OMG so many pie charts! (aka survey results)

12.11.2013





See that tiny orange slice between the pink and green?
That was ONE person who found this question insulting. 
#sorrynotsorry

I have no idea why I think it's hilarious that only one person out of one hundred and ninety-eight clicked that answer.
But I totally do.
I seriously chuckle out loud to myself every time I think about it.
It's the little things.

Considering I have done zero sponsoring in the past year, I find the fact that almost half the responders found me from another blog kind of awesome.
In other news, I had a couple of people comment that this question wasn't worded very well. 
My bad.
For one thing, I forgot BlogHer as an option, which is how a few people found me from a few features articles I've had on there. 
Also, I didn't give anyone the option of knowing me in real life but actually finding this blog some other way like Pinterest or Facebook. Imagine seeing a link on social media and realizing it's a blog of someone you know! That would be weird.
Has that ever happened to you?


A good number of you visit every day. That's so nice! 
Sorry I don't have new content for you all the time.
Speaking of new content...
Who's the 1 person who said I should post less?
SHOW YOURSELF.
Just kidding.
But seriously.

I bet the people who want me to post more often are the same people who show up here every day.
Get a life, people!
Just kidding.
But seriously.

I actually had no idea anyone got emails of new posts, so this is news to me.
What's up, email readers!



Okay.
So, first of all.
There were eighteen people claiming to be my mother, which tells me that either:
a) my mother took this survey 18 times
or
b) you guys are all a bunch of dirty little liars

So... yeah. That's all I'm going to say about that.
(P.S. I think it's hilarious.)

I should also mention a few write-ins I got for the "other" category on the 
least favorite post question:

I am Amanda's father and refuse to choose a least favorite.
(Dad, is that you?)


I'm kind of in love with you so I like them all. Not creepy, I swear.
(Yeah okay. STRANGER DANGER IS REAL.)

I could be your mom because I like all your posts!
(Oh yeah? Well I could be YOUR mom. What now.)



* * *
As you can see, I had a third more votes for the posts you liked versus the ones you don't like. You guys were probably just trying to be nice, but I'll take it! 

I actually thought these last two question were the most interesting and proved what I already knew: that you aren't going to love every single post I write. And that's okay. Really, it is. Apparently most of you do like it when I talk about marriage, which I don't do a whole lot, but I'll keep that in mind and try to add a few more marriage posts in my rotation.

You also like funny family posts, which, I mean duh. Of course you do. Except the single, lonely person who said my funny family posts are their least favorite. I think maybe you just got confused by the question. For those of you who are new around here, here are links to a few of my favorite funny family posts:


Someone wrote in that they don't like when I blog about blogging. 
I completely agree. 
What is that about? Bloggers love to read blogs about blogging. 
Me included. It's so lame. Hashtag stop the madness.

* * *
I also want to share a few of the comments you wrote in the box for "do you have anything else you want to tell me?"


*So, I realized after I posted this that I spelled "destroy" wrong. 
I'm horrified, but I'm also lazy, so it's staying that way now and forever. 
I just wanted you to know that I know.

Finally, let's have a moment of silence for the hours I spent making stupid pie charts on the internet that I'll never get back. I hope you all are happy.

Finally x2, I got some great feedback for future post ideas, so thanks for that! 
Here are a few of the ideas mentioned:

Writing tips
"Local" places/restaurants/etc.
Treadmill vs. Outdoor running
"More about your wonderful husband" (*cough*that was Jordan*cough*)
Why I love playing the violin (that one was my dad)
Staying positive through a hard time like a job transition
Marriage and family planning
How I fuel for races and training
Holiday posts
More embarrassing stories
* * *

All that and more to come in 2014!

In conclusion,
THANK YOU to the 198 people who took the time to check a few boxes and bring me much happiness. I had no idea so many people were itching to take a survey. I thought I'd get lucky with 50 responses. Mind = blown. In May I will have been blogging for four years! I'll stop before I get all nostalgic and simply say that I appreciate each and every one of you who takes time out of your day to visit and read and comment.

Until next time,
The Lady Okie

P.S. If you didn't get a chance to take the survey and want to: go here
I'll open it back up for another week or so!
Charlotte F said...

This is hilarious! I love your pie charts AND your comments on each one, totally made my day! :)

Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

I love seeing pie charts and so therefore this was to me a very exciting post! O and I am always hoping I will stumble across a blog written by someone I know in real life!

shelleystursma said...

Who knew pie charts could be so entertaining? Thanks for making me laugh this morning!

Lauren said...

YES! I've been waiting for this. I appreciate it especially because I feel like some of it is advice that I could (should) be taking to heart for my own blog - particularly about the frequency of posts and the topics your readers enjoy most/least. PS - Not to kill the secrecy element or anything, but I'm totally one of the 18 who claimed to be your mother...and I couldn't wait to see how many others like me were out there! Apparently lots of awesome people read this blog. But I already knew that! Haha.

Breenah A said...

I love that you made charts because I totally would too.
Also, at least I TOLD you I was claiming to be your mother. So, there's one out of 18 solved.

Niken said...

it's kinda fun reading it. but i don't think it's that fu putting those charts. haha.

Tara said...

Best pie charts ever! I cracked up, like I nearly always do when I come here. Thanks for the laughs :)

Kate said...

I don't know what it was about this particular post, but it made me snort several times. (My assistant gets a little scared if I just laugh loudly sitting behind my computer, so I've managed to train myself only to snort-laugh.) Who knew pie charts could be so wonderful?

Amber Marie said...

How do you make statistics so funny? I wish I had you as a math teacher in school…of course then you would have just been a kid teaching kids and we would all think you're a big dork, and that's not right, because as the results show you're AWESOME SAUCE :)

Beka said...

Awesome! This was so fun. Glad you got lots of participants.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Haha!! Love all the commentary! You have a lot of Mothers!! Love that Jordan and your parents took the survey too. :)

Lindsay @ Typically Late said...

LOVE your pie charts :) So colorful! And I find it hilarious how many people said they were your mom.... that's awesome.

Anonymous said...

I still find your button on a blog now and then while I'm looking around blog land, so I am not surprised they find you.

I love that you got so many responses, very interesting.

Ali said...

I admit, I claimed to be your mother as well. But only because I'm too nice and couldn't pick a least favorite. "Minnesota Nice" is a real thing, you know?

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

this is probably you're funniest post yet. cracking up!

Rachel G. said...

I hope you don't figure out how to take away the option of being e-mailed posts...I really like that...and pie charts, I like those too.

Samantha @ Elah Tree said...

I confess, it was me who said that they were in love with you! BAHAHAHAHAH! Just kidding! This was hilarious! I was on the fence about doing a reader survey, but you have inspired me!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Loved reading the responses. Wouldn't it be funny if your mom really did take it 18 times? Kinda?

Jen [wonderfully unkempt] said...

I change my mind. Pie chart posts are my favorite.

Betsy Transatlantically said...

a) I'm really insulted that my comments didn't make it into this post even though I answerd a WEEK after you closed the survey.
b) I love pie charts. maybe more graphs next time? I like those too.
c) "Staying positive through a hard time like a job transition" YES THESE WOULD BE AWESOME. I went through a year that was two jobs for six months each and even though I had totally valid reasons for leaving each job it was still really hard because that's not what your career path is supposed to look like you know?

Curious Runner said...

You are brilliant! And hilarious! Maybe you should do a post on 'how to be hilarious like me!'

Jen said...

Hahaahahahaha!!! That's all I have to say. Literally. :p

Natalie M said...

I truly enjoyed all your charts, so your time was well spent!

Liz McLane said...

Dangit! How did I miss the survey!?! I wanna do it!

The Lady Okie said...

Go here! I just opened it back up for you :) http://www.theladyokieblog.com/2013/12/take-my-survey-pretty-please.html

Geoff Reese said...

Yes, "I am Amanda's father and refuse to choose a least favorite." There you go. I think everything you do is awesome.

Kerrie Williams said...

I think this is my favorite post ever ;)

Saxon @ Lets Drink Coffee, Darling said...

Loved reading this post! You're so funny. No, I'm not your mother. ;)

Raige Creations said...

I am a geek, I love pie charts! So pretty......
So NOT a waste of time.
:)
~Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Ahh, I love a good graph/chart in the morning. Well done.

-Amy

Kaysie said...

Oh I missed out on the pie-making because I just found you, poo!

Susannah said...

It it weird that I loved reading the answers to your survey??? And that I loved reading your responses to the answer to your survey??? If so, then I'm weird! ;-)

Helene in Between said...

i think it's so interesting how people find you. like really?!?! you just never know. interesting post!!

Lauren Alexis said...

Okay Amanda, this is absolutely hilarious. I got behind on my blog reading and didn't get to take the survey, but I enjoyed reading about it! I wish I could write down all the thoughts I had while reading this, but I forgot some of them already. ANYWAYS. I think "one" person who answered majority of the questions incorrectly probably is a spammer :) just saying, who doesn't like funny posts? They might should leave anyways! :)

Megan C. Stroup said...

Haha this is great. I tried taking the survey last night when I was catching up on my blog reading, but it was already over (obviously). And if you've been wondering why you've been getting a zillion comments from me in the past 24 hours, that's why! lol Also, I find it interesting that fitness/running was the second most popular post topic, and also the second least popular. Hmm....

Chantel Klassen said...

a) what a great idea! and b) I'm absolutely killing myself over some of the responses, and the fact that you have 18 people claiming to be your mother out there . . .

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