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian is already saying.. oh great.. I knew Lisa would read this and have 50 million questions LOL. Lots of info Paul and yes, THANK YOU!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/01/2017 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 Don't bother, Candice. Set your IFTTT to scan your Twitter timeline for specific hashtags. I use #fb for FaceBook, #fbp for facebook pages, #tum for Tumblr, #li for LinkedIn, and #pin for Pinterest.

    When it finds one of these tags, it posts to that platform. Then I rotate the tags in myTweetPack.

    Make sense?
    Candice 🐝 Galek
    19/01/2017 #4 Candice 🐝 Galek
    Wow great post Paul.. We had a killer IFTTT syndication setup with 4 tiers and 2 rings. But it all started breaking down. It has been a big buggy lately! Have to rehire the coders to figure it all out. When you create multiple tiers and rings it really complicates things. =)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/01/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #2 LOL, Right now, I'm kicking back with a Dominican cigar and 12-year-old single malt. Yes, the wife is out. I'll need to air the place out later. Or, maybe not, I'm kicking back in the garage.

    Show me a man who says he's not afraid of "the look" from the wife and I'll show you either a liar or a fool.

    And no, it never stops. I think I have adult-onset ADHD. The scotch is part of my planning routine. ;-)
    Kevin Pashuk
    19/01/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    My gawd man! Does your brain ever stop?

    Sounds like I have to bring you over to the GTA for a fine cuban cigar and a dram of 17 year old single malt to learn how to slow down a bit. @Don 🐝 Kerr View more
    My gawd man! Does your brain ever stop?

    Sounds like I have to bring you over to the GTA for a fine cuban cigar and a dram of 17 year old single malt to learn how to slow down a bit. @Don 🐝 Kerr would encourage you to practice mindfulness, which isn't bad in itself, but I much prefer my formula.

    Seriously useful advice however on eliminating busy-ness from your social media world. Close
  23. ProducerLaura Mikolaitis
    In My Deja Vu
    In My Deja VuThis poem is from the heart and from a place that may still be a bit broken. But time heals. Words can heal. And people can heal. And through writing and sharing stories, we can connect on so many levels and strengthen the depths of our...


    Chichi Layor Okoye
    10/03/2017 #6 Chichi Layor Okoye
    #5 My pleasure, @Laura Mikolaitis - your poem transported me to a beautiful place. It's good to meet you too. I like reading and writing poetry although I haven't written any in a long time.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    09/03/2017 #5 Laura Mikolaitis
    Thank you, @Chichi Layor Okoye. I appreciate you taking the time to read my poem and I am glad that you liked it. Words can transport us to many places, can't they? And what they mean for one may mean something else to another. Thanks again for stopping by. It's nice to meet you.
    Chichi Layor Okoye
    09/03/2017 #4 Chichi Layor Okoye
    What a beautiful tribute @Laura Mikolaitis - I like the pictures you paint with your words from the heart.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    30/01/2017 #3 Laura Mikolaitis
    Thanks so much @Todd Jones. She was a wonderful woman and I miss her every day. It's funny, I went outside earlier this evening to walk the dog. Dusk was beginning to turn to dark, but the sky was simply beautiful as some the clouds had parted. There was one, only one, bright beautiful star shining. I stood in the middle of the yard and looked up at it. I like to think it was my mom watching over me. It's been a challenging week and in my heart I want to believe that it was a sign from her letting me know things will be okay, and to not let the darkness dim the light. I guess writing in this example is a way for me to work through my emotions and come out on the other side.
    Todd Jones
    23/01/2017 #2 Todd Jones
    I answered my own question by reading more of your posts. My condolences on your mom, Laura. This is a beautiful tribute.
    Todd Jones
    23/01/2017 #1 Todd Jones
    Beautiful prose @Laura Mikolaitis. I'd love to know the back story, if it's not too painful and too private.
  24. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    NEWEST BLOGGER BABE & BEE: JESSICA BAEZAJessica Baeza is a millennial just hitting the keys and typing the nuances of fashion and personal stories that piece together this world one blog at a time. Her look says girl next door. Her ring finger says off the market.Her blog says,...


    Diego Zambrano
    29/01/2017 #29 Diego Zambrano
    Donnie Maynard Christianson
    10/01/2017 #28 Donnie Maynard Christianson
    Welcome Jessica!
    Jessica Baeza
    10/01/2017 #27 Jessica Baeza
    Lol thank you for that impressive welcome #22
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/01/2017 #26 Wayne Yoshida
    #11 Yes, @Jessica Baeza, this is the feeling most all of us have. Welcome to beBee. And thanks for the great intro, @Lyon Brave!
    Jackie M.
    10/01/2017 #25 Jackie M.
    Welcome, Jessica and hello Lyon :)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/01/2017 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #23 Hi Lyon [ @Lyon Brave ] I usually let me mother tell me who I am and say "Thanks Mum!", once a mother tells us who we are, we can save all that time trying to find out who we are. Then our mind is totally free to riff at our hearts content, if people don't like what we say, we say "Hey! That's what my Mother said!" - validation complete, psychosis eliminated.

    After all Lyon, what is the point of going online simply to say you like something. Eat it, digest it, manipulate it and give it your greatest cerebral-poop. What is the worst that is going to happen? We are going to find out who we are by the very words we use and we get an ancillary benefit of keeping a mother happy (or whoever the guardian spirit of our soul is) - and who wouldn't want to flow with life like that?

    Anything else about me, I say as all boxers would that keep getting knocked out stone cold in the first round "you can speak to my manager" the Deanmeister @Dean Owen
    Lyon Brave
    09/01/2017 #23 Lyon Brave
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Who the hell are you?! I like LOVE way you are. Ha you totally shared your whole thought process about doing something seemingly arbitrary like reading an article and made it insightful and amusing. #22
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/01/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I can feel the Millennial vibe (though I actually hate these marketing labels). I want to see more artists in beBee and I want to see fresh voices with fresh angles. That is what I feed off, that is my dinner here - the variety, the vibe, the voice, the vision or the valiant.

    I also have another part of my brain delving into who Ingrid Michaelson is and I see an album name "It doesn't have to make sense?" and I think, I dig that. Now it comes down three strikes and your out [focus on the process not the person], so listen to Hell No and I think YUCK but the next track LIGHT ME UP - I think F-n-A which in my language means it mixes with my flow

    Light Me Up Again

    And then I am back to reading this buzz and where I forget to welcome of the person I am reading the buzz - it is not rude, it means that I quit the formalities because there stuff for me to chew on.

    See, what I really like is riffing and the riff changes with the spirit of the person that I am reading, which I guess why I like Michaelson's album title, only to find out that she never recorded a track with that name of the album, but at least she writes her own tunes. In terms of the interview I dig "Marriage isn’t perfect that’s for sure. I love my husband every day, but there are times during the day where I do not like him" - who does not like to end on the high of our smirky smile. Oh, yes - BTW Welcome Jessica.
    Jessica Baeza
    09/01/2017 #21 Jessica Baeza
    lol thank you!! #19
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    09/01/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee@Jessica Baeza. - love your blog - well done.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    09/01/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Welcome to beBee Jessica! Raised with 3 brothers, and except for the naked thing, I can relate to the other behaviors! Blog on!

    Thanks @Lyon Brave for an in depth into the life of Jessica!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    09/01/2017 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    You are smarter than most, @Jessica Baeza, building that following is how to monetize in 2017. And the up-front work needs to be fun cause it will be for free.

    I gotta say if you wanna see how to conquer beBee just be real like @Lyon Brave.... do your thang and bring others along for the ride!

    Bees are best when in colonies....
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    09/01/2017 #17 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    WELCOME to beBee.com, if I can help give a shout out or BUZZ! NEWEST BLOGGER BABE & BEE: JESSICA BAEZA, best regards, Bill Stankiewicz, www.savannahsupplychain.com
    Milos Djukic
    08/01/2017 #16 Anonymous
    Welcome Jessica Baeza.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    08/01/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    welcome wonderful talent, @Jessica Baeza!
    Susan Rooks
    08/01/2017 #14 Susan Rooks
    Welcome, Lyon Brave!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    08/01/2017 #13 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Welcome !!!!
    Lyon Brave
    08/01/2017 #12 Lyon Brave
    #11 @Jessica Baeza when i come back from boot camp, you better have a bunch of articles up!!!!!!!!!
    Jessica Baeza
    08/01/2017 #11 Jessica Baeza
    Thank you all for the kind words!! I plan on sharing a lot of content with you today! Just trying to get the hang of the new platform lol but you've all made me feel so welcome already :))))
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    08/01/2017 #10 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Thanks @Lyon Brave for introducing @Jessica Baeza!! And welcome to be bee Land Jessica! As a blogger, here you have a great community of readers.
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