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7 Things You Might Not Know About Me: 1.) I never said patience wasn't a virtue. I said it wasn't one that I possess . ;) 2.) So that rude person tailgating your car with their headlights blinding you this morning? That was me. Sorry.... :( 3.) In some ways, it seems like I was born/built to be a nurse, but I think it surprised some people that I made it at all. 4.) There was a time in my life when my only dream was to go to conservatory and be a professional cellist. Sometimes, I still wonder what would have happened to me if that had worked out. 5.) But, you know that saying about finding yourself in a place you never planned yet it being exactly where you were meant to be? Sums up my life. 6.) I dabble in creative writing, and would like to try my hand at something good enough to be published someday. 7.) I am a die-hard, "I will fight you to the death" Rafa Nadal fan. He is my tennis version of Il Volo. :) I feel so blessed that I found Il Volo and that they have opened up and changed my life in so many ways. I'm so busy trying to get through life sometimes, I forget to enjoy it. Il Volo reminds me to do that. :)

Amazing Developments…..

Hi Everybody!

Maybe the 2nd time with be the charm.  I’ve been at this long enough, you think I’d remember not to write the hard copy in real-time; I lose it every time.  But, anyway…

Last night, I mentioned that some pretty exciting things were happening, and then Marie mentioned it in one of her comments on the last blog.  So, are you ready to find out?  😀  I hope so, because we think they’re pretty incredible!

The first thing that happened is that Lynne figured out that Il Volo Flight Crew is on the major search engines now!!

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That’s right!  If you go to Bing and search for us, it will bring up our blog, and Google brings up our twitter account.  I think that is amazing, especially for a blog that hasn’t even been up for a week yet!  It’s proof of how much we love Il Volo and how much our site was needed if we could get onto the internet searches in just two days.  😀

This makes us pretty legit.  If people can search for us, they will be stopping by and looking for a great place to join in with like-minded people who love Il Volo.  It won’t just be the group of us anymore.  We can turn into one of the go-to fan sites for Il Volo!

Which is why we are even more excited about what happened next.  In an exchange of e-mails between Myron and Michelle, we were contacted by Team Il Volo.  They told us that they had been religiously following the comments at the other site, were glad to hear that we were starting up our own blog and asked to be our affiliate!

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We of course said, “Yes”, because we couldn’t  think of anything better than to be affiliated with a blog such as theirs.

They have added a link to our blog on their site and started promoting us today via their twitter account.  We have returned the favor (you will see that they are noted under Affiliates on the left side of the blog), and ask that we all join together and support them as well.

I hope you guys are excited about the opportunities that have presented themselves.  I know Michelle, Marie, Linda, Elaine, Elizabeth and I couldn’t believe how quickly things had happened for us.  We have a lot more ideas about how to grow our site a little bit at a time, and we want you guys to be involved too.  Like Marie said, if you have suggestions or ideas, please let one of us know!

Good night!

Kelly

Some Notable Changes….

Hey Everyone!

I know many of you have signed off for the night, but I made a few changes in how the site looks and just wanted to fill you in.

First, how great is the new background artwork?  Beautiful, colorful; it leaves no doubt whom we are showing love for!  Thank you, Elizabeth! 

Secondly, I have turned off the ability to make anymore comments on the earliest posts to the blog.  New people were coming everyday, and people were getting lost in where to comment to keep their conversations going.  So going forward, I think we should try to do as we did at our old home and switch to commenting on the newest post only whenever a new one  goes up.  To help with this, I will keep disallowing new comments on the old post when a new one goes up.  Example: you should be able to comment on this post, but not on any other post on the blog.

And lastly, I received an email from Lynne today, and she suggested that our Welcome Post should be the first post new readers see when they come to our blog for the first time.  Makes sense, since it talks about our history and the expectations for the site.  I was able to pin it so it is always the first blog piece, and all the new posts start after that.  I’m not sure that will be the best way in the long run, but if it gets too confusing, I have the option to make it our “About” page, and I believe it will then be the first page everyone sees.  I will have to play with that a little bit to get it right.

Now, some of these changes came about for some very exciting reasons, but we are still finalizing some details, so I’m not going to reveal them just yet.  I think you guys will be very pleased about them–I know I’m super excited 😀 –so stay tuned!  😉

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Kelly

Surprise!!!

Hi again! 

 

Busy to day, today!  I just received this email from Ann (who is on Barbara’s mailing list), and she asked me to share!

 

PBS TV Special: BACK TO BROOKLYN

 

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PBS: Friday, November 29th at 9:00pm ET
Superstar Barbra Streisand makes a historic homecoming at the new Barclays Center arena, with her first Brooklyn concert.
Joined by special guests Il Volo and Chris Botti, Streisand performs an extensive selection of songs from throughout her five-decade career, and duets with son Jason Gould on “How Deep is the Ocean.”
The seemingly endless collection of hits and fan favorites includes:
“Nice N Easy,” “Didn’t We,” “No More Tears (Enough is Enough),” “Rose’s Turn,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Some Other Time,” “Make Our Garden Grow,” along “Evergreen,” “The Way We Were,” “People,” and “Happy Days are Here Again.”
Reviewing her opening night, Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote, “Like few singers of any age, she has the gift of conveying a primal human longing in a beautiful sound.”

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Mark your calanders, guys, and thank you, Ann!
 
Kelly