Buzzing Around beBee: Mini-Guide for Newbies (New Bees)
Mini-Guide for Newbies (New Bees)
What New Bees Needs to Know to Get Started at beBee
I've been active here for just 5 days and I've made no secret of the fact that I am blown away by beBee. That's what I said in my recent blog post on The Huffington Post:
On any new platform, it can take a while to figure things out as a newbie, these are some things that I've found helpful to know as I have learned my way around the platform.
- Co-founders: Javier beBee (Javier Cámara) and Juan beBee (Juan Imaz)
- USA President & CEO: Matt Sweetwood
Unlike other platforms, they are highly visible. You will see them buzzing around and supporting your buzzes and honey here and on other social media platforms.
This site uses a lot of terms that are relevant to bee hives.
- Bees: Members
- Hives: Groups
- Honey: Blog posts
- Buzzes: Status updates
- Relevant: Similar to like on other platforms
- Brand Ambassadors: I don't know their job description but they are members and they are very helpful. They make you feel welcome, answer your questions, support your efforts here and when you share content about beBee on other platforms. They'll tweet your content, share it on LinkedIn, and comment on your buzzes and honey.
Home Icon: Access the home page by clicking on the Home icon. Here you'll find the latest and most active buzzes and honey. Your hives are on the left panel.
Profile Link: To the right of Home, at the top of the page, you'll find the Profile link. On the large right panel, you will customize and view the profile information that will be displayed to other bees.
You'll also find:
Public Tab (Black)
- View Blog: Through this very important link, you can quickly access all the honey you have produced. It's on the left panel, right under your name, title, # of followers, and profile URL (It took me a few days to find it.)
- Contact Information
- Personal Data
- My hives (the hives you have joined)
- Hives I manage (includes the hives you have started and as well as those you have agreed to help manage)
- Hives of contacts (this filter is a great way to discover new hives)
- Buzzes: Discussions or posts
- Bees: A list of other bees in the hive
Bees (Other Members)
- My followers: Who is following you
- Following: Who you are following
- Who has viewed my profile: Helpful for discovering new people to follow
Honey (Blogging @BeBee)
- Discover: New Honey
- Hives: Honey from your hives and other hives
- Bees: Honey produced by the bees you follow and other bees
- My profile: All of your honey with those key statistics (e.g. relevant tally, views, # of comments). This is one of the most helpful links.