Hello Community of Awesome People,
The 30 Day Challenge has been a great feat we are all accomplishing as a committed group of pioneers. I am personally very happy and proud of every single one of you individually and collectively. I am sure we will have visible results that will be beneficial for all of you.
Through new associations and new venues that have been opening for all of us, OMTimes will be shifting again, morphing to become the Conscious Hub of printed information over the internet. The new alliances with Gaiam TV, World Puja Radio Network and others have brought us into a position of having more klout and prominence within our very specialized segment of the broad audience: the conscious community.
The reason for this memorandum is to communicate a couple of new developments in the administration of the magazine which you may not be aware of. As some of you may know, our Senior Content Editor, Dawn Katzin, officially left her position at the end of May to pursue new ventures and outlets for her creative"juices".
She has graciously agreed to continue with the 30 Day Challenge through June as this was originally her idea. Please take a moment to swing by her page here and wish her the best on her new journey and endeavors. I am sure we will all miss Dawn (I know I will), but we will be developing a new, more advanced set of directives and dynamics at Omtimes.
We have a new assistant, you may also be familiar with her already, her name is Iryn. She is currently responsible for postings and social media inside the main website, and also on the 30 Day Challenge Community.
Our lovely gentleman friend and copy-editor, Trevor, will be the new Senior Content Editor for OMTimes, and will be doing the selection of the material that will be going to the four multimedia editions each month - OMTimes is now a weekly publication.
We will need help to implement a more dynamic pace, in producing and distributing consciously-oriented information, and the formation of a new planetary culture of high values and spiritually-centered, on a daily basis. We post your material daily to the main hub, and distribute it to a half a dozen respectful, spiritually/metaphysically/holistically-oriented conscious outlets on the web.
What this basically means is that your articles from now on should be as print-ready as possible, as we increase visibility and influence. If you feel that you have any problems with grammar, sentence structure or the flow of your written thoughts, please do not hesitate to post on the Ask The Editors group in the proper place here.
The website will have more categories and services to be offered soon, bringing to everyone of you the possibility of having more exposure and more clientele. We are developing a platform for workshops and courses which will be constantly promoted by OMTimes using all its social and marketing venues.
We have been receiving an overwhelming amount of requests for radio interviews and spotlights for specialist in the fields of "conscious" entertainment, health, medical, celebrities. As we do not have our own radio show, I would like to put out there that if any of our writers are interested, please contact me (Liane) and I will send you leads for good interviews.
Right now, Ms.Alexandra Holzer is graciously fulfilling this task as an interviewer for us, but I would like to offer this possibility to others as well. Let me know if this would interest any of you.
Also, I would like to ask anyone that is willing to be an assistant editor on a part-time, volunteer basis to contact me. This will be to help Trevor, Marina and I in the selection of daily articles, light editing, and also to brainstorm new ideas. There is a lot to do in creating this magazine, and many hands make light work - we would greatly appreciate any help that any of you would be willing to give.
We are confidently looking forward to the new great zhing ahead of us, in the immortal words of Buzz Lightyear...
To Infinity and Beyond ... !!
Editor in Chief