Results of the Mode XLusive readership survey!

Most people hate taking surveys, but boy do they love reading the results! I can’t wait to show you the results of my readership survey, but first I have a few things to tell you.

I have been running this blog for just over two years now, and it’s incredible how it has grown from a personal journal to Ottawa’s hotspot for all things fashion and local Ottawa lifestyle scene. I have had some amazing opportunities come my way, have been gifted some pretty cool swag and mostly I have had the chance to meet and work with some incredible people.

You can see how after being distracted for the last two years, I felt almost out of touch with my readers. It was time to reevaluate what I was doing with the blog and see if my readers were happy. I wanted to reconnect with some of you, who have helped me get to where I am today. And like any good business person, I hosted a survey on my blog to see what you were all thinking. Today, I get to share the results with you.

But first, I want to say THANK YOU for reading and for sharing your kind words with me and for taking the time to complete the survey. Thank you for smiling at me at the grocery store, for stopping me at events and giving me your words of encouragement. I see you staring sometimes, hesitating to come talk to me. Please don’t, and come say hello! It means the world to me, to meet you all in real life. The digital world can get lonely behind the screen, so talking to humans feels good (also, I am an extrovert, I thrive on human contact!)

Without further ado, here is what you had to say…

I like knowing the type of person I am talking to when I write my blog posts. I think what shocked me the most (but shouldn’t) is that my audience is older than I imagined. You know what, though? I love it! I love that I can inspire and ignite the fashionista at any age!
Have you noticed that I am listening to you and trying my best to give you more outfit shots? You should follow me on Instagram if you haven’t already done it. I try to share at least 2 outfit posts a week. The biggest issue is not having anyone to take my photo, and my 3-year-old son Victor is not always compliant! haha Recently, I have also had lots of goodies gifted to me, so my beauty section on the blog should be abundant in no time! Blogging about curvy or plus-size specific is my jam, and you know I will always do my best to keep you updated on this front. Ottawa’s plus-size retail industry is very limited, and  lacking in the local scene, but I am and will keep trying to do my very best!
Who doesn’t love Facebook and Instagram? I am not surprised that these channels are popular. I practically live on those platforms! Please don’t be shy next time when it comes to commenting folks. I love getting your messages and I promise to get back to you when I have the chance! You have no idea how excited I get when I see a new comment… a real comment.. not the million spammy comments I get 🙁
I love the polar opposite audience I have on this blog! People with fashion sense judging me, or folks who are desperate to learn from me. Either way, I am having a blast talking fashion and I hope either group can take away something valuable from me!

So what do you think? Do you agree with the results? Did you miss the survey and did not have a chance to share your thoughts? Drop a comment below, you know how good it will make me feel! (It’s not about you, Chantal… it’s about your readers! Oops.. I have to keep reminding myself of that!)

XOX Chantsy

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