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Help Cranky Out!

Posted by: Maggie

Hi friends!

We’re in the middle of our redesign process for Cranky. We’re working furiously behind the scenes here to give you a better, prettier, more easily navigable site.

As we work, I’m thinking about adding a Frequently Asked Questions page since I get some common comments on posts. I’d love to hear any questions you all have for me!

Check out the new and improved About Us page and if there’s anything I left out that you’d love to know about us or the blog, send me a question via Formspring! Thanks for the help friends!

Cranky Reader Survey Results

Posted by: Maggie

Last week, in preparation for our redesign, I put up a survey for you all. I wanted to find out what you love and what you don’t love about Cranky to create a better blog for you.  I appreciate you all coming back day after day and I want you to really enjoy reading Cranky.

If you haven’t taken it yet, I’d really appreciate it if you did. It only takes about two minutes to complete. Just CLICK HERE to take the survey.

I thought I’d share some of the results from those of you who have taken it:

YOUR STATS

90% of you are women! Give it up for the  gentlemen in the 10%! Hello fellas!

90% of you are 25-35

REGULAR FEATURES

ALL of you want more Family & Eleanor stories. I guess we aren’t as boring as I thought.

80% of you want more Cranky Cooking and Cranky Living. And you will get it!

Less than 50% of you enjoy Wordless Wednesday or Fabulous Friday. So Wordless Wednesday is out! But, for Fabulous Friday I’m using my bloggers veto to overrule you guys, because I like it. It will continue, but I’ll try to jazz it up a bit. If anyone has any suggestions for the type of things you’d like to see in Fabulous Friday let me know in the comments or send me an email.

NEW POSTS

These surprised me a bit. You all have very little interest in guest posts or giveaways. I must be terribly entertaining all on my own! Thanks friends!

But you all really want Parenting Info/Ideas posts (90%). You guys are really pushing us toward being a Mommy Blog! Oh crab cakes, are we already a Mommy Blog?! Well that would explain all the posts about poop!

And about 80% of you want some photography tips from me!

You guys will get what you ask for. I’m happy to write some posts about our adventures in parenting, what’s worked for us and what hasn’t. And of course I will add some photo tutorials to the blog! I also have some other photo related projects in the works for you all coming later this year, probably fall, so look out for those! (p.s. if you haven’t bought my ebook yet, now would be an excellent time to do that!)

THE COMMENTS

I got some great individual comments. I had a  bunch of photography related comments and a couple specific requests for home decor and especially holiday decorating posts! Yay! I love those myself and I want to let you know that I have some big summer decorating plans in the works so you can look forward to those posts coming soon!

The main theme was that you guys like my photography and hearing about our life, parenting, home projects, and decorating. That is great news! I have plenty of material to work with there. I’m happy to share how and why we do what we do.

Oh, and, you can expect slightly more frequent posting from Josh. Because he told me he would. He is, after all, the real writer in the family.

I want to thank you all so much for reading! I appreciate your support of our little place on the web. I’ll do my best to keep it fun and fabulous so you’ll keep coming back for more!

Cranky Redesign & A Reader Survey!

Posted by: Maggie

We’re busy working on a big redesign of Cranky right now! I hope you’ll all like it!

Here’s a peek at the new logo! (If you’re a Wild Olive reader you’ve already seen it used in our ads)

I also created a survey to make the blog better for all of you! I’d love it if all of you took the 2 minutes it takes to complete, and help me out with some feedback! Just CLICK HERE to take survey!

Thanks friends!

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