We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has read our stories and liked our Facebook posts, and wish you all a very happy new year. As we head into a new decade, although there is debate about this, we have been looking at what we will be doing with Bridgwater Magazine.
Since we got going with the magazine in August 2018, we have tried various things, to see how they would work and what people wanted.
We have looked at all these things, and have made a few decisions as we go forward. One thing you may notice, is that we have just published a new and fresher look to the website.
Over the past few months, we have been looking at other things, but will now be looking at doing much more with the magazine, going back to when we were writing more posts, sharing more events and letting you know what is going on in Bridgwater and a 5 mile radius.
We will be continuing to stay away from filling the website with advertising, we currently have no advertising on the site at all. However, we are now looking for either a large sponsor or collection of sponsors, as we need to have the ability to take this onto the next step, providing a faster website, writing reviews, creating a Bridgwater business directory, providing free websites for everybody in the town and much more. If we can get to the stage where we can be paid to run the magazine, we will be able to do even more.
These sponsors will receive advertising on the website, but it will not get in the way of reading the information we provide, and there will NEVER be popups, because they just drive us crazy.
We aim to release a physical magazine from November, if we can secure the funding. This magazine will be for the same area as the website itself, looking at the news from the previous month, but also general interest articles. We will be releasing this as a PDF from February, and you will also be able to view this on the website.