Wow! Has it already been a year?! Yes! We are proudly celebrating 12 months since the expansion of the Hong Kong Moms community and launch of the Hong Kong Moms website. Through this info-packed platform we’ve learned so much more about our active, amazing members; shared tips, how-tos and answered all those frequently-asked-questions; delved into health, fitness, parenthood, philanthropy, schooling, art, culture, fashion and more — all the issues and topics that affect and interest this passionate group. Our travel itineraries and recommendations have circled the globe — think New York City, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia, Cambodia and beyond. The Hong Kong Moms Book Club has given us an opportunity to explore a wide range of books. And we’ve met some amazing authors along the way at our fab events. Plus, we’ve got a marketplace packed full of shopping discounts and deals on our Special Offers page (that really came in handy during the holidays!). Whew! We’ve been busy trying to be the best, most helpful and relevant resource to you — and we continue to grow everyday.
In 12 months, we’ve accomplished so much! We’ve broken it down by the numbers:
- Members: 39,000 (up from 22,000 last year)
- Feature Stories: 31
- Asks: 36
- Profiles: 33
- Special Offers: 170
- Travel Stories: 17
- Book Club: 5 picks
- Trending: 214
- Instagram posts: 624
- Instagram followers: 2,073
- Events: 5
Huge thanks to all of the Hong Kong Moms that have contributed and shared their insight, thoughts, expertise and style with us: Janice Y. K. Lee, Fiona Kotur, Ruth Benny, Molly Burke, Mimi Brown, Brenda Wilson, Missy Szymanski, Jenny Bowen, Elissa Imran, Selina Kuok, Ian Taylor, Laura Thompson, June Kim, Lucy Graham, Cara Ng, Gillian Thompson, Helen Hughes, Karola Horvath Szovati, Shirin Staerkle, Libby Alexander, Hulda Thorey, Cara McIlroy, Isabelle Demenge, Nicole Webb, Nicole Woolhouse, and Harriet Cleverly.
We really appreciate all of the brave Hong Kong Moms (and dads) who gave us a peek into their lives with the Hong Kong Moms Profile: Amber Malinowski, Cara Ng, Janet Walker, Sonia Lee Nazzer, Elizabeth Loennborn, Niamh Armitage, Ifat Kafry Hindes, Jacqueline Renee Cohen, Nik Ki Bouteiller, Rick Wong Smits, Japneet Chahal, Laura Paul, Lady Estrelita Salunga-Kim, Jill Carter, Benita Perch, Angela Nicholson Do, Sally Connell, Renu Malani, Sioban Guilfoyle, Mawgan Batt, Kate Farr, Laura Perez, Nicole Webb, Rennie Fensham, Nicola Burke, Claire Yates, Alia Eyres, Louise Buckley, Lori Granito, Olivia Crooke, Nashua Gallagher, Kate Vajda, and Mary Beth McNamara.
And to all of the interesting companies and people we’ve partnered with: Bookazine, Marks & Spencer, Kimberly Arth and Lauren Lin of Pivot, Barbara Yu Larsson of PAKT, Lightfoot Travel, SpotHelp/GoGet, Stamford American School, Jemma Reynolds of Little Bali Love, Flight Centre, Flex, Indigo, Dim Sum & Then Some, OT&P, XYZ, Centre O, Frites, Cat Preston, and Athena Life. And thank you to all the amazing Momprenuers and small business who have offered the Hong Kong Moms community so many Special Offers.
And thank you to all of the other wonderful members of the Hong Kong Moms community who read our stories, commented, offered positive feedback, attended our events and have continued to be supportive! We wouldn’t be Hong Kong Moms without all of you.