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Today is kind of a big deal, you guys!!! It’s February 11th, 2013 which means that it officially marks TEN YEARS since this site has launched. Grey and I would like to take this time to say a few words.
“I know I repeat myself every year with basically the same thoughts and musings, but really, I cannot even put into words how much everyone’s constant support and love mean to me. I may have started the site by myself but it would be nothing without all of your help and kind words throughout the years. The first couple of years was such a learning experience and I met so many wonderful people through the Everwood community. A lot of you I still talk to today! It’s amazing how things can bring people closer together and in this case, it was a certain Canadian. I knew Emily was special the second I saw her on my television screen. There is something about her that is so real and genuine and sweet and I was really drawn to that. It was an honor to run the site solo for the first 5 years. I was really lucky in finding Grey, who has run most of the site since 2008 (with me still helping out from time-to-time, especially behind-the-scenes). Now that Emily will be joining Captain America 2 the next year will be busier than ever but both of us are down for the task. We hope you continue to visit us for your source on all things Emily! Thanks, as always, to Emily VanCamp for being our constant inspiration. Yay 10 Years!!!”
“I joined the staff of Emily VanCamp Online way back in 2008 after exchanging several messages with Shirphie on an old Brothers & Sisters message board. I had been a fan of Emily for many years before then and visited the site regularly. At the time I joined the site, I had basically no experience with running websites, so I was understandably nervous, but Shirphie was so nice and welcoming and really helped me get my footing. At first I was just going to occasionally contribute pictures, but over time my role on the site grew larger as did my knowledge of running websites and all that comes along with that. It really has been a great learning experience for me. I quickly grew to love updating the site about all things Emily while I watched her progress from a moderately known actress to the huge star she is today. Though I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting Emily, I’ve been proud to call myself a fan of hers for so many years, going all the way back to her time on Everwood. Though at times it’s been time consuming or sometimes frustrating, being a part of this site has been so much fun for the past five years and I don’t regret joining for a moment. I want to thank everyone who has visited the site over the years and those who have contributed anything, even if they just left kind comments or constant feedback (like Matt). And a last thank you to Ms. Emily VanCamp, for remaining true to herself as she has navigated through Hollywood these many years with so much grace. She makes it so easy to be a fan. Here’s to ten years and more to come!”
Both of us wanted to launch a layout today in celebration of this glorious milestone, but real life got in the way. You know how it is. Still, look forward to a brand new look here at Emily VanCamp Online by the end of the week! For now, check out the new layout over on our Twitter page which I just uploaded not too long ago. I will be changing our Tumblr layout sometime this week, as well.