Reading some of the great things you wrote yesterday, reminds me of 2 things we want to be sure you all understand.
#1 We, your Board, see this site as having a magazine-type format. Not just a “here’s the immediate news” or “here’s what the Boys just tweeted”. We try not to only bring you their professional and social goings on, but recipes, poetry, quizzes, lists, games, humor, pictorials, music notes, other things Italian, etc.
#2 We see this site as belonging to You, The Flight Crew! That’s why you have unlimited space for your thoughts. Also, please feel free to submit pictures, stories or just your thoughts on Il Volo to us at email@example.com and we will use them as featured posts. Just like we did with Mary’ Stricklers fond memories yesterday.
We also invite you to become a regular contributor and/or have your own “column”. I am not a writer, in fact, I have never used a semicolon in my life. They must be for something. I know some of you must cringe when you see how I use commas. Really having fun though and you are all very tolerant. Join me! How about “Dreams from Deanne” or “Kudo’s from Kitty” or “Just Jeannette” or “More from Mary” or “Penina’s Pretty Prose” (ok, that one was awful, sorry Penina.)
We really are looking for some help. We like having variety. Also, if you are not comfortable writing, we could use some clerical type help – labeling, filing, etc. “It takes a village to run a site.” (or something like that)
Interested? Contact us.
Note: We will always reserve the right to edit, add notes and pictures we believe will enhance your post.
Below is a perfect example of what I mean. Jeannette added this to the end of a section of comments. Most of you probably missed it. We thought it could stand alone as it’s own post. With her permission:
A couple of years ago I truly thought I was losing my mind… I became obsessed with three young boys from Italy, and at my age? OMG, I am not going to let anyone know that I wake up to their music, search the Internet for information about them, save their pictures and then go to sleep with their DVD playing on the TV…. How can a woman my age just be so enraptured with three young boys in their teens… Like the rest of you, if I mentioned the name Il Volo to my family and friends they gave me a look like they were going to call the men in white coats at any moment to take me away….
Then like a miracle, I found The Il Volo Flight Crew… Everyone here had the same opinion of these three young boys from Italy… Oh, I am not alone or obsessed, here I am a normal fan of a mature age… Everyone here loves Il Volo and we watched them grow up before our eyes… They have shared their journey with us through facebook and twitter… They have shared their family… We know their parents, siblings, aunts , uncles, cousins and friends. All three are young men now each with their own unique personalities…They have shared so much of themselves with us as well as their love and devotion of music…We love them Yes, but we are not obsessed… Il Volo is a phenomenon that cannot be explained in simple words… The Good Lord has blessed them with more than just beautiful voices… He has given them a gift well beyond their ability to sing… They are able to bring peace love and joy to all their fans around the world, and we are part of that phenomenon because we have become an Il Volo family here on the flight crew thanks to Il Volo… THEY ARE LOVE
See what I mean?