Hello, dearest Chictopians!
I simply LOVE this outfit. Everything about it = LOVE in my eyes. Unfortunately, the skirt was hemmed uber-tackily, so I ripped out most of the hem with my heels. At least I have a sewing project to bring to Stitch ‘n’ Bitch this week!
On a different note, this past Friday, the EIU contributors (myself included) were informed that we were being limited to doing our interview articles one per month. The following documents the correspondence between me and Cheri on this topic:
From: CheriChictopia Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Hi Editor Message: Hi there,
You’ll learn more about editorial calendar next week. We will announce details then.
Thank you for getting back to my questions. So (just to clarify things) the interviews are being limited because they’re not particularly interactive or relatable to most Chictopians? (In comparison to the trend and DIY articles which are applicable to anyone).
Also, will we have to follow the schedule of the editorial calendar in order to get our articles published, or is it merely a compliment of suggestions?
From: CheriChictopia Subject: Re: Re: Hi Editor Message: Hi there,
We are only limiting interviews right now because from user feedback, they are the ones that are receiving the least amount of engagement and offering least amount of value to our users.
We will be announcing the new editorial calendar next week, this is not to limit the number of articles you contribute, to help you generate ideas so you can contribute more. You are still encouraged to submit more articles for approval, but our editor is here to ensure that the articles approved offer value to our audience, and serves our community the best.
What exactly is this new “editorial calendar”? I appreciate Chictopia’s concern for our time managment, but I think we editors have everything under control right now as it is.
With this calendar, how are we supposed to produce any articles if we are limited to simply one “interview” article per month? Are you planning on limiting the “trendspotting” and “DIY” articles as well?
If everyone is scheduled to write the same amount of articles or a limited number of articles, then how are three of us supposed to get ahead of the others to attend fashion week in the spring?
Thank you for your time.
~Hope Adela (Pink_Champagne)
We’re excited to announce that we are bringing on board some new editors and will be introducing an editorial calendar to help you manage EIU. For the time being, please restrict the number of interviews you do to one per month.
Thanks so much and keep up the good work!
I deeply apologzie to those of you who were in the process of one of my interviews. It would be great to get some more EIU contributors on board, but I don’t agree with this new rule at all, nor am I looking forward to this “editorial calendar”. angiekje and I were talking on Facebook, and we both think that Chictopia has too many rules for a website that’s all about fashion independence. The rules on here are becoming almost hypocritical in comparison to the creative message of Chictopia. If our articles were poorly-written or receiving negative feedback, I could see why they wouldn’t get published on EIU. But both of our articles have always been published and well-written, and have received only positive feedback. Why fix something that isn’t broken? Depending on what this upcoming EIU calendar is like, I might stop writing for EIU altogether and just post outfit pictures here on Chictopia.
Sigh. It has been a most stressful weekend.