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Wow 4 Years

Well Saturday marks the four-year mark for this idea that I call ReTales.
It started as a way to reach out to the community with something I was interested in, and a simple tweet.My first follower was @tbpHFX and from there it has just continued to snowball well past the 500 followers I was aiming for.

Since this time last year I have gained 3700+ followers on Twitter, over the last two years I changed my Facebook strategy after disastrous early results, and in the last 12 months, I went from 3000 to over 8200 likes. I have put some effort into Instagram over the last 18 months and went from ~500 to 2700 followers in the last year. My blog continues to grow, and I am now averaging 10000-12000 unique hits a month. Late 2015 also saw the launch of the newsletter that in only six short weeks already has 500 subscribers.


2015 was a rough year for me on a personal level, but I was glad to have this avenue to focus on. The continual support from my community makes me feel that my time is being spent somewhat well. I can’t thank all of you individually, but I appreciate every like, favourite, retweet, share and response I get. I love when I get a chance to meet you in the real world, and the response “Oh you’re ReTales!”  I do want to give a shout out in particular to @evilpez4, who’s humour is easy to play with, Sack Vegas everyone needs an adversary, and Eat This Town whose food quest team, I’m a proud member of. (Andy, Jeff, Lindsay thanks) I also have to thank Haligonia, who quickly picked up on my idea, and have encouraged and supported me, and I look forward to our continued relationship.

What’s in store for 2016? I will continue to share as I know things; I will be working a bit more on my sandwich site  Wich.ca. I enjoyed my day trip piecing together Moncton ReTales and will be trying the same with the Valley, Truro & Sydney this year.

Click away if you want to consume Halifax ReTales in another format
Twitter – This is where I go on and on about Retail/Food/Canada/Halifax/PopCulture etc
Facebook – Curated and mostly Retail/Resto news and some satire
Instagram – this is satire primarily and the bigger news
Blog – This is essentially a compilation of the Facebook feed
Newsletter – This is almost the same as the blog

In short thank you!
You make this hobby worthwhile.
I will continue to be reliable, consistent and authentic!



About Arthur Gaudreau

ReTales is a tracker of the going on of the Halifax Regional Municipality retail and restaurant scene, while there will be a focus on local operators, the big box and shopping centre areas will be represented as well. ReTales will also have some out of town content as well where applicable. The information comes from various news sources and observation around town. If you are business and you want to announce a new location a move or a renovation feel free to drop a line. ReTales is also pursuant to the improvement of the city to make a lively beautiful community we can all love an enjoy.


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.


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