This is part of an ongoing series titled Mailbag, items readers submit via our feedback form (not social media, everybody already sees that). We get a ton of feedback, this is not close to everything (it’s about 4%), but it’s a good sample.
In response to: Opening next week: Futo Buta Ramen menu preview
“Loving the Agenda!! Its a great source for stories about what’s new and up and coming in Charlotte as well as fun, off-the-beaten path stories! However, perhaps the 90%-of-the-time vegan isn’t the best choice for the restaurant review type articles? I was pumped to read the Futo Buta Ramen article until I read that basically all she could eat was the rice squares and empty steamed buns!” – E
Ted: It was my 4 year anniversary, so we had to send the vegetarian, aka Katie.
In response to: Hometown heroes and hometown blues. 2 tales of 1 city.
“With the recent study about Mecklenburg County ranking very low in children growing up in poverty having the least upward mobility potential, I know myself and other Axios Charlotte fans would appreciate a series on ideas or projects being discussed to address this issue. Granted, the study tracked children from the 80s-90s, but how is Charlotte different and a better place for families from all different socio-economic backgrounds?” – H
Ted: Great idea.
In response to: 10 spots you need to hit up at the Wells Fargo Golf Championship
“First of all, I am such a fan of your writing style and your product! Such a great way to start the day. Thank you. Secondly – since you are covering the Wells Fargo championship so well, I wanted to make sure you knew about what was happening on Wednesday! Look up Wells Fargo’s Succeeding Together program with the First Tee. The winner’s video makes me cry it is so touching!)” – J
“First off, congrats on a great first month! Love your newsletter — it has great content and I love the quick and easy to read format. I look forward to it in my inbox each morning! Side note: I was at a wedding in Winston-Salem last weekend and was talking to someone who also lives in Charlotte — he’s 27 and single and I’m 37 and married with 2 kids — and we bonded over our love for Axios Charlotte. Keep up the good work! Also, had an idea for an article for you all. I stopped in a QT (Quik Trip) the other day and was blown away! That place is amazing…SO clean (even the bathrooms), huge selection of drinks and snacks, staff was super friendly and helpful, and most importantly, my large diet coke was only $0.74 and you got to choose between pellet or cubed ice. Unreal. Nothing Pulitizer Price winning, but a still slightly-under-the-radar business that is killing it right now in the Charlotte area. Thanks for all that you do to make Charlotte better.” – L
Ted: QT rules.
“Your friendly editor at it again. Do people WHERE hats???? One too many Collins last night? I LOVE getting the Agenda. Do you live near East Blvd? I thought I saw you walking the other night…” – D
Ted: Yikes, that was bad. And yes, I should have only had 1.
“This may sound like a strange compliment, but the font and layout of the Axios Charlotte email is great. Plus, you all (ya’ll?) have a great sense of humor.” – E
“1. The icons on your buttons in the navigation menu don’t communicate to the user what each item means. I find myself clicking all of them to try and figure out which one will get me to what I am looking for.
2. I love the different writers that you have on staff. When I read one of their stories and connect with their piece, I want to reach out to them directly. I think it would be great if I could tweet them or even send them a quick email directly from their story.
3. You guys are doing a kickass job.” – J
Ted: I was going to do iterative updates, but we’ve experienced fast audience growth so now we’re going to do one big update in early Fall – then monthly sprints. Overall, you’re right. Keep this coming.