March 29, 2019

Reader Survey Results & A Giveaway

I thought it would be fun to share my 2019 Reader Survey results with you today!
Photo by Kari Shea on Unsplash
It's interesting to see what readers enjoy, want to see more of and some demographics behind it all.
To thank you for your time, and some more feedback there's also another little giveaway at the end of today's post :)

When it comes to comments: half of those who responded to the survey said they regularly comment:  the other half said they do not. I do seem to get quite a bit of comments when I share the links on Facebook which is great. Some people may not want to sign up for Disqus if they don't regularly comment on blogs which is understandable.

The top most enjoyed order, are:
1. Lifestyle: everyday life, inspiration
2. Budget Buys: budget-friendly shopping, sales
3. Beauty: makeup tips, hair products, things I love & use on a daily basis
4. Fashion: my favorite sweaters, Nordstrom sales, best brands
5. Parenting: tips, lessons learned, favorite products

70% of people know that I post 3 days a week...this means I'm doing my job, but could still use some improvement in this particular area. Maybe linking back to previous posts of the week is something to be considered.

The majority of readers said they do read Dream Big and Buy the Shoes on a consistent basis. Some mentioned that they don't get to a computer every day, or they only read if something catches their eye.

I asked how people were alerted that a new post was up on the blog and the responses varied- I actually enjoy this. It means that I should keep up on all my Social Media channels because people are alerted about new posts through- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram stories and Instagram, Feedly, Bloglovin, e-mail and some even noted that the site is saved as a Favorite in their Bookmarks tab!

50% of readers are ages 25-34, and the next largest age group was 35-44, with the rest being spread among other groups.

I mentioned that recipes and DIY projects seemed to be a thing of the past and I hadn't wrote on those topics in quite some time on the blog, and 81% of you want to see them back. When I try a new recipe or have time to do a new project I will most definitely take the time to document and share since they are missed!

Most people commented that they love my "every day life" talks and how I write about overcoming challenges and things people don't always talk about on blogs. I have to say that this was the most heartwarming thing to read because I write about these things because it's therapeutic and if I can help at least one person than I am achieving my goals. I want to make people smile, inspire them that they can do amazing things and encourage my friends to overcome obstacles.

This reader survey was eye opening in some ways, and also helped acknowledge that I'm hitting my goals as a blogger. I now know how I want to dive deeper in the future with surveys and posts and that is overall, very helpful.
I'm always keeping a running list of blog ideas, updating drafts and jotting down my thoughts but I'd LOVE to hear a post idea from you!
To thank you for your time and opinions for commenting and sharing today I'm giving away a $10 Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts gift card- winner's choice! 

If you would please share something you would like to read about on Dream Big and Buy the Shoes  in the comments I would really enjoy getting some additional feedback.

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