Post # 92
- Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club
I think the important thing to remember is that yes, we do want brides who are having “different” weddings up on the main blog. However, that doesn’t mean that everyone who is having a “different” wedding will get accepted when they apply. As others have mentioned, many factors are taken into account when considering applicants: posting frequency, writing style, voice, etc.
The point is that if people that are having quirky or off-beat weddings don’t apply, they won’t get accepted! Shocking, I know. So yes, you may have gotten rejected this time around, but apply again, and encourage other bees that are having quirky weddings to apply as well! While the blog won’t always accept “different” wedding bloggers, the more people who apply that are having those different weddings, the larger the pool, and the higher the liklihood that we have more bloggers that are having quirky weddings.
Just my two-cents, although I agree with above posters that I see a large amount of wedding-diversity on the blog.
Post # 93
Definintely not dodo and stew 🙂
Post # 94
- Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor
It’s more the insinuation of all our weddings are the same, boring and repeitive. Within the context of this post it really didn’t come across as “All the bee weddings are so beautiful they could be featured in wedding magazines”. It’s frustrating to hear “all your weddings are the same”… having been to a few bee weddings I can say they’re pretty different!
As for the post topics/titles being similar.. yeah. Many people planning weddings pick out flowers, or an outfit to wear or are put upon by society to think about a name change. But what is interesting and beautiful about the blogging community is the way that people come to those choices, the different decisions that they make – the feelings and emotions that their choices invoke. I read tons of home design, newlywed and mommy blogs – most mommy blogs will touch on the same topics- but in different ways! Yes, bees are writing about which flowers or shoes to choose, but they aren’t making the same choices. Poodle made clay flowers, I’ve seen others bees with felt/button bouquets and some with brooch bouquets and *gasp* some with flower bouquets.
Post # 95
- Wedding: May 2011 - Downtown 202
Frankly, I couldn’t care less if my wedding was considered magazine-worthy. What hurts my feelings about this whole thread is the insinuation that every blogger on Weddingbee has had a cookie-cutter wedding. I poured a ton of time and energy and stress into planning my wedding and making it unique to us. If people think that it looks exactly like every other wedding posted, then all that time and energy was for nothing. THAT feels crummy.
Post # 97
Ouch, I’m so sorry that you’re so upset.
Maybe some constructive criticism? I think the theme of your wedding is very interesting, but your blog does not read like a wedding blog, it reads like a personal blog of things you’re interested in or your day-to-day activities. Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I thought the posts were supposed to be written in a way that they could be pulled off your personal blog and put on the wedding bee blog. In fact, if I had not been following your wedding ideas in the threads here, I would be confused about your theme from the blog entries.
Also, I have noticed that the wb bloggers are usually very even-tempered when faced with criticism. I think your reaction here solidifies that you should probably look for another outlet.
Post # 98
maybe pounded yam and egusi?
Post # 99
@Zinzerena: I’m sorry to hear about the rejection. 🙁 Congrats on a part in a movie though, that’s awesome!
Post # 100
maybe they fantsize about the food….who knows! ((not making fun or anything…just wondering))
Post # 101
the current menu includes: crab-stuffed mushrooms, butterfly fillets (steak pieces wrapped in bacon and baked), various dips, and that’s just what I can think of at the moment. my Fiance is in charge of the food because, well, he caters.
as for the rest: *head desk* I give up. I’m out.
Post # 102
yeah, this original post just sounds like sour grapes to me. instead of complaining in the form of a weddingbee post, maybe you should have just tried re-applying instead. haven’t you noticed how upbeat and positive everything here must be?
instead, you may have ruined your future chances as a WB blogger by trashing them here.
Post # 103
This posting makes me sad 🙁 But I commend the bees and Mrs. Penguin for handling it with grace. In my opinion Weddingbee is more than just looks, themes, colors and so on. It is about being able to relate and draw from other peoples experiences. How they handled situations, how they solved problems and so on. That is what I personally love.
Post # 104
Honestly I think this is in bad taste, however as someone who deals with website things if you are going to say you read the person’s blog and that person has evidence (In tracking) that unusual visitors have not been on thier site then, I can see where she is coming from in being upset. It comes across to me that Ryn is more upset that it appears (I don’t know as I don’t have her tracking info) that she was lied to in the message she recieved.
Post # 105
Do you get paid to be a bee? Do you get free gifts if your a bee? If not then who cares!
Post # 106
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I just don’t understand how anyone can be sure that 8-12 people didn’t
come to their site? It’s not like it would’ve been a traffic spike of several hundred, or eve several dozen. It was just a handful of visits.
As for this post as a whole, I resent the claim that the selection committee are lying about this.
And yes, it has been said that if readers want to see something different, they are encouraged to apply. But that is not the only factor in choosing a blogger. There are no quotas or token positions to fill. Nobody is chosen solely because of the type of wedding they are having. Writing style and frequency of posting are also huge factors.