Morning Mirror has been running for nearly twenty years.!!
It all started when Maurice Thompson suggested I start an internet programme equivalent to the Radio Show Morning Mirror which I had produced and presented twice weekly on ZBC for many, many years. (Thank you Maurice!!)
A few years ago I was literally run off my feet to produce a weekly Morning Mirror (or at least wearing my fingers to the bone) - trying to keep abreast of all the advertising on this, the one and only internet platform that was available for local and overseas Zimbabweans.
Now sadly Harare has formatted its own publication and various other free internet sites like Simply The Best Bulawayo Notice Board, have made mincemeat of the simple little Morning Mirror.
Who wants to pay hard currency in this day and age, when you can advertise for free
I have soldiered on for a couple of years now, trying to keep a few adverts afloat and trying to raise a couple of bob for the Edith Duly Nursing Home, which was my main ambition for many years, as well as making the Mirror a 'Little Bit Of Home' for our Diasporans.
My little publication has served well to bond a community that needed a few rays of weekly sunshine. Twenty years ago the Diaspora needed desperately to hold on to all things home,
but now -
'The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.'
I have a handful of loyal advertisers and a handful of loyal readers (Bless you all)
But has the Morning Mirror, like all good things, served its usefulness
I would value the readers comments