Hi! Welcome to the launch of DearWendy.com. If you’ve found yourself here, you’re probably familiar with my advice column on The Frisky, where I’ve been a contributor since 2008. While I still plan on making regular appearances there and elsewhere, from now on, this will be the official home of the Dear Wendy advice column. I am very excited about this next step and I promise to do everything I can to make this the kind of community you want to spend some of your precious free time. If you’ve been an avid follower of my column, you’ll find the same kind of letters and advice you’re used to reading, plus a bunch of new features I’m excited to debut.
No matter how hard I work, though, this site can’t be a success without you, so I encourage you to leave comments, engage with each other, make friends and as always, send me those relationship questions you need help figuring out. Your questions are the heart of this site, and it’s with utmost respect and gratitude that I invite you to send them in. I’ll post the first set of questions (and my answers) later today, but in the meantime please check out my about page, as well as my FAQ page (where I highlight my commenting policy), and feel free to introduce yourself in the comments!
fazzari January 24, 2011, 2:07 am
2011 – The Year of “My Way”! YO!
Emily January 24, 2011, 2:19 pm
Looks great! So excited for you!
Wendy January 24, 2011, 2:33 pm
Nicole January 24, 2011, 3:17 pm
So excited about your new site! You have such a talent for seeing relationship problems cleaerly for what they are- I’ve loved following your column on The Frisky and can’t wait to read it here, too!
Amber January 24, 2011, 3:49 pm
So excited to see this! I love reading your columns at the Frisky and was a little worried about not getting to read them any more!
Jessica January 24, 2011, 4:36 pm
Congratulations Wendy!! Wishing you all the best with this site!
I will definitely be returing to this site often as I love your columns.
Diana January 24, 2011, 4:37 pm
SO happy for you! i can’t wait to see what else you’ve got up your super cute (and i’d imagine very very warm) sweater sleeve! love your honesty and will be following here and the frisky <3
Betsy January 24, 2011, 4:46 pm
I love it! Good Luck!
TMSC January 24, 2011, 5:08 pm
Congrats! I started reading the Frisky solely because of your fabulous column, so am doubly excited there is now a web site devoted entirely to “Dear Wendy”. Looking forward to tuning in regularly!
Elisa January 24, 2011, 5:35 pm
Your column has always been a firm favourite on The Frisky, and I can’t wait to follow you here as well! Good luck xx
TheFabulousmzm January 24, 2011, 5:36 pm
Yay Wendy! Can’t wait for your answers to the TONS of letters I’m sure will come pouring in. I see a very bright future for DearWendy.com!
Katy January 24, 2011, 5:37 pm
Wendy I think this is such a great move for you, I feel like a total stalker since I’ve been following you on CityWendy and at the frisky for about a year- but I just wanted to say that I think you are fantastic- absolutely fantastic and I am so excited to waste days of my life on your new website. Congratulations!
Nikki January 24, 2011, 5:51 pm
Longtime reader, first time commenting…
Congrats! Site looks great and I cannot wait to get your consultation on all my relationship woes. Get ready… 🙂
belongsomewhere January 24, 2011, 5:52 pm
Congrats! I’ve been reading your column since it debuted on The Frisky, and it’s incredibly exciting that it has its own site now!
Jessica January 24, 2011, 5:58 pm
Yay, Wendy! Will “Dear Wendy” still be a feature on The Frisky, or will you only be publishing it here from now on?
Wendy January 24, 2011, 6:05 pm
You’ll need to come here to read most of my columns, which will be published daily, but I’ll publish one or two per week on The Frisky, too.
Rachel January 24, 2011, 5:59 pm
Hooray!!! I am so excited about this new development, Wendy! I already bookmarked this page and look forward to visiting every day!
delilahgem January 24, 2011, 6:03 pm
Yay Wendy! I’ve been so excited for this since you announced on Twitter!! Congratulations!
I can’t wait to see what happens next.
ReadingIsFundamental January 24, 2011, 6:26 pm
Tina January 24, 2011, 6:29 pm
Awesome! Congrats. I love your stuff so I’ll be back everyday for sure…
WatersEdge January 24, 2011, 7:00 pm
I’m in, Wendy! Let’s do this thing!
Kristen January 24, 2011, 7:06 pm
Congrats on your new Adventure Wendy!
WatersEdge January 24, 2011, 7:06 pm
one comment- I’m sure you have your reasons for going the moderation route with the comments, but if there’s a way to make it so that they post quickly/instantly, that would be good. adding to the discussion in live time is half the fun of the frisky
Wendy January 24, 2011, 7:11 pm
I see your point. Maybe I will un-moderate comments on a trial basis for a few days and see how it goes…
Wendy January 24, 2011, 7:16 pm
OK, I have it set so each person will need to be approved by me the first time he or she leaves a comment. After you are initially approved, your future comments will publish immediately. Let me know if that isn’t the case.
Sarah January 24, 2011, 6:32 pm
I like this idea. It worked for me.
WatersEdge January 25, 2011, 10:41 am
It worked! Thanks!
Emiree January 24, 2011, 7:18 pm
Absolutely love your column on The Frisky. Can’t wait to see them on your site.
Anne January 24, 2011, 7:25 pm
Congrats! I love reading your column on TF, so getting to read it every day here is awesome! 🙂
Vivster January 24, 2011, 8:15 pm
Hi Wendy! Sorry to hear about your gig at TheFrisky, but I’m glad you have this site! Can’t wait to keep reading your columns here!
Laurel January 24, 2011, 3:49 pm
Another fun Wendy site! Looking forward to new columns and whatever the “extras” are going to be.
Lauren January 24, 2011, 4:07 pm
Congratulations Wendy! The new site looks great. What kind of new columns do you plan to feature on this site? More relationship advice or are you planning on branching out?
(And wow. I didn’t realize you’d been at The Frisky that long.)
Wendy January 24, 2011, 4:11 pm
Thanks! All the new features will be focused around relationships. But if there’s something in particular you think would be a fit for me to cover, feel free to email me with suggestions.
Lauren January 24, 2011, 4:11 pm
Never mind. #mathFAIL You’ve been at The Frisky 3 years, but you’ve written a TON of advice. I love going back through the archives for columns you did in the past. I was really interested in finding a follow up to that LW who said her husband was getting verbally abusive because she started wearing her hair natural (a.k.a. not chemically relaxed).
Any follow up on that case?
Allyson January 24, 2011, 4:19 pm
Congratulations! I love The Frisky and Dear Wendy is one of my favorite columns. Plan to keep up on both sites – double the distraction!
Carol January 24, 2011, 5:12 pm
Congratulations Wendy. Since I discovered The Frisky a few months ago your columns have been great favorites. Best of luck.
heidikins January 24, 2011, 6:19 pm
Yaaay! So exciting! Can’t wait for things to get rolling!
Nikki January 24, 2011, 6:21 pm
Congrats! This is awesome!!
Sarah January 24, 2011, 6:30 pm
Just was curious as to why the Feed Burner isn’t working. Is there a bug?
Jen January 24, 2011, 6:34 pm
Yay for continuations in new locations! All the best!
Galiush January 25, 2011, 7:49 am
I stumbled upon your advice column a few months ago and have since been reading it and your blog regularly – I love your writing!.
In a strange way it feels as if I have a new friend I’m checking up on once or twice a week.
Best of luck with dearwendy.com!
Wendy January 25, 2011, 8:05 am
Thanks you! That’s always a nice compliment to receive.
plasticepoxy January 25, 2011, 11:26 am
I’m very excited! Most of my time on the Frisky was lurking reading Dear Wendy comments. Maybe I’ll actually participate now 🙂
Wendy January 25, 2011, 11:27 am
Kaiser Söze January 25, 2011, 12:56 pm
This is good news!
Wendy, I look to see your general columns alongside the tough-love/advice you dish.
AnitaBath January 25, 2011, 9:01 pm
Are you going to do LW updates over here too? Please say yes! I love those, even if sometimes I do want to reach through the computer screen and shake them.
Wendy January 25, 2011, 9:10 pm
Yes! I’ve got one going up tomorrow.
Tanya January 26, 2011, 10:25 am
YAY!!!! A whole website dedicated to my favorite part of the whole Frisky!! I never made comments on the Frisky, but I have been reading your posts on a daily basis for the past 1 year. Congrats on your new adventure, Wendy! Looking forward to reading the column advice as well as anything else you offer.
Wendy January 26, 2011, 10:34 am
Thanks, and welcome!
Lumpieza January 26, 2011, 11:45 am
Well done Wendy!! Your column is one of my favourite on the Frisky and I love reading Citywendy, so I think this here website is going to be FABULOUS!
Laramie January 26, 2011, 4:00 pm
I love you column – I’m so glad that you have your own site – Congrats!
magichils January 27, 2011, 9:22 am
Congratulations on your new website. I rarely comment online but I read your columns avidly and find them extremely helpful when applying bits of your advice to my own life. I think its brave of you to branch out and its obviously testament to the amount of readers and fans you have that there’s already so much response on the site.
Happy 2011, I hope its a great year for you.
Wendy January 27, 2011, 9:41 am
Thank you. I hope 2011 is a great year for all of us!
EmmieEm January 30, 2011, 1:56 am
Congrats, Wendy! You’ve just streamlined my day, most of my visits to the Frisky was for your articles (well, that and This Week In Lady News). Wishing you much success with your new site!
Tracy January 31, 2011, 4:36 am
Congrats 🙂 glad to see this up I love your straight forward advice. 🙂
Alison February 6, 2011, 5:43 pm
Congratulations Wendy! Like everyone else I love your column on The Frisky, it’s great to see you branching out. I’m so looking forward to more of your great ideas and fabulous advice. I hope your site can become the huge success that it and you deserve! 🙂