Enough About Us…

…let’s talk about you. During last year’s blogiversary extravaganza we polled our lovely readers to learn more about who they really are, and we thought that the beginning of year three marked the perfect time to do that again. So who the heck are you? And how you think we can amp up Young House Love in the coming year?

If ever there was a time to comment, it’s now.  Please – no, pretty please – take two minutes to answer the questions below. And if you’ve never commented before or are unsure how, it’s easy. Just click the number in that green speech bubble to the right of this post’s title and scroll to the bottom of the page. Oh and real names and e-mail addresses aren’t required (feel free to make up something entertaining) so the pressure is off.

In a few days we’ll be back with a little summary of your comments (you know we like to read each and every one) so we can begin to formulate a bona fide plan to pimp Young House Love even more in year three. So without further ado, here’s what we’re dying to know:

  1. Who are you? Male/Female? Age? Location? Marital status? Any kids? Pets?
  2. How often do you read Young House Love? (Daily? Once a week? Whenever you have free time at work?)
  3. What are your favorite types of posts & why? (Easy DIY ideas? Before & after pictures? Design Dilemmas? Major home improvement undertakings? Videos? Something else?)
  4. What advice do you have for us to make YHL even better in year #3? (More of something in particular? Less of something else?)
  5. Is there a topic or other area of our lives you’d like us to talk about more frequently?
  6. Anything else you want us to know, or just gotta share with the world? (If you have a blog of your own, feel free to plug it here!)

Thanks in advance for your input! We really value your thoughts, comments and suggestions. After all, if it hadn’t been for last year’s poll we wouldn’t have known you guys wanted giveaways… which means no one would be winning $500 from Lowe’s this Friday!

Comments

  1. marianne says

    I’m a girl, 34, tennessee, married, 3 daughters and one son. The son happens to be a chihuahua! lol I really do consider him a kid, the son I never had.
    I read everyday, several times a day. My favorite posts are DIY ideas and before and afters. I also like the mood boards, I have found several things that I have purchased for my house on those. Would have never known they existed without your site.
    Just keep doing what you’re doing. I love the site. Maybe more DIY posts if you can!

  2. Amanda says

    1. Who are you?
    Female, 26, getting married in Virginia Beach October 3!!!! We have a puggle who is 2 years old.

    2. How often do you read Young House Love?
    I am slightly obsessed with your blog. I check it everyday and try to turn as many people on as possible.

    3. What are your favorite types of posts & why?
    I love your videos. They are so cute. I also love your How To Section. It has really helped convince my husband to be that we can do things in our old house on a budget!

    4. What advice do you have for us to make YHL even better in year #3?
    I love your blog! I would love to see more DIY projects.

    5. Is there a topic or other area of our lives you’d like us to talk about more frequently?
    When you have a baby, I think you will cover it and make all of your readers very happy.

    6. Anything else you want us to know, or just gotta share with the world?
    You have inspired us in the fact we bought an old house that needs work, and we aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. Jill Stigs says

    1.Who are you? Female, 44, Muskego, WI divorced but reconciled w/ex hubs 4 years ago.

    2.How often do you read Young House Love? Twice a day I check for new posts……..have to watch videos at home though.

    3.What are your favorite types of posts & why? Reader Redesign (any before & after really) New changes to your home.

    4.What advice do you have for us to make YHL even better in year #3? Keep doing what you are doing……you guys rock!

  4. says

    I am a married 25 yr old female recently relocated to PA from OK. No kids, first year of marriage, and two pets. I read every post, I am a follower. I like the step by step recap of larger projects, specially the ones (like your kitchen) that have multiple steps. No advice…liking every thing you do.

  5. says

    1. Female, age 28, married, no kids, 1 dog, but much bigger than Burger.
    2. I read most days.
    3. I like before and after photos, easy DIY, b/c I like to see how other people do things.
    4. You are already doing a great job.
    5. Hmm. Nothing I can think of.
    6. My blog is http://lifeon19th.blogspot.com

  6. Morgan says

    Who are you?
    Female
    23
    Wisconsin
    Serious boyfriend (is that a marital status?)
    Two dogs – Seagram and Yukon Jack

    How often do you read Young House Love?
    Daily

    What are your favorite types of posts & why?
    I love the vision boards you do for clients, as well as the before and afters of your home.

    What advice do you have for us to make YHL even better in year #3?
    Maybe even more steals/bargains/great finds? We just closed on our first home, so we’re looking to stretch the left-over money as far as possible. I think other people who read YHL might be in the same/a similar boat.

    I do love that your give-aways are done randomly. Good work.

    Is there a topic or other area of our lives you’d like us to talk about more frequently?
    You’re doing a great job. It’s cool to see a little bit of your personal story, but I really come here for the design/home improvement ideas.

    Anything else you want us to know, or just gotta share with the world?
    Thanks John & Sherry for the great blog and inspiration! Keep up the good work. Oh, and I’d really like the $500 Lowe’s Gift Card. =)

  7. says

    1) Heather/23/Meridian, ID/Married/No Littles/One dog & one ugly dog

    2) Daily, always the first blog I check and several times throughout the day

    3) DIY baby! (And your trip posts)

    4) Love your posts about using common items multiple ways, or in new, unique ways.

    5) Really like the house crashing posts as well.

    6) That’s all folks :) http://herhabitat.wordpress.com/

  8. says

    1. Who are you? I am a married female, 25, from the Philly area with no kids or pets yet.

    2. How often do you read Young House Love? Daily! I love reading it as I eat lunch at work.

    3. What are your favorite types of posts & why?
    Your DIY ideas and home improvement projects are wonderful and I love seeing them and getting some ideas for myself. Before and after pictures and videos are always fun as well.

    4. What advice do you have for us to make YHL even better in year #3?
    Keep doing what you’re doing. The only thing I’d want is more of you guys and your home! More project, more photos, more stories!

    5. Is there a topic or other area of our lives you’d like us to talk about more frequently? I’m nosey, so I’d love to see more about you guys outside of what you do with your home!

    6. Anything else you want us to know, or just gotta share with the world?
    Me! My husband and I are trying to make over a home of our own, we’re the DIY NEWLYWEDS: http://diynewlyweds.blogspot.com/

  9. Megan says

    1.Who are you? Male/Female? Age? Location? Marital status? Any kids? Pets?
    2.How often do you read Young House Love? (Daily? Once a week? Whenever you have free time at work?)
    3.What are your favorite types of posts & why? (Easy DIY ideas? Before & after pictures? Design Dilemmas? Major home improvement undertakings? Videos? Something else?)
    4.What advice do you have for us to make YHL even better in year #3? (More of something in particular? Less of something else?)
    5.Is there a topic or other area of our lives you’d like us to talk about more frequently?

    6.Anything else you want us to know, or just gotta share with the world? (If you have a blog of your own, feel free to plug it here!)

  10. Christina says

    1. Female, 27, Ohio, married, 0 kids, one adorable dog named Betsy
    2.Daily @ work.
    3.DIY, before and after
    4.The design suggestions, I can’t picture them in the rooms, maybe a more visual tool, like photoshopping the new furniture in to their space.
    5.nope!
    6. LOVE the how to page, so organized! unlike some other blogs!

  11. Jessica says

    1. Female, 26, Michigan, Married, No Kids, 1 Chocolate Lab and 1 cat.
    2. Daily
    3. Easy DIY ideas, before and afters and I love the house crashing tours.
    4. More house crashing and giveaways.
    5. What you guys do for fun.
    6. I really enjoy your blog and think you guys are doing a fantastic job, keep up the good work!

  12. Stacy says

    1. Single 30, Dallas Texas
    2. Read almost daily after a friend got me hooked
    3. I enjoy the before and afters most of all.
    4. I would like it if you gave estimated prices of your makeovers and graphic answers versus the long paragraph to explain your mood boards. Also, maybe a bloopers section for us to learn from others mistakes :)
    5. Just keep sharing tips for improving our homes. Don’t ruin a good thing:)

  13. Kate says

    1. Who are you?? Female, 22 years old, Newport News, Virgina, Engaged, have an orange tabby cat named Lucy.

    2. How often do you read Young House Love? When I have some downtime at work. Usually every other day or so.

    3. What are your favorite types of posts & why? I like the easy DIY ideas. I like decorating and am always in search of inspiration.
    4. What advice do you have for us to make YHL even better in year #3? I like the site the way it is!
    5. Is there a topic or other area of our lives you’d like us to talk about more frequently? I live in an apartment (probably for the next three years as we save for a house) and would like it if there were some ideas that renters could use to spruce up their spaces a little.
    6. Anything else you want us to know, or just gotta share with the world? Uhhh, I think this blog is awesome??

  14. says

    I’m female, age 21, married and living in Cameron Park, California. No kids, two crazy cats.
    I read your blog daily! I especially enjoy DIY and Before/After posts. Keep up the wonderful blogging, because you guys are an inspiration (and fun to read, to boot).

  15. julie K says

    1. 20-something female, married. I I have a bookmarked list of blogs I like to read and on days with some free time I just go down the list.

    2. My favorites are the room make-overs that you do with the mood boards, easy DIYs and of course before and afters.

    3.You guys are pretty darn awesome. To be totally honest I wouldn’t say we share design taste completely, I just appreciate how positive and happy you guys are. Oh, and how attainable the projects/ideas you have are. I love some other design blogs but am frustrated because the products showcased are sooo expensive and/or hard to track down. You make everyday design accessible. So stick with that and I’ll keep coming around.