I wasn’t really surprised by the demographic information that I got out of this survey. I expected that most of you were on Blogger, which worries me a little moving to a self-hosted WordPress blog. You guys will follow me over there even though I won’t have GFC, right?
I was overwhelmed by how many of you said that you read the blog because of me, so I guess it makes sense that daily life posts are the crowd favorite. I was so excited that that was the clear choice, because those are by far my favorite posts to write! Friday Links are also not going anywhere, although I’m thinking about giving it a new, more original name.
I’m glad that design and blogging tips is the topic that most people want to see more of- because that’s definitely part of the plan! Posts about my daily life are also going to be a focus. As part of that, recipes and outfits will probably make occasional appearances, depending on the season and how life is going (you’ll notice that I usually have more cooking posts in the winter and more outfit posts in the summer!)
Sketchbook pages are absolutely in the works! I don’t have any DIY or craft posts on the horizon, but I’ll keep in mind that you guys are interested. I’m hoping to spruce up our apartment a little, maybe that will fall into that category!
The topics that you guys were least interested in were entertainment and guest posts and feature posts. Again, you guys kinda read my mind. I’ve decided to keep most entertainment thoughts to Twitter, and I don’t have any guest posts on my mind as of now (although when I go out of town they’re likely to make an appearance!)
As far as post frequency goes… I’ll definitely be posting at least once a day. Sometimes more, depending on if I have a lot of design projects finishing up or other time sensitive posts. My plan for now is to still do a post for a lot of the designs that I do, because sharing my process with you guys is one of my favorite parts of my job. I’ll try not to post too much, I promise!
I was so interested to see how you guys follow blogs! I was surprised that more of you don’t use Facebook, because I know that these days that’s one of my main ways. I will be using all of those ways to promote my blog except for GFC, of course- I hope those of you who use that will find other ways of following!
The part where I asked you why you read my blog was so sweet. You guys said the nicest things, and I felt so good after reading them. Thank you. Many of you pointed out exactly what it was that inspired you about my blog, but most of you just pointed out that you can relate to me and that’s what keeps you coming back. We hear it over and over again that being yourself is the best thing you can do, but somehow having you guys say it to me the way you did really helped remind me that authenticity is what this is all about. I hope that my new space will allow what makes me me shine through even more than it has here.
I also really loved seeing all the different kinds of people who filled out the survey. From my very first blog friends, to people I “met” just days ago on a variety of social platforms, all the way to my 8th grade art teacher… you guys are awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out, and more importantly, read my blog.
I don’t have any links this week, but I’d love to hear what you’re up to this weekend! I’ll be plugging away, getting everything ready for the relaunch.