My goal for this blog is to be able to do it full-time and I'm trying really hard to get there! Everyone should have the opportunity to have a job they love.
Last month I asked if you would take a few minutes of your time and help me out by taking a reader survey. Many of you did and I thank you so much for that, it has helped me out tremendously to know what you think of Little Vintage Cottage... why you read, what are your favorite and least favorite posts, etc. You were so sweet with your answers too! I had braced myself for some bad news... not because I think you are mean but because I had asked you to share your honest opinion and sometimes honest feedback stings a little! But it was pretty painless!
If you haven't yet taken the survey, it is still open and the more feedback I can get, the more helpful it will be. You can take it here: LVC Reader Survey. It is anonymous, and more helpful for me if you share your honest opinion 😊
Now, let's get to "The state of LVC", I know you're waiting!
What I'm Working on Now
I need help learning how to take LVC to full-time status so last year I enrolled in Elite Blog Academy. EBA is an online course designed to help you refine, grow, monetize, and build your blog. I had made it about halfway through the class when they updated much of the content and EBA 3.0 was released so I decided to start fresh at the beginning.
I spent a considerable amount of time and went back through EVERY.SINGLE.POST on LVC... (over 500 of them!) and updated with better graphics, rewrote and edited, and just plain got rid of some that couldn't (or shouldn't) be saved!
Most recently I have been working on new branding. I designed my new logo, the little heart shaped house with the crooked picket fence, myself and it is now on header of this blog and the banners for both my Etsy shops, Little Vintage Cottage, and Little Boho Cottage (I added a little something extra on the boho Etsy shop banner, pop over to see what it is)! I also ordered some new business cards (aren't they cute?!)
Reader Survey Results
I'd like to share the results of the reader survey next and explain what I took away from that.
1. It seems most of you found me from another blog. That's great, that's how I've found some of my favorite blogs too!
2. A whopping 82.5% read every post! 😁😁😁
I am working on some new ideas related to the newsletter that I think you'll like too. I'm not exactly sure when all of my ideas will come to fruition but look for at least one to start soon!
Your posts are engaging, tutorials very informative, and you seem to genuinely care about your readers. You always answer my comments. It makes me feel like you truly care.