On September 1 of last year, my house got hit by lightning. The strike blew the top four feet off my chimney and fried my computer. I count myself as incredibly lucky that my house did not burn to the ground. But the damage to my computer has made for a long and tough come-back. Issue No. 105 and its contents were lost with the strike – and with that, the loss of advertising revenue. Insurance replaced the computer but the magazine would have to be rebuilt from scratch.
The first challenge was having to deal with a new computer with a new OS and updated versions of the software to learn. The second challenge was trying to get the advertising back on track. The former proved a lot easier than the latter. Print ads may be a thing of the past. Many (most?) major publications have had to adjust to the fact that print media is losing ground. Why should our small trade magazine be any different.
So welcome to the future of Llama Life II online magazine.
We will continue to offer the “news and views” of the llama industry; and, maintain the same mission as we always have. We’ll continue to be a subscriber-based publication. Most pages will only be accessible by subscribers. Since we want to encourage growth of llama ownership, many pages that would serve beginners will be available to the public.
As a new online enterprise, there will be some bugs to work out. Please be patient as we find our footing. The layout and organization will likely need adjusting as we get used to the new format.
To start, we will be offering advertising opportunities in three sizes. A new advantage for LLII advertisers is that A. Your ads will be in color and 2. They can be linked directly to your web page. If you’d like to sponsor us through advertising please email me at Paigeink@aol.com.
A lot has happened while we’ve been away. We’re working hard to catch up. Look out! We’re going to be bigger and better than ever!