IT's been months of hard work, but I knew the nature of the beast going in and I also knew that I could tame it and make it beautiful. When every item in a very long to-do list finally all got crossed out, a 60-page magazine took form and I had this mixed feelings of joy and apprehension. Like a young child, the first special print edition of MetroPets must be sent out to the world and, as its maker, I felt responsible for its success or failure.
My one rule to ensure its success is to make it a magazine that I myself would want to buy. Every story in our first print issue is original, well-written and with substance. I expect our readers to be insightful when it comes to pets so we made the articles as informative and as enjoyable to read as possible.
Content is king and we know that pictures are as important as the written word in grabbing readers' attention and imagination. I am pleased that we have pin-worthy photographs in our first print edition. Thanks to our photographers and those who generously shared their amazing pet photos with us.
Is it a home run? Knowing what it took to make this 60-page work of love and now being in the receiving end of heartwarming feedback from readers, I would say that yes, I think we hit the ball out of the park!
Thank you to every wonderful pet lover with an eye for quality and taste for good read. You have made this homage to my pets and yours truly special.
P.S.: I dedicate the maiden issue of MetroPets to my pretty cat Mochi who died only days before the magazine came out of press.
Alma J. Buelva is the editor of MetroPets. A journalist by profession, her love for writing goes into overdrive when the subjects are pets.