Reader Survey Results {with charts & graphs out the wazoo}

Remember last week when I begged you to fill out a special Pocketful of Joules reader survey? Yup, I let my marketing freak flag fly and asked you all sorts of questions to figure out what I was doing well and what I need to improve.

Well, thank you, thank YOU, THANK YOU!
You guys totally rock.

Not only did a bushel and a peck of people fill out my survey, some of you also left some insanely cool comments on the post. I mean, I DID ask you to leave a comment in order to be entered for the $100 True&Co prize… but I didn’t tell you guys to be so darn NICE!

I swear, next time I have a bad day which results in me having a full-on tantrum, slamming the door to my bedroom and hiding away to watch an episode of Orange is the New Black in PEACE (last Saturday)… I’m going to pull up those comments and read them.

Some of you mentioned you’d be interested in seeing the results, so I got all fancy up in here to show them to you:

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And now a little about WHO you guys are… or maybe I should say ladies. Because NO men fessed up to having man-bits on the survey (but there were 7 people who skipped the question).

question 8 - mf

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I’m so glad I did this survey because it really gave me some insight into what is working. For example, even though Facebook likes to hide my posts from 85% of you… it is still the NUMBER ONE way that you guys know about new blog posts! There is also a lot more interest in a monthly Pocketful of Joules newsletter than I would have expected, so that is something I will have to try out.

I was also pleasantly surprised that almost every single person who took the survey picked “just me being me” for what they like me to write about, followed by “family” and “fashion.” So, a big old fist bump to all of you. Actually, scratch that. Awkward HUGS for everyone!

By the way, you guys are also funny as hell. Here are a few of my favorite responses:

{In response to ‘How long have you been reading?’}

I can’t remember what I did yesterday. Let’s say six months or so?

I would guess I started in first grade, but I’ve always been an overachiever so it could have been earlier.

{When I asked what kind of videos you’d like to see}

Clothing reviews! I want a catwalk!

And a couple of the comments that made my heart grow three sizes:

I love your ability to express what I am saying with my “inside” voice!

You really do connect with people through your blog. I feel like we could be friends. Seriously, we live in the same town. I feel like we could be actual friends. And I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a stalker. I assure you, I am not.

And last but not least, to those of you who were super concerned that I was using the survey to figure out what to change about Pocketful of Joules. Don’t worry – I promise, I’m not doing any huge changes. I just wanted to get some feedback on what you guys enjoy most so that I can give you more of it.

Without further ado I will grant your request for more videos and more Ollie. I wrote down every single name of the people who entered the giveaway for the $100 True&Co giveaway and let Ollie at them:

It’s kind of quick at the end when I unwrap the name… but Mary P is the winner! I’ll be emailing her a special code which gives her $100 to spend at True&Co. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Are you surprised by any of the survey results? Did you think that so many people would want me to make ridiculous videos? Do you think I should let Ollie pick the winners to every contest I do in the future?

Like what you see? Share me with your friends!

8 thoughts on “Reader Survey Results {with charts & graphs out the wazoo}”

  1. Haha!!! Yesssss I made the list of favorite answers!!!! But seriously love your blog and all your endearing weirdness 🙂

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