It's with a heavy heart that I must announce that our BrideTide.com website will be shutting down on May 17th, 2011. The entire submission/voting structure for BrideTide.com is currently based on a platform known as Slinkset and it has recently been announced that it's parent company, Posterous, will be shutting the service down for good. This is something we could never predict and is completely out of our hands. We're just as surprised as you.
So What Happens To All Of The Blog Submissions?
Thankfully, all of the submissions, voting, karma points and member data have been exported and could successfully be reproduced on another platform.
Does This Effect The Top 100 Wedding Blogs?
Absolutely not. The BrideTide brand will continue to be an authoritative voice in the wedding industry and will continue to operate the Top 100 Wedding Blogs, our main BrideTide Blog and our Twitter. We're too obsessed with wedding blogs to ever stop being part of the community :)
So What's Next For BrideTide.com?
Good question. While we fully intend to re-launch BrideTide.com, we feel this may be a great opportunity to implement some popular features that our members have been requesting over the past 2 years. A complete overhaul has been suggested and the brainstorming is just beginning. Our goal is to create a new breed of social environment that will be an influential bridal resource to the entire wedding industry. I'll surely share more details as they unfold.
We Thank You!
The main reason BrideTide.com was a successful website was because it's thriving member base and the active member participation. Without you guys, BrideTide.com would have never grown into the unique wedding community that it became. I truly appreciate everyone's support and look forward to introducing the next BrideTide endeavor to everyone.
Together, we can change advance the wedding industry.
The entire Bridetide Team