The results of our 2021 survey are in — and I feel like Sally Field accepting her Academy Award. I know that most of you will get that reference as, according to the demographics, 65% of you are roughly my age. But surprisingly, 24% are younger — which means Mommy Greenest continues to reach a new generation of readers who have no idea who Sally Field is.
This longevity is a total surprise. When I started writing as Mommy Greenest, I didn’t even know what a blog was! In 2008, Facebook and Twitter comprised the social media universe — and those destinations lived on our desktop as we barely had laptops, let alone smart phones.
We are family.
But we built a community. Many of you have been with me since the beginning and, for the record, I’ve never bought a subscriber or follower. We grew up together — from partnering to parenthood — and learned how to make better choices for ourselves, our families, and the planet.
Interestingly, what was true then is still true now: 98% of Mommy Greenest readers identify as women and 78% are parents. This makes sense, because we moms are sleuths, when it comes to sustainability.
We sniff out greenwashing like a dirty diaper.
A few things have changed. When I launched Mommy Greenest, people visited the website for content. Today, 73% of you are reading the newsletter first and then clicking to the site.
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One new development is that most of you are readers and would be interested in reading my creative fiction. Which is great news when I start recruiting beta readers for my novel — and lights a fire under my rewrite.
But one thing remains true: 98% of readers said that they trust my product recommendations. This is a statistic that’s stayed true since we first started surveying a decade ago.
I am so honored by your confidence in me. I promise to keep bringing you information about better choices because I truly believe that together we can build a better world. Thank you!
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