Omtimes Magazine: New Guidelines and Procedures to Take Place After the 30 Day Challenge

 


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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 ... !!
   
   
   
   
Liane Queiroz
Editor in Chief
OMTimes Magazine
   
   

 

 

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Thanks Editorial Team....though I am just a 'newbee' on OM Times but will miss Dawn 'hugely'....she is awesome and very Cool :))

I had a huge message typed up.  I spent more time than necessary and was probably wordier than necessary - and thus it was lost with a browser hickup. 

So I only have time to say, I have really missed being here.  Life has thrown a few curve balls so I keep running into outfield, but I have time I can dedicate and get back over here to help out / share / connect / build! 

Some of you I know, some I don't ... consider me the redheaded step child twice removed, but God is still working on me, so it will only get better!

Count me in for what we discussed. 

Love & Light,

~dZ

Clarification:

Hello all, let me clarify something about the radio and  general interviews. We have been receiving requests from various prominent PR agencies to have their"experts" and celebrities interviewed by our Writers/authors and experts.  They see omtimes and its team as the perfect vehicle, for their people to find the the platform for their "news".I am offering to those that want to be interviewers, and have radio shows to volunteer, and I can send a daily list of requests, it is something  or if someone catches the your fancy, by all means follow up, if not it is all good. We will also need, someone to do the cover interviews for us or with us.  Lets discus  this.

my direct e-mail is editor@omtimes.com

Hello Liane,

Thank you for all your hard work on the shifting face of OM Times. I've so enjoyed being part of this community thus far and look forward to the changes. I'll miss Dawn terribly, but also look forward to getting to know Trevor and Iryn better.

I was wondering if you'd considered an 'ask the expert' column type article that would expand on the expertise that the 30-Day Challenge has only begun to uncover, and would allow new writers and community members to also express their knowledge. Answers could be provided by more than one expert each issue to provide a more rounded answer.

I know Dawn started a group called 'special assignments' for those interested in doing cover interviews, and there are a number of people in there.

Thank you again,

Jenny

Jenny that would be great! how do you suggest we go about it?

Hi Leane,

Very happy to be part of this community and would like to volunteer for 'Interview Coverage', it will be another learning opportunity for me . I  have mailed you and Trevor regarding the same. Many thanks :)

Well, I'll mull over the details, but as an initial suggestion, I think a group of willing experts would be key, so that the column can be designed around the available areas of expertise. Depending how many people there are, two or three could be available each edition (pre-arranged 'shifts'? or some kind of rough schedule? - ie persons A,B,C for every second A edition, D,E,F for every second B, etc). If only a couple of experts are interested, it could be a matter of one per edition.

If there are a number of questions, each expert could take one or more, if there is one question, each expert could offer some advice on the same subject, thereby giving the questioner a more rounded response.

Oh! I just thought of something else -- each edition could be dedicated to a specific type of query, instead, and they could be announced ahead of time - or each month could be dedicated to a specific area - June for spiritual, July for personal growth, etc - that way experts and readers would know ahead of time when their month was coming up...

I'll spend a bit more time with this and offer more suggestions later :)

Love,

Jenny

Humanity Healing said:

Jenny that would be great! how do you suggest we go about it?

Hi Jenny...your month wise or maybe bi - monthly is good idea for each expert group to come around ....

Jenny Griffin said:

Well, I'll mull over the details, but as an initial suggestion, I think a group of willing experts would be key, so that the column can be designed around the available areas of expertise. Depending how many people there are, two or three could be available each edition (pre-arranged 'shifts'? or some kind of rough schedule? - ie persons A,B,C for every second A edition, D,E,F for every second B, etc). If only a couple of experts are interested, it could be a matter of one per edition.

If there are a number of questions, each expert could take one or more, if there is one question, each expert could offer some advice on the same subject, thereby giving the questioner a more rounded response.

Oh! I just thought of something else -- each edition could be dedicated to a specific type of query, instead, and they could be announced ahead of time - or each month could be dedicated to a specific area - June for spiritual, July for personal growth, etc - that way experts and readers would know ahead of time when their month was coming up...

I'll spend a bit more time with this and offer more suggestions later :)

Love,

Jenny

Humanity Healing said:

Jenny that would be great! how do you suggest we go about it?

Good Morning, afternoon everyone

 I received a lot of personal e-mails and  I have been slowly answering everyone privately. As you know the Challenge and the magazine  to manage are big things, including the social media that accompanies both.

 I have already made some of you  volunteer assistant Editors, and I will brainstorm a way to streamline the submissions, the community and the new ventures  we are morphing too, it is exciting and overwhelming too. Not that I think we will be a Hunffington Post of the spiritual community, but our main goal is to become"THE HUB" for the Key word conscious.To do that we are re-formatting the ways we  display and promote our authors, how we pursue their press kits etc. We are on this together and we will make this leap together, this is not a dream, this is not make believe, this is a consistent and well thought strategic blueprint. 

I will be out for  this afternoon, I need to plant my sunflowers and potatoes...otherwise they will die...

Well Jenny, how about that, that is a good thing, let me talk to Trevor too and see what he thinks... This is genius!

Jenny Griffin said:

Well, I'll mull over the details, but as an initial suggestion, I think a group of willing experts would be key, so that the column can be designed around the available areas of expertise. Depending how many people there are, two or three could be available each edition (pre-arranged 'shifts'? or some kind of rough schedule? - ie persons A,B,C for every second A edition, D,E,F for every second B, etc). If only a couple of experts are interested, it could be a matter of one per edition.

If there are a number of questions, each expert could take one or more, if there is one question, each expert could offer some advice on the same subject, thereby giving the questioner a more rounded response.

Oh! I just thought of something else -- each edition could be dedicated to a specific type of query, instead, and they could be announced ahead of time - or each month could be dedicated to a specific area - June for spiritual, July for personal growth, etc - that way experts and readers would know ahead of time when their month was coming up...

I'll spend a bit more time with this and offer more suggestions later :)

Love,

Jenny

Humanity Healing said:

Jenny that would be great! how do you suggest we go about it?

Thanks, Sunanda! I like that idea, too. I'm still mulling over others...

Sunanda Sharma said:

Hi Jenny...your month wise or maybe bi - monthly is good idea for each expert group to come around ....

Jenny Griffin said:

Well, I'll mull over the details, but as an initial suggestion, I think a group of willing experts would be key, so that the column can be designed around the available areas of expertise. Depending how many people there are, two or three could be available each edition (pre-arranged 'shifts'? or some kind of rough schedule? - ie persons A,B,C for every second A edition, D,E,F for every second B, etc). If only a couple of experts are interested, it could be a matter of one per edition.

If there are a number of questions, each expert could take one or more, if there is one question, each expert could offer some advice on the same subject, thereby giving the questioner a more rounded response.

Oh! I just thought of something else -- each edition could be dedicated to a specific type of query, instead, and they could be announced ahead of time - or each month could be dedicated to a specific area - June for spiritual, July for personal growth, etc - that way experts and readers would know ahead of time when their month was coming up...

I'll spend a bit more time with this and offer more suggestions later :)

Love,

Jenny

Humanity Healing said:

Jenny that would be great! how do you suggest we go about it?

I, too, am excited for the shifts happening at OMTimes. Already the new format for the website is comprehensive, clean and informative. 

As well, I will miss Dawn's enthusiasm and support, though I haven't been part of the OM Community for very long. It seems she has pretty big boots to fill!

My intention is to continue to submit articles - likely one per month - around the areas of spiritual awakening and personal growth. I also would be interested in offering insights for "Ask the Expert", as Jenny describes. It seems as if there is a wealth of growth on all levels happening and I am happy to be part of it all.

Blessings,

Veronica Lee

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