The Spirit of Alfreton

‘Thank you for your incredible support’ – a letter from the editor

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Thu 1st December 2022

Wow! It’s not very often that I found myself stuck for words but I am genuinely blown away by your support for The Spirit of Alfreton.

We’re here to share important information about our town and to bring the community together to celebrate everything Alfreton has to offer.

This is something I’m really passionate about and, to be honest, it’s the messages and the content that we share on The Spirit of Alfreton that matters to me the most. As long as it makes a difference to someone, that’s what makes this job for me.

But I have to check the performance of the site every now and again – even if it’s to make sure that I’m not talking to myself!

When I checked the numbers for November this morning, I was genuinely lost for words.

November wasn’t just our best performing month ever, it was our best performing month by miles.

Our reach has been growing steadily since we launched the new website earlier in the year and we’ve been averaging an audience of around 17,000.

But last month, posts shared by The Spirit of Alfreton were seen by more than 33,000 people!

This makes me absolutely burst with pride but the credit for this isn’t mine – it’s yours, the community of Alfreton.

You are the people doing incredible things in our community, you are sharing your news and events with us, you are reading the posts and sharing them with your friends and family.

You make The Spirit of Alfreton what it is and I couldn’t be more grateful for your support, and that’s the point of this post. To thank you for your incredible support.

Please, keep doing what you’re doing.

Keep sharing your news and information with us, there is no story too big or too small. It could be an event, the details of a job vacancy or even a shout out to somebody celebrating a special occasion. It really doesn’t matter.

You can share your information with us via any of our social media pages or you can post directly onto the website via Tell Us Your News.

Thank you, again!