Post # 1
So… I’m nearing that 8 month mark that the hive asks you to hit, before applying to be a blogger. I love love love this site and it would be such an honor to be selected! Any advice on making the cut bee bloggers?? Also – after you were selected to blog for the masses… did you rework a lot of your own personal blogs that were wedding related, to make them work on weddingbee? 🙂 Just curious! There are a lot of topics that I’d want to share with the hive from my personal blog.
Post # 3
I am not a blogger, but I read the ones that are unique in some way, Bees who are active on the boards, and Bees that have a great writing flow. I also like pictures, lots of pictures. If, for whatever reason you get denied, contact Pengy and ask for direct advice and Apply again. Alot of Blogger Bees applied several times. The Mod team are always willing to help and aspiring Blogger Bee.
Good luck and fingers crossed for you!
Post # 4
I agree with TKS, contact Pengy or even a couple of your favorite blogging bees and ask them to read over your blog and give you any suggestions that would help your chances. I know I’ve seen several blogging bees offer to do this before, so the chances are good!
Good luck, and just remember not to get too down if you don’t make it through the cut the first time. Most of the blogging bees have at least one rejection letter under their belt!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
@HummusGal: Good luck – so exciting! I started a blog to apply for the ‘bee, so I didn’t yet have a personal blog, but you can either pull relevant posts into a new blog and write for WB over there, or continue on personal blog and relevant posts will be pulled for WB – whatever works for you!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2011 - Spring Grove Park & St. George Banquet Center
That’s very exciting that you’re going to apply! Like hermitcrab
, I created a new blog for the sole purpose of my weddingbee application, though I know you can still submit a personal blog that includes your wedding posts. I know a few of the ladies keep their personal blog and their weddingbee blog one and the same.
Have you started blogging yet? You have to wait until the 8-month mark to apply, but you can always start working on those posts earlier! In fact, I would recommend that because practice equals improved posts over time. 🙂
Be sure to follow the guidelines, read up about the process, and then maybe check out the ‘A Bee’s Life‘ series to see what the process was like for blogger bees!
And as zippylef
said, don’t let it get you down if you are rejected the first time! It sometimes happens, and many of the accepted bloggers weren’t accepted until their second or even third application.
And of course, best of luck!
Post # 7
Thank you SO much ladies!! I really really appreciate the kind words, support and advice… that’s why I love the hive! 🙂 I have had one instance of contact with Pengy (totally cute nickname btw), so that’s good to hear, she’s very helpful. I started a blog just to apply, so it’s still new and I’m just now starting to post more, so I can be ready for that 8 month mark of applying.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2012 - El Faro Convention center, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
I started my blog for the sole purpose of applying to weddingbee, so everything was wedding related and written as if I were already writing for the Hive
I would also recommed reading through the A Bee’s Life series, it’s full of useful tidbits and suggestions about applying to be a bee.
You should definitely pm some of the blogger bees, most of us would be happy to read over your blog and provide suggestions.
Post # 9
Thanks for passing along the Bee’s Life series, this will be really helpful and probably pretty eye opening too! Looks like I have some reading to catch up on 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2011 - St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point
As a 3 time rejected bee, who was finally accepted. I would be happy to lend some tips – write for yourself, because you are passionate about it. I pretend that I am telling a friend or my Mum or someone about the wedding stuff we are doing. I agree with what the others have said about a Bee’s life posts and the application guidelines, they are quite helpful!