(Closed) THEY LIEEEE!!!! (aka denied as a Bee)

posted 9 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 122
858 posts
Busy bee

I guess I will be the one to say it since I dont think anyone else has or will. I wonder if this would have happened before the incident last week and your support for she who shall not be named

Post # 123
19 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Sts Peter and Paul Church/The Bently Reserve

THIS IS NOT A CONSPIRACY. It’s a familiar case of someone applying to be a blogger bee and not getting accepted on their first try. Simple as that, folks 🙂

Post # 124
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

HAI GUYZ! So, I know I don’t get around on the boards much anymore, and I’m sorry about that. I miss being an active member of the WB community. Anyway, I’m just here to say that straight up, I had the world’s most cookie-cutter wedding. It was by the book in almost every way, from the cost to the style to my dress and appearance to the paper goods. And, I barely DIYed anything because I don’t know how. I take zero offense to the implication that my wedding was very similar to lots of other weddings, because it totally was.

However, I do really hope that I was not a cookie-cutter blogger. I tried really hard to level with the readers of Weddingbee, and be as authentic as I felt as I realistically could on a very public website. I tried to write in a way that would appeal to lots of people, while also letting you in on what my personality is like. I tried to show you the good, the bad, and the ugly. I was the one who wrote the post about how I bullied my fiance into proposing to me, and although hitting publish and sending that post into the wide world of the Internet was seriously scary, I did it because I tried really hard to be a writer that people would want to read, and I was pretty sure that other women would relate to how I felt during that experience.

So, I actually think the style/theme of your wedding has very little to do with who gets accepted as a Bee. It’s more about your voice, and your style, and if you’re going to be a writer that people can connect with. I know you said you’ve had favorable comments on your writing before, and congrats to you for that, but I do think that when you’re blogging in a public forum, it’s not “one voice fits all.” So, if you do re-apply (and I hope you do! I hope everyone who gets rejected re-applies! I never would have been on the main blog if I didn’t sack up and try again after the first reject), I’d think more about how your voice fits with the overall tone of this website, rather than the offbeat theme of the wedding itself.

Also, @miss sparkly cat, I can say with 100% confidence that it had no impact. The boards and the blog applications have nothing to do with each other.

ANYWAY MISS YOU GUYS!!! I’m going to watch Top Chef Just Desserts and have myself a beer.

Post # 125
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Just another bee chiming in to say that if a blogger isn’t chosen for weddingbee, it is nothing to do with their wedding style or their race/ethincity or ANYTHING ELSE like that that others keep assuming. It’s usualyl because

1) they don’t post often enough or their blog isn’t old enough, or

2) their writing style isn’t hitting the mark.

I have a challenge for anyone who wants to take it.

If there’s so many similar weddings on weddingbee blog, find me another bee whose wedding is similar to mine. And I mean their wedding–the party they were here to blog about. not their civil marriage they had months before another big wedding celebration.

Pretty sure no one else’s is like mine. But then again, you could say that EVERYONE’s wedding is similar. You know, since everyone wore clothes to their weddings, and got married, and a lot of people did that on a saturday, and hell, a lot of gals even wore dresses. I GUESS ALL THE WEDDINGS ARE THE SAME AND TOTALLY INDISTINGUISHABLE.

Post # 126
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Am I the only one that doesn’t understand the big deal of being a blogger on here? I truly don’t get it. I’m not being bitchy when I say this. I am just stumped!

Post # 127
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ooooooo Octopus by favorite Bee is in here!!  Love her!

Post # 128
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

This thread has definitely run its course. I’m happy to entertain emails on the subject; feel free to give me a shout at cathy at weddingbee dot com 🙂

We’ll also be sure to clarify the bee blogger application process – it was developed by the blogger bees collectively, is intensive and thoughtful, and is by no means meant to be a secretive process—quite the opposite! I’ll draft up a post about it and post it to the blog soon, so look out for it! xx

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