Thank you to my amazing readers who provided feedback from last week’s reader’s survey! Your insight is a huge asset as I work toward reshaping and improving this blog, and I really appreciate your time and honesty.
So, are you as curious as I was about the results? I admit to being slightly obsessed with frequently checking the responses and analyzing how the results will contribute to the future of my blog. I was nervous at first to ask for feedback, but your responses have given me new motivation and energy. Seriously, thank you so much. You’re so awesome.
I think I was most curious and nervous about the very first question that asked how you originally found my blog. It’s essentially divided into two categories: people who know me in real life and people who know me through my blog. I was a little worried the majority of my readers were individuals I know in real life—I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, it’s just that I hope my blog has expanded wider than my family and close friends. As it turns out, 42.9% of my readers know me in real life. I was shooting for less than 50%, so that’s a success in my books!
21.4% were fellow participants in webinars and 21.4% found me through Blog Boss Babe. That’s a big indicator that the blogging community is crucial to our readership. Join a community in the form of Facebook groups, master classes, or something of the like. Participate (not attend, I’m saying PARTICIPATE) in webinars; I’ve been to several, and afterward I have new blogger friends and pages of notes on useful information. There’s literally no downside!
50% of this blog’s audience have been reading since it began (September 2015), while 28.6% started reading around the New Year (when I moved to Sacramento). That is so awesome!
71.4% read as often as I post. In fact, 50% of you believe I should post more consistently when asked what I should change on this blog. Okay, I hear you! You read what I post, so I should actually post.
The top three reasons you visit Lex Be Livin’ are: My blog voice (64.3%), building a blogfriendship (50%), and it’s relevant to your life (42.9%). Your favorite content is a tie between adulting in general and my personal life, both at 71.4%. Aww, thanks guys! I honestly did not think my personal life updates were very exciting for most of you, and it feels good to know you care.
I was a little surprised when 50% said you wanted to see more random musings. In hopes of offering more of all the above, I’m partnering up with Mattie of Northwest Native to launch a new Wednesday link-up! Guys, I’m so excited and I’m especially excited to begin working with Mattie, who I have great admiration and respect for. Tune in next Wednesday for our Weekly Lessons (#LifeLessons, good ol’ fashioned embarrassing stories, adulting how-to’s, “why you should never” lists… the opportunities are endless!).
Not surprisingly, 50% are least likely to read local reviews and recommendations. I’m sure this topic would be interesting if you’re in Sacramento, but I don’t know many people here. Like… at all. (#LifeLesson: I suck at hanging out with younger people and I’m actually becoming an old lady). So if you are in Sacramento, please hit me up. Because I need friends.
57.1% of my readers (in other words, 100% of my fellow bloggers), prefer to be notified of a new post on Bloglovin’. I believe this highlights a lot of truth for all bloggers, yet it is often an overlooked platform to generate engagement and followers. Sounds like that’s a mistake—one that I’ve been making myself for almost a year. I’m in the process of experimenting with ideas to increase my Bloglovin’ following because that’s where my readers depend on notifications. It’s working, too; my Bloglovin’ following increased 10% in a week! (And that’s only the beginning!)
Last but not least, let’s talk about #letsbelivin. Almost every reader who does not know me in real life, in other words 42.9%, indicated they want to see the #letsbelivin Instagram challenges again. Believe it or not, I do, too. Since this reader’s survey, I’ve already started to see familiar faces begin using the hashtag again, which I can’t even describe how happy that makes me. Expect to see the Weekly Favorites and Monthly Winners once again, as well as themes sprinkled in here and there. And if you are one of the 21.4% who answered “What the heck in #letsbelivin?” don’t worry, you’ll soon find out.
Have you given a reader’s survey before? If so, what were some of your favorite discoveries?
Thanks again for participating and providing feedback!