OK, here’s the thing…
When five of us started this site we had hopes of communicating with twenty or so people. Much to our astonishment, we have been read an average of a thousand times a day for nearly four years (that’s over a million and a quarter times). Kelly and I have been running this site, with the help of contributors, by ourselves for the past couple of years. If you look at our front page you will understand our job division. I take care of the middle (find, edit, draft and schedule the posts, monitor and approve comments, write stuff, etc.) and answer tons of mail. Kelly takes care of most of the outside edges (the calendar, Twitter, Facebook, music, slide show, etc.) pays the bills, does the Guys birthday videos and reports on the professional engagements of IL Volo.
Here’s what I’m getting at..
Kelly has a full-time, demanding job. I’m retired, but tired. The site is a pretty big everyday task. Without some help we are going to have to let it go. I can only speak for myself when I say that this site is my joy! It is like a child to me. I love it that much. But it has gotten to the point where it is hard for me to take even part of any day away.
We refuse to allow the quality, which we have tried hard to achieve and maintain, go downhill and would rather end it cleanly.
Only with some help in these areas can we remain a viable website and continue to “Share the Love”.
1.) help keeping up with professional aspects of Il Volo — including being able to draft your own work.
2.) someone who can speak to/help with technical aspects of running a site…including social media.
3.) someone to coordinate with translators.
4.) aid in editing and drafting posts.
5.) someone to help monitor our Flight Crew mail.
Most of these things can be taught by Kelly or myself.
I can’t begin to tell you exactly how crossed our fingers are.
~Kelly and Marie
P. S. ~~ Yes! What Marie said. It would break our hearts to have to let go, so please…help us keep our home! kya