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  1. LCTBQE

    nectarine / 2461 posts

    @formerbee: who are you?! reveal yourself!

  2. crazydoglady

    nectarine / 2431 posts

    @LCTBQE: Seconded. 😅

  3. formerbee

    apple seed / 4 posts

    @crazydoglady: it was a long time ago. If you look at the leaderboard, they’re all or mostly gone.

  4. crazydoglady

    nectarine / 2431 posts

    @formerbee: Sorry, what was a long time ago?

  5. bhbee

    cantaloupe / 6012 posts

    @crazydoglady: I just realized you can see the all time leaderboard! https://boards.hellobee.com/view/leaderboard?forums=0&days=0

  6. bhbee

    cantaloupe / 6012 posts

    @LCTBQE: if you use that link above and click last month there are 237 or something people that did at least 1 thing in the last month ... but many fewer who are on significantly. It’s interesting to see the pattern.

  7. crazydoglady

    nectarine / 2431 posts

    @bhbee: I never noticed that about the leader board! I don't think it includes users who have shut down their accounts. I guess I am the leader this week...so many intermittent fasting questions.

  8. bhbee

    cantaloupe / 6012 posts

    @crazydoglady: ha I saw the list and was like dang I need to get off the internet esp at night!

  9. formerbee

    apple seed / 4 posts

    @crazydoglady: when people left here and formed a fb group. Before that there was way more activity.

  10. crazydoglady

    nectarine / 2431 posts

    @bhbee: For me, it comes in waves. I will go forever without coming on here and then post a bunch and then fade out again.

  11. crazydoglady

    nectarine / 2431 posts

    @formerbee: I already figured as much even with my brief stint in that group.

  12. formerbee

    apple seed / 4 posts

    @crazydoglady: you’re not missing anything. Except HB traffic.

  13. crazydoglady

    nectarine / 2431 posts

    @formerbee: Oh, yeah, no regrets leaving at all. After other members said they weren't happy with the new adds, I couldn't leave fast enough.

    Man, I want to know who you are (old username.) I used to be simplyfelicity (if that means anything😅)

  14. Kemma

    grapefruit / 4291 posts

    @crazydoglady: the grapefruiting thread was AMAZING!

  15. Kemma

    grapefruit / 4291 posts

    I think a lot of the original active posters are no longer in the baby phase as some of their kids would be quite grown up now!

  16. LCTBQE

    nectarine / 2461 posts

    @Kemma: yea good point, I could see how when my youngest gets to be an older toddler that everything baby just isn't relevant. But I get the best life tips here

  17. ChitownRo

    clementine / 926 posts

    Clearly I lurk a lot, but I’ve been around since 2012 I think, when getting ready to TTC. I found HB via WB - used that a ton for my 2009 wedding. I still love HB and so value all of the advice I’ve read on here.

  18. cake2017

    persimmon / 1041 posts

    this is the only place I post or lurk on. I’m not on any social media. I love how we can be annon on here!

  19. jaguar

    pomegranate / 3763 posts

    weddingbee! though I lurked for a while because we were TTC/IF for so long, I didn't join here until we FINALLY got our BFP with Baby Jag (the first!)

  20. Pumuckl

    pomegranate / 3601 posts

    I never had an account on weddingbee but that's where I heard about hellobee as well. Then lurked on here for a long time before I finally decided to sign up. Glad I did

  21. brownepiano

    persimmon / 1467 posts

    I've been lurking and occasionally posting since 2012 when I had my first baby. Googling something led me here, I don't remember what it was. The boards keep me around, and the occasional blog posts.

  22. Mrs. Starfish

    blogger / apricot / 431 posts

    I also found it through Weddingbee.

    I really, really miss the higher volume of blog and board posts from a few years back. For what it's worth, I can see how many views my blog posts receive. Last Wednesday, I posted about my daughter's eye muscle surgery and I can see that it has received 855 views over that time period. Looking back, my recent posts get around 1,000 views so maybe there are more readers around here than we realize?

    My wish is that they would recruit more bloggers and get more voices and perspectives. I love reading about different parenting styles and challenges and I definitely agree that I love the supportive vibe here.

  23. graceandjoy

    pear / 1565 posts

    I knew about HB through Wedding Bee, but I didn't join until I was TTC in 2014.

    I really miss the sense of community we had back then! Where we had post-a-thons and stuff!

  24. psw27

    pomelo / 5220 posts

    I think I actually found it through a real life friend tweeting about it about 6+ years ago. I joined before we were TTC with my oldest. I do also miss when it was a little bit more bustling, but I also recall the drama and sometimes cattiness that went along with that.

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