I'm so pleased we got a few responses to our survey, so we can share the results with you! However, all responses came in via e-mail rather than at the blog site--and we need dialog here (!) so Google's finicky search engines will stumble upon us where we can then twist their silly elbows into admitting we exist and shouting it out to the universe.
If that makes no sense to you, it's just Google-speak related to the dreaded 'Search Engine Optimization' challenge that we bloggers have to deal with--and hopefully your own life is blissfully free of such annoying tasks. But in the meantime, please, pretty-please, help us out by posting responses to our posts here at the blog site whenever you possibly can. We will love you forever and do something wonderful for you in return! (We're thinking prizes for the most active participants--something lovely and bling-y.. ). ;-)
So anyway, here goes with the results:
1. Why did you sign up, what do you like most, and what do you want to see more of?
Our respondents had a variety of answers to this one, such as: 'I'm one of those bead addicts you mentioned in one of your posts and I can't resist anything having to do with them!; I'm a jewelry artisan and your blog is useful to me in terms of inspiration and more in-depth knowledge about gems, bead history, design, and other jewelry colleagues; I love the posts on gemstones--how they are formed in nature, how to make sure they are genuine, and how others love them as I do; I'd like to read more about how others have succeeded in the field of jewelry design, manufacture and sales, and also continue to see posts on the most gorgeous and popular gemstones like The Larimar and Peruvian Opal that you specialize in, as well as pearls, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli, and even really interesting and unusual beads.
2. What's your personal passion/work in this regard?
Here's what our friends said: metalsmith, jewelry artisan, bead collector, someone who just loves beautiful gemstones
3. Would you like to have your work featured in a future blog post?
Yes, please! Yes, yes, yes, and (1) well, I don't make jewelry but I'd love to talk about why I adore Emeralds sometime! (Oh, and pearls too!!)
4. What are your stories bout how you came to love beads/gemstones, and/or other related stuff?
Darn. Nobody shared any stories with us! Please reference our plea for help above, plus we SO want to get to know ALL our readers better! That's all for now, everyone. Stay tuned while we try to respond to the great suggestions we got.
If you enjoyed this post, you also might enjoy Addicted to Beads.
Til next time, Your Colleague and Friend,