Lada 🏡 Prkic

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My beBee Pearls

My beBee Pearls                                                                                                   The Pearltree

Having several posts in drafts and persistently trying to finish them, I took a short break from these topics and made an inventory checking of my beBee articles I posted so far.

I was triggered by Ali Anani's post, Why I Write for beBee (2), where he gave some data showing the high level of engagement on his posts.

My small collection cannot be compared in number with the opus written by our King Bee, Ali Anani, but the level of engagement on my posts is high and make me proud of my blogging journey I started just on beBee about a year and a half ago.

I am so grateful to the beBee community for interacting with my posts and rewarding my writing efforts with Relevants and comments.

On my Pearltree, there are posts mostly on geometry, engineering and writing on beBee - the topics I am most interested in. I am still at the beginning of my blogging journey and continue to learn about the whole process.

Here are some stats regarding the level of engagement I experienced in this friendly online community, which includes a doubtful metric such as views. 

 16 posts
 50,000 views in total
 3,100 - the average number of views per post
► 6,300 - the highest number of views 
 1,350 Relevants and comments in total
 47 - the average number of comments per post
 87 - the highest number of comments 
 1.5% - the average ratio of comments to views
► 4.1% - the highest ratio of comments to views    

An interesting fact is that the number of comments exceeded the number of Relevants on average 20%. To me, blog comments are the most important. They foster a sense of community by which this platform is unbeatable. 

Not just the above numbers that are better than any other publishing platforms I have posted on, but the inspiring writers and a whole positive environment encourage me to continue to write on beBee.

Because my posts are not numerous, I called them my beBee pearls.

Hoping that the Pearltree continues to grow.

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Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #41

Thanks, Randall Burns for taking time to comment. The same is with my "engagement curve". Although I have less inspiration and time to put pen on paper, beBee still appeals me because of the interaction with online friends I found here. To me, any social medium is about people.

Randall Burns

3 years ago #40

Great post with pertinent information Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic analogy of,"'s a marathon...", The activity is also cyclic with ebbs and flows, we are all busy with our lives, myself especially included, so sometimes our interactions are less than others.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #39

😊😊. Sometimes emoji speak louder than words.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #38

Jerry, what to say! I read your comment and asked myself is this really about me. I feel proud and can only say a big THANK YOU.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #37

I am more than honoured by words coming from the real writer. Thank you, Paul.

Paul Walters

3 years ago #36

Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic You are one of those writers I look out for on beBEE . Pearls indeed !!!!

Yes, I've seen some fake profiles, as well. It there is zero followers and no information in their profile, I move on.

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #34

I agree with Jerry Fletcher, you are the pearl !

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #33

Lada, You are the pearl, your posts mere reflections of a gem of a lady with a mind that reaches across distances of time, space and the distorted dimensions of the internet to intrique us with a wonderfully different viewpoint.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #32

Thanks, Dilma, my friend, for constant engagement with my posts here and on LinkedIn.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #31

Bill King, it's good to see a new face in the comment thread. :) You've mentioned an interesting metric that includes the number of followers. But among my 500 followers, the number of active followers is very small. In fact, it's hard to define real engagement metrics.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #30

I am not a marathoner like Pascal Derrien, but I am a long distance walker who comes to the finish line. 😀

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #29

Dear Manjit, I used to see way much longer comments of yours. :)) You pleasantly surprised me with your words. I was hoping to leave such an impression on readers when I started my blogging journey. As our friend Milos frequently says, the written words are eternal.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #28

#26 Thanks Franci for the wise words. People sometimes forget that we are only visitors, not dwellers of social media platforms. But while visiting, it's always nice to see dear and familiar faces, such as yours. :) And with the departure of every online friend, the place is becoming less attractive to visit. You're right about more engagement in supporting newcomers. But several supposed newcomers I engaged with were fake counts. Lately, I used to check every such profile that has only a picture and zero following, but at the same time posted on Producer. Many of these turned out to be fake. Nevertheless, we "older" users should make more efforts to welcome newcomers.

CityVP Manjit

3 years ago #27

It is not quantity that most matters to a discerning individual Lada but quality. You are the picture-postcard if not textbook example of quality.

Part 2 I feel all of us must make a concentrated effort to welcome and support our newcomers, and this goes for me too. While I am on a roll, I miss being able to share quick buzzes to the Hives because I feel they added life to the Hives. For example, I don't see many posts pertaining to the universe, etc., but I see several relevant quick buzzes on a frequent basis. I liked seeing tidbits of news and music related quick buzzes in the Hives. Just my two cents. Lada 🏡 Prkic, I hope your Pearltree continues to grow too.

I made this statement some time ago on LinkedIn. Social media sites are places to visit and not places to live. People will come and people will go. I noticed some missing bees, however, I have noticed some new bees, as well. With that said I don't see much engagement in posts written by some of beBee's newcomers. I know that as soon as I log in to beBee, I look for Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, Pascal Derrien, Debasish Majumder, Savvy Raj, Royce Shook, Jim Murray, Lada 🏡 Prkic, Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador, Javier 🐝 beBee and Juan Imaz - just to name a few of those that regularly contribute.

We only fail when we lack enough determination to succeed. You are determined Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee

Your persistent writing quality is a true reflection of your sports endurance and persistence.

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #22

Pascal Derrien I NEVER give up ;)

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #21

I am 5 time marathoner and long distance cyclist.... :-)

Great reminder of one of your excellent posts Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee. I shared again with a comment.

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #19

beBee is a marathon. Some runners will always give up. This post is for those who always finally give up

May be also we are not writing as engaging comments as we used to. I know that some writers left beBee and others are less engaged. However; what is more important to me is that I send my worlds out. In doing so I relieve myself and learn a lot while engaged in writing.

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #17

Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic I am here.. but I am working hard to take beBee to another level 🐝🐝🐝👌👌👌👌🌏🌏🌏🌏🌏🌏🌏

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #16

There is indeed a noticeable erosion in engagement in terms of my favourite writers and commenters for some I think life got in the way and for some I think it is a conscious decision but with apparently a growth in the English speaking language users that should not be the case but the evidence is indicating a different experience :-(

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #15

Thanks, Pascal. When it comes to writing, I have some role models. You are among them. :)

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #14

I agree, Debasish. Unfortunately, the number of shares is not one of the metrics. Thank you as always for sharing.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #13

It seems things are changed since I posted my last buzz in December. I also noticed the absence of some of my dearest beBee and fractal friends. Many others are not active here anymore. Some of them were appointed beBee Ambassadors, but now they are not on the list. As you said, many active commenters disappeared. I found them on other platforms, mostly on LinkedIn. Even Javier is not active in commenting as he used to be. :) I know that people come and go but some of them left their space empty.

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #12

Koll stuff and kool stats but more importantly keep writing :-),

You are honest Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic. You appreciate the efforts of others and is this appreciable and act of attention for others. As for the declining numbers of views and comments I admit experiencing less number of comments that before. I was thinking about the same issue. My first observation is the day and time of the day you publish. Fridays and Saturdays are the least inviting. However; I also noticed that many commenters aren't commenting at all and for long times for various reasons. Some commenters disappeared for a while and then hey showed up lately.May be reaching them would be helpful as they are all great thinkers and honest commenters. Others are far less engaged on beBee than before. I don't want to mention names for they would feel I am not respectful enough to them. But Iknow for sure you know few of them as they used to comment on your buzzes as well as mine. May be Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee can help in understanding this issue more.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #10

Thanks, Ali. While writing the post this morning, I noticed a short buzz by Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali in which she said: "I wonder what has happened to (me or) BeBee. I used to get hundreds of interactions on my posts but now not a many people seem to mind. Do other users have the same experience or is it just my content?" I also noticed lately that several authors complained about the same issue. It made me think why people stop reading some authors despite the fact they are great writers. Obviously, there's more than just writing skills to keep a reader engaged. This topic requires some research and is worth a post. About triggering others to write posts based on what I commented, I think my comments were not so inspirational. :) I agree that comments have more engagement value than simply ticking the like button. I don't always comment on posts I gave a Relevant because some topics are just out of my interest, such as leadership or personal branding. Instead, I reward an author for a good read by pushing the Relevant button.

A great analysis Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #8

Thanks, Javier. I don't feel like a queen bee. I am more a worker bee. 😊

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #7

Thanks, Mohammed. This task was easy to accomplish and to make an overview of the engagement metrics because I have only 16 posts. I don't think I would do that if I have hundreds of posts. :-)

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #6

Ken, I was just playing with numbers and some spreadsheets. :) I agree with you about statistics, but these stats are used to show a high level of interaction which I experienced only on beBee when it comes to long-form posts. Ken, you're reading my mind! My drafts are just about my country, about what I like and don't like. So I'll keep writing but in my tempo and without pressure.:)

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #5

three are the important components and out of all, share is of great paramount. nice buzz Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic! enjoyed read and shared. hope you will continue with your insightful buzzes.

I am privileged that my buzz prompted you to write this buzz my friend Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic. Your numbers are impressive. I go all the way with your writing "To me, blog comments are the most important. They foster a sense of community by which this platform is unbeatable". May be a good indicator is how many buzzes you triggered others to write, or you were triggered by readers' comments. The whole idea is engagement. It is a healthy indicator that comments exceeded likes. For a reader to comment has more engagement value than simply ticking the like button (still with great appreciation).

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #3

Thanks. I agree. To me, blog comments are the most important. You are a queen bee.

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

3 years ago #2

Ah, Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic you've so well laboured to sum up those statistics. An inspiring task! Wishing you all the best ahead for greater accomplishments.

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #1

Not sure what these stats show, Lada, and, personally, I don’t analyse mine. As they say: “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics”. All I can say is keep writing. Keep telling us about yourself. Your likes, hates, and your fascinating country, as frequently (or infrequently) as your other commitments will permit. 👍

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