(Closed) Life before Bees?

posted 9 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I started reading Weddingbee last March, and definitely got hooked!  So, soon, I was a regular commenter, and certainly tried to be an active member of the community.  My bee profile picture matches my pre-bee avatar, so I was definitely okay with people knowing that "MagPie518" had entered bee-dom. 

Post # 4
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406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

I was actually "vailbride" before blogging on weddingbee as Miss Champagne. I regularly commented and had a link to my blog (which was started as my application to blog for weddingbee). Are you considering an application to blog?! Do it!

Post # 5
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

I’m a lurker, I admit it.  I subscribed to WB on my RSS reader and visited the actual site occasionally, but I wasn’t active on the boards, nor did I comment on posts.  I mostly flagged posts for future reference!

Post # 7
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1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I used to be MsUsUk and I like to think I was a pretty active member.  I lost all my post counts when I became a bee though, but I’m an active enough Bee to be a Busy Bee (though, losing my posts did suck a bit).  I think Mr.Bee/Pengy/BILBee have fixed it because Bruschetta has all her previous posts in her count. 🙂

Also, when I see blogs I rarely ever mentally link them to a community member.  I wanted to be a Bee because I wanted to "be there" for other brides who are going through immigration and long, long distance planning.  It was a struggle to find personal accounts of engaged couples going through the process.  I also (hopefully) have a couple more handy DIY projects to share when I get back to Maryland.

Post # 8
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Haha, yes I do!  I would’ve been upset if I’d lost my count, especially since I was about to cross over to 1,000 when I got my bee acceptance!

I actually started my personal blog not intending to apply, but had so much fun with it — writing is one of my passions — that I decided to go for it.  I wanted to share my love of food and Philly with the hive, and am so thrilled to be able to do so as a bee.

Post # 9
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813 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Wow, seeing all of your old names is fun… I remember you ladies commenting on the boards with your user names before you became bees… I’m not sure I realized that it was you (VailBride or MsUsUk or MagPie) now that you are Bees with a new identity!

Post # 10
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North

I used to be joeysgirl2008 and I wasn’t a super active poster, but I lurked and read a lot. I left a link on my blog, but never considered applying until about 10 or so months in when Miss Sweet Tea (also a NOLAian) had joined.

Post # 11
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

I wanted to blog because I was frustrated by the under-representation of a) second-time brides, 2) people planning a simple wedding at home, and 3) the emotional aspect of getting ready to marry (rather than the party-related details).

Frankly, I didn’t think I’d get chosen… I’m direct, I talk about taboo things, and I’m neither crafty nor particularly excited about the wedding-planning part of weddings!  And yet, I hope that I’ve been helpful, if only for people to see that it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.

Apply.  You never know.  I will say this (and I’m assuming, I don’t really KNOW): your ability to write well and be interesting to others is important, and so is the way you write. If your perspective is too narrow (just about you and your planning) or in any way might offend any of the many readers, I’d imagine your chances will drop.

Post # 12
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Rancho Bernardo Inn

I used to be MMWedding and I was pretty active especially on post comments, although I was starting to get more involved in the boards.  There was a link to my blog on my profile.  I started reading Weddingbee in July, quickly became addicted to WB and other wedding blogs.  I decided to start my own blog as a creative outlet and way to collect my ideas and then tried applying for WB when I was in the 8 month range.  I got to keep my post counts from my old username. 

It’s fun to see who was who.  I always get excited when a new bee is accepted and I realize that I was already reading her personal wedding blog.  

Post # 13
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233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

I was like Cheese- a lurker. I commented- but rarely. I realized I was reading WB every day and I thought it would be a great place to get feedback on my wedding since I am doing most (if not all) the planning myself. I’ve found WB to be an awesome source of inspiration and the women here have great feedback and ideas!! You should totally apply.

Post # 15
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5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love how you are old sharing your old profile names!  I knew most of them, but it’s still fun to see so thanks!

Post # 16
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275 posts
Helper bee

I was also a lurker (willworkforpeonies) WB was subscribed through my reader so I rarely visited the actual site unless I was looking for information on the boards.  Although, I must say, that the site has changed a lot since I first started reading – I would totally come now (even if I wasn’t a bee) for the gallery and other amazing additions the Bee family and Mrs. Penguin have created.  I had my own blog for almost a year before I decided to apply – and like Cheese had already talked myself through the potential rejection before I applied, thinking that no one would want to read my random thoughts about planning my wedding!

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