Friday, 10 July 2009

Website statistics updated

Statistics for the four websites have now been updated to end-June 2009.

Click on the links below to check out the stats for each site:

  1. Celebrants Online
  2. NSWCelebrants Online
  3. QLDCelebrants Online
  4. Find a Marriage Celebrant

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Civil Celebrants in Hong Kong

Interesting to note that the notion and practice of authorising & using Civil Celebrants is increasing rapidly in a variety of countries. A January 16 press release from the HK Government announced the appointment of 34 new Marriage Celebrants, bringing to 1,439 the number of Celebrants appointed since mid-April 2006. It's great to read that, with the introduction of Civil Celebrants, the number of civil marriages has taken off - couples are making the most of the opportunity to celebrate a Civil Ceremony.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Levels of connectedness

I've spent today at a professional learning session with Will Richardson. Will is a charismatic and inspirational educator and advocate for using technology in a wholly integrated fashion in learning & teaching & living.

While I attended this PL session wearing my hats of Teacher Librarian & Head of IT Faculty, rather than my Celebrants Online hat, there is much in what Will talked and writes about that could be well-utilised by Celebrants.

Many of us network via email & face-to-face contact through our professional associations. But there is a huge world, with enormous potential, just waiting for us to network - with other Celebrants and all involved in the business of ceremony and with potential clients.

Are you on Twitter, YouTube, Flickr? Do you have a blog that you post to on a regular basis? These are just some of the amazing Web-based tools that enable you to network with the world at large. In creating an effective web presence you will be increasing your opportunities for learning, sharing, and growing as a technological person and as a Celebrant.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Celebrants Online welcomes ...

Since the start of the Celebrants Online websites renewal process at the beginning of December '08, it's been my pleasure to welcome many Celebrants to the 'family'. Listed below are the recent additions to the websites. Please click on the links to view each celebrant's full profile.

Celebrants Online
John Whitford - North Central Victoria
Lesley Baker-Hames - Western Australia
Peter D. Raymond - Melbourne eastern suburbs
Pete & Olga Brown - Western Australia
Carol Dale - Melbourne southern suburbs
Richard Lawley - South Australia
Cheryl Griffin - Mornington Peninsula
Bev Krzyzanowski - Melbourne eastern suburbs
MaryAnne Sterling - Melbourne western suburbs
Kristina Visser - Central Victoria
Caroline Vergura - Melbourne southern suburbs
Mary Rose Hookey - Yarra Valley / Healesville / High Country
Josephine Katona - Geelong & Bellarine Peninsula
Emma Davey - Tasmania
NSWCelebrants Online
Nicole Celeban - Sydney western suburbs
Francine O'Brien - NSW Hunter Region
Alan Whitehead - NSW Blue Mountains
QLDCelebrants OnlinePamela Nair - Brisbane
Andrew Sinclair - Brisbane
Peta Fryer - Bundaberg
Candy Barta - Gold Coast
Sandy Samson - Brisbane
Terry Rundell - Bundaberg

Best laid plans ...

It's hard to believe that my last post was back in July last year. This past month and a half has been flat-chat with the subscription renewal process for Celebrants Online, NSWCelebrants Online & QLDCelebrants Online.

And it's back to school tomorrow, so my email response rate may slow down a little as I leap in to what promises to be a very busy school year.

Back in July I started the process of uploading celebrant photos on to Flickr, as I saw that as another way of promoting Celebrants with a value-add service. Despite having let the project slide, I still believe that, so will aim to get back on track with it.

A new year resolution ... every endeavour will be made to update the blog with an item of interest on a weekly basis. Let's see how I go. :)