Today is the last day of June. Six months of 2015 will be over with at midnight tonight and we’ll start on the second half of the year. Again, I say, time travels by just so quickly, except if you are a kid – then summers just fly by before the beginning of a new school year. At least that’s the way it was when I was a kidlet. The older I get, the minutes just seem to tick by faster and faster.
This weekend is the Independence Day holiday weekend. At least for some people. Not everyone gets a paid weekend, not everyone gets a day off. But, for those that do, I’m sure they’ll be migrating right out of our beautiful state and heading for somewhere ‘to do something.’ We hear it all the time, “there isn’t anything to do around here.” For nine years we’ve been trying to spread a little community spirit, trying to get people to visit the places in our own state. It hasn’t worked. People don’t want to stay home when they get a couple of days off. And, we’ve come to the conclusion that people really don’t care what we think or say anyway. And that’s okay too.
The newest edition of All Things Country Magazine prints on Monday, so I’ll be sitting right here at the computer putting it all together for our readers and advertisers to enjoy. We hear so many kind comments, it’s heartwarming to open the mailbox and read letters from readers. And we hear great things from our advertisers too. Many says it’s the best advertising they do, and that definitely makes us happy. We try our best, we really do. Things have slowed down so much with advertising that it makes it rough on us at times. But, there isn’t anything we can do about that except keep on trying and keep on hoping for the best. We know that at some point down the road, All Things Country will no longer be in publication so we try to enjoy each and every month that our advertisers allow us to print it.
We really want to highlight things that we love about Kentucky in our July edition. That’s the reason we started the magazine in the first place. After moving here, we couldn’t find any good information on things to do in the area. So we got in our vehicle and drove around to see what we could find. The more we drove around, the more we wanted to share it with people. And the magazine was born. The very first edition, every ad was given away free. We paid for the very first printing all on our own. And of those free ads, only one of the businesses is still in business. It’s almost depressing to look in past editions and see ads for businesses that didn’t make it.
We’ve shared our lives with you for the past nine years. The ups and downs. We’ve done our best to promote the area – the entire area that we call home. Not just Estill County where we reside. Everyone knows us …. we know few of you. Dave actually knows more of you than I do, but I do get out and about at times and try to meet as many people as I can. And when we travel anywhere …. delivery, covering a story, selling advertising – we take past copies of the magazine. So even if you advertised months ago, your ads are still being seen. And they stay online forever, so really your advertising never dies, even long after your business has died.
And we’ll keep sharing our lives with you as long as you’ll have us and we sell enough ads to print it each month! There is no legal advertising for us to depend on. No national advertising. No ad agency ads. Just the Dave person and I …. out trying to promote your business. Of course, we do give you something for your advertising and that is something you don’t get when you advertise with different avenues in the area….. we give you something to give out to your customers. So, give us a try and we’ll do our best to promote your business. Because that’s what we do.
Have a great day!