News from the office

Feb 23, 2019

Our biggest news is that our new website has launched and we’ve had some brilliant feedback.

Thanks to everyone who’s been in touch and encouraged us. There’s always plenty to troubleshoot and get used to after a major change like this so if you’ve got any questions, just get in touch; click on Contact Us from the main menu.

update your profile photos

Mike Hammer, who manages most of our social media presence, writes:  ‘Hi friends. As you know social media is now commonly regarded as a powerful tool and since I believe wholeheartedly that WWOOFing and hosting WWOOFers benefits people’s lives enormously, I would like as many people as possible to hear about us. The best way I can do this is by using eye-catching photo images.

Since this is the time of year when we are making plans for the year ahead and perhaps reflecting on the year just gone by, I would like to ask you all to consider the photos you have on your profile. Profile photos have been uploaded from our previous website and many of them are too small for me to use in social media posts, which is a great shame I can tell you.

Take a look at your profile and check to see if the photos enlarge to good–sized images when you click on them or do they only become small ‘thumbnails’? If so, please upload the images again to our new fantastic website and, better still add more up-to-date, buzzy photos.

Could all of you lovely WWOOFers and hosts please take some time to photo the experiences you have while you are in the fields and gardens; especially the people around you. Take photos of fellow WWOOFers, hosts and WWOOFers together, activities where people are being instructed, social events, meal times, stunning views, alternative technology, permaculture and biodynamic practices, innovative techniques, cute animals, vibrant vegetables, wildlife etc. etc., then add them to your profile.

Finally, and really importantly, make sure you have ticked the box to agree to give us permission to use your photos on our social media platforms.

Many, many thanks and I wish you all a vibrantly healthy and happy year.’

Our new website has a selection of Featured Hosts on the home page. They’re randomly selected and very regularly updated. It’s another good reason to make sure your profile photos are interesting and up to date.

This is one of many of the new and really useful functions on the website and it’s worth spending time looking around and finding out how to use them to the full—whether you are a host or a WWOOFer. And don’t forget—if you have any questions or feedback please get in touch.

photo trio: Live Slow Collective and Scarlett Penn, from our Instagram account @wwoofuk

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