Well, today marks the end of our first 6 weeks of EmbraceNiagara.com
I don’t know that 6 weeks is much of a milestone for any kind of a venture, but we thought it was a pretty good time to check the pulse on what we are doing and how we were doing it. We have gotten some questions over the past couple of months and wanted to publicly chart the course we are on to those of you who have been coming to the site.
Over the past 6 weeks we were guests at a comic convention, have gone to music festivals, watched roller derby, saw a man walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope, snapped pictures of cute animals, ate carnival food, drank wine, grew vegetables, celebrated our country and lost a battle with a hive of bees. We met lots of great people, enjoyed terrific conversations, and drew some cartoons.
During this period of time, Katie and I have dedicated hundreds of hours of our time to create and publish 6 comic strips in addition to 24 articles about our lives and experiences in Niagara.
We are pleased with the creation of this content and the launch of our website. We have been thrilled to hear all the kind words and completely overwhelmed to see hundreds of people coming to the website (many of you daily).
But we are only starting to hit our stride, we have so much more to share about Niagara!
Our goal is to develop a site so full of great Niagara content that even the most jaded person is going to start to come around and realize that Niagara has the perfect balance for whatever kind of life they might be seeking.
This is our Call to Action for our readers:
If you believe in our message, if our stories amuse, inspire or intrigue you engage in them! LIKE our Facebook Page and engage us there, share our stories with your friends and share your stories and events with us, comment on the website if an article resonates with you, talk to us on Twitter and keep sending emails (we read them and really appreciate any support, story ideas or criticism we get).
EmbraceNiagara.com is not a news source or a tourism site; we are not motivated by a political agenda or municipal mandate. We have no intention to create propaganda or marketing materials but rather to honestly share our love and passion for this region. Our website will always be cost-free and open to the public. It is our intent to share our lives with you and what is great about that is that we are getting out and experiencing all Niagara has to offer every week.
We will continue along the course we have set and will be adding new features as we go including special interviews, much more video and audio content as well as some other surprises along the way. We will be incorporating better mobile tools and helpful directories as we move forward.
So, please share your ideas and stories and help us to continue to build a site that celebrates the Niagara story with anyone who wants to hear it!