Happy Good Friday! We have the day off today and fully intend to stay in our pajamas as long as possible, soak up the family time, and maybe watch Frozen once or a dozen times.
I wanted to pop in really quick to say a big, giant THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to fill out the reader survey. I poured over each and every response, and it was so helpful. I appreciate your insight, and please know I am taking every single suggestion to heart.
A couple of themes I saw throughout the survey:
– You want more DIY posts. I hear you! I do too. I’ve got a couple of bigger project posts coming up, but I also plan to work on some smaller, simpler projects that anyone can do. I’ve been brainstorming, so be looking forward to seeing a few of those projects over the next few weeks!
– You don’t love the Sunday posts. I hear you on that, too. I started writing them as a bit of a catharsis for myself when I needed some inspiration and encouragement, and I’ve really enjoyed them. But, I recognize that in the end, that’s not what this blog is about and that’s not what you guys come here for. And when I saw that those were overwhelmingly the posts everyone tends to skip, I knew it was time to let them go. Sometimes you try something and it just doesn’t work!
– I was surprised at how many of you love “life updates” and posts about our family, and how often I read that you wanted to see more of them. That was so heartwarming, and that’s an easy thing to incorporate. Get ready for an updated “Day in the Life” post, and I’ll be looking for other ways to bring some more personal posts into the mix.
– And finally, the part that got me a little bit teary was seeing how many of you guys have been reading along for a year or more..and that more than half of you have been reading for 3+ years! It is so amazing to me to know that there are so many of you out there who have been following my little family for that long, and I am so beyond grateful for your support. I love you guys! So many of your comments touched my heart in a way that I can’t even express, and I wanted to reach through the computer screen and hug each and every one of you. Seriously – if I could have you all to my house for one giant dinner party to show my gratitude, I absolutely would.
Once again, thank you so, so, SO much for taking the time to fill that survey out, and for sharing your honest and heartfelt thoughts. I was a little
nervous terrified to read everyone’s thoughts and criticisms, but I am oh so glad I decided to do it. You guys are the best!
I hope your Easter weekend is full of family, joy, and hope.
I’ll see you back here bright and early Monday morning with a fun post about our board gaming