First of all, thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s reader survey. We had even more responses than last year, and you guys helped us answer some major questions that we’ve been wondering about for a while.
Demographics first! Not much has changed since last year – So You’re EnGAYged has a predominantly lesbian readership. What we did change between last year and this year, thanks to a reader suggestion, was using checkboxes instead of radio buttons for indicating your identity and your partners’. Also, all questions were optional in this survey. Basically, that means we’re using bar charts instead of pie charts for this question!
Most of you are engaged, but we still have a very diverse readership, in terms of marital status, length of engagement, and wedding budget.
Next, we wanted to know how many of you have used of (or knew about) our vendor list. This was fascinating to us – ten percent didn’t know that it existed. (For those of you who didn’t know – here it is!) Our vendor list is central to how So You’re EnGAYged started (Kelly was having the hardest time finding an LGBT-friendly set of vendors in DC for her own wedding) so we want to make sure it’s serving its purpose.
7% of you have booked a vendor (yay!). 43% just looked without contacting, 11% contacted and hadn’t booked one. The rest didn’t, either because they didn’t know it was there, or they haven’t needed to.
One of the biggest sets of feedback we got from the survey was that you want more vendors in your area. There are two ways we can do this – one, by loosening our vendor requirements (which are very strict – all vendors must use 100% inclusive language, and they must have a 4 star or above review on a third party review site). Two, by you recommending them to us or sending them to us, or even just letting them know that they should apply. We asked, and you answered – the majority (69%) would like us to keep the list as thoroughly vetted as it currently is. Right now, we’re not accepting new vendors (as we’re swamped!).
Lastly, and most importantly – let’s talk about the regular blog content. Here’s what you guys are most interested in:
We hear you loud and clear on this – it’s actually what a lot of the written-in feedback said as well. More DIY, more talk about budgets and family issues, and DEFINITELY more butch attire posts. Like last year, we also heard (and totally agree with) the need for more diversity in bloggers. We hear you and we want the same!
Some of you wrote feedback asking for more posts from bloggers. This is interesting to us; currently, the majority of pageviews that we get for the site are on real wedding/engagement posts. Only 43% of the pageviews are on blogger posts.
We asked in the survey – would you rather have more weddings and engagements, or more blogger posts? 76% said weddings and engagements.
If you have any more feedback, we’d love to hear it in the comments. Thanks so much for participating in this year’s survey!