Reader Survey

April 28, 2015





I started Exquisitely Unremarkable just a smidge over two years ago and have been having a great time ever since. I never dreamed that so many people would pop over so regularly to read what I have to say, but lo and behold, week after week, you're here...and I am just thrilled about it!

In an effort to find out a little more about you and what you'd like to see here, I decided to take a little survey. No, I'm not going to tell you which Disney Princess you're most like or what animal you were in a former life. I simply want to know what you enjoy, or don't enjoy, so I can tailor my content appropriately. I mean, I don't really want to share any more embarrassing stories or poignant thoughts if all you're really looking for is a pretty banner idea.

Ok, well, maybe that's not true. I favor diversity, I write about whatever suddenly strikes me and I really kind of like telling those stories...even if I'm not fond of the incidents when they happen...but I would like to know if the only people reading those particular posts will be my husband and sister.

There are literally millions of blogs on the internet today and I dare say that the majority of them are home decor/ DIY ~ at least it feels that way. With so many quality choices for information and entertainment out there, I have always wanted to know a little more about who my readers are and why they follow along.

What exactly is it that makes you click over here?

So I made up this neat survey, a few short questions that you can answer if you feel so inclined. There's no giveaway or prize for your participation, nor will you get ten years bad luck for not taking part. Unless of course you ARE my husband or sister.

It's just a fun little conversation between you and me.

Well, and everyone else next week when I share the results!

Won't you play along?

Just scroll down to take the survey: 




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44 comments:

  1. Now this is just me. But I like to hear a little about anything and everything. Readers email me and say: Just write about your day. I'm thinking: Well, that's pretty boring. But it's really all in the way you tell it. I love personal funny stories, pet stories, I-looked-stupid stories. I don't want an all decorating, all crafts, all anything. I want to know the person and ride right along.
    Brenda

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    1. You are my perfect reader, Brenda! I have a ton of those I-looked-stupid stories! ;) Thanks for playing and weighing it!

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    2. I agree with Brenda above that it is fun to read about different things. I may not be redecorating my house but it is fun to see what you are doing. I may not be able to do a lot of crafts anymore but it is still fun to see what others are doing.

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    3. Exactly, Lorri! I will never have a farm, I can't even grow tomatoes in my backyard (or houseplants in my kitchen), but love reading about your experiences. Especially vegetable haircuts! ;)

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  2. For me it's the personality of the blogger. I read all kinds of blogs, if I feel a connection with the writer, I come back.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. I feel the same way, Amalia. Otherwise I’d just read the news! ;) Thanks so much for playing along!

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    2. Just took your survey, Kim. I'm with Brenda. Be yourself and we'll enjoy it, I'm sure! Getting to know you has been fun!

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    3. Thanks so much Kimberly! I appreciate the feedback! :)

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  3. I agree with Amalia and Brenda....the personality, the writing style, the connection, personal stories, the ups and downs...all of these contribute to my interest level and keep me coming back. :-) Have a wonderful day Kim!

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    1. Benita, thank you for your insight. I appreciate it greatly and agree with everything you said. That's what keeps me reading, too!

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  4. Oh Kim, I love everything you blog about and love the variety of it! I look forward to reading each of your posts! Keep it up!
    Julie xo

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    1. Julie, you are just the sweetest! Thanks! I am so glad we have connected! xo

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  5. I agree with everything written above. I did not know what a blog was until I started reading Savvy Seasons by Liz, she no longer blogs, but this type of blog helped me through a very, very rough patch of life. Reading about others lives and what they cook and how they decorate their homes, also just everyday experiences is what I enjoy. I just found your blog and I enjoy reading what you write. xo

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Kathy. I feel into blogging the same way…rough patch in real life, needed an outlet and starting writing. I had never even seen a blog before I hit publish and now I am hooked!

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  6. I enjoy reading about other people's lives - the good and the bad! I also like learning things - things to cook - things to paint - things to plant - things. I love your blog, keep up the good work. I would also love to learn how to sign into all of these blogs - not anonymous - because I don't know how. Thanks.

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    1. I enjoy learning too and have always found it easier to learn in a conversational way...maybe that's why I like blogs. As far as signing in goes, I think you can set up a Google profile, on Google Plus or make a profile on Blogger, although I have never done either without having a blog. As for the other options, I do not know. That is why I accept anonymous comments, because I never know who has an ID or not. I also always answer the comments on my blog, because even with a "sign in", most people are not set up to receive email responses. It seems like it should be a lot easier, doesn't it?? :)

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  7. Kim, I miss you when you don't post things regularly! (I'm not so sure anyone would say that about my posts, since I only have 1 follower by email!) You have such easy and doable projects, and good stories. One of my favorites is "What others think of you is none of your business."
    Keep 'em coming!

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    1. Thanks Nancy. You are always so sweet!! Thanks so much for participating in my marketing experiment! It's been fun!

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  8. Others have said it already, but I will say it too - I follow blogs because (like Amalia said above) - I feel a connection with the writer, and can identify with them in some way, whether it be decorating, homemaking, gardening, food, or just a great personality that comes through in the writing. So Kim.... write as you feel inspired, and whatever inspires you, I'll read it. I enjoy your style, your thoughts, and how you write. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I do enjoy writing and I do write about some seemingly unrelated topics, so it's nice to hear that all topics are well received! I appreciate the input greatly!

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  9. I really like the " I looked stupid stories too lol. I love the variety and everything about it!

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    1. Well, then Kim, you are in luck! I have a lot of those...unfortunately! ;) Thanks for weighing in!!

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  10. I do enjoy a mix. I always love a pretty photo and I love decorating. However I love reading and just a little 'talking'.

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    1. I like the talking too,Janet! :)

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  11. Dear Kim ... I just finished taking your survey. I too feel as others have mentioned above, First and foremost, there is a feeling of friendship when I first "meet" the blogger. I love all that is homey and that is heartwarming. I enjoy all that you share here. You add "sunshine" to my day. Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Teri, you are truly the sweetest and thank you for showing me how to make that cute ❤️!!

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  12. Hi Kim I just took your survey. I think your one sweet gal. You can write whatever you like and I will read it. I'm here for the friendship.

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    1. Awesome, Ronda and right back at you!! So glass we met!

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  13. I like personal, putting a face to the words and ideas is a treat, (for me.)

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    1. I agree, Lynne. I like the personal aspect of blogging.

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  14. Hi,
    I took the survey! :-)
    I appreciate your honesty! I enjoy your honest to goodness posts regarding projects, life and the crazy stuff that whirls around like FB. LOL :-))
    Carla

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    1. Thanks Carla! Yes, honest to a fault sometimes...just ask my kids! I blame it on the Sicilian genes! ;)

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  15. Very nice meeting you Kim. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Can't wait to look around your blog some more. Happy May.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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    1. Great to meet you too and peek around your lovely blog, Ana! Happy weekend! ❤️

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  16. Kim, enjoyed this and thanks for the survey and for wanting to please your existing readers, who all adore you, and will continue to do, whether you stitch together a personal story or sew a pretty valence, since, it's your unique voice, a smart and sassy one, in this great, big blogosphere, that brings us back each time!

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. Smart and sassy, huh? Ooh, I like it! You always know just what to say, Poppy! I hope you have the most wonderful weekend! :)

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  17. Kim,

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your blog a bit better. So many interesting posts to go back to look at!

    Thanks for your sweet comment...I hope you come by again!

    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane! It was lovely to meet you, too! :)

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  18. What? I can't find the survey questions!! Dumb blond here!! Where are they? lol
    Anyway- what I love about coming here is that you are real! No pretenses- you let us know that you are not perfect in every avenue of life (like I am-bwhahahahaha). I like it that there is no "planned performance" that you feel you have to post about a certain something just because it is say Monday. That gives you the freedom to pick and choose what is on your mind that day. Just keep on being you...and I will keep on being me following you! xo Diana

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    1. That silly survey is embedded. You’re not the only one, you just have the best excuse (coming from another blonde, of course!). I appreciate your kind words Diana. There is no plan here, that is for sure…and maybe that’s why I am not a big blogger, but I am having fun and I am glad that you are too!!

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  19. Hi Kim, I accidentally hit "enter" before the survey was over, but just know that as far as I'm concerned your blog is one of the best out there. Whether you share a DIY project or tell a personal story, I enjoy everything you share. And you're genuinely a sweet and nice person. I'm so happy to call you my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Nancy, thank you for playing along! You my friend are a treasure and one of the best blogging perks! I really wished we lived closer and could meet (and I could peek at your lovely new cottage) to share tea and conversation. Ah, maybe someday!

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  20. I would just like to repeat what everyone else said. :)

    You have great ideas, a beautiful home, and a sweet personality.

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    1. Thank you Stacey! I could say the exact same thing back to you! :)

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