Today, I'd love to hear from readers on any of the following subjects:
Any new topics or features you'd like to see covered on Now Smell This?
Any general complaints? Feel free to kvetch.
Suggested topics for the weekly lazy polls.
Ideas for how to run the giveaways. The giveaways, which I started in order to get rid of bottles we're sent to review, currently seem to make many readers angry: by the time they find out about the giveaway, it's already over. I designed them the way I did — selecting a winner from the first 15-20 comments — because I don't want to add another labor-intensive feature, and leaving a giveaway open for 24 hours just generates too many entries to deal with. But I'm open to other suggestions, if you have any! Otherwise, I think I'm just going to go back to my old method: sending bottles into my husband's office for anybody there that wants them. I'm tired of reading the hate mail.
And an FYI: as soon as the Prix Eau Faux is finished (and today is the last day to enter!) we'll be advertising for new contributors to cover perfume books and home fragrance.
And one more FYI: if you see a typo or other mistake, we'd be hugely grateful if you'd report it! You can leave a comment or send me an email, whichever is easiest. Special thanks go out to Bela, who is very nearly our unofficial copy editor.
Update: a very huge thank you to everyone who took the time to offer suggestions! We have lots of constructive ideas, and although you all know I work at a snail's pace, you've given me lots to think about as we move forward.