January 28, 2014

Survey Says...

Thank you for taking the time to fill out my blog demographic survey. I thought I knew my readers pretty well. After seeing your answers, I realize I wasn't far off at all. In total, I received seventy-six responses. Even though this is only a small portion of my blog followers, I'm pleased with the results.

So, let's see who is actually reading Handbags + Handguns.
*All answers were anonymous.

Female (76)
Male (0)

I've had a few male readers over the years. I only know of one who currently reads. If there are any guys out there, the survey is still up. I'd love to hear from you.

15-20 (2)
21-25 (13)
26-30 (22)
31-35 (19)
36-40 (15)
41-45 (3)
45+ (1)

For the most part, these numbers don't surprise me. I didn't realize I had two readers under the age of 21 though. Hello, young friends!

Have them (42)
Don't have them (34)

I figured about half of my readers didn't have kids. This blog has never been predominately about family and never will be. So, I'm guessing the occasional post about my offspring won't bother anyone.

My non-US readers reside in Canada, Europe, Spain, Singapore, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Do you blog?
Yes (48)
No (19)
Want to (9)

To the nine of you that want to: DO IT!

How often do you visit my blog?
No one answer won out, but most of you visit at least once a week.

How long have you been reading?
Less than a year (37)
1-2 years (23)
3-5 years (16)

I guess it's time to do another About Me post.

Should I continue with The Talk of Tinseltown?
Yes (63)
No (2)
No idea what it is (10)
Didn't answer (1)

I'm glad most of you would like The Talk of Tinseltown to continue. It's definitely my favorite feature. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, The Talk of Tinseltown is a weekly round-up of celebrity gossip. It's like a condensed version of US Weekly. Expect this feature to be returning soon!

The majority of you prefer my celebrity/entertainment posts, but don't mind seeing random life updates and pictures of my kids. Good to know!

Last but not least, I asked if you had any comments or suggestions. Several of you stated I should keep doing what I'm doing. Two of you asked for recipes. Oh, this made me laugh. My cooking involves throwing food in the oven for 20 minutes or using the microwave. One reader thinks my red carpet recaps are too long. Eh, they probably are. I just can't help myself. And one of you lovely ladies thinks I should start doing outfit posts because I have such great style. You're too sweet. Maybe one of these days I'll get in front of the camera again...

To sump up:

You're all awesome.

Here's to blogging another 5 years!


Unknown said...

im one of your 20 year old readers! :)

Lou said...

Hello :-) So I didn't do the survey in time for this but I think it's cool that you asked for feedback. You know I am a long time follower, quite honestly there are three things I know. i) without your red carpet updates I would IN THE DARK!! This sort of commentary does not make it the UK and whilst I don't know who half the people are on the red carpet, I like their pretty dresses! ii) ditto for talk of tinseltown which I have always loved. iii) I don't know anyone like you, which I mean in a good way. I like that. It's good to be different (or so I always tell my kids). So I say - carry on, as you were. It's all good. L x

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

Your red carpet blogs are PERFECT just the way they are!!! You break them up into categories and spend TONS of time preparing them AND I adore them! Don't go changing!

PS Now that damn Bring It On cheer will be stuck in my head all. damn. day! (which is fine by me!).. Who am I just guess? ;) haha

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Whitney Alison said...

Never stop red carpets. Ever ever ever.

Bekah McDuffie said...

Yay! Keep up the good work! Xo

Because Shanna Said So said...

Hey lady, go upgrade your Photobucket account or delete pictures...none of your photos are showing up. :( This happened to me before...you either have to pay a small monthly fee or delete photos that you haven't used on your blog...just don't delete the ones that you have posted!! And this survey is GREAT! What a wealth of knowledge for you. I need to do one! :)

Stella Cadente said...

It's always great getting to know your followers!

Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Karen M. Peterson said...

It's fun to learn about who's reading your blog. And your results are quite a bit different from mine. I'm going to share mine in a few days.