NewBees, UNITE! (Not-So-NewBees, can you help?)
It has definitely been a while since I would consider myself a "newbie" on any social platform. Having founded my first website in 2009, I got in on the ground floor of that sweet spot time period on Twitter (you know, back when people used to go there and have actual conversations?), I usually consider myself one of the old schoolers!
And, ironically, it was while I was on Twitter yesterday that I noticed a tweet linking to this new social platform called beBee, and decided to check it out. I signed up and filled out a profile, then began to explore. What I found was a warm and welcoming community full of inspiring and engaged people who actually converse with one another! Kind of the way it used to be on Twitter, back in the day before it became cluttered by the noise on nonstop shameless self promotion.
I love it here, and I wish to thank everyone who has welcomed me so warmly, especially Jared 🐝 Wiese, Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, Pamela 🐝 Williams, Froilán Pérez, Sara Jacobovici, Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, Jan Barbosa, Deb 🐝 Helfrich, Javier 🐝 beBee, Renée 🐝 Cormier, Preston Vander Ven (it's not letting me tag you, apologies) and many more.
And though I've only been here one day, I feel right at home. I've even created my first hive, Strong and Worthy Empowered Entrepreneurial Women!
That said, I still have a long way to go before I can claim beBee is another platform I have managed to master. But though I'm new here, I want to extend a welcome to the other newBees who are joining in right now, and hope that all of you have as great an experience as I have so far.
One thing I have not seen much of while searching around is an FAQ with more info for newBees like me, and so I'd like to pose some questions to the not-so-newBees to not only help myself along, but hopefully to help others who are new here and may be wondering the same things. If you've been here for a while, please feel free to comment your thoughts below if you might be able and willing to answer these or point us newBees in the direction of a helpful link. Or, if you are another newBee and the question you have is not addressed here or in the site's guide, feel free to include it as well, and hopefully this post will end up being a helpful start. I have read the guide but didn't find answers to these particular questions.
1. Now that I have created my own hive, is it bad Bee etiquette to promote it in other hives? I have explored some and haven't seen other producers / hive owners promoting theirs, but how else can you spread the word about it?
2. Another Bee etiquette question regarding producing: is there some kind of ratio for how much of my own content (from my websites) I should be sharing vs how much original content I share here? I don't want to be one of the shameless self promoters but also feel some of my existing content can definitely be relevant and helpful here.
3. What is the difference between "producing" a post and sharing a buzz, or are they the same thing?
4. Likewise, what is the difference between the beBee "producer" feed and the home feed? I can see that they have slightly different appearances but don't quite get why there are two different feeds. Can someone explain?
I have already seen how helpful and accommodating this community is, and really love that about it. Any feedback on the newBee questions would be very much appreciated, and thank you in advance! Thanks again also to all who have so kindly engaged and reached out to say hello! I'm just one day in and already feel like far less of a newBee!