Thank you for filling out my survey!!
Friends, thank you all for filling out my survey last week. It was extremely helpful and encouraging to hear from all of you that did! I have no idea who won the Amazon gift card since Survey Monkey handled it all, but congrats to the one that did! I really appreciate you all taking the time to fill it out. It is always good for us to hear from the outside, especially in an anonymous form so that we hear the truth and have the chance to reflect. Several of you commented on the functionality of the new site. I think you may find if you play around with the tags on the left and the search areas at the bottom and top, that may help. Regardless, I have passed all of those comments on to my husband who made this new site happen!
It is funny how some response completely negated others. Nearly 90% of you went out of your way to post a comment to tell me you love how you can relate to me and love my written voice (phew!), and yet one person said that he/she thinks I come off as know-it-all. Though that ratio makes sense to me because I can’t follow a blog where I can’t relate to the writer or feel like their ego is inflated nor can I follow a photographer on Pinterest that ONLY posts their photography and nothing else. Thanks for the encouragement and the suggestions; it was so helpful. Like I said, I only had one person with pure criticism (it isn’t constructive if it attacks and doesn’t encourage positive change), and I have my doubts that person actually enjoys my blog at all, which is what it is… I don’t expect everyone to love it!
ANYWAY, pretty much the general tone was EXTREMELY encouraging to me to post more often (of course, this comes at a time when I am about to take a 2ish week trip and won’t have access to my computer). Most of you love the personal posts, which I didn’t expect as many requests as I got! In fact more of you wanted personal posts and Mommy Mondays than photography tips (phew! i would run out, friends!); though 70% of you like seeing my work best (thank God, since I have no intentions of being a pro blogger). I do have plans to step it up, but within reason… real work has to be a priority, and it wasn’t in April, which (in the end) greatly overwhelmed me, as I felt I had failed my clients in turning things around as quickly as I usually do.
So, thanks again!
And just because SEVERAL of you said there needs to be pics in every post… straight out of camera shot as a preview for tomorrow! Ellen’s first birthday party… (tear)