Post # 1
Even though I am a waiting bee with lots of time left on the clock, I am already curious about the experience of being a blogger. Specifically, how often did you use posts from your pre-weddingbee blog on this one? Did you find that your readership followed you here? Did your application-blog go on hiatus during your weddingbee blogging?
It seems like a lot of really important topics might be covered on your outside blog before you hit the 8 month mark for weddingbee!
And most importantly, thank you all for sharing such an important part of your life with us! I love you for it!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I think everyone is different. I have a personal blog that I write in covering everything – wedding, life, work, all that jazz. When I got serious about applying to be a Weddingbee blogger, I moved all of my wedding related posts into a separate blog, so that it would be easier for them to see my updates.
Now that I’m blogging here, I definitely don’t update on my personal blog AS much – but it’s a whole different batch of readers. My old blog friends don’t necessarily want to hear about all weddings, all the time – and my new Weddingbee readers likely don’t even know that my personal blog exists! They’re two separate worlds for me, for now.
(Though I do know that when the Mrs bloggers finish their recaps, they tend to leave their parting words with their personal blog links – so I’m sure that readers stick with them after that too.)
I hope that helps a little? 🙂
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
Oh, and I forgot: some of the posts I had blogged about before applying to Blog were from a good few months prior – we had a really long engagement. It didn’t take long for that previous content to be up on the blog though – so content wise, most everything I post now is happening in the present time.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception
I started my blog specifically so I could apply to write for Weddingbee! I think I wrote for three months or so before sending in my application, and once I was accepted, all of my previous posts were used on Weddingbee, no matter when they were written.
I’ve since transitioned my Weddingbee blog into my personal blog, now that I’m an old married lady.
I hope that answers your questions. Good luck!
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club
Like Powderpuff I started my blog with the intent to apply for Weddingbee, so it was all about weddings. When I was selected to become a bee, my more interesting archives were posted before I started current blogging.
I didn’t really share my blog with many people outside of my mom and bridesmaids, so the only other followers were from Weddingbee (from when they post the “share your blog” monthly posts).
Hope that helps 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I had been curious about this for a while, so I really appreciate your speedy answers 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
@dolphindoll: My personal blog was a lot like Jag’s – a “day-in-the-life” lind of theme, so I also started a separate blog once i was accepted as Bee Blogger and transferred all wedding related posts to this new blog. Mrs. Penguin used about 95% of my previously written wedding posts and published them 2x a day until we were up to present day, which is why you see multiple posts by new Bee Bloggers when they first start.
As for my original blog, up until last month I was doing really well writing unique posts for both…but now as we get closer to the big day, my personal blog has been a little neglected. A few of my blog readers check both my blog and WB, but not all.
Hope this helps!
Post # 9
Wow, thats really interesting! I know a few bees post their WB posts on their regular blog, but like a day after or so?
I cant imagine why you would start present day and move forward when you become a bee, because I have already blogged on my personal blog about my dress/engagment ring/venue/etc so none of those huge elements would be captured!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
@Miss Sydney: They actually start posting on WB from the very beginning of your blog and two go up on the site a day until it’s all caught up so nothing would be missing!
Post # 11
@trailmix: Ooohhh!!! I see! I didnt realise! I wondered why there were so many posts when someone first becomes a bee!
Were your ears burning? I was particularly talking about yours and Mrs Buttons blogs 🙂