FAQ

FAQ

Answers to some of our most popular questions.  Answer not here?  Send us an email info (at) gracefuledge (dot) com.

GENERAL

What is Graceful Edge?
Graceful Edge is a fun and informative website for active women who love the outdoors.  Covering a wide range of activities including running, alpine sports, hiking, yoga, and cycling, Graceful Edge is the stocked with ideas and tips on gear, apparel, events and adventures, advice from experts and postcards from like-minded women in action.

Best of all, it's totally free!  To learn more about us, click here.

How do I sign up?
So glad you asked.  You can sign up here.

I have a good idea for Graceful Edge. Who can I tell?
We love hearing your ideas and sharing the love.  You can use our Contact Us page to send us your ideas.  We will review your idea and contact you if we want to know more.

Are stories paid for?
No way – no free swag here.  We, the free spirits at Graceful Edge write about what we like and what we think our readers will like. No ifs, buts or anything else – that’s the only way we like it.

How do you pick what to feature in the Edge newsletters?
There’s really no magic formula.  Items are handpicked by our editorial team based on our best guess of what you will find interesting and valuable (that’s why we ask for your favorite activities when you sign-up).  Other factors include affordability, fun and a little diversity to keep things interesting.

How do you make money?
We wish we were sitting on a pot of gold, and until our magic genie appears, we rely on readers who feel compelled to send us money (kidding!) and advertising.   Advertising can take the form of  banner ads and sponsored links located in the website and Graceful Edge e-mails.  Occasionally we may also send sponsored e-mails, on behalf of our advertisers – i.e your privacy is preserved since we still maintain control of our subscriber lists.  For more on our editorial policy, click here.  Advertisers may also pay to be included in our Deals section, however they have to ante up something that we believe will be appreciated by our readers.  (And yes, we have turned down opportunities because we believed their offer was not in synch with our audience.

Will you share my e-mail address or personal information with others?
No way.  Any information you give, including your e-mail address, is kept strictly confidential.  We hate junk mail and spam too.

When is the local Edge coming to my city?

We are working fast and furiously to bring the local Edge to additional cities in the U.S. and Canada.  In the meantime, check out our Things to Do page for potential events in your area and there’s always the Everywhere Edge which is for everyone, no matter where you live.

WEBSITE
How can I search for an article?
You can search for an article by using our search engine located at the top right corner of the website.  Just type in a few words, press “Search”, and you’ll get a list of articles that contain those words.

What are cookies? And why does Graceful Edge need them?
A cookie is a small piece of information that a website stores on your computer.  It does not contain viruses or anything else that might harm your computer.

Certain parts of the Graceful Edge website need to know who you are, so we use a cookie to identify you.  Only the website that gave you the cookie can see it, so there’s no need to worry about other sites seeing your information.  Please see our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use information that you provide us.

Please see your web browser's help section for information on how to enable cookies.

E-MAIL
I signed up but I’m still missing my Edge.  What's up?
We hate spam as much as you do, so we instituted a double-opt in system to confirm your intent to receive the Edge.  Shortly after you sign up, you should receive a second email, confirming your subscription.  You will need to click (or pasted) the embedded link to activate your subscription before the Edge will make it into your email.

Occasionally, email programs confuse us for one of those bad guys and be blocked or diverted to Junk Mail.  To ensure safe delivery, make sure that webmaster@gracefuledge.com is added to your “safe” or “approved” sender list.

What if I want to unsubscribe?
We'll be sad to see you go and as soon as our tears dry, we'll remove your email address from our mailing list. Actually, in the real world it's much simpler than that, just click the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of our newsletters or website and it's a done deal.  Wait, if we can impose on your time one last time. Before you go, we'd really appreciate a quick note on how we can improve.  Just click reply to any of our newslettersl with a quick answer. Thanks in advance!

ADVERTISING
How can I advertise on Graceful Edge?
Just click here and someone will contact you shortly.

If I advertise on Graceful Edge, does that mean I won’t be covered editorially?
No.  We write about what we like, and what we think our readers will like.  Advertising makes no difference – simple as that.

OTHER

Who did your website and graphic designs?
If it weren’t for the talent and dedication our awesome web designer, graphics designer, and all-around web guru (yes, it also takes a village to raise a website!), we would be 100% edge, 0% grace, not mentioning we would have lost our marbles.   So, we want to give special thanks to Becky from Spot Works Design for making us look like the big kahuna that we strive to be, Eryn of Studio 22 for our awesome logo and Jonathan Sousa, who in our humble opinion is the best developer in the entire world.