Wednesday, September 4, 2013

And the Winner is

# 20, Melissa, selected by an online randomizer.

There were 22 entries to my blogaversary survey and the responses were rather interesting.

Let's take a look at the questions.  

How many blogs do you read regularly?  The answers ranged from a low of 2 or 3 to a high of 300, with most saying they read between 50-100.   [My answer:  There are 36 blogs on my reading list but since 3 of them haven't posted in a year, I guess the true number is 33.]

How much time do you spend reading blogs each day?  This also varied widely from approx. 20 minutes  to 3 hours daily, with most people noting that the time varied from day to day depending on how many bloggers were posting.  [My answer: less than a half an hour.]

What sort of content attracts you to the blogs you do read? For example:, photos, musings about the needlearts, the style or personality of the blogger, humor, etc.  Twelve of the respondents listed photos of stitching as the first priority, while six listed the personality of the blogger as the first priority and the two remaining listed sharing life experiences as a first priority.  It was interesting to note that almost all of those who made photos a top priority were quick to note that personality of the blogger ran a very close second for them.  [My answer: The personality of the stitcher and the stitching content are equally important to me.  I don't mind the occasional glimpse into the personal life of the blogger as long as stories about children, pets and the angst of daily life don't take over the blog.]

Do you enjoy message boards devoted to stitching?  If so, which ones do you read?  Ten of you don't bother with message boards but twelve of you do read them.  123stitch, sanman and a few others mentioned.  [My answer: I selectively read 123stitch at least four times a week and I do get involved in some of the discussions, stitch related and not.]

Do you use Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch with cyber friends who share your love of the needle arts?  This split right down the middle: eleven of you do and eleven of you don't.  [My answer: No nor will I do so in the foreseeable future.]

Do you belong to a stitching group that meets in real space and in real time and promotes person-to-person sharing?  Thirteen do not, many of whom would if there were a group available.  Nine do, one of whom belongs to six groups.    [My answer: No, but I have gone to stitching retreats which I have found to be a wonderful experience.  Since I am now off on Fridays, I am seriously considering approaching the folks at our local library about starting a group and meeting in their Community Room.]


CalamityJr said...

Interesting! Thanks for sharing the results!

Julie said...

Very interesting responses.

I hope you are able to get a group meeting on Fridays, its always nice to meet new friends.

Vickie said...

Fun to learn about each other.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congrats to Melissa.
Thanks for sharing the results, I love a good survey! I'd love to join a group but don't have time to run one myself and that's the only way it's likely to happen. Oh well, maybe in my next life once the boys grow up!

Vera said...

Congratulations Melissa! Thanks for summarizing the answers...interesting. It was a fun survey! Good luck getting the group started on Fridays, that could be fun.

Anna van Schurman said...

And when your Friday group meets in the library's community room, you HAVE to post about your nemesis. Be sure to find one. ;)