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Quick Note on CHPN Updates

Folks,

These past few months have been some of the most difficult personally for a lot of folks in the team. As your neighbors, we strive to give you the most up to date information but, being vulnerable here, mental health is paramount to being successful and it’s been a monumental challenge to concentrate on this website after the re-design.

As you may know, we recently updated the website platform for our 15 year old news site. Now that the site is launched, there is SO much more work to get everything transitioned and working optimally. This is way harder than I personally thought.

Many of you say, well, “Murden did this while working full time”. Our reality is different.

We ask for your patience as we work through this phase of the website redesign, which includes taking some self assessment while trying to not burn out.

This means that our newest team member, Megan, will be updating the site weekly until we figure out a new workflow. Not sure what it is yet, but I’m hopeful we will. We’re not going anywhere.

Thanks,

Gustavo — CHPN Editor

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8 comments

Adam Zimmerli
Adam Zimmerli 07/30/2019 at 11:08 AM

Take care of yourselves! We need CHPN, and it can only be great when y’all are feeling good too.

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Jess Houser
Jess Houser 07/30/2019 at 11:13 AM

Thanks for the vulnerability and honesty. Mental health is so very important. I echo what Adam said. We love having CHPN, but self-care is key. Y’all will get it all figured out in due time.

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Rachel Pater
Rachel Pater 07/30/2019 at 11:15 AM

It’s looking great! Take care of yourselves. <3

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jean mcdaniel 07/30/2019 at 12:09 PM

You are just lucky I didn’t have anything to do with the redesign! I think I am the only person that will admit my computer illiteracy. Fortunately for me, I can borrow my neighbors child to help me. This web site is not as important as anyones health and those that complain the most do the least! Let us know what we can do to help!

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Ann Knox 07/30/2019 at 2:31 PM

Are there ways others can help? I absolutely agree with others that self-care is paramount, but if having more people on the team would help, please let us know.

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Megan Rickman-Blackwood 08/01/2019 at 5:44 PM

Ann, there are tons of ways to get involved. Email us and we will set up a meeting.

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Anne Soffee 07/31/2019 at 3:25 PM

I’ve always found that trying to live up to Murden is a recipe for self-flagellation.

Best of luck to you all!

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Jini Rao 08/02/2019 at 10:14 AM

I’m new to the neighborhood and don’t even know who Murden is/was, but I’ve already found CHPN to be a great neighborhood resource and I’d love to help keep it that way. Take care of yourself and let us know how we can support you!

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