Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Help Me Build A Better Blog - Poll Results

The poll results are in, thank you to everyone who participated!

Horse Training Tips
15 (83%)
Riding Lesson Topics
11 (61%)
Barn Organization and Management
6 (33%)
Product Reviews
7 (38%)
Trouble Shooting Tips
6 (33%)
Grooming The Horse
6 (33%)

I am glad the Horse Training Tips have come out on top because that is my favorite thing to post... I appreciate the feedback and will be tailoring future posts to reflect what my readers are looking for.

I will be spring cleaning the blog for the next few months. If you scroll down on the right hand side you will see a section titled "Labels" I will be reworking old posts, adding pictures, fixing type-o's and relabeling them to make more sense. The goal is to make the blog more user friendly and for my readers to be able to find relevant info more quickly. I really enjoy blogging, and it wouldn't be much fun if no one was out there reading!

Thanks for reading, I really appreciate that you give me a moment of your day to stop by and read my blog.

Sincerely,

Deanna

8 comments:

misha said...

Are you going to make all of your posts about training horses or just most of them?

-Misha

Deanna said...

Hi Misha,

Just most of them will be about training. I like to post about other things too besides training, I just wanted to make the blog about what the readers want to read :).

Deanna

EquineSpirit said...

Hello Deanna...I just had a thought...how about a Q&A from other bloggers sort of thing on training issues, riding problems, grooming questions, etc? :D

Kristine said...

No, no, thank *you*!! As a big horse newbie, I can not express how much I appreciate all of the useful and insightful information! :)

Deanna said...

Hi Equine Spirit,

I think that is a great idea. How do you think I should approach it? To find the bloggers etc, by e-mail blog post? Guest posts?

Let me know what you think and thanks!

Deanna

Deanna said...

Hi Kristine,

I'm so glad you appreciate the info. It's when readers like you comment and give me positive feedback that gives me more inspiration to blog.

Thank you!

Deanna

EquineSpirit said...

Hmmmm...ya know...I'm not entirely sure how to go about that. Ummmm...maybe ya could place a notice about questions above the portion where the entries are posted (kinda like how I have "notices" on my blog) stating that if anyone has a specific question to leave a comment and you'll answer if/when possible via a blog entry. If I brainstorm anything else I'll let ya know. :)

Deanna said...

Hi EquineSpirit!

I finally decided what to do I added it into the "Training or Teaching Question" on the sidebar:

If you have any feedback, questions, or comments and would like to see your question featured on the blog feel free to send an e-mail to info@deannacastro.com

I get lots of training questions, and I always answer them personally, I will turn them into blog posts now...

Great idea, and Thanks!
PS. Sorry it took so long to comment back, I've been battling morning sickness really bad again. I am having a hard time getting out of bed most days :( I thought by 7 months I would be in the clear.

Deanna