Frenchify Your Friday – Number 23. We Need Your Help Please!

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Want to Frenchify Your Friday and do us a huge favour at the same time?

We really hope so!

We genuinely get so much joy out of crafting Distant Francophile every week.

Our only aims are to share our love and knowledge of France and to help anyone who wants to add a dose of French joie de vivre to their lives – no matter where they happen to live.

We spend a whole lot of time discussing how we might tweak Distant Francophile to make it more useful to readers.

We ask each other a stack of questions. Questions like:

  • Should we write fewer articles but delve deeper into the subject matter?
  • Do we be post more often but make the posts shorter and sharper?
  • Should we post more photography pieces? More accommodation pieces? Less Melbourne pieces?  Should we post more recipes?
  • Do we do too many book reviews?

We’ve even questioned whether the Frenchify Your Friday series has run its race – maybe it is getting boring now…

It finally occurred to us a little while back that the best group of people to answer all of our questions is the ever growing Distant Francophile community (yes, if you are reading this, that’s you and we are so glad you are here!).

If we are perfectly honest with ourselves, our answers to these questions can only ever be mere guesses.

So to Frenchify Your Friday this week, we are hoping you will be generous enough to give us some feedback.

We’d love for you to answer any of the above questions or feel free to respond to these:

  • How can we make the whole Distant Francophile experience even more fabulous?
  • What would you love to see us sharing about France?
  • What do you wish there was more of on Distant Francophile?
  • What do you wish there was less of?

Please let us know your thoughts via the method suits you best – the comments below, via Facebook or Instagram or send an email to

Thank you so much for supporting Distant Francophile – and thanks in advance for sharing your thoughts. We promise they will be deeply appreciated.

Wishing everyone an amazing Friday.

And until next time – au revoir.



About Janelle

I believe that everyone can bring French elegance and inspiration to their life, no matter where they happen to live in the world. They only need to learn a secret or two to be on their way. When you join the Distant Francophile community, you’ll have access to the secrets that allow you to bring the best of the French lifestyle into your everyday life. I’m talking about things like style advice, recipes and book reviews. And you’ll also receive regular doses of French inspiration, as well as travel and packing tips galore.

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One thought on “Frenchify Your Friday – Number 23. We Need Your Help Please!

  • Jan Leishman

    Hi Janelle, I’ve commented on Fb, but to add more, I don’t think you should change what you do as in adding too much extra detail in your blog, but I do love the thought that you may develop a link on the blog where readers can access extra if they want (as in your photography tips). You could put recipes, style hints, packing hints etc there, rather than cramming them into a blog post. I am envious of your light touch. You bring your enthusiasm for France to your blog in well thought-out short but expressive pieces that give us a taste for France but don’t require a lot of time to digest. (We are all time poor and a longer blog could well be off-putting to someone without the time required to read it.)