Hello and welcome. Here is a little background into “About Waterlooville“:
So let me first tell you how this all started. There’s two of us, Steve and Amanda. About Waterlooville was originally started by me, Steve.
In 2010 I acquired my first smartphone and it had a camera. Rather than sit at my desk at home for 12 hours a day, I try to stretch my legs and get a walk in. Whilst out and about, walking the same routes, I noticed how much Waterlooville was changing. So I took photographs, and shared them with my friends on Facebook. We chatted about businesses that were opening, businesses that were closing, things that used to be and what was happening in the future. These discussions always sparked lots of interest and conversation.
In July 2013 we decided to start to write more on About Waterlooville on our blog, and in December 2013 after favourable feedback we created the Facebook page, “About Waterlooville” to expand the reach of the our blog posts. About Waterlooville pages on Twitter, Google+ and StreetLife soon followed.
The About Waterlooville website serves over 25,000 pages to 22,000 unique visitors every month. The About Waterlooville Facebook posts reaches over 100,000 impressions monthly and of those, 20,000 engage, comment or click through to the About Waterlooville website. At the time of writing we have over 3,000 comments on the website blog (stats July 2014).
When we are out and about in Waterlooville – we are (sometimes) recognised and people chat to us … or think they know us. Do say hello, don’t be shy.
One final note, we cover more than just Waterlooville!
Amanda & Steve Mayne