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3.22.2011

A Little Help From My Friends

I need a little help from my friends.


If you're now singing the theme song from Wonder Years, you can thank me later.  Who used to want to be just like Winnie Cooper?  Raise your hand.  Oh, and is it true that Paul is Marilyn Manson??  This inquiring mind wants to know.  According to Snopes.com, that's a NO.

Anyrandomness, back on topic.

I think at some point in every bloggers life, they evaluate themselves as bloggers and try to see where their at, where they want to go, and how they can be better.  (Yesterday's post was about evaluating readership.)

So, I've been there lately.  Wondering what's my niche?  What am I good at?  What do I want my blog to be?  How am I going to get it there?

I need to know a few things...which requires crowd participation. 

1.  What is your favorite thing about my blog?
2.  What is the MOST annoying thing about my blog? (go ahead be honest.  i put my thick skin on this morning and I'm wearing my big girl panties.)
3.  Do you think I post too many pics and/or videos, just enough, or you'd like to see more?
4.  Does it drive you crazy when I use large or larger text?  What is easier to read?  How about colored text?  I had someone tell me before that red text is unappealing and hard to read.  Since, it's my favorite color, it creeps into my blog posts often.  So, I really want to know how everyone feels about it.
5.  If you could give me one piece of advice regarding blogging, what would it be?

You're all gems.  Thanks in advance for reading and responding.

Love and Rockets,
jennykate♥

34 comments...I love comments:

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I think if you could stick to one (or two) sizes of text it would be easier on my old eyes. But I am old.

I like colored text (or italics or bold) for emphasis, but not on a random basis.

I like pictures. Lots of pictures.

I don't know what your niche is (or mine, for that matter) but I can tell you that your blog feels like a fun visit to the girl next door. The one who keeps me from remembering to defrost something in time for dinner because I'm having fun just kind of hanging out and goofing off.
I don't know what you call that, but I like it.
xoxo

sarajo said...

Ok, so I just started following you like a month ago. I have no complaints, really. You do your thang missy!

Xazmin said...

Um, I love everything about your blog!

And I am TOTALLY jealous of the different size and color of text thing you have going on, because I think it makes it WAY more interesting. But I canNOT do that on my blog anymore!

I change it when I am writing my post, and when I hit publish, it all goes back to the regular size and color. It is SO frustrating.

Favorite thing about your blog? Hiilarious! Biggest complaint? You get way more comments than me!

Xazmin said...

Oh, I totally forgot to say that I totally wanted to be Winnie Cooper!

Mamarazzi said...

you are going to think this is a cop out answer and promise it is not.

but i REALLY super love everything about your blog. it is the perfect balance of everything, from recipes, to link parties, to kid stuff...it is all just perfect.

and you make me laugh...a blogger that can make me laugh will keep me coming back for more more MORE...

Ms.Wasteland said...

You're funny. Just keep doing your thing.

April said...

What I love most about you and your blog is your sense of humor! I so appreciate anyone who can poke a little fun at themselves...I do it all the time! Life is too short to have your britches in a wad over things! So, dear Jenny...in a few simple words...don't change a thing...be exactly who you are!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your blog because your happy attitude shines through in every post : )
I would like more pictures because I love pictures. I especially love Isaiah pictures. I don't know anything about Twilight but your posts about it don't annoy me : )

You are fabulous! Stay fabulous!

Heather In The Land Of Mom said...

I love everything that your doing here!

brainella said...

Jenny -- I love your stories about Isaiah and your humor about yourself. You are always so perky and happy and present the good things about life. Your pictures are wonderful too. :)

Vivienne is right -- the text size craziness. I'm old and have bifocals. It's not pretty when I have to keep bobbing my head. I look like a goof.

I'd say this about your blog -- stay true to who you are. Trying to be something specific just for the sake of being something specific is no fun. Your blog is fun. You make me smile!

Steph said...

Oh lady, I'm no one to judge anyone's blog. Sometimes your page does take awhile to load and the anticipation nearly kills me. Besides that I like everything.

starnes family said...

I LOVE your blog. It's fun and unexpected and you're doing it all perfectly. Keep on keepin' on!

Brandy@YDK said...

i love your blog's face. i like that you change up the fonts - sizes/colors etc. it is visually pleasing to me.

i think you write about your life and people want to know you. blog readers are total stalkers.

Ms. Givens said...

I love looking at blogs but I must admit I never watch the videos.

Amy said...

IN the short amount of time that I've been reading your blog, I have to say...

I love you just the way you are and I wouldn't change a thing...ok, I stole some of that from Bruno Mars, but it's true! :)

Kelli said...

Color and larger fonts are fun to me and so fitting to who you are. My favorite thing is that you're real and make me laugh. Annoying...I'm at a loss. I love your pictures and how you collage them from time to time. I think you have found your niche just in who you are and how you write. It screams YOU!

Shawn said...

Hopefully this seemingly unhelpful information will be helpful...Don't change a thing!

I wouldn't have stuck around for the last 2+ years if I wanted to change anything!

Fresh Mommy said...

You are bold, girl. I think I would be scared to ask those questions, although I probably should!! I love coming for a visit... I totally feel like I'm hanging with a friend (and that's why I consider you a friend even though we've never met!). I think color works for you, it totally fits your personality. I'm a picture lover, so when you post pics... it totally rocks. You're fabulous babe. Totally fab! :)

xoxo
~Tabitha

shortmama said...

I agree with Mamarazzi that I think your blog is the perfect balance...you dont always post about one certain thing...you have a nice eclectic mix! The font size or color doesnt bother me in the least and pics are always awesome!

MiMi said...

When I come to your blog I feel like I'm visiting my girlfriend.
You are funny, honest, sweet, adorable and you always have pictures and things to share.
You have the perfect balance of everything.
I can't think of anything that bothers me...you're perfect.
Different size text doesn't bother me, but it's hard to read like 3 different sizes right next to eachother. But you don't do that, so...don't know where I was going with that. And I love red. So there.

aubrey said...

I love you blog Jenny! You never fail to crack me up. Keep it true to you and don't worry about pleasing everybody else.

Impulsive Addict said...

The way that you write on your blog is YOUR personality. Don't change it. Some people may not be able the read the small font. It's ok. They can skip it.

It's perfect and I wouldn't change anything. It's YOU. And that's why we keep coming back to read and that's why you have over 300 followers!

I want to see more video and pictures. I love them both! Did someone really say they never watch the videos? That's just sad. Sometimes that is the highlight of my day!

XOXO to your face! Ew. Wait. No. Just XOXO

Stacie said...

Really, the best thing about your blog is...YOU! I love your sense of humor and how your personality shines through in your writing style and every time I see "love & rockets", I smile! I like the change in font style/size/color and you can never have too many videos/pics.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Yep, I agree . . . I love everything about your blog. The colored words and different sized text doesn't bother me a bit {but I've had people complain about it on my blog, lol!} I say keep it all the same, but if you'd like to add more photos, that would be great. I LOVE photos, you know!

AndreaLeigh said...

I love your blog. I think I've been reading for about 3 years now! (or a really long time, whichever came first.)

I agree with Vivienne about the font size. Because I'm old and have poor vision and stuff gives me headaches these days.

But I love your content. I like that there is no set theme... its just you. And I love you, JK! :)

purseblogger said...

Keep your blog how you want it. I love it and I know I will smile or laugh when I read it. Stay you and you will be great! You already are.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

My favorite thing is that you're a RHOK. That's pretty gosh darn special.

I'd keep my blog in clear, easy-to-read, black and white fonts. Get too cute and it becomes distracting and difficult to read.

But don't ask me. I can barely log on!

Boobies said...

I love your sense of humor...period! Honestly, I can't think of anything on the negative...or I wouldn't be here reading..duh! ;)

Font size and color...don't really mind. Bigger is better though..I always say!

XO

Liz said...

I don't think you should change a thing! This is your blog and we are just guests! Stay the way you are!

J FAM Blog for the Soul said...

I DID sing the wonder years song, and I DID want to be Winnie !! I still do! :)

I wish I could be more help regarding your blogging and how to make it better, I wonder these things about myself as a blogger as well. I'm still new to the world...well, blog world....

To me, you are one of the blogs that I look forward to reading. you always have something interesting to say. I love the randomness..keeps me on my toes...and I love your style...keep it comin! I'm a happy blog reader!

Myya said...

My only complaint is that I didn't find you until just recently. I love that your blog always allows for chatting back & forth from the comments. It's like we are girlfriends hanging out chatting over coffee. Ohhh & love random fonts, sizes & colors.

Becca said...

Let's see:
1. I love that you post about everything that makes you super happy - and I get to know you so much better that way. When I want to smile, I go to my Friend's blog..Miss JK.
2. Nothing on your blog is annoying to me - honestly.
3. The more pics & vids, the better - I am a visual person.
4. I am a BIG fan of font size & color changes - it creates depth and dimension to your posts and to me is visually appealing...since I can't "hear" you say these things, when you change a size or color it's as if I "hear" an emphasis on it.
5. I am no one to give advice - I LOVE your blog - you know how some are boring and you only go to them b/c you feel like you have to - they commented on yours, so you want to give them some love - well I NEVER feel that way about yours - I get excited to see new posts from you!
Love you!

~Becca

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

We are here because you are you. Please don't change anything. So a few people don't like this or that about a font or a color-They are just going to have to get over that. Don't change. Just be you, don't second guess yourself. You are beautiful, smart, funny, witty and post wonderful things all the time! Personally I love you and your blog just the way they are.

hotpants™ said...

I've always wondered why you change font sizes so much, but it doesn't bother me. It sets you apart. Um... I don't think I have any complaints. You're kick ass. Stay that way. :)