I have hesitated writing this post, as I may be going crazy. But sometimes all it takes it the power of one...and no-one else is doing it...so I'm taking a leap!
I have been using Facebook for Little Eco to connect with mums, share ideas and promote specials and new products being added to the store. I am still getting used to using Facebook and although I have a different opinion on it for some types of personal use, I believe it can be richly engaging and an important part of customer contact for businesses, especially those that are online only.
So I have taken a leap using this platform and it's power to reach potentially lots of people, to start a...let's call it a 'petition'.... by creating a Facebook page called:
'BRING BACK NOTEBOOK MAGAZINE'
I blogged about my disappointment in this magazine ceasing publication here. I don't have many store bought copies of the magazine having only discovered it a couple of years ago, but I have picked up quite a few issues now from local op shops. Recently I picked up quite a haul of past issues and the op shop lady thought I was crazy being so excited about the magazines...but that excitement grew into frustration as I've been pouring over the past issues these past few weeks.
This is a magazine I believe that came and went before it's 'time'. This is a magazine I believe should be here today. I want it to come back or at least let the editing team know how many readers miss it. I think that the lack of readership (I think that is why it stopped publication) wouldn't be a problem now? Maybe I am not right, but tell me if you think the following articles would interest you in a magazine?
- Find yourself
- Money saving tips
- Debt reduction
- Stop food waste
- Being thrifty
- How to live in the moment
- Being grateful
- Recipes from 'Nana's'
- Real women and real stories
The magazines had monthly tips, how to's and real ideas for living. Stories that move you to tears, motivate you and encourage you to find out more. Sure it had some expensive fashion recommendations and beauty tips and advertising (minimal though) but it was balanced with shopping at the Salvo's fashion ideas, and do it yourself beauty tips. There were no stories about Hollywood break ups or what who is doing with who and how...it was all real and done in a beautiful and inspiring format.
Again this magazine helped me to discover Rhonda and she has inspired and contributed to many positive changes in my life.
I may be going crazy...but I think if they can bring back "Hey Hey it's Saturday" (Entertaining t.v show for those that aren't familiar) because of a Facebook page and the interest it created...well you never know, maybe there are enough of us out there who can bring this magazine back or at least inspire a publisher to do something similar?
If you are on Facebook and loved this magazine or know of anyone that did and want to tell the world that you are disappointed it disappeared, then...I feel silly saying this, but...LIKE the Bring back Notebook magazine page and we'll see what happens!
Thanks for visiting,