Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekly Wrap Up: The First Week

Thank you all so much for your support in making this a fantastic first week at DearWendy.com!! In the weeks before I launched this site, I worried that no one would read it and I’d feel like a fool for even trying this venture. But all your sweet comments, emails, tweets, links to your own blogs, and help getting the word out have really touched me and made me very excited about this site’s potential, so thank you for that. In the coming weeks, as I continue tweaking things and introducing new features, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on how I can make the site better, please don’t hesitate to email me or leave a comment.

Before I sign off for the weekend, here are some of this week’s highlights:

* DearWendy.com Launches
* “How do I tell my new boyfriend about my misdemeanor?”
* Introducing a new feature called “If They Asked.” First up: “Should Oprah money to her long-lost sister?”
* Introducing my husband
* “My boyfriend collects photos of his female friends on Facebook”
* Shortcuts: “People keep bugging us to have kids”

Thanks, again, for all the love you’ve shown this week, and have a wonderful weekend!

22 comments… add one
  • jammy

    jessielou January 28, 2011, 8:14 pm

    I am so glad you have your own site now! Your columns were always a highlight for me on TF and it’s great to see it grow.
    We shall be behind you 100% on this new venture and I wish you all the best!

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    Dennis Hong January 28, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Sure, we only get reruns. But, we can also say “fuck” on here. 😉

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      Wendy January 29, 2011, 1:14 am

      No, you get much more than re-runs here! The re-run column is only on Saturdays and it’s only a re-run if you read it already on TF.

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        Dennis Hong January 29, 2011, 2:43 pm

        My bad. I knew that. In my over-eagerness to say “fuck,” I guess that came out wrong.

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    Kristina January 28, 2011, 9:44 pm

    I really like your site Wendy! I got addicted to The Frisky right around the start of your column, and that’s the main reason I kept reading. I really love your advice, and I’m glad to see you have great support from all of your avid readers.
    Also, I’ve always loved your site, City Wendy as well. 🙂

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    Christy January 28, 2011, 11:19 pm

    As useful as the email button is, I think it might be nice if there was a way to copy and paste your email easily, because not all people use a mail client like Outlook. Also, maybe we could submit questions through a form like this one? It could probably be made to submit directly to your email. It would just be easier to submit questions that way.

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      Wendy January 29, 2011, 1:15 am

      OK, thanks. I’ll look into these suggestions.

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    Sarah January 29, 2011, 1:45 am

    Wendy, I don’t know if you have anything like Google Analytics or the anything similar but if you do, how was the traffic this week? I’m curious as to what the average daily vistor rate was. Only because I’m nosy, of course! 😉

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      Wendy January 29, 2011, 9:10 am

      Yeah, I did install Google Analytics, and although I installed it too late to catch stats on the first day, it still shows traffic for Tuesday-Friday at about 30,000 pageviews and 10,000 unique visitors (so an avg. of 2500 daily visitors)! My goal for this first week was half that, so I’m very pleased and hope we can keep growing from here.

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        Sarah January 29, 2011, 10:04 am

        That is so great! 😀

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    Tanya January 29, 2011, 6:38 am

    Like! Like very much!! Looking forward to your future posts and unique perspective!

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    Spark January 29, 2011, 9:00 am

    Dear Wendy was the best part of The Frisky. I’m sure tons of TF readers, like myself, have followed you here!

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    TheOtherMe2011 January 29, 2011, 11:04 am

    Dear Wendy ( lol )
    I agree with everyone else here, this is really a great site.

    I also wanted to point out how much it is appreciated that you’re totally hands on and you’re so accessible either through the comments or e-mail.

    You’re tagline” It’s about to get personal” couldn’t have been better chosen, we truly feel that there are some valuable “personal” exchanges between you & your readers. Keep it up !

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      Wendy January 29, 2011, 11:25 am

      Thank you! That was definitely something I was very excited to have control over on my own site. I’m glad you’ve noticed and appreciate it.

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        AnitaBath January 29, 2011, 2:06 pm

        I like the extra interaction!

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    Lexington January 29, 2011, 2:03 pm

    Congrats Wendy, we’re so excited for you!

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    Titsmagee January 29, 2011, 2:28 pm

    WENDY! I’m so psyched for your new site and the adventure that goes with it. When I got frustrated with the onslaught of Miley updates and fashion polls on The Frisky, your column kept me from losing my head. I also started reading citywendy from time to time after you linked to the awesome wedding post. (I felt like a creeper reading the personal blog of someone I don’t know, but through reading Dear Wendy I feel like you’re a sort of far away acquaintance…so that makes it feel less creepy.) I have to agree with the other commenters who have applauded the layout, lack of Pluck, and interaction. I’ve been trying to limit my non-homework-related internet time because I’m prone to procrastination but I think this will be an exception. I really want to support your new endeavor so get ready for some page clicks, lady!

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      Wendy January 29, 2011, 2:48 pm

      Thanks, Tits! Great to see you here.

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    Lamia January 29, 2011, 7:05 pm

    Congrats on the new site, Wendy! Your column was my favorite thing on TF ♥

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    ladiejoy January 31, 2011, 4:40 pm

    I love the new site, Wendy! Even though I can’t seem to make this Gravatar thing work – even when Dennis explained it to me. Maybe it’s the pic it doesn’t like? I’ll try another.
    That said… I also like having less restrictions on language, etc. – because let’s face it, some like to get down-n-dirty. 😉

    PS… the doll pic is a wee bit creepy.

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      ladiejoy January 31, 2011, 5:00 pm

      OK clearly I got it fixed. Seems I set my image with an “X” rating somehow. HAHA!!!! Bad She-Ra!

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    _jsw_ February 1, 2011, 1:15 pm

    I am, as always, late to the party. It’s been a hectic week or two.

    Wendy, I’m incredibly happy for you for doing so well out of the gate, and I _will_ be around. Thank you for doing this.

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