I’m always a bit reticent to publish a survey because you never quite know what you are going to get back.
But you wonderful NHM Readers never fail me and have sent back some AWESOME comments and brilliant feedback, some of which made me laugh out loud and some which brought a tear to my eyes!
I probably ought to say that it’s not just me (Louise) running NHM now. I have an AMAZING team of volunteers who help out regularly, which is another reason why I wanted to publish some of your comments, because they should see that the work that they do voluntarily has a direct impact on parents and families in the area.
It’s been really interesting to see that there is a huge range in the time that people have been following NHM. Some of you have been with me since the very beginning (THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and some readers have only joined in the past few months. Your responses have made me a bit more aware that there is such a diversity in the length of time people have been following NHM. Not quite sure what to do with this! lol.
There have been some fantastic ideas suggested by you this year and have also prompted me to think about a few extra things to investigate over the next few months.
THANK YOU to everyone who has responded so far.
The survey is still open if you would like to complete it: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FFNHHLW
If you’ve been following NHM for a while, you will know that my ego is MASSIVE! So this post is also for my own ego. So when I’m having a bit of a blah day with NHM, I can read this post and remind myself of why I do what I do on NorthHantsMum ;-).
I’m also quite looking forward to World Domination and becoming a Dame…Hahahahaha.
What do you love about NorthHantsMum?
Louise: When asked “What you love about NorthHantsMum” your responses made my heart SIIIIINNNGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is exactly the kind of responses that I was looking for so it makes me BEYOND DELIGHTED that the reasons that you love NHM are what I intend. THANK YOU!!!!
“Honest reviews Great community spirit”
“It’s local, it isn’t trying to make money from me, it promotes a real sense of community”
“Such a wealth of info on many many areas.”
“Friendly, approachable, always available.”
“Useful stuff written by real mum’s who aren’t afraid to admit it’s hard to be a mum”
“I couldn’t live without it. My husband is about to take over my maternity leave and be a stay at home dad. I’ve told him that he only need use NHM to see what may be of interest to the kids in any given day. It’s a finger on the pulse of family events and all things kids. One source of truth!”
“The availability to meet people, help others through questions asked, ask questions, see you’re not alone, get ideas for things to do and see, activities and events that are taking place. (Often I’ve seen events that you have said you’re interested in which makes me go check out what it is!)”
“I love how nhm is the first thing I think I about when looking for things to do locally”
“Down to earth, honest and very excitable (passionate)”
“Very knowledgeable about local area and a central point fog likeminded people in the area. If you have a question which Louise can’t answer one of the followers knows!”
“That pretty much everything you could need as a parent is in one place”
“the community feel. like we’re all friends.”
“Great supportive community, lots of up to date local info.”
“Louise 🙂 Also so much info & accessibility for so many people, friendly helpful community spirit”
“All the activities that are going on in one place. That NHM is a real Mum, and tells it like it is.”
“The community spirit, and kind and super helpful network it supports and creates for us all.”
“Great tips/info/ideas and places to visit plus what’s on locally as it’s not otherwise advertised to be seen easily.”
“Everything! Reviews, what’s on that Louise nhm fb shares, reader questions, all of it, it’s all relevant and needed!”
What would you like to see LESS of on NorthHantsMum?
Louise: I am SOOO pleased to see that there were hardly any comments to this question.
Although I do feel compelled to respond to the comments about my recent negativity towards Miss NHM’s previous school.
I’m VERY pleased to say that Miss NHM is absolutely thriving at her new school so I anticipate that future comments about schools will be far more positive ;-).
What should happen next on NorthHantsMum? What is missing from NorthHantsMum? What would you dream of for NorthHantsMum?
Louise: Love, love, LOVE the comments on this one!!!
“My only wish is that it doesn’t bog you down too much so that you can keep up the awesomeness and keep enjoying it! (Because then we can too ??) There’s nothing else out there like it, it’s a lifeline for mums (No pressure ??)”
“I think just to continue providing the amazing community service that you already do. It’s amazing what you have built in your “spare”time. It’s fabulous”
“Keep doing what you’re doing”
“Continue as you are!”
“World domination ??”
“Change nothing xx”
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Louise: The responses to the final question of the survey are nearly always my favourites 😀
“Just a big massive thank you for all the spare time and hard work you put into this. As one individual I would struggle to remember all that you have helped me with as there is just so much. Multiply that by everyone else and that’s a whole bunch of selfless helping!!!”
“Nope. Keep up the good work”
“It’s really helpful. Saves searching Google for the information you need.”
“Thank you for all that you do! It’s hugely appreciated.”
“Great work whatever you do next”
“Love what is done on here. Really great work going on.”
“Brilliant resource, so lucky to have it available locally.”
“An absolutely fantastic concept and a huge well done for keeping it all going along with a family and job!!”
“Great work Louise, you are doing the community proud.”
“Your the bestest”
“A great resource that can only evolve and go from strength to strength.”
“Thank you for all you do x”
“Thank you! I have shared your page with many Mum’s!”
“You’re amazing. The support you provide is amazing. Thank you so much. I would have been lost these last two years without the virtual comfort blanket you have provided for me. Well done on giving something so valuable to so many.”
“Louise is fab and should be made a Dame”
“You are an amazing lady doing a wonderful thing for other mummies! Thank you! ”
“Thank you for producing such a wonderful resource for local families.”
“Your doing fab Louise”
“You do a brilliant job Lou.”
THANK YOU for all of your comments and your support!!!
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