On January 24th, 2011, www.ViewtheVibe.com went LIVE. And what a day that was. Anxiety filled our office and of course, there were tons of issues to fix. I was a nervous wreck, not in a good mood and very grateful for Sam’s Brit humour that kept the room a little lighter. But ultimately, we were live and we could start promoting our video restaurant guide and selling videos to the many restaurants around Toronto. Yes, this was going to be the BEST year ever…. NOT as easy as it sounds and 1 year later, I can hardly believe that we celebrated our anniversary yesterday.
Rather than bore you with the details of what worked and what didn’t, I will make it short and sweet. It was turbulent – there were days when I was bouncing off the walls with pride and there were days when I just wanted to give up! But then I would meet someone who loved the concept, go to a foodie event, get twitter messages from supporters or simply watch (my favourite show) Dragons Den, and suddenly inspiration, passion and motivation came rushing back. This actually still happens – regularly. But I believe if you love what you do and it is a quality service or product, success is inevitable. I am so happy I didn’t give up and I think our second year of business will be even greater – though probably just as turbulent… LOL.
After ironing out some 2011 kinks, we have lots in store for 2012. First, the site is going through a small re-design to make it more user-friendly – watch for its new look mid-February. Our quirky search categories will be more obvious and we have increased our blog/vlog posts to 3 times per week. Best of all, I am thrilled to say it’s not just me you will be watching get fat! Sam will be writing/vlogging weekly, our new content manager, Adam Mazerall will also write a weekly review and our Sales Manager Michelle Reiser will vlog once a month at one of her favourite Japanese restaurants. By April, you will all see the addition of hotels and spas to the site and we will release a mobile app so you can all start using View the Vibe on your mobiles! In the works for late 2012-2013, expanding Internationally!
Yep – we don’t sit still here at View the Vibe but we love and are passionate about what we do. Quality is and always will be number one in our books. Thanks to everyone who keeps supporting View the Vibe! Cheers to another great year!