SPREADING THE WORD
Delivering last month’s Gazette Life magazine was a challenge, I have to admit. Lugging heavy boxes around the resorts in 40 degree heat is no one’s idea of fun, and doing it with relaxed tourists all around doesn’t help – that beach and those ice cold drinks are so near, yet so far…
Then there’s the magazines themselves – plenty of people tell us that they’re amazed that a glossy, quality product like ours is available for free, but that glossy cover also means they slip and slide around all over the place when you’re carrying an armful. If you’re a fan of Charlie Chaplin-style slapstick comedy, just follow us on a delivery run.
But delivery is still a part of the job we enjoy – a chance to get outdoors, see friendly faces, maybe catch up a little. And we’re always impressed by the welcome we get – the monthly arrival of the new magazine is still an event on Lanzarote, eagerly looked forward to by thousands on the island.
Of course, we’ve also expanded online, so that people can get even more up-to-date news and information. Our weekly email newsletter has been a big success, and we’ll shortly be introducing a more comprehensive version that will be available for a small charge.
We’re going great guns on Facebook and Instagram, our website is visited by thousands every week and our online operations are only going to increase. But there’ll always be a place for a real magazine, in your hands. And in all those different ways, we’re spreading the word. Letting the world know all about this amazing island, the pleasures it offers, the fantastic businesses that operate here and, above all, the people who make it such a fantastic, welcoming place to live and visit.
This month, we look at how health, fitness and wellness have defined and transformed Lanzarote. We also look at the school year ahead, and have a chat with the only woman Mayor left standing on the island. There’s plenty more to keep you occupied, though, so until the next time we come tottering around under a pile of magazines, enjoy!
Enjoy the magazine!