The Muddy Matches website has had a face lift! Behind the scenes, we have spent a good part of this year working on a fresher-feeling and mobile-friendly website; we hope you like it!
So what can you expect from the new website?
Mostly, the changes have been aesthetic. You will notice that we have gone for a much cleaner look, which is more in line with what people expect from a website these days; as much as we loved our old website, the original design work was done in 2006 and it was starting to show!
These days, we like to access our accounts on the go and so the other major change is that the new website is fully “responsive”, meaning that you can easily access it from any device, be that the dusty old desktop computer in the farm office, or the latest whizzy tablet. Those accessing the site from a mobile device will notice a more “app-like” experience without the need to download a specific app – we do of course still have our own dedicated iPhone and Android apps for those who prefer this.
There are no new features as such at this stage, but we have been tweaking what we have already got to try and improve the user experience. You will notice, for example, that the messaging system has been completely overhauled and, with all the conversations between you and another person now on one page, we think you will find it much easier to keep tabs on what you have said to whom!
We’re here to help
We hope that you will find your way around the new site easily and get to grips with any of the functionality changes without a problem. However, if you are struggling with anything, please remember that you can get in touch with our Customer Care team who will be happy to help you. Please write to email@example.com.
We have tested and tested the new website until we are blue in the face and are happy with what has been released. However, there is always a chance that we have missed something, or that version 8.4 of one particular browser throws up a weird bug on a certain device that we haven’t spotted. Therefore, if there is anything that doesn’t seem right or that is affecting your user experience, please let us know and we will try to resolve it as soon as we can. Please report any technical issues to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back in July we wrote about farmer’s wife Lorna Sixsmith who was looking for funding to publish her book entitled ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?’, which was inspired by the success of her humorous blog post ‘Advice to those considering marrying farmers – 9 Tips’. We are pleased to announce that Irish Farmerette Lorna did achieve her target and that the book is now available to buy online.
Lorna has kindly given us a copy of the book to give to one lucky Muddy Matches member and you’ll even find a paragraph about Muddy Matches in the book!
About the Book
We were fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of the book as part of Irish Farmerette’s virtual book tour and have been engrossed ever since.
Without giving anything away; if you’re looking for a fluffy romcom with bunnies, breeches and a Mr Darcy type waiting around the next corner you’ve come to the wrong place. What you get with ‘Would You Marry A Farmer?’ is a genuine, funny and warm insight about what it’s like to be an Irish farmer as well as an eye-opening view of what it’s like to be married to an Irish farmer. In fact you get the whole journey from how to interpret a personal ad written by a farmer, through to how to spot a mammy’s boy, what each type of farmer does for living and what it’s like to move from a large town to a rural farming community.
So if you’re looking for a Christmas treat for someone who’s farming obsessed, a single friend looking for love or a partner who thinks that an annual holiday is just what city folks take, this is the perfect present for them.
How to Win a Copy
For your chance to win, just email us with your member ID and your funniest agricultural joke. The joke doesn’t have to be original, it just has to make us laugh or groan.
To enter you will need to be a member of Muddy Matches, if you are not currently a member please sign up for free. Only one prize will be awarded.
Entries must be received by Monday 6th January 2013 and the winner will be announced on the news page.
The Book Tour
Check out the Irish American Mom’s blog tomorrow for the next stage in the book tour.
We regularly receive requests from newspaper, magazine, radio and TV journalists look for people to feature in pieces about online dating.
If you would like to be considered for future press requests, please email us with your contact details, age, and whether you are looking for love or have found love on Muddy Matches.
It’s a great opportunity to promote your own business or cause as well as getting your 5 minutes of fame.
We will not pass on your details to anyone without contacting you first!
Muddy Matches has been nominated for this month’s Yeo Valley British Business of the Month Awards and we need your votes!
What is it?
Each month six businesses are put forward to the voting stage to become Yeo Valley’s British Business of the month and the winner is decided by the number of votes that they receive during the month.
How do I vote?
To vote, just click on this link, then towards the bottom of the page you will see a small image of the Muddy Matches website. Click on ‘vote’ underneath the Muddy Matches website and simply enter your email address to vote for us.
Thank you very much in advance, it means a lot to us!
How to nominate your favourite business
Supporting fellow small businesses is very important to us, so if you would like to nominate your favourite business, or even your own business into the Yeo Valley awards, go to the British Business of the Month page and click on the ‘nominate a business button in the centre of the page. Don’t forget to send us an email if you reach the voting stage!
*Warning – this blog post contains shameless namedropping and praise for some fantastic UK and Irish businesses.
On 28th November we had the great pleasure of attending the #SBS2013 winner’s event to celebrate being chosen by Theo Paphitis as one of his Small Business Sunday winners.
On the day, we (co-founder Lucy and social media exec Heather) got our glad rags on and headed to the ICC in Birmingham to meet hundreds of other #SBS winners and Theo himself. Read More ›