Did I say the next part of the ornament series was coming on Friday? Well, the ornament submissions keep pouring in, so here’s a bonus post for you all to enjoy. More holiday ornaments from the bee bloggers!
The yearly bee ornament exchange is one of my favorite parts of being a bee, and it’s hard to believe that this is already our FOURTH annual bee ornament exchange! Each year, the blogger bees all get together and participate in a secret Santa ornament exchange. With a $15 budget, each bee is challenged to come up with an ornament (handmade or store bought) that represents the bee’s moniker that they’ve drawn! This year over 100 bees participated! WHEW! Check out the adorable ornaments the bees came up with:
to – Wishing my Taco friend a muy Feliz Navidad with a necklace-turned-ornament from Etsy
One of the questions that are asked of me most frequently is, “How do you choose new bee bloggers?” Well, we like to think that they choose us. All applicants apply to become bees—we don’t recruit bloggers beyond occasionalposts showing off our new and current generations of icons and a link to where and how you can apply. In an attempt to demystify the process, here’s how Weddingbee goes about reviewing all our blogger applications!
ALL applications and corresponding applicants’ blogs are read carefully by a 12 person committee made up of current and past bee bloggers. The committee is anonymous to the public, to keep the process fair.
Potential bee bloggers submit their applications and they land in our inbox. Once we receive 5-10 applications (typically within a 2-4 week period), we gather all outstanding applications and send each one to all committee members to review. We also pass along an editable spreadsheet. This spreadsheet contains a column with committee members’ names in it where they can mark each blog with yes/no.