Post # 1
Sorry–this is NOT as juicy as the title suggests! 🙂
I got engaged on Christmas, and immediately became infatuated with reading wedding-related message boards. I’ve mostly been reading here, but I found another board that looks good and I opened a thread to find–a post by my FI’s really good female friend talking about us. What are the freaking chances?? I didn’t know she posts on any message boards, and she was married a year and a half ago.
Anyway, it was all good stuff, about how she is soooo excited for us and she wants to get us a really good engagement present, and I had to stop reading! It was like reading someone’s diary, I just felt like it was wrong even though it’s on the internet for anyone to find. And I was totally flattered! but I am completely avoiding that board now (and subsequently signed up here!) because I’d prefer to be in the company of complete strangers online lol. Does that make sense?
Now I’m worried about posting, hoping no one I know is on here. Not that I’d say anything bad, it’s just…weird. Have you ever stumbled upon a post by someone you know in real life??
Post # 3
This is one of my biggest fears – someone finding out who I am IRL ahhhh! That is why my wedding date is off and I don’t get into too many wedding related details. I will also never, ever post a pic of anything.
At least your friend said all good things though…that is a great girl to have in your life!! 🙂
Post # 4
It never occured to me that it might happen until it did! Now that some time has passed though, I’m *almost* tempted to go read more of her posts haha. And yes, she is a very nice person and a very good friend to my Fiance, and we’re quickly becoming good friends, too. Very nice to know that she’s not just fake-nice to me! LOL
Post # 5
I’m a blogger and have several blogs that reveal who I am, so I take it as a given that it’d be easy to trace anything I post online to me – which is why I am *super* careful to think twice before posting anything. In fact, if I ever do decide I need to post about something on the DL here, I’ll probably do what other bees have and make a second, anonymous account just for that post.
Post # 6
@shout4: I have to be honest, I probably would read more of her posts! Haha.
Post # 7
@shout4: How are you sure its her?
Post # 8
I wasn’t worried about it until it happened. Lol. A friend “found” some posts after figuring out my username. I mean, it wasn’t really rocket science since she knew my wedding date and I used to have my location. And mine wasn’t a great one either. But, c’est la vie? Lol. It IS like reading someone’s diary! I side-eye pretty much all Bees from my area until I’ve “cleared” them. 😉 haha.
Post # 9
I worry about that too because I’ve had 2 friends get engaged since I did. I don’t want them to start using the same boards as I do and find out all my plans. I should have created a more crafty user name 🙁
Post # 10
@shout4: Ahh, I would have kept reading, too!
Thankfully, I have yet to find anyone on here that I “know” in real life. 🙂
Post # 11
I have been on the bee for almost two years, there are a few things that I would be red faced about, but there is nothing that I wouldn’t go back and read and be horribly embarrased or sorry about. Just concentrate on being helpful and supportive on the threads that you reply to and do your best not to reveal too much in the treads you start about yourself. Most importantly – familarize yourself with the ToS and commenting policies here.
Welcome to the Hive!