Why do the website?
There were many reasons that prompted me to do a site about Wigan. The main reason is that I enjoy local history, and rather than keep the information to myself, why not share it? I am a web programmer (not designer!) and get plenty of practice writing this in my spare time.
How much money do you make from the site?
Nothing, zip, zilch, square root of zero, zada, nowt!
It is a hobby, not a commercial site. What about www.wigandirectory.co.uk I hear you ask? This was set up as a separate site that shares the same space. This site was receiving many, many hits by people searching for businesses in Wigan. It was therefore decided to cater for these hits too, rather than waste the traffic. It is separate, if you don't want to look at local businesses, don't click the link.
What about the future of the site?
I really hope that wiganworld is here to stay. I have put a lot of time and effort into it, so have a lot of visitors who have contributed loads of stuff. I will continue to update it as often as I can - I'm not giving up yet!
Me! Some people know me, most don't. My name is Brian, and I am lucky enough to have been born a native 'Wiganer'. I am forty, married, and have two young 'uns, aged 12 and 8. Enough about me. :o)
Can you help?
The site has had loads of contributions, and thanks to everyone that has helped. However, I am always looking for more info, photos, ideas... Go on, send some pics for the album, suggest a new section, feedback of any kind is most welcome.
Spread the word! Tell people about wiganworld, the more visitors, the better. Spreading the word will attract more visitors, which in turn will result in more contributions - after all, it is a 'community site'. Thanks for reading.