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Hello ILoveNorthTulsa.Com Readers!!! The Christmas season is upon us and we are hard at work on your December issue. I can confidently say it will be our best issue yet! We've already recorded several great interviews that we know you will enjoy. We are working on some fun Christmas themed contests, aimed at celebrating the beauty of our community and you'll be able to participate. We are also poised to bring you our very first ILoveNorthTulsa.Com Makeovers! In order to ensure quality over quantity and deadline, I have decided to delay our December issue by a couple of weeks. This is necessary in order for us to complete the issue as it should be, our goal is never perfection but rather excellence. The issue will be released toward the middle of December. We will announce the release via our Facebook page and the website itself. In the meantime continue to enjoy November's issue! Thank you so much for your support, ownership and most of all LOVE for your city!
With Great Expectations,
Journey Started.....Many Miles To Travel
Dear North Tulsa Lovers,
Month # 1 is official complete! It's hard to believe that ILoveNorthTulsa.Com has been up and running for more than 30 days. In those 30 days I've learned, taught, cried, been filled with pride and dread- it has been a whirlwind without question.
Creating something from absolute scratch is one of the hardest things a human being can do. The biggest advantage we have is also our most complex liability, there is no blueprint for ILoveNorthTulsa.Com because it's never been done in our community before. Certainly there are other community based sites out there that we can gleam from but our struggle is different. Everything is new and everyday we run into new scenarios and precedent is constantly being established. The energy that radiates from a new endeavur is electric.
Your support has been humbling. Starting with our launch event on Oct 12th, the turnout was phenomenal and so was the participation we received from community organizations and entertainment artists as well. Second, the traffic to the site has been tremendous, in the month of October we garnered well over 5,000 page views and 60% of our visitors were new, this means word of mouth is working in our favor. We've gotten hits from all across the U.S.A and the world for that matter including France, Saudi Arabia and Japan!!!
Now if you notice I continue to use inclusive words like "we" and "our" and this is intentional. I want you to feel a sense of ownership in ILoveNorthTulsa.Com whether you live, have lived or know someone who has lived in North Tulsa is irrelevant. In fact whether you are a citizen of Tulsa or not is irrelevant. Creating a space were people can see the inherent good in themselves and each other is an issue of fairness and justice.
Journey started...many miles to travel, is the perfect way to describe ILoveNorthTulsa.Com today. In practical terms, we have enter our vehicle and strapped on our seat belt, our gps system is set and all mirrors have been adjusted. In the next few months our goal is to pull out the driveway! We are planning a HUGE December issue and the theme will be service. But in the meantime enjoy this November issue, it's AWESOME! We have several fantastic exclusive interviews in our Arts and Entertainment section from local artist, "College Confidential" is back! We also welcome a new contributing writer, Akia Walker, Akia's piece "The Beholder" is a must read for women of all ages but especially young women. In this month's issue we cover everything from Michele Obama's top fashion moments in "The First Fashion Lady: Michele O Raises the Bar" to "Too Much Transparency Can Be Lethal: A Review of Preachers of LA"...and much more. So, we've got something for everyone! Remember to tell everyone you know about ILoveNorthTulsa.Com!
Ready...Set...Check Us Out!!!
With Great Expectations,
Justin Daniels, Editor-in-Chief of ILoveNorthTulsa.Com
EDITOR'S NOTE: ILoveNorthTulsa.Com will be endorsing a candidate for Tulsa's Mayoral election on Nov. 12th. We are partnering with the selected campaign and will have the formal endorsement posted as soon as possible.