2014 Reader Survey Results

I really wanted to take a minute to get to know you guys a little bit better.  Just to get a feel of who my reader is.

Surveys are funny things though.  Because once you figure out what questions you want to ask, you hit submit and promptly think of questions you should have asked and questions you’re like “why’d I ask that?  Why do I care?”

Either way, over 400 of you were kind enough to respond and I think it’s only fair that I share the results with you.

Most of you are girls.

And two dudes brave enough to out themselves.


Most of you are in your 30-40′s.  Which I hear is like the new 20.  So we’re totally good.


Most of you have college degrees, and quite a few of you are fancy enough to have graduate degrees under your belt too.

My degree hangs on the wall and gets dusted occasionally, with a monthly email reminder to pay the school back.

Also, that question was a stock question and surveymonkey automatically had the answers start at 1st grade.  Which I thought was weird too.


This is a perfect example of a question that seems pretty standard in these blogger surveys so I asked it…and yet, I really couldn’t care less.

So let’s chalk this one up to peer pressure.


I was downright shocked at how many of you don’t have kids, yet still read about my goofy clan. Chart_Q6_140204

And those of us with kids are still down in the trenches of child rearing.


California has the biggest slice of the pie, but not by all that much.  I was pleasantly surprised by all the “other” responses.  The UK, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Austrailia, Turkey, Switzerland, South Africa, and Russia all made the list!

This was interesting and will very much affect sponsored posts around here.  I can’t promise I won’t ever do a sponsored campaign again (bills gotta get paid, this blogging deal isn’t free), but it was good to know you guys aren’t here for shopping.  My content will reflect this going forward.  Until I have to renew my host or my domain or I break the blog and have to pay someone smarter than me to fix it.


I kinda knew this one already, but seeing it in print makes me more confident in the direction I’ve been taking the blog for the last few years and in the future.  (If you’ve been a long time reader you know that I used to host fundraisers regularly.  As in, ALL THE TIME, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.  I’ve cut back significantly, for a lot of reasons, but one of which being reader interest.  So this question was good reinforcement for me.) Chart_Q10_140204

Most of you read on a computer, and using a Reader. Chart_Q11_140204

Avid blog readers, that’s you guys.


Humor and sap hold your hearts equally. Chart_Q13_140204

About an even split of you are bloggers and non-bloggers. Chart_Q16_140204


And most of you have a really bad memory.  (Join the club.)

I also asked what other blogs you read regularly and found myself in great company.  There were tons of blogs listed, some I’ve never heard of, but some of the most commonly listed were Joy’s Hope, Under the Sycamore, The Pleated Poppy, Lisa Leonard, Pioneer Woman, and Enjoying the Small Things.

And when I asked if there was anything else you wanted to say, you guys were the sweetest ever.  I may or may not have teared up at your words.

Thank you for reading friends.  Thank you for your support.  Thank you for your grace.

This blogging thing is a weird ride and I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of big hearted crazies to be on it with.



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    Loved reading what everyone else had to say, and love that I’m not the only childless reader out there!

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    Yay! I’m part of the “international other”s! :D

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    Loved reading the results. And, just for the record, even though I don’t purchase anything from the sponsored posts, I have no problems reading them. Generally, the information is good if I ever needed/wanted to try a product like it in the future, and I know that it helps sponsor your blog.
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    I just saw your survey today and wanted to let you know you have a North Dakota reader too! And I bought a City Mini GT because of one of your posts and I LOVE It! No regrets! (And a lot if comments from people about it, usually calling it a Cadillac.)

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