7 Things We’re Thankful For

November 30, 2013


It’s that time of year again.  As the holidays roll around and everything becomes doused in the festive spirit, we’re given the chance to take a step back and acknowledge all that we’re blessed with.  This year in particular, the WeKnowTheDJ team has a lot to be thankful for, and we’d like to take this time to share with you all some of those things:


7. Music

It’s a passion that we all share and something that fuels the basic soul of WeKnowTheDJ. Music connects us all; no matter where you’re from or what your background is, everyone can relate to music.  Music is what moves us, inspires us, and strengthens us – it is something we seek laughs, tears, and solace in.  Music is the language of the soul, and we are so thankful to speak it.


6. The Ability to Discover New Artists

At WeKnowTheDJ, we are given the amazing opportunity to discover and promote new artists.  Be it country singers, up-and-coming pop stars, DJs, or rappers, our team is blessed with the chance to connect with incredibly talented and humble individuals who are on their way to pedestals beneath music’s brightest spotlights.  It’s gratifying to think that we have had some hand (however small) in helping them live their dreams.


5. Learning New Things

The efforts that go into producing the articles and features on WeKnowTheDJ require a lot of research, through which we’re given the opportunity to learn so much.  Similarly, interviews we conduct with up-and-coming artists and interactions we have with readers of the website introduce us to concepts we may have previously been unaware of. We are so thankful for the chance to continuously educate ourselves!


4. Meeting People from All Over the World

With our team spread out all over the world and our readers spread out even further, WeKnowTheDJ has given us the chance to meet so many fascinating people. Be it through online interactions or in person at Justin’s shows, we have been blessed with new friends from all parts of the globe, which we will be forever grateful for.


3. DJ Tay James

He’s the reason this website exists, and the reason we’ve been given any of these opportunities in the first place.  Aside from being incredibly talented, Taylor James is an unbelievably humble and kind individual (and a great boss!). We are continuously thankful for all of the efforts he does to maintain WeKnowTheDJ, in addition to the means in which he has brought our team together. We owe it all to him!


2. The Team

Whether it’s our lovely editor-in-chief Kellie or the ever-fabulous assistant editor Meg, we have an incredible duo leading our team – and we couldn’t be more thankful!  Both of them put their hearts and souls into this website, and it is because of them that we have seen as much success as we have.  We couldn’t ask for a better head staff! In addition to Kellie and Meg, we have a fantastic staff of writers – Alana, Sara, Meg, Jenni, Lucy, Blake, and Shelley – who work so hard every day to keep the website as entertaining as possible.  Our staff is so dedicated and truly loves what they do, which is evident in every story they produce.  Through WeKnowTheDJ, our team has become a family – a tight-knit support system that truly makes this experience as wonderful as it is.  We are so thankful for our team!!


1. You 

Without you, reading this right now, WeKnowTheDJ would not exist.  Your support is so overwhelming and we could not be more thankful.  Whether you’ve stumbled across this website by accident or are a faithful reader, we want to thank you.  We work so hard and spend so much time doing all that we do to entertain you, and we could not be more grateful for the fact that you’re here at this moment. Thank you!


Here’s to another year of wonderful moments in music and beyond. From everyone here at WeKnowTheDJ, Happy Thanksgiving weekend!!


-Shelley DeHekker


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