Well, time for me to vent a little.
Sadly after nearly 8 years I have been relieved of the duties of webmaster of campbethel.com, journeysinn.com and hickoryhollow.us. Sad in a way, but a relief in others.
I have put HUNDREDS upon THOUSANDS of hours into design, redesign and constant updating of the sites. Creating graphics when none existed for various events that were upcoming. Hours and hours of creating online forms for camper and staff registration, camper and staff email, online donations, camp store, photos albums, etc. Hundreds of hours went into design details that no one would ever know about or even notice. All the while trying to get the local camp staff to get involved so they too could have a part in the upkeep of the site.
Now it has been handed over to another, and on surprisingly short notice to me I might add. I have handed this over and hopefully resolved it with the thought of “if it allows someone else to get involved with the camp ministry and use his/her talents for Christ in this way, then I am all for it.”
Now that the new site is up and running, I ask myself, “You’ve GOT to be kidding, right?” No offense to the young man who has taken over the site, but seriously? You want your site to look and work this way?
Oh, and all of those forms I worked so hard on and many of those graphics and images I created? Still being used… I should be happy about that right. I’m struggling to be… I believe I would have been OK with whatever they came up with if my creative work had not been kept and incorporated into the new site.
To see my work presented in such a manner that I would NEVER had allowed if it were up to me is quite disheartening.
I pray this is not pride rearing it’s ugly head, but if it is, is is wrong to be proud of the creative work my Jesus has gifted me with?