Thursday, October 2, 2008

This flat-out sucks.




Weddingbee was sold to eHarmony.

I don't know what else to say except that I'm really pissed off right now. I unsubscribed from Weddingbee in my Google Reader a few weeks ago for a number of reasons (mostly that I just wasn't that interested anymore, and the increasing number typos/misspellings/malapropisms really got to me), but I continued to sneak in once a day to feed my addiction. No more.

It's interesting that I read that post immediately after reading this (and all related comments). There are plenty of bloggers (wedding-related and otherwise) out there (here, here and here) whom I relate to much more than some of the new Bees, and with 24 days left until I'm married, I can do without the 'bee.

edited to remove links to Weddingbee, so eHarmony doesn't get lots of extra hits. Blech.

11 comments:

Jess said...

I completely agree. I've been refreshing the two posts about the sale and the gay marriage thing all day in the interest of reading the comments. Once I'm done with that, I won't be back to that site.

Cory and Becca said...

I agree with you too. I won't be back (there's a reason I'm not a Knottie!), but I've bookmarked all of my favorite bees' and readers' sites so that I can still follow along. =(

Jen said...

I bookmarked you too! I won't be back to Bee.

mscandycorn said...

i just wanted to say thanks for all of the wonderful comments you've left and i'll miss you on weddingbee. since i'm getting married next weekend, i didn't think it'd be fair to post all about our planning and then not post the pro photos with the results of the whole shabang. after that, i'll be gone for good. it's sad to see what has happened, but i just can't support the direction it's taking for much longer.

if you want to keep in touch, my wedding journal is http://mscandycorn.livejournal.com/

xoxo,
shannon/miss candy corn

fadedredtshirt said...

Hey Wendy,
I understand how you feel. For many of us who write for the site, it has been a very difficult thing to absorb. The site was very important to me for a time and as such, I have spent much of today struggling with what I want to do from here.
I genuinely wish you well with your wedding and hope to keep in touch with you outside of the site.
www.xanga.com/bumblingbride
Jillian a.k.a. Hum

Desaray said...

thanks for the nod, mama. i like you too ;}

Cyd said...

I am pretty upset myself. I have train wreck syndrome. I can't keep myself away from the comments right now. I feel almost in mourning in a way. *sigh* It's just a shame. I support Bee's decision to sell but why oh why did it have to be to them? Add in tonight's vice presidential debate and Palin's outright condemnation of gay marriage, and I'm just sad and shaking my head tonight.

B said...

Couldn't agree more!

To sell out is one thing --- to sell out to such a distasteful company is quite another!!!

I started the thread on the boards for everyone to post personal blogs so we'll no longer have to drive traffic to their site in order to continue reading about everyone's journeys...

Angela said...

Another message of support from another former Bee reader! I kept up with the comments on the two posts for most of yesterday and this morning, but I had to finally close the tab with how rude and hateful some people are getting on there. That sort of behavior reaffirms to me that leaving was the right decision - I don't want to associate myself with people who would belittle my decisions, no matter their own personal beliefs. (Thankfully it really wasn't any of the Bee bloggers who were expressing their opinions that way, and Mrs. Bee can't exactly control who reads her website, so I don't associate those comments with the Weddingbee establishment, but it certainly reflects on the sort of readership an eHarmony-owned Weddingbee will attract!)

Guilty Secret said...

Interesting post over there about cohabitation.

Thanks for the link love ;)

N said...

Geez, I'm really slow :p I didn't realize (bride.) was my buddy gorgesviola. Duh. Thanks for the shout out!