Sunday, January 6, 2008

Poll Results & Updated Pic


There are two risky things in the life of a blogger--posting a poll and updating a photo of yourself. You have all come to know the skinnier me, and I made sure you never saw the me today. Well, Maria, of Stampin Inspirations, gave me the confidence to update my picture. Maria said she was heavier and updated her picture anyways. I loved that she had her funky new glasses on too. And guess what? I love her even more because she had the confidence to update her picture. I still admire her talent and love all her creations. Why was I so afraid that people wouldn't look at me as someone with talent if I am heavier? Thank you, Maria, for giving me the confidence I needed. Weight aside, I can just hear my mom say, "what in the heck did Beth do with her hair this time?!" Well, mom, ya know me--LOL. I'm the eccentric in the family.

Now, onto my poll. Thank you for your participation. It was risky asking if you liked, or even wanted, my tutorials, because I could have found out that no one cared about them. I am happy to report 98% of you like my tutorials, so I will continue posting them every Tuesday.

What do you want to see me post? 88% of you said cards, paper crafts, with a mix of surprise.

Links of interest? I'm happy to report that 81% of you would like me to continue them. I will treat you to one or two favourite sites here and there.

Surprising to me, it was almost a 50-50 split with posting daily versus posting a little less often, but with higher quality. Because I can, and it's my blog, I'm siding with the 57% of people who would like a little less postings and higher quality. For the 42% who beg for daily postings, please know that I will try my best. My goal for 2008 is to set my goals higher and demand higher quality for myself.
Whew, now that that's over, lets go forth and create!
Hugs,
Beth

12 comments:

Kim H. said...

I love your new picture! The cool hair and funky glasses! You are gorgeous! Inside and out! You are making me thing I need to update my picture again! First I need a hair cut!LOL!

Heather Grow said...

I'm so glad you posted a fresh picture. I look at old pictures of myself and I call them Skinny Me. Like, I feel like I'm not looking at the same person. So, I'm glad that you put up the real you.

Alexandra said...

The new picture is awesome Beth - you look beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

huntla1 said...

Your picture is great! Be proud, you are a beautiful, creative and powerful woman (you have your own blog for gosh sake!) Your art is great, and we won't walk away from you because we don't like your picture. And about you blog: I always find if a hobby becomes a job, it is no longer fun. So, I assume that you really blog for yourself first and for the rest of us second, so don't give yourself angst over "having" to post. Keep it fun! Take care and keep up the great tutorials and excellent work!

Penny said...

Hi Beth *waves from England* - you're looking great in your new picture! And happy to hear the tutorials will be continuing as well :)

Tami Bayer said...

Love your new pic. I need to update mine, too.

Sharon in NE said...

Love it all!

Lorraine said...

your picture is beautiful. i am a new visitor and your designs are inspiring. thanks for sharing your creativity!

malieta said...

I love your new picture too Beth! You are a beautiful woman.
malieta:)

Ila said...

Great Photo Beth!!..not only are you Beautiful!..your warm, kind and giving nature is shining through here too...Hugs, Ila

sheila said...

Your new photo is lovely. You are very photogenic. And thank goodness you're keeping the tutorials and the links of interest. I love your blog updated or left the same. Thanks for all your work.

mustangsarah said...

Love your new pic!!!