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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Things I've Learnt From Your Responses To My 2014 Reader Survey

  1. I was not prepared for so many of you to say that your favourite thing about sailboat is me! I totally cried a little bit when I was reading through your responses. This was my 4th reader survey and the first time anyone has said that. Thank you!
  2. It has confirmed that you are much too kind to me! I definitely don't deserve such lovely words.
  3. You've given me so much encouragement & I'll be forever grateful.
  4. You've confirmed how I felt about the things that weren't working so well and given me the confidence to make some changes that I'm really excited about.
  5. It's not going to be possible to please everyone - (for example, some of you would like to see more beauty posts and a lot of you would like to see less. Some of you would like longer posts and some of you think they're much too long already. Some of you stop by for light relief and some of you enjoy musings about life etc) - but I hope to still see you around throughout next year!
  6. I think that you are incredible. Don't ever forget that! 

A couple of things I wanted to reply to...

  • To the lady who has been put off by my lack of returning comments: I'm so sorry! I do try my very hardest to reply but sometimes I get incredibly behind and sometimes I accidentally miss people out. It's not intentional, I promise. Sometimes I stop by but find I have nothing meaningful to say and in those cases leaving a comment with nothing to add feels a little disrespectful, but it's likely I have stopped by and enjoyed your space. I really do try.

  • We're on the same page with beauty box posts & going forward there will be less. Honestly, individual posts were easy content and they got a tonne of views. But not everything is about views and I'm happy to have finally remembered that! 

  • Totally agree that the full page advert that you may see if you don't have Adblock installed can slow the page down. I'm hoping to lose the ads completely very soon.

  • You're the best! 
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All my love, 

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  1. It's really interesting that everybody seems to want different things - I guess you can never please everyone. I'm currently trying to decide where I want to take my content in 2015 and this has given me some food for thought. I'd love to do my own survey but I'm scared noone will reply!!


    1. I think as long as you're loving the content you're creating, that's all that matters! xo

  2. I'm really looking forward to seeing what this blog brings in 2015! I love that you did a survey and genuinely want (and will take on board) feedback. It shows that you're down to earth and I think people relate to that wholeheartedly - it's probably why I love you and your blog so much!
    Happy New Year to you lovely, I hope it brings you great things xx

    1. Thank you lovely, that means a lot! Happy New Year! <3 xo

  3. I always say you're amazing if not 'returning' comments themselves but responding to the blogger with a comment on their blog. It's so hard with blogging these days you must listen to your readers but of course you cannot please everyone all the time but thats where I like a bit of variety to hopefully give everyone something along the way.

    Glad you found your reader survey helpful.

    Victoria x

    1. Thank you! I think that with so many professional bloggers around now, some readers have really high expectations and that's totally amazing but it can be difficult to keep up. xo

  4. Lifestyle blogs are my favorite, because you get to see more of the blogger behind the blog (you!) :D I also follow a ton of fashion, food, DIY, travel, etc. blogs too, but lifestyle blogs remain the most relevant to me, because often I don't have the money to spend on brand name clothing or a plane ticket, and it's hard to find time to do most DIY projects I see.

    I try my best to reply to all my comments, so I understand that replying to everyone isn't as easy as it sounds! I mean, it's not that I get all that many comments in the first place, but leaving a reply that adds to the conversation is an issue for me too. Sometimes I'm going through my replies and I realize that I've just said "Thanks!" three times in a row! So I like to reply to a maximum of 5 comments at a time before going and to do something else and coming back to reply to the rest. This helps me be less passive with responses. At the same time, it also depends on the comments themselves--some leave room for further discussion, but some just reiterate or compliment what you said in your post, and in that case, don't feel burdened by the responsibility of having to satisfy someone with a mind blowing response :P -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  5. I'll be looking forward to reading your blog in 2015, just like every other year! <3 You can't please everyone all the time, but that doesn't matter at all - as long as you're happy with your space and the connections you make with other bloggers :) Eep, I'm excited to see what you have planned! xxx

    1. Aww thank you lovely lady, I'm the same with you! xo

  6. I'm really excited to see how your blog evolves next year! I know I will love whatever you decide to do as your posts are always so beautifully written that I would happily read whatever you write about :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk | Check out my 100 follower GIVEAWAY

    1. Thank you so much lovely, that means so much! xo

  7. I'll still be here! :) You're so lovely Jennie! Happy 2015! XX

  8. You'll always be one of my faves, J! Happy new year! x


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