Why an Interview,,,

Over the years we have been able to meet and talk with some very interesting people. They have shared with us their knowledge and have provided us with a great deal of insight as to how and why festivals and events work and why they are so important to our communities and to the Province of Ontario. With this in mind, we decided that we wanted you to meet and hear from some of the wonderful people who work so hard to provide us all with such wonderful Ontario Festivals and Events! We are pleased and proud to present "THE INSIDE SCOOP"!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

What’s In an Article?

 Over the past 14+ years, we have written articles about each of the 350 plus communities and their attractions and events Gary and I have visited. We try to keep each article fresh and interesting. When you visit and write about as many events as we have, it can be a daunting task! We enjoy it, though. Not only because of the challenge, but because it gives us the opportunity to think carefully about the uniqueness each of the festivals and events we visit. Sometime when we write, we are able to use my own experiences to tell the story, while other times we just describe what we have seen and heard. One of the tools that really helps us recall the details of each event are the photographs and videos taken at the event. Right now, we have over 100,000 photographs in our archives and about 5,000 videos! Another tool we use just for accuracy and content is personal. Before, and as, we write an article, we bounce ideas off each other. We always come up with something that we have forgotten! We are also our harshest critics. When I write an article about an event that we have visited, we always try to find the positive aspects of the event. We are not critics! We don’t want to be! There are enough of those in this world! We believe the festival and event organizers try their hardest to produce the best product possible and, most events are run and organized by dedicated volunteers. They deserve all the help and accolades they can get. The whole purpose of Ontario Visited and our festival and event articles are to provide potential event visitors with information about the events we have visited. In doing this, we also hope that we are helping to promote all of Ontario’s fantastic festivals and events.

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