Thanks to everyone that stops by to explore this site, our app, and our posts published across social media. Your support and encouragement, by way of showing a returning interest and willingly sharing the words, pictures, videos and audio we publish, keeps us going.
36,000+ visits to the blog alone this year…. Wow!
“Live your best story…”
We continue to improve in our delivery – and stand by our decision to ‘go broad’ on topics, aiming to create one of the best lifestyle archives for Pembrokeshire people to enjoy; whether you’re from here, come here, dream of here, hear of here and want more of here….. you are ‘Pembrokeshire people’.
We have more contributors joining us…
We welcome new writers and contributors of all sorts of content. Come and join the team.
How did it all begin?
Some of you will have seen our blog ‘ www.move-to-pembrokeshire.uk ‘, where we charted our re-location to this county and started to share why we love it so much. Once we were here, we thought we should have a new blog about living here so purchased the domains for Pembrokeshire Life Online.
What we did was create this blog and set about building an online community. Gathering like-minded, talented people interested and keen to share this platform on the Internet. Their Pembrokeshire platform – not one owned by an international company, like Facebook, Google, Microsoft or Apple… or a big publishing house.
A Pembrokeshire Community Journalism Project. In 2017 we became a Community Interest Company – reg. no 10771753.
The rest is history…. in the making!
- We now have a free Mobile App which synchronises with the online magazine but also has it’s own exclusive content. The App can be used by local businesses, makers, musicians, artists and writers… anyone who can’t justify the investment in their own but can benefit from ours, connecting with the growing community of Pembrokeshire people who use it, and who in turn will benefit from only the best on offer here, via the App.
- We are now indexed monthly and permanently by The National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth University), The British National Library and The National Library of Scotland as part of their collaborative UKWebArchive programme.
- In 2017 we were asked to be the faces behind the Welsh Government’s SuperfastBroadband campaign as it reached Pembrokeshire.
What’s next ?
For 2017, we will continue to publish multimedia TV editions of PembsLifeOnline, with extra feature content, for housebound and infirm people who have become isolated from the place they, and we, all love – yet, are just living out their lives indoors – inside, as we all go about our lives around the county. Many don’t have access to, or are unable to use wifi or devices other than their TV.
So they too can share in PembrokeshireLifeOnline, the events we attend, the culture and lifestyle, and the connections within our community, we’ll deliver PembsLifeOnline USB-TV Programmes for them to enjoy. Simply ‘Plug and Play’ into a TV using the USB socket fitted to most TV’s, and now in most homes …. we’ve checked.
The response so far has been delightful.
Our first episode has already been delivered as part of a feasibility study and we’re excited by the response. The Community Connectors are now sharing these with their service users to get some more feedback.
Within four walls, isolated from the outside world where life goes on without them and the scenery is often breath taking but now out of reach, they may as well be in Swindon, having to rely on their memories to recount stories of life here.
We have shared this multimedia experience of Pembrokeshire with a small group already and it’s been well received. They love what we show them! A step in the right direction, reconnecting people with their communities.
**Free during our trials – Try it / send it, to someone who might benefit:
If you are interested in finding out more, think you can help or would like to sponsor us, please get in touch, here.
If you see the value in our site and community projects, please consider making a donation. Every penny will be accounted for in progressing the projects. This is a not for profit, community interest organisation.
. We rely on the goodwill and passion for Pembrokeshire shared by those who submit the content that brings this blog to life, but we would love to ensure we can keep going and develop the media further.
So, we’re inviting a limited number of Sponsors – In exchange we’ll share our I.T. skills, experience and resources, copywriting, editorial work and publishing to market your goods or services.
PembrokeshireLifeOnline is two years old and has been created by the following wonderful people:-
*’Clicking’ on their name will take you to their website*
Editor (Website and App design) : Ken Mahoney
Sub-Editor / Journalist: Suzanne Ashworth : NUJ accredited
Creative Writer-in-Chief: Snorkelfish
Landscape Photographer: Nigel J Bevans
Portrait Photographer: Ieuan Morris
Climbing Features: Stu McInnes
Ecology Issues: Dave Smith
Year of the Horse: Jenny Rees
Fiction: Pembrokeshire Culture Club Creative Writing group
Gardening: Jim Saul
Also, thanks to other contributors too numerous to mention. And, of course, to everyone who has allowed us in to glimpse and share part of their stories so far – you know who you are 🙂
** Subject to demands and availability.