Is Sharing on Other Platforms Sensible?


I noticed a growing tendency to publish same post on beBee and LinkedIn platforms. It is like selling your goods twice. I understand the motives, but how sensible is that?

I even question the validity of sharing a buzz (not re-publishing) on beBee on LI even though I do it. It is from my experience that this might be harmful. I know you shall ask why? My answer is that the comments a buzz received shall not be pooled in one place and therefore to the scattering of replies. To give one example, Sara Jacobovici commented on my post on what makes a genius be highlighting patience as a prime attribute. Upon sharing same post on LI Mohammed Sultan made a similar comment. If the two opinions were placed in the same pot, their weight would double. As I am planning to write a buzz summarizing different opinions the scattering of comments in more than one place is not helpful.
Not only the duplication of published materials is void of any real value, it is also restricts feedback effect so that one comment is the seed for another. Building a cohesive story becomes less likely.

The author benefits from getting opinions from two platforms. This is an advantage. It could also harm the author when the same reader finds the same material republished at the same time. It helps sometimes to publish same material after sometime as a reminder, but the merit of publishing at two different platforms simultaneously is questionable.

I might be off the mark. What do you think?


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#63
I see your point and I agree to it Ewan Muirhead. However; I have repeatedly found myself reading the same post twice. But, I take in your point of view

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#61
It takes time n d selecting the right seeds as you are Maja Vujovic

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#58
Thank you Maja Vujovic and I hope to revisit soonest.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#54
AMIRA GARIN- you touched upon a point I am discussing in my next buzz. Heavy seeds don't disperse ealing and may not reach far areas. This could be done with some techniques, but you have a solid point.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
Part 22- also Maja Vujovic- you stunned me with your saying "It's sad that our most advanced tools - vast algorithms, with their geographic & language limitations - are losing step with the change they enabled". This is very profound statement. Collective learning is a very noble idea and I advise you to develop this comment into a buzz. It is sheer beauty

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#53
Maja Vujovic and I have no doubt it shall.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
Thank you Anees Zaidi as she also is expecting a response from me. Soon, I shall be back with some ideas.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
Thank you Lada Prkic, CEng and you do have an engineering mind. You know the English proverb "Don't sell coal in Newcastle". Yes, selecting the appropriate platform is a clever move by you. In fact, selecting out of phase material might fire back

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Maja Vujovic- very sound approach and I used it occasionally. Like companies who share features pf products before manufacturing them, I did many diverted approaches such as publishing one slide and asking readers to add their slides. This form of co-authorship generated lots of traffic, comments and sharing. Sometimes I published a mini version and solicited opinions. This worked, but not as efficiently as the first one.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Franci Eugenia Hoffman- I like your idea of giving reason why you post to selected hives. Brillinat

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Diminishing publishing return on two platforms- love your idea

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Only if making a change serves a purpose Javier C\u00e1mara Rica- creative ideas may surface out by breaking rules

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Distribution on ground is different Phillip Hubbell, but you do provide a new perspective.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Thank you Javier C\u00e1mara Rica- saring links isn't the same as publishing same material twice on two different platforms. Do you agree?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
I agree with you Federico \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn and sharing is not an act of egoism

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
Disabling sharing isn't a very good idea in my opinion Franci Eugenia Hoffman if done by other readers- it is not a sign of what could be egoism. It should be done on merit basis, hopefully

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
. I think of sharing as giving the post a second chance- This opinion is sound Franci Eugenia Hoffman did it and not you. So, a good idea may find its "carriers". I don't deny out of the crowded posting arena a second chance is a good idea, but also not simultaneously publishing same buzz on two sites.

Lada 🏑 Prkic

Lada 🏑 Prkic

5 years ago #24

It's a question with many possible answers, Ali Anani. I think that many of us are still experimenting and comparing the engagements on different platforms. Every social network has its determinants and rules. I myself did some research on what type of post is suitable for beBee comparing to LI. Short form posts about construction technologies, building materials and more regarding civil engineering do not have audience on beBee, unlike on LI where I have hundreds likes and comments on such posts. On the other hand I took first step in writing a blog post here on beBee and I didn't share or re-post it on LinkedIn because I felt beBee is a right platform for starting writing. My intention is to continue writing here where I feel so comfortable interacting with other people. I’ll try to find another approach to the beBee audience regarding the topics in the field of civil engineering.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

πŸ’‘ I have made a new rule for myself. When I share to a hive, I am going to enter the reason in the area provided. I haven't been using it up until now. I think that will add substance to the share and make it more meaningful.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#35
Yes and I am receiving those emails! :) I love this feature.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #21

#20
Paul \ , we are also already sending top buzzes through email. Engagement will be improving in a daily basis! We are still "small" but growing in a amazing way ! :-) . Also bear in mind that all users that subscribe to your newsletter (from your blog : https://www.bebee.com/@paul-croubalian will be getting a custom email with you new buzzes ;-)

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #20

#5
I understand Paul \'s point of view ! I also would be prudent :-) , anyway I feel honoured beBee has such a good writers ! thanks a lot for your confidence. We will not disappoint you, changing the rules of the game !

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #19

Hi Ali Anani ! I only write on beBee , and I just share the buzzes on LinkedIn . In my case, it works while attracting new users to beBee :-)

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#29
Thank for responding so quickly. I didn't think so but wanted to inquire.

Federico Álvarez San Martín

#28
Sorry Franci Eugenia Hoffman. There is no way to disable the shares. We want the relevant content is distributed. Regards.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#27
Personal preference is an important factor. If an author doesn't want his/her post shared maybe there can be a way to disable the sharing tool? Federico \u00c1lvarez San Mart\u00edn :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
There is no right answer and if there was one I wouldn't have written this buzz Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Yes, we are searching fr an optimal one , if there is one.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#13
Not to stray too far from this subject but WordPress encourages commenting and even sets forth guidelines for same. In my opinion, WordPress users are a very engaging community. We share and reblog and feature each other in our own blogs. Why? Because the key is to 1) increase exposure 2) camaraderie. With that said, WordPress is not a beBee. It is a blogging site whereas beBee is place for blogging, socializing and a lot more. Regarding sharing, I read and share and not just drive-by (love this term Aleta Curry) and share. I think of sharing as giving the post a second chance. I still think of the example where William King wrote a post in LI, mentioning a post I had written in LI. I saw his post 2 months later because it posted it a 2nd time in beBee. I agree with Maja Vujoic, there is no right answer.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
I published it Paul \ and fulfilled my promise

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
I love your comment Paul \ and It is strange that it fits a buzz I am writing. I shall respond and explain why I love your comment in my next buzz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
There could be different reasoning, but it shows that social pressure and the need to be in conformity may be the motive behind such action. You know @Aleta Curry that people go where the crowd is. If I see a post attracting thousand of views then I question myself if I am wrong not to read the post. Surely, you bring many possibilities, but we have no conclusive evidences

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
Re-exposure opportunity is a good point and I like very much your reasoning for doing it. Let me tell you Aleta Curry a case in which I happened to read a post and somebody forgot that he did in already in another platform. In the first comment he praised strongly the post. The post received negative comments on the other platform. The same commenter was apparently influenced by the general criticism and strongly added his negative comment. The author challenged him if he had even read the post on either platform because had the commenter done that he wouldn't have forgotten he had already commented. It could harm.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Chas Wyatt- beautiful suggestion and explanation. I also like the idea of taking case by case approach and not that we re-publish every single buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Deb Helfrich- you are spot on Deb. Honesty must talk: I get here more views than LI by at least a factor of 4. However; engagement is less. My average of comments here is less than LI and as pleased I am with readership, still I miss the comments enriching me.to the same level here on beBee as I used to have on LI.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Maja Vujovic to respond first. You do being legitimate points to the discussion.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Franci Eugenia Hoffman- you bring two important points and I don't refute them. In fact, you inspired me with a new idea. However; if you ask why you do what you do and search for the root causes I can think of two. One- people are distracted more often now than before and more often the young generation. Less engagement leads to no action such as sharing. The ideal situation is for engaged readers to act. No action means the author has to do by sharing and re-publishing. The second point is only few percentages are active and the majority are sleeping majority. In advertisement we use influencers. May be we then need to identify influencers who do the action and influence others as well. Thank you for your kind words to me.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#7
Maja Vujovic, I agree there are valid points on either side. I feel it depends on the audience. I have a different audience on WordPress than I do on beBee therefore my posts differ in content depending on which platform I am using. I also post for another WordPress site, which is again different content. I like to write and share where I feel I am appealing to my audience. I will alter my WordPress posts for beBee; for example I feature fellow bloggers in a weekly WordPress post which means zip to beBee. But I may use a poem from that same post for beBee.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#5
Well said and thank you for your input Paul \.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #3

If the chief page is beBEE then it is better to look for platforms were comments can be turned off and instead an invitation to the main page can be included. This then turn the non-comment platforms landing pages to the main site. Ultimately it comes down whether one thinks that the different cultures of each media are sufficiently diverse to engage simultaneously. Eventually services are generated that aggregate content from different sites into one, such as http://sproutsocial.com/ or https://buffer.com/ or https://hootsuite.com/ but this makes sense for business use of monitoring conversations, but at a personal level if one needs a one-place stop to watch all the conversations, it is a case of "filter failure" as discussed by Clay Shirky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LabqeJEOQyI

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

I look forward to comments from others on this buzz, and I hope Paul \ sees this buzz because I consider him a pro on the subject. My thoughts are one platform may not have the same followers as another platform, and the same applies to hives. I like to share articles based on their content to a hive or another source that may benefit from the content. However, I will also share a buzz to a hive that has a lot of members in order to appeal to a larger audience. For example the hive, Lifestyle, has 11,000+ members compared to some hives that have less than 100. Yes, there will duplication of the post across platforms and hives but there will not always be the same viewers. I am glad you decided not to stop writing on beBee and are continuing to share your brilliancy with your followers.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
That is a plus point Paul Kemner. I agree, but then why not publish the same buzz on more platforms to get more comments?

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