Happy Monday, everyone! This past January, I gave y’all a reader survey to see how you liked things on my blog and to see if I was going in the right direction. Honestly, I had hit a brick wall and I had no idea what to do to get over the hurdle. Let me just tell y’all that it was the best thing I have ever done for this little space of mine. Y’all gave me some amazing feedback and I greatly appreciate it.
I wrote down every blog topic and idea that I saw. Actually, I printed all of the pages out, highlighted them, and kept them in my work bag to look at when I had a few minutes.
If I would’ve been asked a year ago if I would ever consider creating a YouTube channel, I would’ve laughed and said, “Absolutely not.” In my son’s words, “No way!”
Then, after conducting that survey, I saw a lot of my readers wanted to see videos. So, I sat and thought about it for two solid months. First, I am a tad bit of an introvert, so having to sit in front of camera made me extremely nervous. Second, how in the heck would my Southern accent come across on camera? I have been a Southern girl ever since I was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1982. So, the accent can not be covered or altered. It is pretty much here to stay. (insert laughter) And, third, I had no idea how to edit a video. Here is a little secret… I have a business degree and currently teach keyboarding, but I have taught almost everything business and technology oriented except for video editing. That was the one area of my field I was completely clueless about. And, you can’t fake video editing. You either know how to do it or you don’t.
Well, I put my big girl panties on and I said, “What the heck? If it doesn’t work out, then I will go back to solely blogging.” With my husband’s help, I have learned about video editing (I am learning new things every day), and it isn’t taking nearly as long.
And, thanks to y’all, I feel my blog has life again. You have probably seen my blog shift more to YouTube and I have been using my blog to do giveaways and share my videos. I am not sure if that is what y’all want to see or not, which is why I am going to conduct surveys more often to get feedback.
It is very difficult to put 100% of my effort into both blogging and YouTube videos. Both of them take a lot of work and once I go back to work in August, I want to make sure I am focusing on the area y’all love the most. I am in the planning stages for Fall right now. So, please be honest in the survey and give me some topics as well. I want to hear your voice.
My plan is to attempt to post videos on Sundays and Wednesdays. If I have extra time between those, I would love to throw in an additional one towards the end of the week. But, it is unknown if I will be able to do that every week. My husband is in Football Coaching mode and will be gone a lot of the Fall season with practice and games.
So, enough with my rambling… Sorry, I have a problem doing that sometimes.
I hope you fill out my survey and give me some great information to make this Fall awesome around this little blog.
Click on the Image Below to Start the Survey!
Thank y’all for all of your love and support. And, thank you so much for taking the time to voice your opinion. My goal is to continue to make this blog better and better. And, with your help, that will definitely be possible.