(Closed) Do you want to be a BEE?

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Miss Tattoo: Its too late for me, but I would have loved to do it. However, I only found Weddingbee about 6 months before my wedding and didnt have a blog at that point. I also didnt realize what it meant to be a bee. Had I known that the bees are this huge social network of women, who occasionally go to get togethers and are actually friends in real life, I probably would have wanted to become one.

However, looking back on it, I feel the same way as you about the number of times you have to post and the obligation. I also agree that changing names sucks (I dont understand why bees who were popular on the boards never say the former Ms so and so, in order for everyone to put two and two together) and there are far more boards bees than people who read the blogs.

But, maybe by the time your wedding is getting closer you will change your mind! If Im still around, I would love to follow you!

Post # 4
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2247 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ve thought about it, but I’m not close enough to my date yet.  I also don’t have my own blog, right now.  Not too sure what I should be writing about to be considered, anyway?  I also don’t think I’d be meeting up with the other Bees in the real world, unless I developed serious friendships with them.

Post # 5
Member
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

If I had the time, I would love to be a bee.  But I’m a grad student – I’m usually taking three classes, teaching two, and writing my own work.  I just don’t have the time to commit to blogging every week.

Post # 6
Bee
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

Well, as a newer bee, I think I can give some insight? I wanted to be a bee because I love to write, and I love the story that Mr. D and I have. So I applied to be a bee, hoping I would be given the chance to share my story with other people in my position. Though they ask you to blog 3 times a week, they also know that real life can get in the way and there may be lulls. I know that I have not blogged this week due to some crazy stuff going on in my life, and I feel awful for it, but I know that other bees have also had the same lulls. I have never shied away from sharing who I was before I became a bee, but I know some bees like to keep it separate. For me I would have not applied if it hadn’t of been for the support of the women whom I often chatted with at night, so I wanted to them to share in my being accepted. I think you would be an amazing blogger, I love your insights on things here on the boards. You should definitely consider it!

Post # 7
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46414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have no intention of applying. I also only occasionally look at the blogs. I found many of them to be a little over dramatic and not containing much real information. I don’t like being told only a part of a story in one post-it’s boring to read a whole post on all the choices they looked at for shoes, for example, then told” Check back later and you’ll see which pair I chose”.

I prefer the give and take of the boards.

Post # 8
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m definitely going to apply when the time comes. I debated back and forth for a long time but ultimately I’ve decided to do it. I love the blog (although I’m not following any particular Miss bloggers right now; all the blogger bees I had followed are now Mrs. and either doing recaps or done with them and not blogging anymore) and I love to blog, so I figure, why not? I love writing and sharing and I love getting and giving feedback. I already update my blog usually 3x/week as it is, and my writing style is audience-centric and I ask discussion questions at the end to try and get the readers involved, so I think I’d enjoy being a blogger bee.

I just don’t know if my blog is “good enough” to be accepted as a blogger bee haha. I’m nervous about applying! I can’t apply until November at the earliest, so I figure I’ve got a while to get my blog in good shape before I send in the application.

Post # 9
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6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think about it sometimes. I don’t know if they’d take someone who was engaged and then stopped being engaged and then started again, though. (Even though I feel like it was absolutely the best thing for both of us, and I have absolutely no regrets, they might see me as something of a “flight risk.”)

Post # 10
Bee
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@EffieTrinket: Mr. D and I were engaged once before and broke it off, and now we are back on. Struggles are part of any relationship, I totally understand where you are coming from!

Post # 11
Member
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

@doily: I’m really happy you guys decided to get back together! 

Post # 12
Bee
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

@EffieTrinket: The break was honestly the best thing that probably happened to us. It made us realize that we had some growing up to do and that we felt that our relationship was worth fighting for. So don’t let it hold you back, because I was in the same position and they picked me!  I think you would give a great voice to the hive!

Post # 13
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

@Miss Tattoo:

you can pm any blogging bee and ask her to look at your blog, I know many would be happy to do it, although I am sure there would be a range of opinions about what a blog should be like – though I think that most would agree that sharing your unique story in your authentic voice is one of the most important parts!

Post # 14
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Miss Tattoo: Blogging for the ‘Bee is definitely not for everyone, that’s for sure! I suppose it depends on the individual and how much you’re planning on blogging the process – I rambled on and on about life, love and eventually wedding planning for years before my time at WB, so posting an average of 3x per week wasn’t something that phased me. I didn’t change the way I blogged either; my rule of thumb (loosely) was that anything I blogged here, I’d blog on my personal blog. No changing my writing, no censoring. Just me and my crazy rambles. 🙂

Now that I’m recapping (woohoo!) I have to admit… sharing our wedding to the Hive in pictures is so rewarding. It feels like those bees AND bloggers who’ve been commenting and sharing in our planning process are now getting to see ‘the real deal’ and hopefully enjoy seeing that as much as I enjoy sharing it. The community side of things (and I won’t lie, the comment love) gives this girl the warm fuzzies.

I was more of a lurker than a huge poster before becoming “Jaguar” so I wasn’t particularly attached to my username – though you’re such a prominent figure on the boards, I can understand how it’d be different for you.

I am 100% behind individuals applying to blog – it’s SO nice seeing different and unique weddings – no couples are the same, after all. See how you feel as time gets closer, and things may sway you in an alternate direction! 🙂

#end ramble

Post # 15
Member
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I originally thought I would apply to be a blogging bee, but around the time I would have been applying I had a bunch of IL drama going on, and I was kind of disenchanted with the whole wedding planning thing.  The timing was just all wrong! 

I did promise myself that if they did a “holiday” generation while I was eligible I would apply for whatever the St Patricks Day themed bee was. I even suggested the theme in the Ideas board, but no luck.

Post # 16
Member
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that if you were to become a blogger, a lot of people would read your stuff. I always appreciate your POV on things, because you’re much more blunt than I ever could be.

That being said, I don’t really read the blogs unless something catches my eye. I watch the boards and recognize several usernames who I like to read their responses. It would be sad to lose your username, most definitely.

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