In an effort to be a smarter small business woman, I recently enrolled in a so-far freaking awesome class from Melyssa Griffin called Pinfinite Growth. One of my professional goals in 2016 was to broaden my understanding of various social media platforms and Pinterest was right up at the top. (What? Cathy has a Pinterest page? Apparently I do!)
One of the things that came out of some of the bonus content from this class was the idea of doing a reader survey.
I have been around since the dawn of time, y’all, but I’ve never done one. So I did.
I kept it short and sweet and over 1,400 of my subscribers responded. (Thank you, thank you!) The word cloud you see above represents some of the most common words that showed up in the responses. Turns out, people want to find ways to have more time to save stories and make awesome pages.
It also turns out that what you most enjoy reading here are posts about scrapbooking and stories from my everyday world.
(Posts about being a middle aged mama are in royal blue; posts about running a small business are in the kelly green and posts about my products are in yellow, for those who can’t read the cut off words.)
This is so helpful for me as I work to plan content that is useful and possibly entertaining.
I’m spending time this week reading all of the write-ins (and there are a ton because you guys have opinions which is GREAT for me!) and I hope to emerge with more ideas and a clearer picture of how to make my blog better and more worth your time. Stay tuned because I think good stuff is coming.
IN PRODUCT NEWS: My Everett Stamps are back in stock in limited supply. If you missed the pre-order, I have sets ready to ship today. Supplies are limited.
I’m bummed I missed the survey. I was out of town and just found it yesterday after it’d closed. 🙁 Glad you received great feedback though!
Yay for professional development! (She says while procrastinating doing the work she’s paid for…)
Love your results and the word cloud. How did you make the cloud?
Cathy Zielske says
Karen, I made it in InDesign. Typeset the whole thing by hand. The survey created their version of it, but I didn’t love the type or the colors. 🙂
Damn it! I missed it too. For what it’s worth, I love the everyday life, scrapbooking, seeing your PL pages with your products in action, and the life-hacks you throw out there. Like, how to do screen shots on an iPhone a couple years ago, and how to get your text stamps on photos in your cell phone.
Thanks for sharing the results. I clicked on your Pinterest page and love the organized look. Very inspiring.
Cathy Zielske says
Thanks, Ann! I’m working to make it much more useful than it was before!
Re #2 — Word Clouds
You can easily make word clouds a thttp://www.wordle.net