I kinda think one of the best, if not bravest things a business can do, is host a survey for their readers / customers.
My reason for hosting a survey was to see where my own strengths and weaknesses currently were. And was I hitting on topics that truly interested you?
The survey is still up, so if you’d like to chime in, CLICK HERE. And thanks! It all helps!
Here are the results!
This one astonished me. I guess a blogger just assumes they will attract like minded readers that do the same thing. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. And am soooo grateful to know this!
Does it matter? Yes and no. While my style of projects and write ups cater to both, my challenges and events have not. So I’m going to change that.
Starting Thursday, both bloggers and non are welcome to join the Heap of Change purging and cleaning challenge! You can join two different ways. Bloggers can link up to the post, and non bloggers can share their pictures on my Facebook page. Watch for more info on Thursday!
The weekend link party will now cater to both kinds of readers too. Please scroll down to Q9 for more.
Most of you follow by email. And in all honestly, that’s the safest route. With social media being unreliable at delivering blog post alerts, this way you get it delivered to you direct.
But the most asked questions were how to follow the newsletters…
You can follow the weekly newsletter HERE.
And the new old signs / stencils newsletter HERE.
Thanks for your interest! I’ll ensure to add this more clearly on my blog side bar soon.
What luck! The posts you love to hear about most are the ones I love to write the most! Whew! 🙂
In comments, your most common reply was, you liked my writing style. Whatever that is, thanks!
And while blogging topics hit the lowest, I’ll still add the odd one in the mix for good measure.
A few of you in comments requested more how to work with power tools posts. Great idea! It’s officially on the list. I started videos long ago and the idea fizzled, but maybe I’ll consider that again. Yikes. 🙂
And a few of you mentioned projects that could be done in a non workshop environment. I’ll be sure to focus on the small stuff too!
You also want to continue to see the failures along with the successes. I’ll be sure to show a few more of those… there are PLENTY to be had around here!
You won’t miss my cats? Or you would do anything to not miss my cats? Haha
This question confused most of you, so sorry about that. Bad english.
In comments, a few were grateful I don’t do lots of sponsored posts, and some said they’d run if I got too commercial. Most just hoped I’d stay the way things are. Sounds good to me!
Some felt I rambled too much (too many words) yet some come to read for the stories. So… I guess I’ll maybe tell the stories with fewer words?! 🙂
Looks like we’re already on the right path, as you’d like to see more stencils come into play! Yay! Great to know! I promise to get on that topic more very soon! I’ve been pinched for space, and my stencils and paint area is nearly complete.
A few of you wished I sold toolbox kits. (I’m thinking) And a few mentioned they’d like it if the stencils were shipped world wide. (I’ll look into that!)
In comments, most of you liked them all. Cool!
Being that most of you are non bloggers, most of you didn’t even know what it was. Let’s fix that.
I host a blogger’s link party every weekend.Bloggers create something, post it on their blogs, then bring the link over so you can visit their project from my blog.
You can see an example HERE.
But there’s one thing I’m going to change. Non bloggers will have a way to play!
Tune in this weekend, and there will be an invite to link a project you have created right on my Facebook page. We’d love to see what you create too, and this way, you don’t need a blog! So next time you make something up cycled, snap those pictures, and be ready to share them on Facebook! 🙂 Watch for the Friday prompt.
Most of you were very happy with everything just the way it was. Thank-you!
One issue I had forgotten about was, my blog loads slow or will load only half way on some smaller devices using Safari. I have the same issue on my laptop and it’s frustrating. All is ok on Chrome, so in a pinch, there’s that.
But it needs to be fixed. I’ll be placing that work order tomorrow. Thanks for your patience and letting me know!
Something that was repeated though was, to show less recaps. I actually wasn’t aware I overdid this. Now, I do link back to, say, my photo studio if I mention it in text, but I don’t always show a picture of what I talk about, so I’m uncertain if this meant just pictures , text links or both.
I will at times use older pictures to tie in with a new storyline though, so maybe that’s what this meant?
Regardless, I’m more aware of it now, so thanks. 🙂
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I have to honestly say, I’m grateful most love things as is. I really just wing it with completely everything I do. But it was super nice to know what interests you so I can add them to the list.
Thanks everyone, for chiming in! If you have anything to add, feel free to share in comments!
Or click HERE for the survey itself.
Do any of these outcomes surprise you?