This month marks one year of blogging here at Claire Brody Designs. How has it only been a year???? It feels like a lifetime. Only halfway kidding on that. I’ve really been blogging for two years though – I started with a really classy blog name, Honey Haven. I can’t even go into detail on that. The site was still up until recently, but it now redirects here. I blogged there for about 8 months and then switched to Clairebrody.com in an attempt to look professional. My SIL is also Claire Brody and is in the entertainment industry, and there is a chance that she will need that domain one day, so I made the switch to clairebrodydesigns.com after a short two months on clairebrody.com. At the time I didn’t even realize how ridiculous it was to change domains THREE times in one year, which is good that I was in the dark, but I’ve been here for a whole year now, so that means I’ll be here forever basically.
Last year on my technical one year blogging anniversary, I wrote this post on “10 things I learned the first year of blogging”. I also reached out to some of my favorite bloggers (all big-timers) and asked them to give advice to a new blogger. It ended up being a pretty beefy post (beefy = informative content) and lately it has brought quite a few Pinterest readers to the site. Like I said, it was a good, informative post for anyone interested in starting a blog, but it’s nothing earth-shattering. I learned most of what I shared from blog conferences and reading other “blogging tips” posts I found on Pinterest. I do still agree with all of the points I shared though.
I’m working on another post that I’ll share in the next week or so about what I’ve learned from one year as a business owner and it will be more “how do I survive?” and less “how do I get started?”
This all leads to me to BEG you to take this reader survey below. Please, please, please!!! Most days I have really no clue who I’m writing to although I do write to one specific person that I know. I have in my head who my readers are – what you like, what you do with your time, how old you are, what your budgets are, but something tells me I actually know NOTHING! So please, blow my mind, and tell me who you are! This survey will be used to better the blog – to better identify who YOU are and what YOU want. I am all for constructive criticism, but please be kind! I will take every comment to heart, truly. One person will be chosen at random to receive my favorite design book, STYLED by Emily Henderson, and a $50 Visa gift card. Thanks in advance, and THANK YOU X A MILLION for reading this blog. It means the world to me.