Surveys are my favorite. Catching a glimpse into what makes other people tick? The best. So, you know I geeked out when your reader surveys started rolling in. Thank you so much for your honesty and for taking time out of your busy schedules to let me get to know you a bit more.
In any sort of writing, it’s so pivotal to know your audience. When I worked at BHG, I wrote to a different crowd than when I worked in the business section of our metro newspaper. And with Many Sparrows, your surveys helped me catch a glimpse into who you are and how we can best use this little corner of the Internet to connect with each other. If I had more time, more money, and a teleportation device, I would be buying each of you a cup of coffee. Because thanks.
I appreciate your insight so much!
Other takeaways: Not a ton of you are coming to Many Sparrows looking giveaways, style posts, or beauty tips. You’re looking for honesty, not more clichés. You prefer a mix of personal stories and tips/guides, and Facebook is your social media d’jour. (Connect with Many Sparrows on Facebook. And prepare yourself for silly kid quotes.)
Some sweet things that you said:
You are such an engaging writer! I don’t usually have a lot of time to read blogs, but I make time to read yours! You truly have a gift, and I’m so happy to see you’re writing again!
Your blog and Instagram have been such an encouragement to me. Thank you for writing about real life and not glamorizing being a christian, a mother, etc.
It’s good to know others are going through some same troubles and blessings of life. You puts your thoughts down well. Your blogs are easy to read.
BLUSHING. I’m sharing not because I’m patting myself on the back, but because I want you to know I read every. single. word. Thanks for your sweet words and encouragement to keep writing after my summer of burnout. My husband will tell you I’m not a words-of-affirmation-type of gal, but your fistbumps made my heart happy. #allthefeels
I’ll shoot you an email and I’ll get The Fringe Hours in the mail to you ASAP! Hope you love it, friend!
At the end of the survey, I mentioned that I’m starting a weekly newsletter that will have reader-only content. If you want to join the fun, just submit your email address below. Think of it as a little weekly coffee date with your quirky friend. I’m including some special content, as well as my favorite Internet reads of the week. I promise not to share your email with anyone else!
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