Daily Life turns one

Back in 2011 Fairfax, the publisher of this website, decided there was a gap in their portfolio for an opinion-driven website that looked at news, current affairs and lifestyle content from a female perspective. (We simultaneously punched the air and rolled up our sleeves to start work). On Feburary 20th last year we launched Daily Life. One year on we are thrilled to announce that the site’s mix of feisty female commentary, whip smart lifestyle content and robust feminist debate has meant it has eclipsed all of its competitors and become the number one online destination for Australian women.*

It’s been an amazing year for the team at Daily Life achieving goals not just related to audience growth* but breaking stories, securing exclusive interviews, and running opinion pieces that so strongly resonated with women across the country. The site’s success is a testament to the healthy market there is for intelligent, insightful and analytical content for Australian women online.

Daily Life is not about one person, it’s a platform for as many diverse opinions as we can as can squeeze on to our homepage every day. Over the past year we’re particularly proud to have given a home to exciting new voices like Clementine Ford, Clem Bastow, Alecia Simmonds, Monica Tan, Amal Awad, Candice Chung, Amy Gray, Kasey Edwards and Nicole Elphick (to name a few).

Over the next year we plan to continue to be a place where a wide range of women’s voices will be heard every day and to ensure we never stop agitating to give women’s issues a more prominent place on the public agenda.

The Daily Life team would like to extend a huge thank you to all our readers and commenters for making our first year such a success. Especially those who have emailed in feedback or shared our stories on social media. We’re a small but very passionate team of five (Sarah Oakes, Natalie Reilly, Candice Chung, Annie Stevens, Simone Mitchell) and we’re already busy planning how to make our second year bigger, bolder and louder for you than the first.

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* Daily Life audience growth has outpaced its category by 26% versus its nearest rival, with 943,440 monthly unique browsers.  Source: Nielsen Market Intelligence (Jan 2013)

8 comments

  • Taking advantage of the international date line to get in early and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! What a thrill to be part of such a great team xx

    Commenter
    Clem Bastow
    Date and time
    February 20, 2013, 5:27AM
    • Happy Birthday Daily Life! I feel very honoured and privileged to contribute to a site committed to giving voice to Australian women and keeping women’s issues on the public agenda. Thanks for having me along for the ride. xx

      Commenter
      Kasey Edwards
      Date and time
      February 20, 2013, 8:13AM
      • Happy birthday - it's been... illuminating.

        Commenter
        Stuart
        Date and time
        February 20, 2013, 10:54AM
        • Happy Birthday! It's been REALLY pleasing to me over the last 12 months to be able to have feminist discussions in the mainstream media. For the longest time, feminism seemed like it was always going to be something bloggers discussed on self-funded and self-hosted websites, so it's great to have a place like Daily Life to bridge the gap between the mainstream media and self-funded bloggers.

          To many more years!

          Commenter
          Miss E
          Location
          15 Credibility Street
          Date and time
          February 20, 2013, 11:29AM
          • Happy birthday Daily Life - it has been such a pleasure and an honour to be a part of your team for the past year! Here's to many more years, many more memes and to welcoming even more wonderful commentors (all of whom - even the shall we say more colourful ones) add to the great stable of the Daily Life community.

            Commenter
            Clementine Ford
            Location
            Melbourne
            Date and time
            February 20, 2013, 1:38PM
            • Happy Birthday, team. So thrilled to be along for the ride.

              Commenter
              Ruby Hamad
              Date and time
              February 20, 2013, 2:00PM
              • Huzzah and excelsior, Daily Life. It's been a pleasure to read so many happy, challenging, thought-provoking and sock-throwing-worthy articles and comments and I can't wait to read more. Here's to you, the commenters, readers and writers. xx

                Commenter
                Amy Gray
                Location
                Melbourne
                Date and time
                February 20, 2013, 2:07PM
                • The success is largely due to the amazing and talented editor who is also beautiful

                  Commenter
                  Trudy
                  Location
                  Bangkok
                  Date and time
                  February 20, 2013, 6:04PM
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