Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Survey

Good morning, dear friends! Today I'd love to hear FROM YOU!!

There are changes blowin' in the wind around here, both for me personally and for The Blessed Nest blog! I hope to be sharing more with you on that soon :), but for now I'd really love to get your opinions about my blog!

Are you a regular reader?

Why do you read/follow The Blessed Nest?

Do my posts inspire or bore?

What post topics are of most interest to you: Decorating, Entertaining/Hospitality, Organizing, Saving Money, Fun Projects, Gardening, Keeping House, Heart Inspiration??

Do you like this blog's layout and design?

What kind of blogs are you interested in?

Are there any changes that you'd like to see at The Blessed Nest?

Are there things I can do to make your visit here more enjoyable?

Are there things that you just love to read about at The Blessed Nest?

Is there anything you want to learn more about that I could share in future posts/series?

{you don't have to answer all of these questions, it's just to help you get thinkin'!!}

I know that many of my readers don't normally leave a comment, but just for today, I would really appreciate it if you did! :) I want to make The Blessed Nest a wonderful, inspirational place for you all to come and visit and this will help me find out what you are thinking! :)

Please leave your comments below, and
Thank You!!!


southerninspiration said...

Hey Stacey, yes I am a regular reader, and i love when you post about decorating and household things. I like inspirational things, too......um I forgot all the questions, but I just like what you've BEEN doing.


Jennylou's Projects said...

I have your RSS feed in google reader.

Things I like - decorating, food, family, crafty posts.

Things I don't like - font colors that are hard to read - like the green today.

Nancy Rosalina said...

Hi Stacey, I love your blog! Love the decorating and projects you do!...Love it all...that's why I visit! Nancy

Cara said...

Hi Stacey,

I have become a regular reader by having your blog in my Google reader. I love seeing your posts about crafts and home decorating. I also like how you post a lot of pictures instead of just writing about everything. No thoughts come to mind about what to change...it's already great!


Mrs. Dunbar said...

I just ran across your blog from Shell in your pocket, your title "Survey" piqued my attention. Anyhow, I scrolled through your blog and I love it. I am going to add it to my blogroll. I am really inspired by woman who are trying to make their house a home and take pride in their role as a homemaker and keeper of the family.

Glitter & Bliss said...

Hello. Yes, I am a regular reader. Your blog is wonderful as is. From decorating, crafts, kids,....etc... that is why I read. Also, you are such a doll too. Thanks for the gardening advice about the mint. I knew that, but kinda forgot. Thanks so much!!! Leslie

April Z said...

Hi - I do read your blog regularly! I love getting inspiration for home decoration. You always have such great ideas!

Shanda said...

Hi Stacey! I am a mostly regular reader! ;) I occasionally get behind in reading; but I do read you often.

I absolutely love the easy decorating and projects (no sew, etc.) that you post. You often make me feel like I can do projects even though I am not a terribly crafty person.

I also love the sweet pictures of your girls (love the matching outfits!) They are adorable.

But most of all; I think I am just drawn by the person that you are-sweet, genuine, and loving.

Bobbi said...

Hi--yes, I'm a regular reader...and I too love what you've been doing. I might just be a sentimental fool but I dread changes...I love your current colors and blog design...I love your current content...the name of the blog...So many bloggers are going to their own domains or to the "big time" and are losing what made them great to start with...please take that thought into consideration regarding whatever lies ahead...for those of us who love it the way it is...thanks!

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Hey there!
Yes, I'm a regular reader.

I read your blog because I love your ideas and we share common interests, decorating, family, etc.

You don't bore at all. Although I do admit I would like to see more pictures on some posts.

I'm mostly here for the decorating, saving money and gardening posts.

Love your layout!

I can't think of anything else to add. I am definitely guilty of some days reading and not commenting. I need to improve on that myself but a lot of days I'm blogging with a child and/or puppy on my lap and it's hard to type. That is when I'm usually just a reader.

Shell in your Pocket said...

I love your blog b/c we like the same things...I enjoy your posts about family and home!
sandy toe
p.s. yes, I am a regular!

Shannon said...

I am a regular reader and subscribe to your posts in bloglines. I love your pictures of your home and love getting decorating ideas and seeing fun projects that you do. I like your layout too!

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Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Stacey! I am a regular reader/follower. :) I love your blog, especially when you write about decorating or crafty things with pictures...we all love pictures! :) I'm not usually a fan of colored fonts in posts...some screens make it hard to read. I like the layout of your blog-very easy to follow and not too busy. I do try to comment when I read b/c I know how much it means to me when people comment on my posts. :) Good luck with whatever you're planning! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the posts about fun projects and inspirational things!

Wendy said...

Hi Stacey,
I'm a regular reader. I love everything about your blog. I love when you post about decorating. Sorry, can't remember the other questions.

One thing I could do with out, no more pictures of your finger that you sewed. YIKES!!!! That thing still gives me chills. I think about you everytime I use the sewing machine.


P.S. Just kidding about the finger picture. Post all that you want. Hope your finger is doing better.

Sit A Spell said...

You have a nice blog...relaxed and comfortable, if ya will. I can tell you are a kind person who loves family and home. Let's not forget gardening! These are common threads between us...so I visit. Tips are always fun to read about...things you've learned and want to pass on.

I agree on hard fonts to read...greens hard be tough at times. I speed read wordy blogs and at times skip them. I love seeing photos.

The Dearborns said...

I am a regular reader, and I love, love, love The Blessed Nest! :) I think the blog design is amazing, and my favorites are home decorating and craft posts. Keep up the good work! :) *two thumbs way up* ;)

Anne Marie said...

Your posts are clear, to the point, have a picture and are pretty much consistent to your blog name "blessed nest" - making all things nest like -
and on a budget -
hope that helps!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Hi Stacey, I am a regular reader. I have your blog in my bloglines and on my sidebar. I read your blog because I like your decorating style. My favorite things are decorating and projects. And yes, I like your layout.


Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Yes Stacey, I am aregular reader and can see on my blog when you have updated. I love decorating, thrifty posts. I like the blog layout, and bright pictures.

WhisperWood Cottage said...

You know I'm a fan! :) Blog about what you love! You could post a photo of paint drying and I would still visit! I like it all! :)

Bloggy love from the Northwoods!


Rosy Inspiration said...

Hi, Stacey,
I just found your blog as I was looking for nesty ideas for my cloche. I think your blog is cool, I love the look and what you've been sharing and writing about have been great.

The Masked Mommy said...

Ok, ok! I popped out of my reader today just for you! ;-) Yes, I always read. I like your blog design a lot! (I don't see it in Google reader). I love inspirational posts and decorating ideas. I'm not a gardener. I love crafts and lots of pictures on blogs because I don't always have time to read every word, but I see all the pics. I also love money saving ideas.

Cheryl said...

Hi Stacey!
I recently became a regular reader and have you on my blogroll now. So, I now am a regular reader.
I love your layout, but agree with some folks that some colors are harder to read than others like the green.
I love your decorating posts, crafting, gardening and inspirational. I also like your posts on family and hospitality, organizing and just generally how we can be "keepers of our blessed nest" too. Don't change a thing.

Liz Harrell said...

Hi Stacey! I check in often, and love your blog! I think what I love most about your blog is that you're genuine. When someone blogs about the things that they truly love and are interested in, it comes across to the reader. Just keep on doing what you're doing!

Unknown said...

Hi, I'm a regular reader, I drop by almost every day to see if there is something new. Suggestions: Love decorating and remodeling, thrifting or junking, creating a welcoming home. I like your layout but sometimes find it difficult to read the light aqua or light coloured text.I really like your writing style and that you are family-oriented. Love your blog and wish you well with your decisions.
Elizabeth in Ontario, Canada

chunnym said...

Hi Stacey! I read your blog about every other day or so. I love the blogs on decorating, thrifting and cooking the best. Of course, the darling pictures of your family are great too.I enjoy the "low cost" approaches the most. In this recession, every little bit helps! Thank you for sharing your life and experiences with all of us.

LuLu said...

I like it just the way it is. It's what you love to write about and others enjoy reading it and looking at your amazing ideas.

Anna said...

I found your blog a couple of months ago and read it regularly. I am not much of a blogger myself but I love reading others, especially on all topics of home decorating and cheap and easy ideas I could use myself.

Dawn said...

Hi Stacey! Yes, I am definately a regular reader of your blog! I was drawn to your blog for your decorating style and advice. I love to see frugal decorating ideas (or any decorating ideas for that matter), crafty projects, recipes.

Your posts definately inspire me, never bore me! I don't know what you have planned for the future of your blog, but in my opinion, keep up the good work!


Shayla said...

Hi! I'll come out of lurking now :) I have no idea how I found you, but I 'Bookmarked' you about a month ago, so I check in every few days. Your blog is so simple, sweet & lovely. Totally NOT boring! I love your posts about decor & your creativity! Thanks for all the darling ideas!

Melissa Marie said...

Love your blog! :) I am a regular reader... I always know when I come to your page I will see something pretty! ;) The layout is very easy to navigate around...the design is darling...I wouldn't change a thing. I haven't been bored by any of your posts (quite the contrary)... so keep doing what you are doing. :)