After the decision was taken to use this newspaper template,I started orchestrating and putting into place all the elements that would help me get a head start on this long procrastinated personal project.
The motivation factor kept me going everyday, and though at times,I had some doubts about the whole worthiness of this new adventure that I was embarking upon,and with the encouragement from my wife,to persevere,I forged ahead.I still have a few sleepless nights brain storming the odds and the cons, and the reading public's reaction and participation to either condemn or praise my e-newspaper.
Questions,still to be answered,were pressing. Would celebrities,or the casual reader, think this was "just another tabloid",like the myriad already online,or a more decent e-paper interesting enough to bother reading? I will have to wait for the actual comments and inputs from you the readers,to see if it's worth it or not, to continue or to scrap the project all together. So,keep those emails coming to feed my inspiration and help me keep the momentum going strong. Thanks for your support.
Shakira also contributed this photo showing us how busy she is at the controls in the studio.She said "I love all my fans mucho(a lot)and I am here mixing and fine-tuning my songs for the CD" And,she added:"los amo a todos!besos."(I love you all!kisses)And that she "hopes to see you at the upcoming concerts".Thanks Shakira don't work too hard.You can follow Shakira on Twitter
One of the most recent cases of this strict merchandising policy with the superstore is: Green Day's-the recently #1 Album in the country- "21st Century Breakdown",was refused to be carried by the store because they(Green Day)refused to edit and modify the language and content,after Wal-mart asked them to.
And as MTV Music online reported"Wal-Mart has a long-standing policy of not stocking CDs that come with a parental advisory sticker (as Breakdown does), instead offering "clean" versions of the albums with profanity and questionable material removed."In Short,it is clear that the retail giant will give preference to the majority of "clean" songs from participating bands than the "vulgar" and "profane" ones,which will make musicians take notice before approaching mass retailers.
Celebrities long to be involved in philanthropy work,as it gives them a sense of attachment to the environment and the preservation of the natural beauty that gives all of us the satisfaction to contemplate in awe a misty sunrise,or a crimson and inspiring sunset,specially those spectacular sea horizon views.
Dylan stated:"most,or all royalties from this new album will be donated to the Feed America Foundation" and he added:"It's disheartening to see starving children in one of the richest countries of the world,how lame could that be perceived by the rest of the world?"
As I get more involved with this e-newspaper,I will strive to keep it as informative as well as interesting to read. Which will not be an easy task,as traditionally,internet surfers keep drifting away from new websites until they find something that will catch their attention.And the latter is where I'll try to keep fresh and appealing.
And here are some of the first e-mails(or tweets from Twitter):
"..congrats and good luck on the launching of your e-paper.." by:@zipotedude-sent via Twitter,Aug,29
"I read the pre-launch preview,and it looks entertaining..kudos" by: @OilTycoon2(Twitter)sent via: email,Aug.30.
"felicidades , el mejor de los éxitos!-by@crystalcancun-via Twitter,Sept.1.
"Dear Mauricio, Congratulations on launching your newspaper. I wish you the best of luck with your new Web site! All the best, Tom -- Thomas Kaplan Editor in Chief Yale Daily News"-via e-mail,Sept.2.
"Good luck with the e-newspaper!"Dan Myers-via email,Sept.3.-
And, just to relate a personal experience on this subject, a few years my Wife and I were in the Train Station terminal in Bhuda(Hungary)while watching other travelers,sudden and behold we spotted Rick Steves(Travel Channel guest)just strolling past us,little we knew he was a fellow passenger in our train!a greeting and hand-shake followed,of course!
Since this e-paper is not a tabloid,I hope celebrities will enjoy reading it and feel encouraged to share their charity,or philanthropy work with their fans. Celebrities,and other readers, will probably be pleasantly surprised that only the positive sides of them will be covered and reported about. Thanks for reading it.