(Closed) If You’re Leaving the Hive, Please Post Your Blog…

posted 11 years ago in Beehive
Post # 32
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15 posts
Newbee

Umm ….what’s going on? I am lost. Why is everyone leaving? are they closing the site or what? somebody tell me!

Post # 33
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248 posts
Helper bee

The site is being sold to E-Harmony.  There was a lengthy post explaining this posted earlier this morning on the the blog by Mrs. Bee. I was clueless too until I scolled through today’s posts to find the one from Mrs. Bee explaining the sale

Post # 34
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1 posts
Wannabee

Hi All,

I really love this site and continued to log on even after my wedding was over. Now that I’m an event/wedding planner, I still log on to stay in the know & stay connected to the site that revolutionized the world of DIY brides ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Anyone interested in my antics and resources, check me out on:

http://www.itsverymerry.blogspot.com

 

Post # 35
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71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Private Garden/The Bungalow Club

Just to be clear: I’m sticking around, but wanted to give those departing a place to follow my shenanigans.  Hence, why I posted my blog address earlier!  For those of you staying, fear not… you’ll get all the meat you want ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 36
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34 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am not leaving… out of principle. Don’t misread me. I AM a staunch supporter of equality and LGBTQ rights. I am really sad that so many of the bees who contribute are leaving instead of making a point to get their voice out. Mrs. Bee has been given editorial power and I know she will make sure your/OUR voice is heard. Please know that I understand those of you who are deeply offended and feel sickened by this move. I just think this is an opportunity to get the message out and is a way to screw EHarmony for their shitty principals. What would be more powerful? Queer Wedding Wednesdays or silence? I think that would be a shame. I think that if there is sensorship or any sign of curbing our voice, we should leave. Until then, I hope those with strong voices (which I know you all have!) will use them.

 

Please know I support any decision you make. I may not agree, but I am on your side.

Post # 37
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North

To clarify, I’m staying on the site as a bee. I posted my blog for those who wanted to follow our wedding planning :). I’m sorry for the confusion and I respect the decisions of those who can no longer come to this site.

Post # 38
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152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hey all, I’m not a bee either, but i avidly stalked the hive. I absolutely loved the openness and willingness to share great ideas and creative projects.  I’m not going to apply to be bee – i worry about the quality of this wonderful homemade project turning into another peice of corporate america that loses its originality and may become censored.

 

Please visit me at my blog: The Relentless Bridehttp://imaynotbefamous.blogspot.com and I have a Link Library, so if i haven’t already added you, please comment me so that I can… 

 

This has been a great site, and i truly hope it can maintain its integrity.

 

Good luck everybody

Post # 39
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My bad for misreading Miss Ballet Flat’s post, same goes for Miss Meatball ๐Ÿ™‚ 

 

This is all so confusing ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 40
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2 posts
Wannabee

I had hopes of becoming a bee, but don’t plan on it anymore.  I will keep on reading this blog for inspirations…hopefully it will remain the same – free form and all! 

You can find my wedding planning updates here http://marthafung.blogspot.com/, along with some yummy recipes for your fiances and hubbies!

Post # 41
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I am so sad to hear about so many of the hive leaving.  This is an amazing site and I feel sorry for Mrs. Bee and all the other bees who must be experiencing so many emotions right now.   I will continue to come visit Weddingbee in the hopes that it will continue to be the wonderful and special place that we have all grown to love.

For everyone that is leaving, I look forward to keeping up with everyone on their blogs and I will be adding them to my blog list to read.  My blog is just getting started but you can check it at http://www.myweddingreport.com/blog/ I hope to stay connected with the many people that have inspired me on the site. Even if I haven’t always been a constant voice I have benefited from all the advice, inspiration and support of all you bees and readers.

 

Post # 42
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60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008 - Ceremony in a historic church, tented lawn reception at a golf and country club

I’m so sad to hear about the loss of so many readers because of the Big News. I will be staying, as it doesn’t really make any sense to up and leave the day before my wedding, but will remain a staunch supporter of LGBTQ rights, and if anything else changes re: the contect of the site, I’ll be packing my vintage suitcase as well. Until then, I am here. If your duffel is already slung on your shoulder, please visit me at http://www.ourlittlehaus.com !

Post # 43
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

i will be deleting my account.  i’m not a bee (and for that matter i’ve been married just over a year now) but this site was super useful when i was planning my wedding.  i still read it up till now (and send all of my new bride-friends to it)!  thanks to everyone for all the great advice.

feel free to visit me at http://www.crumbyicing.com where i talk about mostly baking and other crafty things that drive my husband crazy!

Post # 44
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22 posts
Newbee

i’m having a hard time seeing how people think leaving a site that’s now owned by e-harmony is going to be the best thing for supporting LGBTQ rights. okay, you don’t agree with them in principle but doesn’t the fact that mrs. bee is retaining editorial rights and that e-harmony has stated that they have no intention of changing wb content mean something? someone already mentioned this, and i completely agree: which is better? staying and continuing to blog/supprt queer brides or leaving and letting one of the most far-reaching and influential wedding blogs out there be without voice from the gay community? come on now. you want to do something and see things change? i don’t see how leaving and not continuing to post really does anything to "make your voices heard". if anything, it’s silencing to you and a cause you truly believe in. talk about ineffective action.

Post # 45
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172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey

I’m staying for now.  For those of you leaving, I understand completely and respect your decision.   You can get to my blog posts at http://doublyhappytoo.blogspot.com/.  Virtual hugs to all.

Post # 46
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I haven’t made a final decision yet…I think I will stick around for a while to see how things settle. For those who are interested here is our blog- http://www.spitzertales.com.

I am looking forward to reading all of your blogs and will be adding all of them to my reader and hope you do the same. Enjoy!

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