I’m Listening

By Kate Riley February 8, 2010

Hi there !

Just thought I’d give you a heads up – next week is the First Anniversary of Centsational Girl (yay !) with giveaways galore, and some reflections on what I’ve learned about blogging over this past year.

For today, rather than leaving any comments, I’d appreciate if you’d indulge me in this very brief survey.  It is only 12 questions and will take about two to three minutes to complete.  The survey is designed to really get to know who you are and what you want to hear about when you take the time to visit this site.  I truly welcome your opinion.

Rules: this is a drama-free survey, so please provide only constructive feedback that will be helpful.  You do NOT have to answer any question that you prefer not to answer.

Use the scroll bar to the immediate right of the top two questions to scan through.


THANK YOU !  Please feel free to leave any additional comments.


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For those of you in feed subscription, I apologize but this survey can’t be seen or completed in your reader.

Please be so kind to visit the Home Page to provide your input !



  1. I only see 2 questions when I try to take the survey. I used your link “the homepage” and still can only see 2 questions. Who knows, maybe I’m doing something wrong… Any ideas?

  2. Hi Anissa

    Use the scroll bar on the immediate right and you can scan all the questions.
    Thanks so much for trying !


  3. Gah…. this must be a browser problem. Are you in IE or Firefox ? Seems to be OK in IE. Will check with my super know it all techie guy and report back.

  4. Okay, responses are coming in, so I know most folks can see the scroll bar. I think it might have something to do with the size of computer screens, but not sure. Still researching. I appreciate everyone who’s trying to give feedback, THANK YOU !!

  5. Kate, I can only see 2 questions in firefox. I can see them all in internet explorer! Hope that helps, think it solves the problem :)

  6. Congratulations with your anniversary, Kate! Wish you lots of inspiration!
    P.S. The problem of not being able to see the survey is the browser. I couldn’t in Firefox, I completed the survey in IE. Best to all!

  7. I use Firefox and only see the two questions. I’m probably way out of your demographic at age 67. I started looking for decorating blogs when my favorite magazines, Country Home and Cottage Living, ceased publication. I find more good ideas in one day by reading blogs than I did by reading magazines.

  8. I had the same problem. I use firefox and could not see the scroll bar. Opened it up in IE, and it was there with no problems.

  9. I have Google Chrome, and I could see everything. I am impressed with your survey-making skills. ;) Actually, it was pretty cool, and I like that you want to know what your readers are into. :)

    Hope you might stop by my Decorating Dilemmas party tonight or tomorrow. :) Hugs!

  10. I use Firefox, and there was no scroll bar, but it’s there in Internet Explorer, so I was able to see all the questions.

  11. I’ve now viewed on firefox and ie. No scrollbar on firefox, but worked just fine on ie. Oh, and I’m viewing from my little netbook- tiny screen.

  12. I am on IE and had no problems. This is a great survey, and I do hope that glitch deal can be fixed soonest for you guys.

    Happy anniversary!

  13. I use Safari and the survey came up nicely. Odd that it doesn’t support Firefox since that is the highest used browser.

  14. Happy Blogiversary my friend! I totally missed mine in January, ‘cuz I’m sharp like that. :) Awesome survey, I hope you get the info. you’re looking for!! I left a LOT of constructive feedback, because I’ve got LOT of complaints. ;)

  15. Hum.. I’d be happy to answer it, but I can’t use explorer since I use ubuntu (linux). I’d have the time to answer it so if you want you can send it to me via email :) I’ll be pleased to help you a tiny bit.
    I’m still in love with this blog after a year ;)
    Everything is so clean and crips and shiny and elegant and well presented. Even when the subject doesn’t interest me much I come take a look at the picutres!

  16. Kate, thanks so much for surveying your readers and giving us the opportunity to give you feedback. I enjoy your blog so much, really look forward to reading each new post, and have gleaned lots of good ideas from you.

    For the record, I’m using IE 8 and had no problems at all!

    Congrats on your anniversary,
    Barbara in the OTHER wine country (Lodi)

  17. Kate. Happy Blog-anniversary… you are awesome…. and I ditto Barbara above in whose age group I run just a hair behind( catching up fast) when I agree this beats the mags all to pieces and I can see the pictures UP CLOSE And PERSONAL…..we older gals still like to learn and appreciate your energy and zest for life….. although I am still getting to know some of the other home niche bloggers( thanks Blissdom) I visit you and Rhoda( Southern Hospitality) almost daily
    keep up the beautiful work ( had no trouble on IE taking your survey… thanks)

  18. Happy Anniversary!!!! You should be very proud, keep up all the great work you are doing I really enjoy your blog.

  19. congrats on your first year!! I really enjoy your blog and read it daily. I even drove half an hour yesterday to buy some of that ‘Opulance Pearl’ paint! Tomorrow is the big day_ when I get to put it on a dresser I painted for my girl’s room.Can’t wait! Thanks for all the hard work and time you put into your blog:)

  20. Wow. You’ve only had this site for one year? I am impressed!! I love your DIY projects and photos. Congrats on the anniversary :)

  21. I’m late to the survey, but I used Firefox and was able to complete it. I didn’t click on the link in the post, but clicked on “read more of this blog post” at the bottom and after 15 seconds or so, the survey popped up, with scroll bar on right.

    Love your blog, it’s informative, fun and inspiring! Congrats on your blogiversary, too!

  22. Happy Anniversary and many more! I enjoy reading your blog, so I thought it would only be right to congratulate you on a job well done! I look forward to another great year.

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