2014 Reader Survey Results!
First of all, I want to thank you all so much for taking the time to complete my survey! It was super helpful to be able to listen to some of your feedback and I feel full of new ideas for the year. I was also really inspired by your sweet comments. Seriously guys, reading through them made my heart with swell with happiness. I’m so thankful for every day that you come here and check in with me! :)
So I thought I would go ahead and share the results with you, for those that might be interested. Thankfully my husband is a graph wizard and was able to throw together a few to help me make things more visually organized. Isn’t he the best?
Okay, so without further adieu, let’s take a look at the results!
First and foremost, I wanted to know what keeps you guys coming back to this site. I have to say, I wasn’t that surprised by the responses, considering that the majority of my posts are recipe related. You guys definitely love food!
But I was surprised (and happy!) to see the responses for lifestyle and travel posts. I enjoy sharing bits of my life with you and also love to travel so hopefully there will be more of that in the near future.
This was to see how the majority of you receive new posts and email is the most popular. I had some difficulties with it earlier in the year when I switched from Feedburner to Mail Chimp but hopefully you all are getting new posts normally again.
Healthy lunches and slow cooker recipes won for the most popular of what you’d like to see more of! I usually eat leftovers for lunch so that’s one topic that I really need to challenge myself with more often. And I’ve also been testing several slow cooker recipes over the past month so hopefully some of them will be ready to share soon!
One of the mains things I was curious about was how you guys felt about my book reviews. I don’t do them frequently and they also don’t really go with my niche so I kind of feel a little awkward posting them. There were mixed results on this and it’s something I really enjoy doing on a personal level so I might just do updates on what I’ve read recently rather than specific reviews.
For those of you that put quinoa, I don’t know what to say. I love it and it would be very hard for me to avoid so I can’t see myself veering away from that one anytime soon.
Sometimes I push myself really hard to create vegan and/or gluten-free recipes and end up with multiple fails and it frustrates the crap out of me. So understanding how important that is to you is a big help. Overall it seems like the gluten-free/vegan aspect isn’t all that big of a deal so it makes me feel better about mixing in recipes with wheat, eggs and dairy.
If you have anything that you would like to add in regards to these subjects, please feel free to let me know in the comments. Thank you again for your help!
Also, I will be emailing the winner of the gift card shortly so that you can claim your prize!
Keep posting about quinoa! It’s so versatile and so healthy, I just love it! Especially important when you’re we are vegetarian. Thanks for all your hard work in producing this blog. Really appreciate it!
Thank you, Marilyn! I’m happy to hear that we’re on the same page with quinoa recipes. :)
Personally, I love the book reviews — I’m an avid reader and love to see what everyone else is checking out! So keep doin’ you :) Also, can’t wait for more slow cooker recipes . . . I’ve gotten obsessed with my Crock Pot and am always looking for delicious new ones to try. With a baby on the way, I have a feeling my love of the slow cooker is only going to grow!
Thanks, Meg! And yes, I’m sure slow cooker and freezer meals will become your best friend! I only wish I lived closer so I could bring you something to make it even easier. :)
I took the survey and I love seeing how other people’s answers matched up with mine. I personally love reading people’s travel posts. It lets me live vicariously through them when I’m stuck at home!
Me too! I love seeing other’s travel posts. I only wish I could do them more often myself! :)
Did I win? I didn’t get your email yet? :) So I love that you shared the results. And I agree with everything — I love to see your food and recipe posts. I’d love to see more lunches. And of course, EASY stuff too!! Yay for all the kinds words you must have read when going through it all. You deserve it!
Less drinks?!?! Nooooo ;) As long as they involve champagne, I’ll be down for them this summer, hehe! I’m with you on keeping the quinoa coming – I love it and it is fun to see the different flavor combos you can combine with it :)
Yeah I know, I don’t know what’s wrong with people! Drinks are the best. ;)
Always super interesting to see results like these! And I know what you mean about getting super frustrated when having to deal with vegan or gluten-free recipe experimentation. Sometimes I put the same kind of pressure on myself, only to realize that my “normal” recipes seem to do a lot better than the special diet ones. Go figure.
I appreciate all the terrific recipes that you share!
Thank you so much Julie! :)
This was so fun to see! I’m setting up a survey as well in the next few weeks, and I’m super curious to see what I find! I wish I’d known about your survey, next time! :)
Unless a recipe I’m developing naturally doesn’t contain gluten, I don’t even bother trying to mess with making it gluten free. GF baking confuses the heck out of me! ;)
This is really interesting. And surprising too. It seems that your readers don’t care about sugar free recipes as much as I do :). Also, I like your quinoa recipes. Surveys can tell you what to focus on but obviously they can’t change your tastes/food interests. Keep up the good work!
I found your blog and joined yesterday along with instagram while viewing Foodgawk. I was looking for healthy meals and saw your spaghetti squash bowls. I look forward to reading your past post and wanted to say thanks for blogging.
Thank you so much for your comment, Monica! :)