Monday, July 12, 2010

Behind The Scenes At Shades Magazine

There are some changes going on behind the scenes at Shades Of The Departed, The Digital Magazine.

The June and July issues are being combined into one themed issue, The Wedding Issue, which will be published this week.

An issue of Shades will be published monthly through December 2010; they will also be themed rather than a particular month.

Beginning in January/February 2011, Shades will be published six times per year, also with a theme for each issue. We will be looking at the photographs of the old west, back to school, momento mori, toys, politics, your immigrant ancestors and more.

It takes a great deal of work to produce the magazine and it is accomplished with love rather than money. (OK, so my husband doesn't really buy this one. He says money goes out but never comes in.) In an effort to lighten the burden on all the contributors we are making this change in the production schedule.

will also be adding some specialized publications to the mix that we hope will be of benefit to our readers as photographic resources. There are some doozies here.

You may or may not know that this year has been a challenge for me with some nagging health issues. I would like to thank you for your patience during the rough spots. Personally, I love Shades and will do everything in my power to "keep on keepin' on."

See you this week at the wedding!


Blogger Kathryn Doyle said...

Brilliant decision, fM! We want you to pace yourself so you can keep this going. And an extra month will give everyone time to savor each issue and leave them hankering for more.

July 12, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Thanks for the support Kathryn!


July 12, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger my Heritage Happens said...

Fantastic idea! Have been thinking of you and hope you are doing well! We are all of the "patient type" (it stems from having to be...) and for me, it will give me more time to savor each and every issue! Always looking forward to the next issue cuz! ;-)

July 12, 2010 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Cuz - It is always good to have family in your corner! Thanks - fM

July 12, 2010 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

I have had so many irons in the fire this spring that my reading has fallen way behind --- fortunately, Shades is one of those must reads --- and something I refer to regularly. So, that said, I will be able to be a lady of leisure, sipping my tea and reading Shades in a timely manner.

Thanks for such a great read.

July 12, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Dorene from Ohio said...

You are amazingly talented....and we love reading Shades no matter when it comes out!

July 13, 2010 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Craig Manson said...

Hooray for you for being you! And Hooray for us lucky enough to know you or read your work or contribute to it! I'll always do what I can to help out!

July 13, 2010 at 8:12 PM  

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