Illustration by Alice Strete for Kittenhood
First of all, a big thanks to all of you who took the time to fill in my reader survey! It’s been really helpful to learn about your likes and dislikes, and I feel encouraged to keep investing time in this blog. I’ve already started implementing some of your suggestions, and I gonna go through some of the things you guys mentioned in your answers:
As expected, the most popular sections are outfit posts and DIYs. However, I was surprised to see Weekend Marvels as a close second. I was planning on reducing it to once/month, but since you guys like it so much, I’ll post more often.
And since most of you seem to be interested in fashion as a topic, I’ve started a few new sections to include your suggestions: remix posts and 10 ways to wear (so far, but who knows what else is coming!). Anything else you’d like to see here? Feel free to suggest topic ideas for Style Files and Visual Comparison as well, both sections I plan on keeping.
Additionally, I’ve started a monthly challenge, #kittenhoodstyle, which I hope as many of you as possible will join. It’s easy: you just have to post an outfit inspired by the main picture and tag it #kittenhoodstyle.
I’ve also seen an interest in travel tips, so I started with the big post on Milan. I also plan on putting together a guide to my city, because it’s one of the questions I most often get from readers. Coming soon!
Least favorite sections
Many of you were very sweet, saying they like every section of the blog. Thank you! However, some of you aren’t very excited about lookbooks and Put Some Color On. They’re no longer going to be weekly sections, but rather an occasional occurrence.
I realize not all of you are into food posts either, and it’s something I knew to begin with. Do recipes belong on a fashion blog? Probably not. But as I’m trying to get better at food photography, you’ll still see some of my cooking and styling every once in a while.
One of the things that came up often in your answers was getting more personal. I think I purposely stayed away from personal topics all this time, in order to somewhat protect my privacy while at the same time I was sharing photos from my house or close-ups of my face. I’m sure you are all aware that bloggers tend to “curate” everything – from the outfit pictures that make the cut to the magically effortless plates in complementary colors. In a way, you could consider this lying – we intentionally conceal parts of the truth for the sake of an image. That doesn’t mean we don’t have bread crumbles, dust bunnies, and skin breakouts.
So my question to you is: what do you want to talk about if we were to get personal? I’d be happy to share virtually anything, and make it exciting so that you feel like contributing to the conversation. You can always comment below or on social media with your suggestions, or email me at kittenhood.dar [at] gmail [dot] com if you’re more private. So, go ahead, ask me anything!