Freelance writer, amateur photographer and qualified in Environmental Science ... I'm also a mum and a lover of all things Melbourne :)
Published June 15th 2014
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As a writer for WeekendNotes, I would be interested to know, who our readers are and why you come to WeekendNotes.
As John Steinbeck once said, "Your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one."
To write articles that are interesting to that 'single reader' it would be good to know a bit about you and why you like to read WeekendNotes.
So, tell us a bit about yourselves;
Are you male or female? What age bracket are you in? Do you have kids?, Do you live in the city or a rural area? What is the main reason you read WeekendNotes? For ideas for weekends, holidays, or just an idea of events coming up?
What do you like or dislike about WeekendNotes?
What do you tend to read WeekendNotes on - the computer/tablet/smartphone? Which articles do you prefer?
Do you mainly come to WeekendNotes to be informed, or entertained?
Anything else you'd like to tell us about who you are and how your interests and needs can be met by WeekendNotes would be great.
Why do I read weekend notes? Since I live on the east coast of the US, I read because I will be visiting Queensland, AU for two months beginning the end of Aug. I have bookmarked many articles for future reference & gotten many terrific ideas for day trips. My only suggestion would be to try & think like a foreigner when doing a write up, especially when discussing amenities. I won't have my snorkel gear with me or a tent, etc. knowing which beaches have umbrella & chair rentals; where the loo is located., can boats be rented. No need to discuss directions (GPS); no need to discuss the big companies that do tours (plenty of ads), but small, worthy companies, definitely. Keep up the good work; I love it. Hope to submit some contributions once I get there.
I am female, I live in Geelong. I write for Weekend Notes myself.
I am in the age range of 50 to 60.
I have four children and 2 grandchildren.
I like to read Weekend Notes to see what's on in my city and in Melbourne. I also enjoy reading the reviews of other authors.
Weekend Notes offers something that other websites don't - the reviews are from everyday people, real locals, often with inside tips and secrets that you won't find anywhere else on the web. That's how I first came across WN, that's what really drew me in and I have been happily submitting and reading WN articles for over 2 years now. It's a fun, dynamic community to be part of. I always read up on a city on WN before I visit, to get a true, unbiased account of the latest events and attractions.
We r planning a trip to NZ from Toronto starting about Dec14/2014. We would like to start our trip in Sydney Aus and then to Melboure hopefully some sightseeing in between. We have heard that New Years eve in Sydney is a blast (we are in our 60's).
We would like to visit friends in sydney and melbourne for a day or two.
We would also like to see some areas/sights close to the two cities while there.
Our eventual stop will be Otago in NZ for a graduation of sorts
We want to spend at least 1 week touring in the Otago surrounding area.
We need help in planning the trip as we will be on a budget.
We like staying in B&Bs. We would not mind bussing or train between cities (possibly with 1 or 2 day stopovers).
We may even be willing to drive a rental car.
I found your info and think you may be able to assist in our planning.
We want to return home about Jan 16 2015.
Do u think you can?