On Readers and Engagement



On Readers and Engagement


Few days ago I published a buzz here titled "A mi Happy to be onbeBee Platform?" The buzz attracted a considerable number of comments.


On Readers and Engagement

The content of the buzz was:

A mi HAPPY to be on BeBee platform?


A friend asked me in a message to answer him honestly. There is no partial honesty- either honest or not.
I responded that I am happy and enjoying my experience. The one thing I desire more is having more interactions, more pollination of ideas and more of their metamorphosis. The ratio of comments to number views leaves more to be desired. Apart from this, yes I am happy to be here..
Are you?

The discussions motivated me to write this post.

Why do we write? It is for us or for others? Do we write because we wish to breathe out to the world what we feel inside us? If we don't vent out our feelings they may ferment in eventually bubble out with bursting as we observe when we shake up a soft drink can and then immediately opening it. Is it to show our egoism or gain respect and self-esteem? Or, do we write hoping that somebody will pick up an idea and metamorphose it into new body?

I doubt if a writer would write for no goal. If he/she does, then the measurement of success must be linked to the objective. If the objective is to get a minimum of thousand views then getting five hundred views might be seen as failure. If the objective is to spread a certain message then the number of views and sharing of the post become prime key indicators of success. If the goal is directing the readers to a website then success is measured by how many people clicked on the link and for how much time they spent on the website.

For me, the prime goal which prompted me to move here is truly not to get thousand of views (even though some of my buzzes did). I had (and still have) two-pronged goals. One is to get to know new faces, new thinking, new cultures and new friends. My main goal is still to get more engagements than I experienced on other platforms. I am not after huge numbers of followers or impressive number of views. I am seeking the share of ideas so that we may develop them further. I am not after loyal readers who shall read, share and comment on mu buzzes and share. That is great if it happens, but the real filling for me is the development of ideas and their shoot-off.

I have been more than rewarded. Few buzzes by notable bees such as Sara Jacobovici, Anees Zaidi and William King wrote posts based on mine. Likewise, I wrote posts based on theirs. I am writing this post in response to the comments I received on my above-mentioned buzz. I feel that ideas have the opportunity to mature here. A hive to cater for posts that get metamorphosed to ease their tracking was formed. Special thanks are due to Franci Eugenia Hoffman and Catalina "Cat" GΓ‘lvez Urrutia for their great support in establishing this hive.

It is better to be the first in a village than second in a city. beBee allows for the pollination of ideas in spite of it having less members than competing platforms. The real growth is not in absolute numbers, but to what degree the members allow ideas to develop. For that, I am satisfied and the more we develop each others' ideas, the closer I shall get to my goal.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Interesting reasoning Phillip Louis D 'Amato

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Thank you for your engagement with the bees Javier C\u00e1mara Rica. A bee sent me a message saying that the involvement of you and beBee team in discussions reflects your seriousness.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #24

Great thoughts Ali Anani , as usually ! :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I am on the look out for your next visit here Deb Lange. For you to make such a lovely comment you urge me to be on your "waiting list" Come soon, please

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Your sense of humor is incredible Mamen Delgado. Great to have met you here

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

5 years ago #21

#27
Since two hours ago, I have a new window opened with your post "Seeing in the Darkness" and I feel like a real bee flying from flower to flower, answering my phone, recording the voice for a new video, preparing two budgets for my clients... Hahahaha... My main difficulty at beBee is that practically the 100% of the content I get is so so relevant for me! I will read it as soon as I have the quite time it deserves. Promise! πŸ˜„

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Thank you Mamen Delgado and I do appreciate your comment. I am very glad you find the buzz of relevance to you. Based on your comment I wonder if your time would allow you to read my newest post on Seeing in the Darkness. I believe it shall interest you.

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

Mamen 🐝 Delgado

5 years ago #19

Lovely post Ali Anani. It is a gratifying and sincere exercise to answer ourselves about our own goals, and the development of ideas is a great one because it will end in the development of each one of us. So thanks for your generosity and your time, the best present can be offered...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Well, William King bees don't see red color and your red hat shall stay without stings. I am glad you like the buzz as I mention you in it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
Well, William King, bees don't se red color and your red hat shall stay without stings. I am glad you like the buzz as I mention you in it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Now another idea jumps in - Franci Eugenia Hoffman- Edward de Bono is the father of the six-thinking hats. The yellow hat refers to benefits whereas the black hat represents caution. What would be the color of the hat for the bee? Or, should we have six hats to cover the whole spectrum of thinking?

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#19
Thank you, Catalina \. Great idea of a bee wearing a hat!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#17
Thank you Ali Anani. Keep buzzing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you Anees Zaidi for your heartfelt words. I do share same feelings towards you. Migrating to this platform introduced me to some lovely people and you stand prominent among them. A mention for you is insufficient and soon I shall express my feelings differently.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I love the spirit you Franci Eugenia Hoffman have. You share voluntarily. Your words ar warm even though your both wear the cool hat. You know Franci you inspired me with a buzz idea. Yes, it is going to be my next buzz. This is not idea metamorphosis; this is idea inspiration. Who inspires who and with what. An idea of a new hive is emerging. I know I shall have difficulty is sleeping early for if I am hot on an idea no cool hat will cool me enough to sleep on it. I see the idea doing waggling or round dance in front of my eyes even it is close to midnight here. Keep commenting, Franci.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

#13
Catalina \ - Don’t need to yelp if you need help. Just ask Cat- yeah, she wears the cool hat. She always comes through for me and you. She goes the extra mile, and within her words you can sense her smile. That’s our cat-yeah, she wears the cool hat.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Surprises from beBee and Catalina \ are always welcome.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
You deserve much more acknowledgement for your help and contributions Catalina \. I thank you and soon we may consider the "Surprise Hive". People love surprises.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
One reason I wrote this buzz is to highlight your contributions Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I am grateful for your kind words and sharing. You do walk the talk

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
To see eye-to-eye with you Qamar Ali Khan pleases me immensely. Thank you dear friend

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #6

Great thoughts Ali Anani! Totally agree! You're endorsing mine. Thank you for such a lovely post!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

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Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

A very worthy article, Ali Anani and thank you for the mention. It was my pleasure to set up the hive "ideas Metamorphosis". My reasons for beeeing a bee are similar to yours. I enjoy the engagement and seeing new faces. I also feel that my posts are being seen on beBee much more than on LI. A good example of missing a good read on LI is the post written by William King, which was referencing a post I had written. How sad that I did not see this post in Feb., when it was initially written. However, because of beBee I was made aware of the post, which I enjoyed immensely. I agree that growth is to what degree the members allow ideas to develop. Setting up hives that draw interest, supporting those hives by joining and posting or sharing to will be foremost in the gathering of ideas for specific topics. We will find our way, one step at a time - pollinating our hives with our ideas and watch those ideas fill the honey jar. Sharing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
I appreciate the engagement of beBee team in responding and this is definitely a sign of maturity. I appreciate your comment greatly Juan Imaz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
My pleasure Javier C\u00e1mara Rica

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #1

Thanks for sharing it Ali Anani !

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