Hey, folks! I wanted to officially announce the winner of the Barielle Giveaway, congrats to Sumeet K.! This was one giveaway that I really, really wish I could have given a prize to all of you who entered and gave me feedback on why you read my blog (even you, brutally honest person who said you were just here for the giveaway, ha).
I’ve said it before, but especially with commenting and interaction down in general for all blogs the past couple years, sometimes even though I can see how many people visit my site daily (which is a little bit mind-boggling to think about), it can feel like I’m just sort of talking to myself here.
I am totally guilty of the same thing, I’ve been/still am a huge fan of blogs where I’ve never once left a comment or sent off an email to them or interacted in any way. Didn’t make me any less a fan of their blogs, but they had no idea how religiously I was checking them out!
So although I totally appreciate all of my readers (even the silent ones like me!), it was really nice to hear such great feedback in the giveaway entries and know that I’m not alone. I might have teared up a bit while looking through the entries- don’t judge me. Stop it. I see you there. Judging me! I was chopping onions…….
Anyways. I just wanted you guys to know how much I appreciated all that you said. I blog for YOU, I review stuff so that YOU can find new brands or decide whether a product is worth buying, I do nail art hoping that YOU are inspired. I really, really appreciate YOU, whoever you are that’s reading this right now.
I wanted to also list some of the feedback here (I wish I could list all but it would be too long of a post- there were over 200 answers!)- I’ll keep all of these anonymous, of course. But it’s something for me to look back on when things are getting rough here at Mercurial Magpie Blogging Headquarters. You guys keep me grounded and keep me going, so thank you again!
P.S. From how many of you said Mugen is one of the big reasons you read, I suppose I should finally give into him begging me for a treat raise since he’s what the readers want and will be quitting otherwise. Sigh. This will not help with his diet, I hope you know!!!
|“I don’t work for free, you know. Give the people what they want.” – Mr. Sassypants|
Why do you read my blog?
-I love that you aren’t afraid to give honest feedback on polishes. I know I can always trust your opinion and that you won’t lie just to protect yourself from backlash. Mugen is also a huge perk to reading your blog 🙂
-I read your blog mostly because I feel like you are very truthful about polishes and their formulas. Some bloggers seem to say every single polish is “wonderful” or ” Great”. You are always seem to give your honest opinion. You tell us if they flood the cuticles or have trouble self leveling,etc…It seems like you really want to help us, not just receive free products.
-Your page is organized and professional, but you keep the mood light and enjoyable. It is truly my favorite nail blog, seriously.
-You give honest opinions & have excellent, accurate swatches
-Swatches and reviews, especially of indie brands. Love the complete honesty about polish formulas in your reviews too. It’s always good to know if a pretty looking polish is going to be difficult to work with.
-I like that you give honest reviews! Some blogs seems to “love” every single product they review, which I’m sure is not really the case. You keep it real. 🙂
-I read you blog because I want funny, honest, reviews (I’m looking at your boyfriends take on nailpolish xD). You’re professional yet fun! I love it!
-You have a great variety of brands, post regularly, have good swatches and detailed reviews, and an adorable fuzzball 🙂
-Your swatches are the best; colors are accurate & the pictures are always a pleasure to look at.
-You always have very interesting things to say. And i love a the polishs that you show!! Love ya!!
-Your pictures are color accurate and I give extra points that people who review collections in one post AND include a collage pic of the whole collection. It’s my favorite way to view a collection!
-I am just getting into nail art and love reading reviews and seeing swatches of new polishes I wouldn’t have known about otherwise
-I love to see what nail designs that you come up with, and I enjoy your style of writing! Thanks!
-You’re so amazingly truthful!
-I very much enjoy getting more information about nail art, polish and supplies! You give clear, honest assessments of each bottle of polish. Thanks for taking the time to share what you learn.
-I like your casual writing style, your true to life swatches and nail art, plus you’re funny and relatable. <3
-I love getting inspired to do my nails and your pup is the cutest!!
-I like your honest reviews of all the polishes, also I like to know about indie brands I have not tried yet
-the honesty and the fairy dust : ) your blog is relatable, I like seeing swatches and nail art on someones nails that are attainable
-We have a similar personality! Your blog is fun, interesting, and covered in fairy dust!
-I enjoy your videos, and the reviews on your blog are very honest.
-A) You do the BEST job of photographing products you review, B) I love the indie brands you share, and C) your are honest in your reviews.
-Because you’re hilarious.
-Discovered you via KBShimmer. I continue to read your blog because you are funny, honest, have shorter nails, and usually have collections posted before other bloggers.
-You’re funny and honest! I know where to go when I’m curious about consistencies and staying power! 🙂
-Variety and honesty
-To learn how to Fairy Dust all the things!
-I love the different ways you show the products. I am glad to have your advice when you helped me out. Such a true quality blogger. Great job keep it up.
-Thorough reviews, Mugen pics
-Because it’s refreshing.