Happy February, friends! Remember back in December when I asked you to share your thoughts on Her Philly and so many of you did?! You guys are the best. I asked you for similar feedback in 2014, but when the survey was done, only I was able to see your answers. So this year, inspired by Sarah of Style It and pretty much every blogger who linked to this Wardrobe Oxygen post, I decided to share this year’s survey results with all of you lovely ladies (and a few fine gentlemen!).
(It should also be known that I loved the way Sarah laid her results out, obviously. I am so, so bad in Excel, and as I’ve now discovered, very much worse in Numbers. Let’s go on.)
Ladies, this blog is made for you. Thank you for always supporting Her Philly. And for the few gents that are out there, I love that you’re here! Even (and especially) if it’s only to get ideas for things to impress your girlfriends. 🙂
This result was really great to see, because here I am at 26 years old, smack in the middle of 83% of you guys. I know my content choices will continue to change as I grow up, so I’m glad to see you all will be growing right along with me.
Staying in the loop
Your answers to this one were so surprising to me! You see, in the social media/digital marketing world, Facebook is pretty much “dead” as a way to communicate with your followers. However, you guys are obviously the best and the rules don’t apply to the over 600 of you who follow and get your HP updates from my Facebook page!
I also love how many of you get my posts delivered straight to your email. If you’ve never been able to figure out how to get that happening, just look over to your right side of this post and scroll up a bit, until you see a button for “Subscribe to Her Philly.” I promise the only emails you’ll get are when I hit publish on a new post.
How Her Philly intersects with your life
Hooray! My apartment decorating and moving posts are interesting to you guys. I can appreciate that you all are in different spots in your lives, and yet are united by a genuine love for Philly. Another favorite tidbit I gathered from this question is the fact that the Her Philly community has so much in common, that even when I left you guys the option to fill in your own answer, I got some of the same exact responses from people. Love yas.
I am happy to see the results here, but know there’s work that can be done to offer more affordable options and alternatives for certain gifts and experiences. I do decline the blogger opportunities that are too extravagant for my reader and do mostly pay my own way for the majority of things you see featured on this blog and my social media channels. I’m glad to see this helps to keep my content feeling authentic and realistic to all of you, but I’m going to try a little harder!
What you need more of in your life
I got a lot of answers when I asked you what was missing from Her Philly (I’m serious, you guys are great), and here are the top responses: more small space decorating, more coverage of events (specifically free ones), more shopping (and how to work those outfits from the corporate world to after hours), more on fitness and being active, and more uncovering gems and sharing secret spots. For the most part, I think those are pretty doable.
I also got requests for a few things in particular that I may need to ease into: more photos in my posts (cameras are just. so. expensive.), more behind the scenes/sharing of my life (I am trying that out with Snapchat! Username: herphilly), and . . . get ready for this one . . . more on the ‘burbs! The suburb thing was a little surprising to me, you guys, so give me some time to think that one over. 🙂
On the topic of what you constantly find yourself googling about Philly, you guys came through hard with the food. And, of course, you only want the best. I go out to eat (a lot), so I can definitely start featuring more dining posts.
“Events” popped up again here, which is exciting to me. I think my biggest conundrum is whether to cover before I attend and just have a hunch it could be a good one, or review my experience after so you have it for next year. Survey within a survey: share your thoughts, please!
Why you keep coming back
The question of why you continue to visit Her Philly kinda made me tear up. Just a little bit. First of all, some of you think I’m funny (. . . my mom will love this because she thinks I’m the second coming of Lena Dunham – you be the judge). Second, the tone of my content makes it seem like we’re best buds in RL (cue tears because I would LOVE THAT). And third, you recognize my love for this city, and it kinda makes you love it a little more, too. Here are some of my favorite answers:
- Because I’m moving to Philly in a few months, and I need to know everything 🙂
- It’s all positive, fun stuff!
- Straight to the point, feel like I could meet you for a cup of coffee and chat!
- She makes me laugh and we have similar interests
- I love the conversational tone, like I’m chatting with my girls at happy hour!
- I love the content of the posts and just your overall love for the city!
- Because a) you rock and b) your love of Philadelphia is infectious. I need some of that in my life. 🙂
THANK YOU 🙂
Again, to all of you who filled out my survey (over 50 of you!), you’re the best and your feedback will not go unheard. As always, I’d love to keep the feedback loop open year round, so if you ever have any ideas, you know where to find me. xx