The Integration of Two Spanish Experiences



I find that the concept of beBee may be best explained by a metaphor extracted from another Spanish experience. The concept of specialized hives becomes very clear with the example of Spanish digital start-up Mylibreto offers advanced widgets to help publishers promote titles online, while offering analytics and sales data. Fernando Fominaya noticed that he was reading less books than before, in an era whenΒ anything you need to know is just one click away on a search engine. This is because there were no guides to bees (readers) to find the flowers (books) they look for and that the accessibility to the nectar was difficult. The challenge was to establish a hive for book readers that is accessible, rich in nectar of the quality the bees (readers) demand and helps the bees scouts (book reviewers and content writers) to find. The publishing of just scattered book covers over the web meant that weren't enough nectar available for the readers to visit and even the nectar wasn't the quality the readers (bees) demanded.

The soil that suits the idea seed is blogs as determined by Myliberto. It approaches key book blogs on subjects related to their catalogue and offers them a series of librettos (scripts) related to the blog’s subject, which are embedded on the website and link directly to the book’s e-retailer. With this affiliate marketing strategy blogs benefit from the widgets on two sides: they earn a percentage of the bookΒ΄s sale for every sale done from the libretos; and also improve their organic positioning in search engines. There is a symbiotic relationship between the bees (readers) and the flowers (books), and this makes this relationship more of an ongoing one.

This is the beauty of beBee. It allows a great degree of freedom in establishing hives with creative ideas that would make beBee a land of creativity. The idea of establishing a "books hive" as discussed above opens the minds to the great possibilities of establishing other hives with definite niches.

Good idea seed falling in well-prepared soil (books hive) in a favorable environment to produce a flower with the nectar that invites the bees (readers) to the flower. The fragrant signal (widget) guides the bee to the content (soil) to decide if the book (flower) is accessible and that it has the fragrance the bee (reader) favors. The more similar books (flowers) there are, the more a scouting bee shall be willing to do a wiggling dance so that similar bees (potential readers) would join. More bees shall require more of same flowers so that they may have enough supplies of nectar. Bees don't change type of flowers easily. The soil (hive) must be kept in good conditions so that more seeds (comments and content) may fall and new flowers of same quality may grow and bees may stay longer.

I believe the reader-book example above serves as a great guide for establishing the concepts of new hives and that beBee Team should benefit from this buzz in explaining more the importance of niche hives and the thinking required before their establishing.

I dedicate this post to Franci Eugenia Hoffman who is doing a great job writing on mini hives and highlighting their value.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#55
This is very timely comment Sara Sara Jacobovici as I have just joined newly-established hive "Only Humans Tell Stories". I am sure what applies to the idea of books hive applies to yours as well. Soon, the story of newly-established hives must be told. Thank you Sara for your appreciation.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #33

Perfect model Ali Anani. From beginning to end you incorporated the metaphor clearly. And it works! Personally, as a self-confessed bookaholic, I love the fact that the example you used is a hive for books.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I have just published a buzz on "who should make the first move"? in which I referred to the healthy discussions going on here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/who-should-make-the-first-move

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
You "caught" me with my "quote" Anees Zaidi

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#48
That is my conclusion Anees Zaidi

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

The title of the buzz includes the word Spanish and I was hoping to get more comments from Spaniards. Sometimes directing a message to promising .hives may instead get other hives interested. What do you think Qamar Ali Khan

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
I ask indirectly . For example, do you know of any body who would help me understand this topic? It also depends on the strength of relations and the stronger it is, the more direct I can be

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
I wouldn't feel embarrassed to ask . There is a saying "if you don't ask then you get no answer". I would rather get an answer than staying in the dark. It boils down o how we ask and the words we use. Do you agree?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Dear Anees Zaidi has responded to your comment, but with all honesty I shall read it only after posting this comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
I love your drops of honey dear

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
Who should make the first move? This is the buzz I am writing now and part of which shall be your great thoughts here.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#33
Dear Qamar Ali Khan- this discussion has inspired a new buzz idea, which I am sharing with you soon.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
Isecond your invitation . May be this discussion shall develop into an e-book and participants may co-author it. I applaud you for extending this invitation.

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #21

Thank you very much Anees Zaidi's point is also worthy. There are some topics that strictly belong to some particular hives. Foe example, this buzz of Ali Anani can belong to any hive, but a buzz related to some marketing issues belongs to the hives where such bees are found who are interested in marketing topics. So, the ambiguity will exists all the time for many of buzzes while sharing them through the right hives..

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #20

Thank you very much Anees Zaidi's point is also worthy. There are some topics that strictly belong to some particular hives. Foe example, this buzz of Ali Anani can belong to any hive, but a buzz related to some marketing issues belongs to the hives where such bees are found who are interested in marketing topics. So, the ambiguity will exists all the time for many of buzzes while sharing them through the right hives..

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#29
I believe so dear Anees Anees Zaidi- the bees have to find their nectar and the flowers have to receive them with fragrance and open arms to their nectar.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
Dear Anees Zaidi- just to be perfectly honest I am unaware of most hives. I don't think of the location deliberately because I know where most of my readers come from. I think also it depends on our versatility. For example, I love reading poetry occasionally, psychology and fields not related to me. It is difficult to tell which hive I am writing to because some buzzes are relevant to more than one. But, there are authors who are more disciplined and focus their writing on one topic. They are like a real bee that visits one type of flowers only. For them writing for a certain hive is not much trouble.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

l#21 Anees Zaidi- so what we write or think of could be a motionless body till we fil it with fluidity and make it responsive and adaptive. Exactly as your comment did to me. I appreciate your good words, but they too are of at least equal quality of mine. It is out of respect to your opinion that I don't say of less levels than yours. Thank you again my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Dear Anees Zaidi- I experienced exactly the same while in Italy. We saw a soldier and my family or I could tell whether this was a living man. His eyes were literally frozen and motionless. It took about fifteen minutes to realize he was a human being. What we write is a statue unless we make of what we write a living story. One that has its eyes moving, discovering, sensing, bewildering or whatever..

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
As much as I liked your response Anna Valadzko

Anna Valadzko

Anna Valadzko

5 years ago #14

Totally agree with you @Ali Anani, I really enjoyed your buzz!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Location, location, location- this golden rule seems to apply in locating our buzzes in the right hives. I enjoyed therefore your comment in which you wrote "I suggest something different., and this is not only for long-form posts. We should know the spirit of hives and identify every hive in terms of its importance and relevance. We should write for hives, not use the hives to fit our writings. I'm sure you're getting my point. This will bring a uniqueness to beBee. I have no doubt beBee philosophy is correct in this direction, but it is up to the bees to find the appropriate hive for their contributions.

Qamar Ali Khan

Qamar Ali Khan

5 years ago #12

Wonderful thought Dr. Ali Anani! I totally agree with your concept of hives formation and hives utilization. Let me present my take on books, paper books, first. I'm certain, and will remain, that books are the most firm source of getting organized and systematic knowledge. Online resources are highly valuable to add to your knowledge, but the base of knowledge is books. The importance of books will never lose its value. We can check online literature or reference material, but we cannot read and study any literature online. It's not possible in many cases. Despite of all the advancement in technology, a book still is the most convenient way of reading and loving the reading. As far as hives are concerned, there is a need on beBee to present hives in a manner where they become the main source of idea generation. We normally use hives to distribute our work. We produce or write first and look for the relevant hives later. I suggest something different., and this is not only for long-form posts. We should know the spirit of hives and identify every hive in terms of its importance and relevance. We should write for hives, not use the hives to fit our writings. I'm sure you're getting my point. This will bring a uniqueness to beBee.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Yes, William William King and I enjoyed your description of "evolving symbiotic relationship". That is a great expression to build on

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
Beautiful contribution this is Mohammed Sultan. I believe the concept extends to whether w are buying a book or whatever else. Assuming a hive is a book what applies to a book applies to a hive. For a hive to attract members it has to match the same criteria as you did in your absorbing comment. Love great feedback as yours

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

great post here Anees Zaidi! I love the picture here too !! regards, Bill Stankiewicz-a little bee learning to fly some day

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Thank you dear Anees Zaidi and I shall defer responding till I hear more from you knowing that what you say shall be of immense value. Ramadan Mubarak

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
- I am mesmerized by your poetic comment. Not all poetic, but also nostalgic. The paradox of aiming for less number of hives and ending up in joining more hives shows that hives have fuzzy boundaries and the more we dig, the more we shall find. The aroma of your comment is so touchy that I am enjoying it while writing this response.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

beBee and the concept of hives - an insightful buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
It is an honor to dedicate a post that is of some value to you Franci Eugenia Hoffman. I honestly feel and in fact urge readers to think of the proposed strategic model on how to establish hives with purpose, and make the hive worthy. Thank you for your appreciation and sharing.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

I love this statement "I find that the concept of beBee may be best explained by a metaphor extracted from another Spanish experience." Not only is the concept of specialized hives a winner for beBee but the total idea is brilliant. More honey exuding the the honey dipper. Thank you for dedicating your article to me and I am flattered that my idea is noted as being worthwhile. Sharing in Metaphor, Ideas Metamorphosis and Hive Talk.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

How to establish a unique hive using a strategic model is the main theme of this buzz. I invite for your sharing the value of this strategic model.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Thanks are due to you Juan Juan Imaz

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you debasish majumderh

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