Reader Survey Results and Bloggiversary #2!

Reader Survey Results and Bloggiversary #2!

Okay I 100% meant to share the survey results with you last week but completely spaced.  I blame mom brain 😉

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of you who took the time to participate in my survey.  It helps so much to get some feedback on this little blog thing I’ve got going on here.

So, let’s take a look at the results shall we…

Question #1 – How long have you been reading My Healthy Happy Home?

Not long, I’m a new reader –

4.88%   Welcome and thank you for reading! 

6 months – 1 year  – 43.90%  

1 year – 2 years  –  36.59% 

2 + years!  – 14.63%  xoxo!!!!

Questions #2 – How often do you read and leave comments on blogs?
Frequently – 17.07%
Occasionally  – 46.34%
Never – 36.59%
This questions pleasantly surprised me.   When I started blogging I spent so much time reading and commenting on blogs.  It got overwhelming and draining.  I realized I was reading blogs I didn’t even really enjoy just to comment in hopes they’d read my blog too.  It wasn’t until just this past year that I realized how silly that was.  I never started blogging to get some magic number of blog readers.  I blog for those that enjoy what I write and for myself.  However, there are times I look at the comments on someone else’s blog compared to mine and feel a little bummed.  So seeing that many of you don’t really comment on other blogs made me feel better 🙂
Questions #3 – Do you have a blog?
Yes let’s be blogger friends – 26.83%
No I just enjoy reading – 73.17% 
I was a little surprised by how many of you are non bloggers!  I guess living in this blogging bubble you sometimes feel like the only people who are reading are other bloggers.  So glad I’m reaching so many outside of the blogger realm 🙂
Question #4 – How do you feel about the frequency of posts (typically once a week)?
Perfect!  I enjoy catching up every weekday – 68.29% 
I miss reading on the weekends – 0 🙂 
I’d prefer to read more than once a day – 2.44% 
I’d still read even if you didn’t post everyday – 29.27% 
This made me so happy!  I feel guilty sometimes not posting more frequently when I see other bloggers posting two, sometimes three times a day!  So to hear that most of you prefer once a day made me smile 🙂
Questions #5 – How do you feel about sponsored posts?
I like them!  I enjoy learning about new products I might be interested in – 31.71% 
Meh, I don’t mind them – 60.98%
I dislike them – 7.32% 
I greatly appreciate your feedback on this one.  I know some people majorly can’t stand sponsored posts but I have to admit that I’ve discovered some of my favorite products from other people’s sponsored posts.  I truly try to only feature products that I feel strongly about supporting or 100% agree with using.
Question #6 – How do you feel about giveaways?
 Love them and would like to see more – 31.71% 
I’m neutral – 65.85%
I think they are annoying – 2.44% 
Those of you that enjoy them you’re in luck this week!
Questions #7 –  What types of posts do you enjoy reading the most on My Healthy Happy Home?
Personal posts (just day in the life stuff) – 87.80% 
Recipes – 60.98%
Paleo/Primal Features – 39.02% 
Workouts – 36.59%
Crafts and kid activities – 39.02%
Kids in the kitchen – 31.71% 
What I Ate Wednesday – 53.66% 
Friday Favorites – 65.85% 
Marvelous Monday’s – 48.70% 
I have to admit it was surprising to see how many of you enjoy personal posts.  I don’t know why but the past few months I feel like I’ve been shying away from these types of posts.  Mainly because I felt like I shared so much negativity this past year that I was a bit depressing.  I figured you were all tired of hearing about my life but am happy to see you still enjoy these types of posts.   This was also interesting because based on my analytics, my top posts tend to be recipes, mainly paleo.  So I thought those areas would have a higher percentage.
Questions #8 – What would you like to see more of here on My Healthy Happy Home?
Personal posts – 34.29 
Recipes – 11.43 
Paleo/Primal – 8.57%
Workouts – 5.71%
Crafts and kids activities – 8.57%
Kids in the kitchen – 11.43%
What I ate Wednesday – 5.71% 
Friday Favorites – 11.43%
Marvelous Mondays – 2.85%
I hear you and I’ll start sharing more personal posts as well as recipes that are family/kid based 🙂  And of course, Friday Favorites!
A few of you left super sweet comments about anything else you’d like to see here on My Healthy Happy Home.
“Great job!”  
“Can’t think of a thing!”  
“Love reading about you and your sweet family!” 
“Love ideas of trustworthy products and what you buy at stores.”
Seriously THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart!  I so appreciate the feedback and will definitely take all your responses to heart 🙂
Now, for that giveaway I promised…
I had the pleasure to try out My Coconut Kitchen coconut butters a few months back and LOVED them.
They have a large variety of yummy coconut butters but the two I chose were Roasty Toasty and Espress-OH My Love.
They were both really good and I created this recipe out of the Espress-Oh My Love that was a big hit in our house.
Coconut wonderful people at My Coconut Kitchen offered to send one lucky winner one jar of Roasty Toasty and one jar of Eat Your Oatmeal.  Their top two sellers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND in case you missed it, check out yesterdays post for giveaway number 1!!!

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  1. I took the survey but I love recipe posts!

  2. Natalie S says:

    I like the posts about paleo!

  3. I took the survey but I love reading about Whole30 and Paleo recipes! 🙂

  4. I took the survey, but I love reading your more personal posts along with toddler/mom stuff. 🙂

  5. I like recipes. Especially simple ones like this with nut butter or coconut butter

  6. I enjoyed reading the results of your survey — I was also surprised by some of the responses. And I’m with you — I like to leave comments, not because I want blog love in return, but because I truly want to reply and exchange hellos. I read your blog because the content is useful/entertaining — no other reasons than that. Thank you for sharing your world with us!

  7. I didn’t get to take the survey, but I love more personal posts. Especially about being a mom and finding that balance, or things you do for your little one!

  8. I’d love to see more posts about recipes and What I Ate Wednesdays.

  9. How can people possibly manage posting more than once a day??!?!! Crazies

  10. amy rock says:

    i enjoy your blog, keep up the good work!!!

  11. Mollie Kimmel says:

    i enjoy recipe posts!

  12. Mandi S. says:

    I took the survey!!

  13. Jordan D. says:

    I took the survey, but love the recipe posts and wouldn’t mind seeing more of them 🙂

  14. OMFG I NEED THIS COCONUT BUTTER!!! Although, maybe I don’t?? LOL!

  15. Truly amazing! Thanks for sharing

  16. I love reading your health posts, because I have struggled with similar issues.

  17. Cassie S says:

    I took the survey…but I really enjoy your product posts & cooking with kids. I’ve discovered some great things 🙂

  18. Amber Schumann says:

    I’m in your area, so I always zone in on your posts that mention local happenings (since we also have similar interests related to fitness, nutrition, and toddlers). You do a great job, so never lose sight of what makes you happy when you write 🙂

  19. ErikaMC says:

    I took the survey. It’s interesting to see all the different results and how people differ on the types of posts they like. That coconut butter sounds amazing!

  20. I took the survey, and my favs are just about your day-to-day life. 🙂

  21. Holly E says:

    I love recipes and diy’s.

  22. Amanda N says:

    My favorite posts on any blog I read are recipes (healthy, easy, delicious) and mom/toddler/baby posts and “day in the life” type of posts.

  23. My fav posts are of healthy new recipes!

  24. My favorite posts are personal posts and recipes. However, your the person behind the blog and I’m always pleased with whatever topic you choose to publish.

  25. I love all the food ideas, especially as it relates to kids!

  26. Always more about running!

  27. Rochelle says:

    I love reading new recipes :).