Saturday, July 30, 2011
July of 2011 has been another good month for Byzantium Novum. We currently stand at 192 officially registered Byzantine Citizens - we're getting close to the 200 mark! As of this month we now have 2,104 "friends" on facebook, meaning that our public postings are getting an ever wider audience.
The big news is that at the beginning of this month, the Byzantium Novum Senate approved Scotland as the newest Byzantine Colony in our micronation! We have several wonderful Citizens in Scotland and it is great to see activity happening on the local level there. Our congratulations to this new colony!
Working toward Byzantine community in the real-world, at the local level is a cornerstone of what Byzantium Novum is about. Although we have goals of someday establishing a real-world capitol, we will always have Byzantine Citizens internationally. Local Byzantine communities are crucial to restoring this ancient civilization! Being able to meet other Byzantines face to face, and share friendship and activities are what make all communities worthwhile. It is inspiring to see new Counts volunteering to coordinate new territories, and thrilling to see new colonies coming to life!
In order to keep this momentum, I would like to once again invite our Citizens to share the news about Byzantium Novum as widely as possible. Each of us taking a few minutes to post to free classifieds sites such as Craigs List will help get the word out that Byzantium lives again! Recommending the Byzantium Novum website, linking to it, or simply telling friends about this new community will make a huge difference...
This next month will mark the end of the summer for most of us. Byzantium Novum should be busier after August. In the meantime I hope everyone enjoys the season - and remembers to continue exploring Byzantine civilization and culture when there is time!
-Marcus Cassius Julianus
Monday, July 4, 2011
The first issue of "The Basilica" - the official newsletter of Byzantium Novum is now online at:
My apologies for the delay in posting the June report. It's a holiday weekend here and I'm off schedule!
Byzantium Novum had a fairly average month in June. This is the start of the Summer season for many of us, a time when Internet participation is a little slower as folks spend more time outside.
Our Micronation now has a total of 188 officially registered Citizens, a gain of seven for the month. We now have 2,029 "friends" on Facebook, a gain of 61 people now receiving our public postings.
In June the Senate voted in a new Count in the state of Kentucky... we now have 20 Counts serving as contact points for people interested in building local Byzantine community, and two Mayors in territories where some active local efforts are being done. This is exciting as it is very important to get Byzantium Novum "out there" on the local level!
July seems to be shaping up to be a more active month with the first issue of our official newsletter "The Bascilica" coming out. No doubt there will be more to report in July!
-Marcus Cassius Julianus