Wednesday, February 29, 2012
February 2012 was the beginning of Byzantium Novum's third year! We're continuing to grow and this has been a good month for our micronation.
As of February we now have 252 official Citizens. We have gained 126 new Citizens each year so far, and averaged around 11 people each month. That is very encouraging, considering how little time is given to Byzantine studies in schools and popular history!
This month we have reached 2,720 contacts on Facebook, which means we're reaching a good audience on social networking.
Our main website at www.byzantiumnovum.org was updated this month. The forums have remained moderately active, and we've been active on some of the worldwide micronational forums, which is getting us some attention.
The biggest news is that we are continuing to grow very well on the local level; we are in the process of adding three new Colonies and have more going in the works! Our provinces worldwide are perhaps the most vital aspect of Byzantium Novum. As we continue to grow, there will be more opportunity for our Citizens to meet each other face to face, and enjoy Byzantine gatherings and events!
Now that we are beginning our third year, I would like to thank everyone for their interest and help in bringing Byzantium back to life. We're doing what we can to continue Byzantine civilization as an organized community - and we are the first people to directly attempt this in over 500 years.
We're a historical community that is making NEW Byzantine history. That is something to be proud of - and we're continuing to expand both our size and activity worldwide! So far we're building a wonderful community!
-Marcus Cassius Julianus
Senate President, Byzantium Novum