- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Remember that thread weeks about about HOW if we want to see different things on the blogs, like different weddings, we have to APPLY?
Well, guess what? I applied. And just got the rejection with no reason as to why. It was a typical form letter. (I’ve seen HUNDREDS, and I’m not joking, form letters from literary agents, I can spot them a mile or twelve away.)
Here’s what the letter states:
Dear (My Name),
Thank you so much for your interest in blogging for Weddingbee. We wish we could take on a whole swarm of new bees! We have a committee who reviews and votes on all applications, and while we’ve really enjoyed your blog, we unfortunately only have a few slots available, and last year we were only able to accept 12% of our applicants. 🙁
If you’re also interested in other ways to get published on Weddingbee, here are a few ideas!
DIY – Submit your favorite DIY project you’ve completed, along with a tutorial, to Weddingbee!
Guest – Is there a particular post you’ve written that would make a unique contribution to the hive?
We appreciate you taking the time to apply, and slots for new bees open all the time! It has been a pleasure to read your blog, and you’re more than welcome to reapply in another 4 weeks if you’d like us to reevaluate your application. Until then, we hope to continue to see you buzzing about the site. 🙂
Oh, and unless they’re snooping on my blog through one single computer, I can tell you now, they aren’t looking at my blog. I’ve been keeping a close eye on my tracker.
So, there you have it. Someone who does a wedding completely out of the ordinary is NOT going to get accepted as a Bee. Is this surprising? NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST. I call it typical and annoying.
Just thought I’d let all your ladies out there who were pulling for me to become a Bee know that I was rejected. With a form letter, no less.
I also believe this goes to show that they aren’t the least bit interested in having anything different on the blogs (unless you conform to their type of wedding).