GlorianaFans.com is something that I started back on October 3rd, 2008 as a hobby. I never imagined it would turn into something so meaningful. I have formed some of my truest friendships through this website over the years and am eternally greatful for Gloriana's music for bringing those people into my life. This website introduced me to so many people, including you as you read this, and opened so many doors. It even helped me change career goals. A career I now have that is one part of why this must come to an end.
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to close Gloriana Fans on the verge of it's 7th birthday. The website will go offline on November 27, 2015, but will continue to be browsable until then. I will never stop supporting the band that guided me to where I am professionally today.
In the almost 7 years that we’ve been online, we’ve interviewed Gloriana twice, we’ve been mentioned in their album liner notes, WarnerMusicNashville.com, Gloriana.com, created a graphic posted on their official site, hosted their fan club party at CMA Fest 2013, and been to 16 shows. Whether it was our very first fan-giveaway of their first EP (it was on a downloadble card, remember that?!), or tickets to the Fearless Tour, tickets to their special orchestral concert, meet and greet opportunities, signed lyric sheets, signed pictures, t-shirts, signed albums, I have loved getting to connect with so many of you and make so many of you smile.
In 2009 and 2010 we put together fan gifts for them. Over 85 pages and 53 post cards were sent in with your personal messages and photos. Those early years were the most fun I've ever had supporting a band.
I'm leaving us with 13,513 photos in the gallery, almost 2,600 followers on Twitter and 780 fans on Facebook.
Things have calmed down over the past year, which has helped make this transition a lot easier for me. This is my baby. I have put so many hours into making this the best website it could be (over 60 hours designing layouts alone). For you. I truly enjoyed reminding you all to request Gloriana at radio every Wednesday and Sunday and sharing excitement over news. The most excited I have ever been with you all was during their Fan Club party that I had the opportunity to help plan and host. Seeing you all in real life and not through social media was such a thrill! Passing out GF guitar picks and seeing people on the street waving them as the weekend passed. Sporting matching GF shirts with my two best friends. I will forever have that Platinum record for '(Kissed You) Good Night' on my wall. Gloriana Fans will forever be a part of my heart.
Thank you, Gloriana, for changing my life in so many ways. I truly feel like the luckiest girl on the planet for having the experience of running your official fan club. Aren't these the moments we live for?