The world moves at a hectic pace and the online world is no different. We are distracted by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google, Candy Crush, emails, text messages, and sometimes, even blogs! Blogging has changed in the six years (wow!) since I started. Our communities have spread out. There are some of you who come here via Facebook, some Pinterest, and some even Instagram. Some arrive via email updates, others the fortnightly play planner, and still others via a good old blog reader. What hasn’t changed is how thankful I am for each and every one of you that visits this space. Whether this is your first visit, your sixth or your 666th, I am so thankful for you. Whether you comment or like or share or pin or simply come and go, I thank you. Because without you, I probably would have given up on this little endeavour a long time ago!
But together with you I feel like we have created a fabulous little corner of that busy online world that celebrates children and families.
There have been many times I have wondered if I should keep going. If it hasn’t all been said or done or shared before. But then I receive a question or a comment that inspires the next idea or post, and I am reminded that each of us has a unique perspective and voice, and that our voices reach out to others, even though oftentimes we don’t realise the impact we are having.
So thank you.
One thing that really helps me keep going is the feedback that I receive via my annual online survey. The survey is created in partnership with the agency that helps look after the business side of my blog. It helps me with little sparks of ideas for content and it helps my agency talk to clients about my wonderful readers. I would be so appreciative if you would take a few minutes to complete the survey for me (for those who commented on the length last year, I have taken a big bunch of questions out so it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes).
As an extra thank you for your time, every survey respondent who leaves a valid email address will be entered into a fabulous giveaway to win a $100 voucher to spend with one of my favourite online stores, Etsy.
Closing date for feedback (and for the giveaway) is September 17th, 2015. I really look forward to reading your responses.