Editor’s blog

October 2020

Hello again, thanks for clicking on my blog page. As I write, issue 5 of the magazine is at the printers – the first monthly issue following on from September’s. Once more some new advertisers have joined the fold, welcome to:

Clear View Windows & Doors

Medway Gas Services

Il Peperone Piccante

Rochester Studios

And of course loyal advertisers continuing their presence in the magazine:

SOS Entertainment

Bees Knees Plumbing

Private Sale Caravans

Milkin’ Medway

C & L External

Authentic Thai

In Safe Paws

Kent Roofing Services

Yoga Flow with Leah

Thanks to all these lovely people, I have been able to print and distribute 5,000 copies of a 32 page publication – the biggest number so far. There's still a way to go before I can reach all of the almost 15,000 residential and commercial addresses in the ME1 postcode alone. But my intention is to continue incremental growth until greater coverage is achieved.

I was delighted to hear from Bees Knees Plumbing and Authentic Thai about the success of their adverts in It’s The Biz, bringing in new customers.

The quest continues for stockists of the magazine, to supplement the door-to-door delivery.  Isuue 4 found its way to Rochester Library, Coop Riverside, Rochester and Strood Stations, Kaya Barbers 3, Legends Café and Rochester Coffee Company. I hope to be able to leave copies of issue 5 at these places, and have already spoken to one or two others, so I'll update when they have been stocked. Please get in touch if you have space at your premises to stock some.

As always, putting the magazine together couldn't have been accomplished without valued contributors and advertisers. An added bonus for me is getting to meet new people, learn new things and gain new experiences. I enjoyed sitting in on a photo shoot at Rochester Studios as preparation for their “Supermodel” gift experience, and seeing the process of creating this high quality photography. I had the privilege of sitting in on an online ceremony celebrating 60 years of Nigerian independence, in aid of Parkinson's Africa.

The next job is to get the printed copies sent out, and then on with the November edition, which I'm hoping to give a pre-Christmas theme.

Until next time, stay alert and safe.

Neil x

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