If you follow my friend Dana over at The Wonder Forest, you may have seen this blog post where she discusses readers reactions to certain posts. More specifically, readers seemed more apt to comment on quick, daily life posts, rather than posts that take a lot of time to create/write. I read through her reader's comments and there was some great feedback. A lot of people said they just don't always have the time to comment, but it doesn't mean they don't love the content any less. Another thing that several people mentioned was that they comment less on posts regarding tutorials because they aren't as relate-able. Although a project may be cool, the odds of them trying it themselves are slim. Or they're just not a crafty person in general.
This totally got me thinking because I have always felt like my blog doesn't post enough craft tutorials and I'm always down on myself about that. I guess I had this idea that, well, everyone loves crafty stuff....that tutorials are what sparks a potential followers interest. But I'm learning that might not be the case!
While I'm really interested to hear what posts are most enjoyable for readers, I'm also learning what posts are less enjoyable for me. For example: outfit posts. While my girls Illy and Erika can rock them, I just don't think I can! It is something I have never really felt comfortable doing and I honestly don't look forward to shooting them. I have to set up my big tripod and fuss with my remote shutter button a million times. Why not have Jordan take them, you ask? Because I will bite his head off. It's true. I feel so uncomfortable in front of the camera that I instantly get mad at him for instructing me to move a certain way. I feel like a jerk after and apologize, but we have learned it's best for me to just take photos of myself on my own. But still, I think I was just meant to be behind the camera. :]
But maybe you like outfit posts? See, what do I know? I know most say "I blog for myself," but the truth is, while I love blogging, I don't know if I would devote the time I do to it if it weren't for you guys. So I'd love to hear what you want to see here. A while ago I had started making short survey to give my followers the opportunity to give their input on future products and plan for my greeting card shop. I added a couple questions about my blog as well. It is really short, only 8 questions, and I'd love your input. You can fill out the survey here. Or you can always leave a comment! xo JA