As I mentioned earlier this week, I was thrilled with the Reader Survey results. You guys were thorough in filling out your answers and provided lots of good feedback, both on general housekeeping stuff like social media and blog reader info and with the more detailed stuff about what types of posts you enjoy and what you’d like to see more of.
I initially thought that the reader survey would simply be a way for me to get a read on what your expectations are for products, pricing, and collaborations – and that was helpful – but so was everything else. I’m always curious to know what the results are of these sorts of things, so I thought I’d share an overview with you all.
What post or topic introduced you to StyleWise?
Ethical fashion, my guest post on Rachel Held Evans’ blog (Rachel was awesome for having me), and personal style were your top responses.
What are your favorite topics that I cover?
Your top picks were personal style, brand features, and introspective essays (which is great since that’s what I prefer to cover).
What would you like to see more of or read more about?
Notable responses include:
I like your essays! Our minds are of a similar vein, and I like your way of being angry graciously.
The inherent tensions that exist in buying ethically (vs. the real life needs of people to work for the larger not ethical brands).
Navigating ethical purchases, budget constraints and personal style.
How much do you generally spend or expect to spend on a new piece of clothing?
The majority of you expect to spend $26-100 on a new piece of clothing. 56% of you expect to spend $26-50 on a jewelry item and 44% spend $101-150 on new shoes.
These numbers are very helpful to me because they allow me to work with brands that make sense and they provide the hard data I need to know we’re a good match. Perhaps not coincidentally, I tend to set those ranges for myself when considering new ethical items, as well, so I don’t need to make too many adjustments.
What ethical or sustainable topic would you like to learn more about?
New brands, minimalism, hard data on the effects of buying sustainable goods, fabric sourcing and textile ethics, intimates, sneakers, social justice, and ethical investing were some of your requests.
Also, thanks so much for your kind responses at the end of the survey. I feel very loved. The two responses that stood out to me in the Anything Else? category were already addressed in my post about thrift shopping and this week’s post on The Paradox of the Ethical Fashion Blogger.
I’ll continue to refer to the data and responses I received as I write posts and work with brands and organizations.
The survey is still open, so feel free to submit your responses if you haven’t already.