Why I Write for beBee (2)

Why I Write for beBee (2)

There is a strange feeling overwhelming me this morning. I woke up and started reading beBee. I find two comments that were posted during my sleep on one of my old buzzes on beBee. This is my buzz titled Why I write for beBee? I published it on Apr 29, 2016- that is almost two years ago. I felt like I am having new fruits from the roots of an old buzz. Do I still write for the same reasons?

I have contributed more than two hundred fifty buzzes to beBee. This average number of views per post is well above 2500. This means that a minimum of 625,000 views in total. The average number of comments is more than forty comments per buzz, which calculates to total number of comments exceeding 10,000 comments. This ration of comments to views calculates as 1.6%. This is a good ratio and is unattainable on many other social platforms. We learn through engagements and exchange of comments. This is a prime ratio is observing the intensity of minds interaction on any social platform. No wonder I wrote many buzzes upon inspiration from the comments of great value. Likewise; I was also happy to inspire others to respond in buzzes to a good number of my buzzes. It is not only Me; it is also We that find the sweet spot so that Me and We interact and reward the individual and the community. Again, this is a very strong case for beBee. Social learning on beBee is on a high level. Social learning is β€œSocial learning can take place in informal one-on-one encounters, among teams in the course of real-time problem-solving, communities of practice, through social software, expertise directories, and more,” notes aΒ BloombergΒ study.

Writing for beBee offers a great opportunity to find out about new trends such as business trends. One example is the recent buzzes on Blockchain technology. I felt a pressing need to read more about this new technology as it is going to change the way we interact and do business. I found a great primer on this technology and I feel I am standing a firm ground to find our more on this promising technology. BeBee is pursuing new trends and in the process we bees find ourselves immersed too. Technology shall have great impact on our lifestyles as well.

To keep away from these trends is staying away from reality and shall distance us from living the new realities.
Ali Anani

I don’t wish to live in isolation, as a stranger to new trends and find myself losing self-confidence. By contributing buzzes to beBee I am exposed to these technological trends intentionally or just accidentally by scrolling the homepage of beBee. Just noticing the few buzzes that were published on Blockchain and drones’ technologies was a wake-up call for me to acquaint myself with these new trends.

I learnt from my experience of writing for beBee the need to be more visual. One example I learnt is tension and applying it purposefully. One application is tension marketing. Now I want to add tension writing. Yes, like utilizing tension in arts and photography we may apply tension in writing our buzzes. Just look at the picture below. Which part of it will draw your attention more. I felt the tension more for the man on the left because one step forward and it could be fatal. This is the reason why I followed even topics that were outside of my domains of interest. I felt the danger of being isolated. I felt I am the man on the edge of the cliff was is taking more risk. Yes, the closer you get to the edge, the more you can see, but how much closer.

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Tension writing is a way to draw readers’ attention to important issues. beBee has done this masterfully. Whether it was intended or not that isn’t the issue. Tension writing with intention for tension is my next step.


I dedicate this buzz to @Edward LewellenΒ andΒ @PrestonΒ Β Vander Ven for it was their comments this morning that propelled me to write this buzz.



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Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

Preston 🐝 Vander Ven

1 month ago #65

Since you dedicated this buzz to me and my comments were erased, I wanted to β€˜stir the honey’ again. Tension connects the reader with these buzzes and most of the time will keep them reading to the end of the them. I think most people just want to press β€˜like’ or β€˜dislike’ today without even reading or listening to the content. With tension, you can keep them focused, and maybe even engaged.

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

3 years ago #64

#69
Synchronicity ! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@louise-smith-state-of-queensland-australia/r-u-in-sync-synchronicity-australian-time Glad for you Lisa Vanderburg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#69
Spot on Lisa Vanderburg. The end of a cycle is the beginning of a new one. It is re-birth.

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #62

#60
Ya know Louise Smith! When my kids started producing their own the last year or so, it was with great satisfaction to me that the renewal of life had begun again; the cycle coming to an end is the same as a beginning. It is right and good and so very refreshing!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #61

#59
I 'write for' a young-onset Parkinson's group, but I don't get paid for any of my writing. I guess I probably work on that limited assumption that unless a writer is pushing a product, they're writing for their own selves? As I said, I am a very small person :) Thanks for the clarity Phil - much appreciated!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#60
Flatly speaking Louise Smith even if it were flat I would wish it wouldn't be. I enjoy challenges that flatness remove.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#58
Thank you Faith West. I hope you keep this faith and that we deserve it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#57
For me dearLisa Vanderburg the true barometer of engagements is the discussions they generate. I mean meaningful discussions that create new thinking, new ideas, new approaches and new possibilities. This is the true value of beBee and you nailed it perfectly well.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#54
True and without tension there shall be no action

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#52
It is for the same reason that we want to couple with your mind as well Lisa Vanderburg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#51
and many new possibilities dear Lisa Vanderburg

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
You are not only welcome on my team; more you are welcome to lead it Harvey Lloyd

Louise Smith

Louise Smith

3 years ago #53

An Aside Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee From looking at the post main pic, do you believe the world is flat?

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #52

#56
@Lisa Vanderburg - not meaning to intrude on your party, but I think the difference of opinion between @Ali Anani and Jim Murray marks some of his pieces as "written to be published exclusively on beBee" -- which is what I infer that Ali means by "writing for beBee." Oh, and BTW, not everyone writes for him- or herself. Some writing for pay is just that, writing for pay. Some examples are pot-boiler fiction like Harlequin Romances and the more recent novels of John Grisham. And a lot of ad and marketing copy. Cheers!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #51

Apologies Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for my comments to others first, but that's exactly why I find beBee such a fabulous platform for discussion rather than 'stand-alone' posts; I personally think that more enriching than other platforms. Quid pro quo, I see you think in the same way: 'new fruits from the roots of an old buzz'. You encompass the spirit of beBee to me - absorbing and chewing the cud on comments is the best way if one is offering new trails of thought. It is a conversation within realms, and that is so very enticing and fulfilling! Salute my valiant man; were it not for the myriad of thinkers here ready to take into account the comments, we'd be all too poor. Kudos, dude!

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #50

#27
#31 Sorry all. I am so late to the party - bleedin' life..tsk! The only problem and the GREATEST aspect of beBee is the interaction between commenters; this (in MHO) is its true value. But I am a mere peon (with a voice albeit!). Jim Murray: you nailed it.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #49

#51
glad I can be of more use than a bitcoin πŸ’°

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #48

#23
You said it Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador - to thrive needs tension....

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #47

#18
me too....

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #46

#15
I'm moving up the comments Harvey Lloyd's, the very best of ideas come out - always! You say 'Your writing is always seeking to answer a question' and I think instead 'is Ali posing a question for us to answer; for himself AS WELL as ourselves?' When you guys interact, it changes the outcome, methinks. Like putting honey in tea :)

Lisa Vanderburg L

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #45

#1
Hey Pascal Derrien...late to the party; mea culpa. 'Blockchain articles in Spin English': que? I see this increasingly: my attention is diverted and voila - new world! :)

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #44

#47
Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee is an Ambassador I would welcome on my team

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Before re-publishing Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal wrote the following comment. It is being honest to her as I have been with others that I copy and paste her comment here Proma 🐝 Nautiyal 6 d ago · #1 Beautifully explained concept, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Your buzzes are always so insightful, it makes self-introspection an easy task and helps me understand myself and others much better.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
Thank you and I am truly honored Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. I do care about beBee and now I care even more. Harvey Lloyd- so, you comment is more valid than mine.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #41

#43
Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you are a SUPER AND UNIQUE bee!!! you have "Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador beBee" in your Firstname/lastname ! anyway you are the top virtual ambassador !!! LOL

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#44
Thank you and soon I am responding to your great buzz on love, prejudice and shame.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#42
It is not declared because I am still tagged as Brand Ambassador. So, you couldn't find out by any reason. However; whether I am still unofficially is makes no difference and your comment is still valid. I still write for beBee because beBee deserves our full support.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #38

#41
#27 i was unaware that you had stepped back from the program. My apologies. I am not sure you are undeserving, but i realize the effort it takes to meet the criteria of an Ambassador.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#40
I do appreciate your comment Harvey Lloyd. As you know I only first publish on beBee and share on other platforms later. Only when it is not possible to publish on beBee I publish on other social platforms such as e-books and presentations, which I publish on slideshare because beBee doesn't still support these formats. That said I wish to bring to your attention that I declined signing the Brand Ambassador contract for one reason. I felt I have no more energy to serve beBee to my best. I tried to edit my profile and delete the brand ambassador status, but couldn't. I mean to say I still dedicate my posts to beBee even though I am no more an eligible brand ambassador. I draw the attention of Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee to this and to make it possible to edit profile to remove the brand ambassador status from undeserving parties like me. My bonding with beBee is far greater than an honor title.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #36

#27
Taking your comment at face value, in an effort of detente, i would respectfully submit that you over looked a critical fact. Under the Ambassador Program line item 3. "Post original and relevant content on beBee, with buzzes, form and/or participate in Hives, and publish Honey on Producer." This is an implied contract of performance and is my understanding that can be broken if key elements are not met by Ambassadors. "Why I write for beBee" is an accurate statement given the implied contract between beBee and their Ambassadors. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee https://www.bebee.com/ambassadors

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#38
True what you wrote Jerry Fletcher. But, and a big but, do I fund fully joyful to "I know you write for the joy of it and the ability to explore all the wonders of this world"? Admitting this is true; however my friend it is people like you who intensifies the joy. You remind me of Jonathan's Seagull. Flying alone was a joy, but greater joy was to teach others how to fly higher and motivate them to do so. Who wants to fly high alone? I take this opportunity to thank you for enriching my knowledge and nourishing my joy and for prompting me to fly higher.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #34

Ali, Being on BeBee is like knowing your address or your phone number. I know you write for the joy of it and the ability to explore all the wonders of this world. But you also make wonderful use of the many voices you stir to respond. When I see you have posted I feel like a young artist that has just received and invitation to one of Gertrude Stein's soirees in the Impressionist era!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#36
I agree and you are spot on Yogesh Sukal

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
I forgot to mention dear that I respect your suggestions and shall write Part 3 of the main title. Thank you for your suggestionl

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
I am deeply moved by your comment dear it is meeting people with your caliber my friend that makes beBee a lovely platform. I don't play with words or intend to write misleading titles. I write for beBee because it is the beehive where real bees meet. I judge the quality of myself and how much I learnt from exchanging comments with you and many great minds that I try to do my best. That some commenters choose to address the title without referring to the content is their choice; however they shall not make me change mine. I am not going to be sidetracked by such comments. I learnt a lot from you Chris and I am sure I shall learn more.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#30
Thank you my dear . I thank you for writing this particular comment. I tell you that I received messages from few people saying the title is great. I avoided responding to the comments you indirectly refer to, but very politely. Sometimes I wonder if all one has to comment on is question the quality of title. Positively speaking these comments serve two positive points. The first- they give me to opportunity to explain the title. Second- these comments drew this wonderful comment from you. As you state in your tremendous comment ' I want to dance for a grand purpose'. AT least I am dancing to its beauty. I look forward to reading your buzz on "Why I Write"? Please tag me when you do. Yes, I do write for beBee for this platform is a living one as it connects me with great spirits such as yours.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #29

#29
Well the title is perfect dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I remember the first article so very well. And so is the case with all your article and very few writers I can count by my fingers I can remember an engagement so astutely. I agree you do write for beBee, for us readers and share so much with us readers. Writing is truly when we there isn't a single person who doesn't go out smiling and feeling good after reading an article and this happens to be the case with each and every article you post. My "Why I write" article is still in the drafts. I need to unpack and start sharing my thoughts. I've been too quiet lately :) This is my comment below on the article in April 2016 and clearly outlines - Why we read What you write! Privileged to be with you @Ali Anani on this platform. I was looking to find your first buzz on beBee. Remember marking this relevant but missed the opportunity to express my thoughts on this. Bees dance to alert each other to the source of food. On beBee platform authors and readers alert each other to a great post by sharing, commenting, liking and messaging. I want to dance for a grand purpose. This is exactly what you have shown us all with all your brilliant buzzes. Thank you for being you always.#beBeesforever

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #28

#29
Well the title is perfect dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I remember the first article so very well. And so is the case with all your article and very few writers I can count by my fingers I can remember an engagement so astutely. I agree you do write for beBee, for us readers and share so much with us readers. Writing is truly when we don't have a single person who doesn't go out smiling and feeling good after reading an article and then happens to each and every article you post. My "Why I write" article is still in the drafts. I need to unpack and start sharing my thoughts. I've been too quiet lately :) This is my comment below on the article and clearly outlines Why we read What you write! Privileged to be with you @Ali Anani on this platform. I was looking to find your first buzz on beBee. Remember marking this relevant but missed the opportunity to express my thoughts on this. Bees dance to alert each other to the source of food. On beBee platform authors and readers alert each other to a great post by sharing, commenting, liking and messaging. I want to dance for a grand purpose. This is exactly what you have shown us all with all your brilliant buzzes. Thank you for being you always.#beBeesforever

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Yes and I am aware of your contributions. Please refer to my previous response. I publish first on beBee. I rarely other platforms. I write because I l enjoy writing. If this is topped with a good platform then my joy is increases. I In this since, I still write for beBee because it is my preferred platform.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
/What I meant here is why I don't publish on other platforms.I publish first on beBee.

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

3 years ago #25

I sincerely believe your headline is misleading. I post on this site, probably more than anyone, but I do not write for beBee. I write for myself and my readers, some of whom happen to belong to this site. Now you may write about beBee which I have noticed you have done in the past. But there is a real distinction between writing for someone or some entity and contributing to it.

Mark Blevins

Mark Blevins

3 years ago #24

Do you really "write for beBee" or just use the publishing platform??

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#23
If there is no tension then there shall be no action. You are spot on Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Sometimes tension pulls on us enough to wake up our imagination and spark creativity. Without tension, we become complacent and lackluster, Tension in writing can stimulate interest and intrigue on behalf of the reader. I love poems where the last verse throws in a twisted ending or thought-provoking lines. The tension rests with the readers and their ability to decipher the author's intent.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
I have to thank you ten times each time you thank me my friend.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#19
You have been an influencer and the dedication is to who deserves it. Thank you Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
I am surprised that you don't write buzzes more frequently Lloyd. With such understanding ding on the role of writing it surprises me that you don't. You really. Over the go in front of your readers eyes

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #17

#16
Thank you but the honor has been all mine. Sometimes the ole noodle just gets foggy in certain areas when leading into tomorrow. Our discussions help me focus and clear the fog sometimes. I am finding something else out as continue the social media journey. When we talk with folks in person we tend to wander about our psych based on many inputs from the environment. Writing forces us to focus on our communication skills in describing the point. We remove the ping-pong ball rapid firing and reduce it to a pure conscious thought articulated on paper. Amazingly i find when i write what i thought doesn't look so good on paper. Writing engages the eyes to view what was felt but not seen.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Thank you Harvey Lloyd I am amazed and enriched with knowledge every-time you add your comment to any discussion. For they truly are a reflect your years of learning and all your life experience". I agree with Fatima and based on my experience it is connecting with people like yourself through buzzes that makes writing fun and joy.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #15

Your writing is always seeking to answer a question. Exploration. Not only are you exploring but you invite others along with such grace and style. This is welcome breath of fresh air in reading as most posts are dealing with either side of polarizing issues. There is one thing i would mention about writing that i think gets lost. Inside the data of reads, likes and comments we may find some understanding of our success. But i would state that success is much larger than the numbers would imply. A young women was driving in circles as she contemplated her situation. Marriage falling apart children out of control and the financial dragon was outside the door. She screamed in agony to God. She looked down at the car in front of her and the bumper sticker said, You have all you Need. This was the beginning of a success story. She saw the bumper sticker two years later and stopped the driver to thank him. So when we write and explore human questions we don't know who is reading. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee i would state that the people you have influenced beyond the data most likely eclipses in published numbers. We never know when we might have cast a fertile seed upon some ground that is ready to hear. Write for the one you don't have data on.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
Believe me Jan \ud83d\udc1d Barbosa knowing you is a win for me and an important one too

Jan 🐝 Barbosa

Jan 🐝 Barbosa

3 years ago #13

Another winning article !!!! :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thanks Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee and I shall expand your comment into a buzz soon. It is a hugely important comment. Thank you

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #11

https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/why-i-started-writing-for-bebee

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #10

thanks Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee !!!! have a look at www.profede.com. beBee will be the first platform in using Profede's protocol. We are working on rewarding our userbase through Profede's protocol :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
Thank you dear Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #8

Dear sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, i am an avid lover of your writing and perhaps it is passion as well an accountability of a writer to write about an issue which is cropping up and deserve attention. so, i guess passion for attention may trigger one to write. however, lovely buzz sir. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
This is a whole issue @Julio Angel \ud83d\udc1dLopez Lopez. I am writing soon again on "sweet tension" We live in the the tension even if we have to select between two sweet options. I find understanding the role of tension in our lives merits far more attention than we currently do. Thank you for highlighting this point.

Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

I am always attentive to your scriptures. Despite not commenting on occasion for believing that I can add little. I will be attentive to tension. Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Edward Lewellen- this buzz is dedicated to both of you for a good reason.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Your comment is an eye-opener. Yes, to increase engagement we should consider tension comment writing. WOW!!! New ideas are popping up. I shall explore your valuable comment as a vehicle to increase engagement on beBee. Great thinking Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #3

#2
we could also add the notion of ''tension comments'' which is the engagement value :-)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you for your highlighting the issue of tension writing. I agree with you Pascal Derrien, but with the realization that commercial writing is not going to stand the test of time. Yes, some contributions are destined for commercial purposes and the reader finds no answer to his/her question "what is in this buzz for me"?. If the answer is no trusting the author erodes.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #1

Fair points on all accounts, my observation the last few months though is that tension writing has become scarce apart from a vibrant pocket of mercenaries and intellectual mistfits, most mornings when I check Discover about 90% of the articles are commodity writing which I suppose is inherent with growth and probably reflects the broader societal engagement including a lot of Blockchain articles in Spin English :-)

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