Good day for the movies...we may head out to one later on. Seen anything good lately? We saw Twelve Years a slave and I must say it was excellent. I have heard rave reviews over Lone Survivor, it looks intense but incredible and to know it's a true story makes it that more compelling. Any other recommendations?
I really appreciate the over 200 bloggers that participated in my blogger poll. The results were so interesting and I know many of you are eager to see them. The results are below, wondering if there were any surprises to you?
I am also sharing some beautiful (and a few mouth watering) images from my Pinterest boards, random things of beauty and/or inspiration that caught my attention this week. If you want to see more .
And finally, if you love your kitchen and think it's "contest ready" please snap a picture and send it in for my Kitchen contest! I have gotten some amazing pictures so far and look forward to getting more. Details are on the bottom.
Now for those results.....
1. Do you generally look over other people's comments before you leave your own?
OK...yes sometimes 45%
Yes! All the time 32%
2. How important are comments on your blog?
Huge, they make my day and validate why I do this in the first place
Average.....I love getting them but don't need them to validate what I do
Not that important, they are a minor part of why I blog
3. How many hours a day do you spend on blogging?
4. Blogging is changing thanks in part to Pinterest and other social media sites?
Yes, absolutely 57%
Not dramatically, its a great companion to blogging 34%
Not that I have seen 8%
5. Is there a social hierarchy in the blog world? Does it matter?
Yes, absolutely as in real life 63%
There might be but I have not noticed or paid much attention 28%
I dont' think so, its a virtual world so it's quite different 10%
6. How gratifying is blogging?
I really enjoy it but its not my epicenter 49%
It's hugely gratifying, I cannot imagine life without it 34%
It's a small part of my life, more like a minor hobby 17%
7. How likely is it that you will be blogging in four years from now?
I would like to but who knows 70%
You can bet on it...can't imagine life without it 24%
Highly doubt it, it's fun but not forever 5%
8. If you advertise on your blog, what do you make on your blog annually?
$10,000- 20,000 22%
$30,000 or more 8%
9. How many blogs on average do you visit every day?
More than 20 14%
10. How likely are you to visit a new blog or look for new blogs of interest?
Very likely...always looking for the next great thing! 51%
Here and there, I look when I can 44%
Just about never, just don't have the time 5%
11. What is the number one piece of advice you would give a new blogger?
Make sure you have an authentic voice 38%
It is your content and what you write that will keep people coming back 26%
Be sure your blog has a lot of pretty pictures, that is what draws people in 25%
Develop a thick skin, people can be tough 10%
12. Your family and friends support your blog and understand why you do it.
13. When someone leaves a rude comment, will you delete or keep it?
Depends on the severity of the comment 57%
I will promptly remove it 27%
No to each his own, I leave it, doesn't really affect me that much 16%
14. If you visit a blog and dont' like what you see , will you still leave a comment?
No I will generally only leave a comment if I truly like what I see 53%
Depends not always 33%
Yes, if it's a blog I visit I will find something nice to say 13%
15. How many years/months have you been blogging?
2-3 years 22%
3-5 years 21%
1-2 years 19%
5 years or more 15%
1-6 months 13%
6 months-1 year 10%
16. Think of all the blogs you visit daily and how often you leave a comment vs. just looking and leaving
I mostly do not comment but do visit 31%
I would say I leave a comment on about 50% of the blogs I visit 21%
Maybe about 25-50% of the ones I visit 20%
I try to leave a comment on 80-100% of the blogs I visit 17%
Maybe about a quarter of the blogs I visit do I leave a comment on 12%
Some interesting findings, don't you think? Did anything here surprise you? For me it might be that the majority visit blogs but do not comment. I find less time to comment than I used to but I still do my best to leave a comment (when inspired) at all my "usual stops". Looks like most of you think blogging is changing in part due to Pinterest and other sites, don't know if that's good or bad yet?
The good news for newer bloggers is that the majority of us will seek out new blogs and are always looking for the next best thing...that could be YOU! And interesting that the majority of us look over other peoples comments, I do on occasion but not regularly. This was fun and enlightening. Many thanks again for participating!!
Now lets turn off our brains and just enjoy some pretty inspirations, shall we?
Anytime you end with pictures of darling children its always sure to put a smile on my face! Hope you enjoyed this random inspiration....if you want to see more of my Pinterest boards .
Many thanks as always for stopping in, and to all my fellow bloggers who took the time to participate in the poll. Always a good thing to continue learning and growing. Wishing everyone a fabulous and hopefully relaxing Sunday!
Here are the details for my KITCHEN LOVE contest.....
My new contest is called Kitchen Love. A subject near and dear to our hearts, the heart of the home. Send in your pictures of your kitchen or it can be a snippet of your kitchen, something that makes your kitchen special and beautifully yours. I cannot wait to start getting the entries! Rules are-
Max. two pictures per entrant
They must be your pictures (not taken off the internet)
Please send your pictures to email@example.com
You must put Kitchen Love in subject line to insure it is received and included
I am accepting pictures as of today and the deadline is Feb. 8th
The contest will begin Feb. 10th and run for two days.
The lucky winner will receive a beautiful large Spanish olive tray, a gorgeous addition to any kitchen.
Talk to you soon!