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Posted: 12.19.2002
Find your inner bride
Wholly Matrimony! has pretty much been a one-woman labor of love since 1998, and up until the last few months all of the monthly winners and such always got updated in a timely manner. But suddenly I look at the calendar and it's December 19th. I was s'posed to have a new wedding feature up on the 15th. Oops. And there never was a December "Dress of the Month" this year. Double-oops. I have been swamped with other things and just don't have the time to give the site my all any longer. I don't want to see it die though. So that's where you come in...

I know I'm not the only one that enjoys weddings and dress photos -- and reading and writing about them. I've decided to take applications for contributors. This could include wading through applications you feel would qualify for the montly winner categories -- and then updating the website accordingly. You'll need a (slightly more than) basic knowledge of Photoshop (and a copy of it) and FTP access. I can guide you through the rest. And this can be also include freelance article work, if you just want to add wedding articles into a premade template and put them on the site. If anyone out there is interested, please drop me a line. Include your name, URL, and any relevant information you feel I should know when making my decision(s).

It usually takes about 3-4 hours to update the "Dress of the Month" (on the first of every month), and about 4-5 hours to update the "Fifteen Minutes of Fame" (on the 15th of every month). Anything you would choose to add to the site from there would be your call as far as time-spent goes. You can continue to use the templates I already have for graphics and site design, or you can let the creative juices flow and change things around a bit (with prior approval, of course). It's time for new blood! The pay sucks (as in this is truly freelance) but my thanks are-a-plenty. If you have any additional questions, please e-mail me! And thank you! -Robyn

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Truly the passing of the torch. I have really enjoyed WM over the years. You have done such an incredible job putting it all together, I'm glad you love it enough to not let it die.

Of course, I can only offer praise but no time. I'm one of big intension but when it comes to getting my ass in the chair to get something done, I seem very flaky. But you love me anyway :P

I have to admit I feel a little sad. Like the end of an era. We both have so much more on our plates than when I first found your New Orleans wedding over 3 years ago.

¤ ¤ credit: Angela | 12.19.02 at 01:58 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Hard to believe I don't have time for it any longer...but I just don't. I've put off a server move for over three months now because I just can't slate the time it would require to do so.

Amazing how much our lives have changed since then, huh? But the best thing about it is all of the close friendships it's brought me -- and that definitely includes you! :-) One of the best blessings I've ever had...

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 12.19.02 at 03:02 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I hope you find someone you like to take over your baby. I use to have a site I loved working on for years, it even made me some money. When I turned it over, I was really dissapointed on how my work was distorted. :( Good luck though!

¤ ¤ credit: Carla | 12.19.02 at 11:30 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Speaking of Dress of the Month for Decemeber, did you ever get my entry? btw, you have done a great job on WM for many years. Your site was one of the first that I visited when I started planning my wedding!

¤ ¤ credit: julie | 12.19.02 at 01:16 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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