New Site Bells N’ Whistles by Meg Keene Hello All, I’m wrapping up a vacation and being ill (both at once, how fantastic is that?) so posting might be slightly spotty for a day or two, till I’m back up and running on all cylinders. But, I wanted to walk you through some small changes we’ve made to the site, in response to your requests: As requested by women at the APW meetup, there is now a “sort oldest to newest” button on each page. This means you can go into the archives, hit any month, and then hit “sort oldest to newest” and read posts in the order they were written. Plus, you can actually go down to the bottom of the main page, and hit “sort oldest to newest” and the entire blog will re-sort from beginning to end. BWAH! Mind blowing! You guys have been loving the threading comments. By popular request, you can now check off “Notify me of replies via email,” and if people respond to your particular comment, you’ll get the replies in your inbox. And may I remind you of comment flagging? If someone is being unkind, I’m empowering you to report the comment. You know when people are not following the kindness rules of the site. My favorite comment of a long while said this, “If people are looking for a fight I wish they would look somewhere else. We are nice here.” (Awwwww…. and yes, yes we are). Our vendor list is finally up and running. You can find it in the drop down menu under ‘vendors,’ above. This was the most requested bit in the reader survey and now it’s here. This is a listing of all of the paid APW sponsors, sorted by vendor type and location (yay!) They’ve chosen to advertise with this community because they love it, and they love the clients they get through this site (I consistently hear how kind, thoughtful, grounded, and smart you are all). I screen advertisers based on sanity and kindness, and the level to which I feel that they are a fit with the site ethos. As someone who runs a small creative business, I’m passionate about the part of this work that allows me to help small creative businesses to flourish. Because of that, I really care about the match working well, and I turn advertisers down if I don’t think they are a good fit. And finally, on a totally different note – I only have a few advertising spots left. So, if there are any lovely wedding elves out there that have been thinking of joining APW, drop me a line. You can read a bit of the advertising manifesto here. Thank you all for bearing with me during the transition. I’ve been just overwhelmed by how KIND everyone has been about the new site, even while I grappled a bit emotionally with the change. And I have been truly delighted by how the level of intensely thoughtful conversation has stepped up on the new site with the new comments. That has made every emotionally tough moment of the transition worth it. xo Meg Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.