Sara Jacobovici en What Words Mean to Me, Why I Write...., English Owner • Creative Arts Therapies Services 6/12/2017 · 1 min de lectura · 1,5K



Welcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee

My contribution for this week is a discussion on the words,connect and engage.

CONNECT and ENGAGE, two words associated with social media. You can’t BE on social media without these two verbs.

I was thinking of this just now as I have not been engaged (or inconsistently engaged) in the last few weeks since I have had to focus on getting through some challenges in my life OFF LINE.

This being Wednesday, I thought it appropriate to return by producing a buzz on my, WWW.beBee, Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee, related to my What Words Mean to Me, hive.

Well, as a processed oriented person, I couldn’t write about it till I actually REENGAGED by going through my notifications. It didn’t take long to see how CONNECTED I still was, in spite of the fact that my ENGAGEMENT had decreased over these past few weeks.

The first thing I saw was a buzz produced by Randall Burns titled, Why I Write, in which my name is mentioned.  Why I write was my first entry point on beBee and that led to creating the hive, Why I Write

Right after that, I read a response by Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ( ) to a comment written by CityVP 🐝 Manjit ) in which both, my name was mentioned.

The discussion focuses on why we write and how we ENGAGE.

Dr. Ali and Manjit, just as Randall had done, cover the various styles and motivations of writers (all must reads). But the conclusion is the same: Our CONNECTION comes from the ENGAGEMENT.

No matter how many CONNECTIONS you have, unless you ENGAGE, they’re just a set of numbers. 

Sara Jacobovici 12/1/2018 · #28

#21 #22 #23 #24 Oh my,,,,because I have been away for all this time, I didn't see that my replies from my phone did not get posted. So belated thanks to you, @Ken Boddie, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and @Isabella M H Wesoly, for your invaluable engagement!

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Isabella M H Wesoly 11/12/2017 · #24

Ironically, I've had to dis-engage for a while to enable a construction process (as explained in my first honey, earlier today). But it's always good to read from you @Sara Jacobovici. However, social media was integral to what was built (ahead of time) to include in later presentations. Engagement was vital here, with musicians, in order to find music that was fit for purpose.. and glad to say that aside from making new acquaintances, the music helped with the motion! I'm certain it could not have been done via email marketing, nor appealing posts, but by engaging fully and listening to their craft!

Also through engaging myself in best practice of making and sharing art. That way I knew I didn't have to keep writing 'verse' or narrative to explain. Every picture tells a story. I wonder now, how many forms of 'engagement' there are and does how we enagage depend on what our work/mission/goals are? A quest for someone.. if I don't turn the topic of 'Engagement Types' into honey, you or @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee surely will :) Thanks Sara!

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Welcome back @Sara Jacobovici, and you have proved an excellent point. The fact that you contributed such a sincere piece relative to your reason for temporarily being away is why we follow you, Sara. This is a perfect example of engagement, in my opinion. Without engagement, the amusement derived from social media would be virtually naught.

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Preston 🐝 Vander Ven 11/12/2017 · #22

#21 I like your definition of engagement on beBee

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Ken Boddie 10/12/2017 · #21

You had me at 'engage', Sara (without the 'h'). 😁
After all, the engagement we get here on beBee, by way of others commenting on our posts and we old die-hard regulars commenting on the works of, either our favourite bees (Bees), or the occasional newBee, is why we are addicted to beBee, is that not so?
We have a unique culture here on beBee (which a very few bees, both new and old, have not as yet managed to grasp successfully) and that is to always respond to comments on our posts (except, perhaps those of the occasional troll or idiotic sh_t-stirrer, see more below).
Interesting that my on-line dictionary attributes 5 meanings to 'engage' of which only 3 apply to what we do on beBee as follows:
1. 'attract someone's attention' (we maximise this by writing posts and comments);
2. 'participate or become involved in' (again by writing and conversing in the form of comments .... not sure here that 'likes' and 'relevants' on their own really qualify); and
3. 'enter into combat with' (welcome to the self destructing downward troll spiral).
I wrote this some time ago (as a comment on one of @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador's posts on similar subject) when we had a few bees getting quite hot headed and impolite in their comments.

Let's be nice,
That's my advice,
From nasty let's abstain!

Please keep respect,
When you interject,
We're here to entertain!


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Sara Jacobovici 9/12/2017 · #20

Thank you so much for this share @Susan 🐝 Botello.

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Sara Jacobovici 9/12/2017 · #19

#15 Welcome back @Chichi Layor Okoye!! Looking forward to our connection and future engagement.

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