May 13, 2012

~ the results are in

Remember the survey? What fun! I am so impressed with the graphs and  information I was able to get through google docs. Thanks to all of you who took the time to fill out that crazy thing. I was so touched by many of the comments. SO SWEET! Thank you to all of you, seriously. I read every single one and I totally felt like a movie star.


I've had several emails inquiring about the results, so this is in response to the curious cats. I just had to get through all those Chicago posts! 
Many of you will be uninterested in the results... go ahead move on to the next blog, this is for the diehards!


Summary:


POST FREQUENCY
As far as post frequency, some of us savor every tidbit we can possibly gather, but many just don't have time to check everyday. I will continue to post 3-4 times a week.. a happy medium. Everyday is just not going to happen at this point.




FAVORITE POST CATEGORY
No surprises here. Inspired home and garden won favorite type of post at 54%. Second place, 24% of you, voted for inspired design and my home updates. Good to know, good to know.






LEAST FAVORITE POST CATEGORY
Now this was a bit of a mystery. Mosaics and inspired color got voted least favorite type of post, however these are the posts I get the most comments on over and over again. Hmmm... many of you chose "other" and said you had no least favorites... you love them all. Sweet!






DO YOU READ MY POSTS?
So glad to know 90% of you read 75-100% of my posts! That makes me so happy!






COMMENTS
I predicted most of you would say that reading is pure entertainment, you don't want to be bothered, which is fine. The majority, 48% marked "other" and remarked that you do leave comments, or you don't because of time.. 
A few of you didn't know you could or don't know how, so here's a little tutorial for those few. 
At the end of the posts, you'll see the word comments. ("appreciated comments") Click on it, and a box opens. Scroll to the bottom, leave your comment in the box provided, and you'll have to sign in with a gmail or yahoo email. Hopefully those of you who wanted to comment, didn't know you could, or didn't know how, will do so now!






HOW DO YOU READ MY POSTS?

Almost a perfect pie. I'm so glad most of you see it the way I intend it to be seen - on my green background, with my banner and sidebar. It seriously drives me crazy that 18% of you get my posts by email and don't click the title of the post to go the website! I just think the green background makes everything look better... Hopefully, a handful of you didn't realize you could get to the actual website by clicking on the title and will start doing so, effective immediately!




DO YOU PERUSE USING LINKS IN SIDEBAR?




Mission accomplished. Looks like the huge majority of you have visited past posts in my side bar and clicked on sponsors & favorite blogs in my sidebar. That's why they're there!






BANNER CHANGES


Thank goodness I can continue to change my banners without complaints! I love it! Most of you could care less, just a few will be disappointed by the changes..








PREFERRED PHONE VIEW
11. Most of you don't check posts on your phones, which is definitely not the way blogs should be seen. For those of you who do, 7% prefer the new mobile version, 12% prefer the web version. 
(FYI: you can scroll to the bottom, when it's in the new version, and there's an option to switch to the old.) 
I prefer the web version, if and when I use my phone, so I'm leaving it that way...






HOW MANY BLOGS?

12. The majority of you follow 10-20 blogs, then 1-10.. Four adorable people only follow mine! Is that the cutest ever? Yes.






Thanks again for participating in this little information gathering exercise! 


Cheers!

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2 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

Well that was fun to know the results since I answered your questions. I'm as surprised as you by the results from the mosaics I thought everyone loved those as much as I do.

I hope you're having a wonderful Mother's Day!

XX
Debra~

Fly Away Home said...

i was curious to see if others responded as I did. For the most part, it was a resounding 'yes'.

I do adore the mosaics and hope you continue to show them.

I wish I'd responded in the survey by saying that the variety is what makes your blog so thrilling.

Thank you for sharing!

Beth