Hello ladies (and token gents?) I’m writing this at an uncharacteristically pristine desk (I’m going to try and wait until launch before revealing to the rest of the office quite how slovenly and disgusting I really am), in the gorgeous SAY Media offices in London. The sun in shining and I’m feeling full of optimism and excitement about the launch of xoJane UK. And the main reason? You lovely lot and your amazing response to the announcement that xoJane will be heading across the pond.
So here I am, canvassing you for your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. What do you want to see on the UK site? How do you want it to be different to xoJane.com? Let me know below, or on Twitter, and rest assured I’ll take all of your brilliant ideas, change a few words and present them as my own (editor’s prerogative).
Blatant plagiarism aside, I’d like to tell you a few things about me, so you can decide off-bat if you’re going to love or loathe me. FYI, it tends to go one way or another, but I can live with that.
I am always single
You know that friend who’s never got a boyfriend, ever? That’s me. I’ve been single pretty much constantly for the best part of a decade and I’m not entirely sure why, although my mother’s got her theories. I’ll try not to bang on about it too much, except for when I’m drunk. I’ll also try not to come into work drunk too often.
I believe Nicholas Cage might be the anti Christ
I’m not trying to be funny here, there’s definitely something else going on beneath the surface with Mr Cage, and it aint good.
I make really amazing pies
I’m also good with stews, soups and scotch eggs. Can anyone spell F E E D E R?
Uri Gellar once read my mind
I don’t think this needs any further explanation
Not only can I not touch my toes, I can barely get beyond my knees.
I’m the least flexible person I know – I’ve honestly met pensioners who are more bendy than I am. Reason #56 why I’m single?
I’m a massive Doctor Who fan and went to conventions as a child
I once noticed and went to correct an inaccuracy on Doctor Who’s Wikipedia page, but decided that this was a step too far.
So that’s me. If you’d like to hang out on the UK site /think I could use all the help I can get, then please, please, please let me know your thoughts below, on our brand spanking new Facebook page or on Twitter– I’m all ears.
[PS Extra points to anyone on any continent who can already tell from this note some key distinctions between xojane.com and the forthcoming xojane.co.uk. If you can't, I will understand, as I know you don't necessarily live and breathe every editorial distinction on these sites as I do (AND WHY IN THE HELL DON'T YOU?!). PPS I love this girl. And wait until you see the cast of characters she has amassed for you so far ]
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