Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2014 - Grandma's Oak Tree
I haven’t been using this site but a few months, and when I first started, I loved it. Everyone was so kind. Recently, I’ve had three post that I have gotten such horrible feedback on. People were so mean that I jsut deleted the post altogether. This morning, I posted about having my wedding blog critiqued which I didn’t know was against the self-promotion policy because I’ve seen a “Share your blog” post. Of course, someone reported it. I understand, my b. The few critiques I got before my link was removed were just not very nice. I understand that I asked for opinions but I didn’t expect the replies to be so harsh. There is a nice way to disagree. I created it so that my mom, who lives an hour away could keep up, and for my family in Maryland that won’t be able to come and for Matron of Honor and Aunt (who is cooridnating the rehearsal and day of) both coming from Maryland could keep up and be involved. I know not everyone will be interested. I don’t expect everyone to be.
Do you know anyone with a wedding blog? What are your thoughts on having one? Should I cater to the people that don’t care or should I post a few details to keep the very important people in my life involved?
Post # 2
I have a wedding website, on which I have a blog that I am using for “updates” to the main website. So if I update the site and add say… the RSVP for the Bridal Shower, I would post on my blog that the invite is now up (with a link to it – for the elderly in my family who are somewhat computer literate but need that extra push :p ). My fiance’s family and mine are located in TN and NJ, so we need that blog/website to give everyone the details.
Do what makes you happy, and don’t care about the rest.
Post # 3
I assure you this is the absolute nicest corner of the internet. But alas, it is still the internet so people will be more blunt then they would be in person- and when you ask for opinions… You best believe youll be getting them!
Re your blog and everything else with your wedding- do whateva you want!!
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I don’t know of anyone with a wedding blog other than my friend– who is a wedding photographer. Personally I don’t think I’d care much about anyone’s wedding blog if it was just rambling about –what, vendors? Musings? Just not something I’m interested in. I could hardly get interested in my own wedding planning, though, so who knows, maybe I’m just weird.
Post # 5
It’s your blog. Write what you want to write, but know your audience. If you want to make a blog only for your mom and loved ones, that’s awesome. Lots of people do that to help their family stay updated on major events. But if you share it on a public wedding forum, the average reader may not understand you/your blog the same way that your friends and family do. You have to accept that if you choose to post your blog publicly.
I have a blog which I share here, but I try to keep it more neutral and don’t include a lot of super personal details. If it was more personal, I would not have shared it on WB in the first place.
Post # 6
Why would you ever cater to people who don’t care? What an exercise in futility.
Do whatever works best for you, and if you enjoy the blogging, keep it up. There will always be people who voice both their like and dislike of things, ESPECIALLY when you openly invite said critique. Have you considered making the blog password-protected, therefore only accessible to the people who need to see it?
Post # 7
Who cares! Do the blog. If they don’t want to read it, they don’t have to, and it might be nice to have your thoughts and updates to reflect on later.
Post # 8
anhelms: Honestly, I wouldn’t stress about it that much. Those are ARE interested will seek it out and check it periodically. Those that aren’t, won’t. Plain and simple. I saw some of the comments on your other thread and I think people really tried to hammer home the point that not everyone will care, and it is the truth. I have a wedding website I got through theknot.com that I’m using with all of our info. I don’t really plan on updating it. Also, I started a Facebook group for my bridesmaids that I update every now and again. Those that are interested participate and those that aren’t don’t. The same will go for your blog. Create it. Update it. Have fun with it. Those that want to go on will go on and it might be something nice to have to look back on after the wedding!
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
It’s your blog, do what you want.
Post # 10
The people who don’t care won’t read it. If it works for you and the people who do care, carry on.