Questions & Changes

by Lisa on December 15th, 2009

This site can’t stay the same forever, can it?  Not with me in charge.  I obsess over and change something approximately every 6 weeks.

If you were reading a few weeks ago, you know this site will soon be making the big jump over to WordPress.  I hope to get this done right around the new year. Switching to WordPress will allow me to create *real* pages, which will allow for quite a bit of flexibility.  For instance, all of the in-person sample sales I hear about in NYC and L.A. will have a place to go, and other such fun stuff.  (I currently ignore these because I don’t want to annoy the heck out of all of you not living in either of those areas.)

Per the request of many of you, at that time I will also set up an email newsletter.  I am curious though – for those of you that would subscribe to a newsletter, would you prefer it to be emailed out weekly, daily, or perhaps both? 

Next, as you may have noticed, I have shied away from reporting about giveaways on other blogs. I am going to keep this policy in place because, frankly, I get too many requests for this. I could spend my days writing about everyone’s giveaways, but that’s not what this site is about.  (If you’re looking for sites that list blog giveaways, do a quick google search for “giveaway blog.”  The number of results is astounding!)

What I would like to know is this: Would you be interested in hearing about larger giveaways and contests held by large retail companies? I hear about a lot of cool things that I never post because I’m just not sure if this is something y’all would be interested in knowing about. What are your thoughts?

Obviously contests will never be the primary focus of this site, I’m just curious if you think it’s worth me posting about them on occasion.

And finally, along the same lines, I have decided to decrease the number of giveaways that I host here at Fantabulously Frugal.  Unless something *truly* incredible happens, beginning in 2010 there will not be more than one giveaway every two weeks.  I love giving you all gifts, but there were some weeks over this past year that I felt this site was overrun with giveaways!  In 2010 I’d like to decrease the quantity and increase the quality of the giveaways.

So… these are just some of the changes you can expect over the next couple of weeks!

Now, if you don’t mind, could you please provide me with a tad bit of input on the questions I asked above?  Thank you so so so so much! :)

One Response

  1. Moonjava says:

    Oooh, I love your giveaways! I haven't won anything yet though :(. What about having more than one winner for each giveaway? That way you can decrease the number of giveaways (drive yourself less batty), and just have more winners? ;)