Can I get a little sentimental for a second?
It’s hard to believe that this blog is already three and and a half years old. It feels like just last month that I was scribbling down ideas for a blog name and searching for domain names. This weekend, I came across one of my old posts that made me realize that even though those years have flown by, this little blog has come a long way since then. What started as a means to catalog random design and fashion bits that I was inspired by (and didn’t think anyone would read), has evolved into such a different space. It’s really more of a community now and I love that 🙂 and I’m so thankful for all of you who stop by and take part in it everyday.
Each year has brought new opportunities, surprises, and challenges. But most of all, this blog has given me the chance to learn new things I would otherwise never explored, like coding (nerd alert), photography, writing, time management, and reluctantly, delegation. This year has been especially fulfilling, but also a little bit scary. I took a leap of faith and closed my design business—something I never thought I’d do—to focus on The Fox & She. I had talked to Rob about it for a long time and I really wanted to give it an honest shot. I was already blogging four to five days a week when I had my design business, but it was always an afterthought. By the time I finished my client work for the day, I’d be completely drained and just slap something up without giving it much thought. Rob encouraged me to go for it and I haven’t looked back since.
It hasn’t been the easiest transition, but it’s been one of the most rewarding years yet. As I plan for the next year, I wanted to check in with you, my readers. Because you are the ones I create content for and I want to make sure that I’m bringing you exactly what you’re looking for. I’ve already browsed the analytics, but numbers can only tell you so much, ya know? So, I’m conducting a quick-ish reader survey in hopes that you’ll share your honest and real feedback, suggestions and constructive criticism (seriously, I want to know your real thoughts!). My goal is to make The Fox & She a better and more inspirational place for you to visit and the easiest way for me to do that is to find out what you want.
Whether you’ve been reading this blog for years or if you’re new (hi, welcome!), I’d be so grateful if you’d take a few minutes to complete the survey. The questions ask a little bit about you, what you think of the site’s functionality & design and most importantly, your thoughts on the editorial content—what’s working (and what’s not) so I can improve upon it this coming year. As a little token of my appreciation, I’ll be giving away a $250 gift card to Nordstrom to one lucky person who completes the survey—go ahead and complete the survey here!
You gals (and guys) are the inspiration and motivation behind the site and I couldn’t do it without you. I’m already looking forward to this next year and eager to challenge myself to bring you better and, who knows, maybe even some different types of content! So, seriously, thank you sooooo much, you guys are the best!