My how time has flown, I remember this day in 2012 vividly. Taking a totally unnecessary trip to Wilton to hear the I was being FREED from my former employer and then continuing my day with a trip to Peck Place School with my dog as planned and later launching the Orange Live Facebook page that evening.
My brother helped me pay for the web hosting and I had several wonderful friends who worked tirelessly with me to make the initial template appealing and easy to move around.
I thank everyone who remained faithful to me and has helped Orange Live and Orangectlive.com thrive during the past 365 days. Last week the Facebook page exceeded 1,000 Likes — a huge milestone.
Orange Live has published 1,647 stories in the past year, averaging 4.5 per day – all of them involving something or someone local.
On a personal note, it hasn’t been easy financially, with no real pay check and mounting medical bills but at least I am doing what I love. I am the toughest boss I have ever had, but by far the fairest.
Now let’s continue to get the word out about Orange Live, the One and Only True Hyperlocal internet site dedicated to the town of Orange. A promise I plan to keep. Because Orange residents deserve their own Online News site … and this is it! There is no Orange News entity that compares to Orangectlive.com. We’re all different, and this is the best one you will find online.
Thank you all for a great first year, here’s to 100 more.