June 27th, 2012
You asked, we answer!
Every year I learn so much from our readers when we run our survey – thanks to the more than 1,000 of you who took the time to respond. The overwhelming theme in your editorial requests was for more stories about affordable travel. We hear you! Here is a random sampling of your questions, answered.
1. “Can you do more things like “A day in the life” of the editorial team, or “What’s in your purse?”
SB: I agree! Our “what’s in your suitcase” doses were some of our most popular last summer, and we plan to do them again. In the meantime we are always going behind the scenes in our Editors’ Diary, and, you probably don’t want to know what’s in my purse!
2. “I would love to see a mobile app of your site.”
SB: We’ve got them for every city (click the apple icon at the top right of each city landing page to download for free.) I use them all the time when I am travelling or on the go. So easy to search (like a glam version of Google!).
3. “You should establish a presence on the East Coast! I’m originally from there and they’re starving for fun, relevant style-savvy blogs.”
SB: Here’s the official call-out for an East Coast Editor! Anyone? We also heard from a lot of you who would like us to open editions for Ottawa and Victoria. Send us the perfect editor, and we just might!
4. “Have you ever thought of having some sort of get-together for your subscribers or gala event? Maybe a fashion show or shopping event?”
SB: We do partner with lots of companies on shopping events throughout the year in Vancouver (Banana Republic, CB2, DKNY and Libertine, to name a few). But we’ve been throwing around the idea of hosting a conference for women entrepreneurs and bloggers. We learned from the survey that almost 60 per cent of you have started your own business or would like to.