After 7 years at the helm, I have decided to sell CatholicYouthWork.com. The Salesian Social Media Office (’Salesian Link') are buying the site and will take control this Saturday, June 7th.
My reason for this is that I feel called to spend less time on the web and to devote more time to the work I am involved in on the ground. I wanted the site to continue as I know it is valuable to a lot of you, and so I was keen to hand it over to the right people. In the Salesians I am certain that I have found the site a great new home!
CatholicYouthWork.com started in March 2007 as a ‘let’s see if this has got any legs’ type of project. It turned out that it did have legs, and the site has grown and grown. At peak times, we can get over a thousand unique visits a day, and the site has been ranked by Alexa as high as 180,000. I still believe that we are the biggest site dedicated to Catholic Youth Ministry in the world.
I would like to take a moment to thank those who have helped me these last seven years.: the posters, the advertisers, the content creators and designers, the people at SMF and TinyPortal, CYMFed and so many more. Special thanks should also go to the faithful few who stuck by the site when it was just a small ‘forum’!
In addition to all these sentiments, there are a few practical things to note:
-If you have access to post on our Twitter or Facebook streams, you will find I have revoked your access. Sorry about that. You will have to renegotiate this with the Salesians.
-The Salesians have also agreed to maintain all confidentiality agreements regarding private boards and personal messages on the forum.
-The admin(AT)catholicyouthwork.com E-mail address will transfer along with the site, and so will remain the best way to get in touch with any site related questions.