Recently, the YourTango video—Facebook Manners and You—was named as an official honoree in the 2010 Webby Awards. The video had gone viral the year before, so we sort of knew that it was destined for greatness. The man behind the camera? Coordinating video producer Kevin Osgood.
We've already established that the YourTango staff is made up of a bunch of multitasking workaholics. And it's no different when it comes to our Senior VP, Melanie Gorman. In fact, Gorman is so well-rounded—and has such an amazing background in the mental health field—that we've also placed her in charge of our newest project for relationship professionals: YourTango Experts.
The YourTango staff is like a well-oiled machine. We dutifully devour books on settling for Mr. Good Enough, edit essays and blog posts that bring you the love advice you're craving, and make sure the site both looks pretty and runs smoothly. Meanwhile, Celebrity Editor Claire Daniel does the tough, down-and-dirty work. Heading up a crack team of in-the-know bloggers, Claire keeps us up-to-date on celebrity love stories, heartbreaks and outright scandals on YourTango's Celeb Love blog.
Last night marked the second telechat in our four-week, Girls' Night In teleseries (the first featured Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him, and set the tone for a month filled with fabulous, free love advice). Our guest of honor was Lisa Steadman, the author of If He's Not the One, Who Is? and It's a Breakup, Not a Breakdown and, after kicking back with glasses of wine, our phones glued to our ears, we settled in to learn about how to manifest Mr. Right.
With a staff as small as ours, it stands to reason that pretty much each one of us does the work of about 10 different people. It's no different with General Manager Tom Miller, who—on a constant high somehow unamplified by either caffeine or coke—makes us snort with his daily Tomfoolery posts, giving us just an eensy peep into the male mind; plays movie star in a good number of our web videos; and handles the day-to-day office-type stuff that the rest of us hate. Like, um, paying us so that we can buy new shoes. All that and he still manages to keep that hair of his looking perfect.
While YourTango wouldn't exist without CEO Andrea Miller, and the YourTango community would feel completely neglected without Community Director Lyz Lenz, it's Senior Editor Sarah Harrison who keeps your Google Readers full. Harrison doles out writing assignments, whips up smart headlines and heads up regular edit meetings with an iron fist. We'd be terrified of her if we weren't too busy admiring the way she pulls off the whole sexy-boots-over-skinny-jeans look. Okay. Maybe not terrified. But this woman is crazy capable.
This coming Friday, February 12, Susan Shapiro—the author of novel Speed Shrinking—is hosting a Speed Shrinking for Love Party at the Washington Square Institute, from 7-9 p.m. The relationship-challenged and lovelorn are invited to come and watch 16 shrinks, relationship gurus, agents and editors answer the question: How do I find my true love faster?
You already know YourTango for its smart-silly-helpful content on love and relationships. You rely on Ask YourTango when you have a relationship conundrum. You wait with bated breath for our video content, which often features celebrated love experts. But what about the staff behind the site? Today, we introduce you to YourTango founder and CEO Andrea Miller.
YourTango has a growing and vibrant community. I like to brag that our community gives the most in-depth and heartfelt comments, insightful advice, and have you seen our community blogs? Awesome. Our community consistently writes honest and profound blog posts. Every one of you make this site a wonderful place to spend some quality web hours.
Last Thursday, friends, advisors and staff of YourTango gathered to celebrate the site's continuing growth and thriving community—and break some of those pesky New Year's resolutions. Here are some highlights from the party, which included plenty of drinks, sweets and Cheez Whiz (which, evidently, did not follow grunge out of style in the '90s).