- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Did you feel a bit of defeat every time a blogger was announced before you?
No. I applied assuming I was too old and too close geographically to Miss Hawk and Miss Fox to be of interest to the Bee. I applied because I knew I’d regret not trying.
I also had a design blog already and knew that I’d continue blogging for design blogger friends if my application wasn’t accepted.
Did someone snag an avatar you had your eyes on?
I remember seeing the Woodland Creatures when they were debuted, but I never looked at them around the time when I applied to blog. Though I read the Bee intros where many talk about their icon, it didn’t click that they picked it themselves. I kind of assumed it was assigned and the blogger wrote about how excited they were to be that icon because it was cute, fun, etc.
Did you scope out other blogs and compare them to your own?
I’ve been blogging since 2005 about design and knew that community well. When I got engaged, I started reading wedding blogs and the Bee, but I didn’t feel compelled to compare myself to the bloggers.
Did you reach out in the boards for support and feedback?
I don’t think so. Again, I assumed age and geography were working against me, so I didn’t expect to be a Bee blogger. I wanted it, but I didn’t want to fixate on it.
Did you ever decide to just NOT like a particular blogger?
There are bloggers in the design blog world that I don’t find interesting, but I only know them through their writing and I realize that I could be assigning a voice or tone that isn’t there to them.
I think the Bee has a good amount of diversity when it comes to age and location, so I find everyone’s posts interesting…even if they aren’t about things that I’m going to do or issues that I don’t have. I guess that’s why I like blogging so much…you get to share the world from your view point and you get to see it from the vantage point of others.
Every now and then, I get a twinge of envy when someone posts about having something done that I don’t! I’m stalled on cake right now. Don’t talk to me about cake! Argh!