2010 has been a significant year for retail-jeweller.com.
Like a child at Christmas that has over-indulged in blue Smarties I have excitedly watched our user figures more than double year-on-year following the successful facelift of the website in June.
Not only does the site now have a slick, professional look that reflects our print publication but it has far more written content than ever before, to ensure we are helping you achieve business success.
I would love to hear from you about whether you feel as though the website is everything you want it to be or whether you think there is something else that could make it even more useful and interesting to you.
So far I have been delighted with the number of people who have told me that the website is really working for them and our visitor figures back that up.
One key aspect of the website is community and while we constantly preach the importance of retailers and designers maximising on the social networking opportunities available, it would be hypocritical or us not to follow your lead.
Hopefully you have already taken advantage of the Forum function available to you on the website and had a look at our Facebook page, but perhaps you have not yet had chance to see what we’ve been up to on Twitter.
We may be slightly behind the initial wave of Twitter hysteria but reluctant to be accused of jumping on the bandwagon we thought we’d bide our time (AKA have taken a while to get round to it) before taking to the web in a Tweeting frenzy.
You are our community and we want to do everything in our power to get to know you better and to help you build your own community of peers and loyal consumers.
With that in mind, the full force of the RJ editorial team can now be felt on Twitter, with each of us having set up an account.
If you’re not following us already, here’s where to find us:
So, I look forward to meeting more of you in 2011 and forming enduring relationships whether in cyberspace or person.
For now though, have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.