First of all a big shout out to all of you for filling out the survey, leaving comments, and sharing your ideas for future posts. You guys are the best! I can’t tell you how helpful it is for me in planning the coming year. I suspected that many of my new subscribers and readers came here for more fashion and beauty and I was right, but the results also indicate that you want to continue to read design related posts as well. Without further adieu let’s dig into the Rough Luxe Survey Results. I think you will find them interesting and fun.
The First Question was What Would you Like to Read More About in 2020
#1-Over 50 Fashion
I came into the fashion posting kicking and screaming but I am getting better about photographing myself. Your favorite fashion post this year was, How to Rock an Over 50 Travel Wardrobe Part 3.
Elizabeth and I really enjoy this series, so I am so glad that you do too. We work hard to try to find interesting stylish women to interview. We have some great ones in the coming year. Your favorite Ageless Style post this year was that of the darling sisters Mona and Talena of Providence Ltd. Design.
#3-Decorating Ideas and Tips
This was barely edged out by Ageless Style, so that makes me happy. Your favorite post this year was A Collected Look, How to Get It.
#4 Over 50 Makeup Tips and Tricks
Your favorite post was The Best Blush for Mature Skin and How to Apply It
#5 These three categories tied, Posts about My Home, Cindy Hattersley Design Projects, and Over 50 Skincare and Anti Aging
#6 Entertaining and Recipes, and My Garden tied here
#7 Project Design and Featured Interior Designers
Project Design has morphed into not only design but group posts about cooking, fashion etc., which means it overlaps with everything, so this one is kind of difficult to gage.
You weren’t particularly interested in DIY, gray hair care which is interesting, because according to the almighty google my gray hair posts are tops.
You might be interested to know where most of your fellow readers (or respondents) hail from. California, Texas, Georgia and Minnesota are in the lead in that order.
87% of you are 60 or older. 11% are 50-59. I guess we have morphed into an “old lady’s blog”. I say that affectionately!
Pinterest and Instagram are where you seek inspiration.
Your blog interests were super varied. Many added they read my friend’s blogs so I guess we know who they are!!
You overwhelmingly requested that I send out an email every time I have a new blog post.
I am so glad for this input because I never know if your inbox gets too jammed up!
There are too many suggestions for future posts to mention, but there are some great ideas I intend to follow up on. One comment of note is that most of you have what you want in your homes now. You have a mixture of antiques, treasures from our travels, and family heirlooms that you want to hang on to. You enjoy learning creative ways to freshen your look but aren’t buying any major pieces at this age. My takeaway from your comments is this. You are a vibrant, fulfilled, curious group of women that want to look and feel the best you possibly can. That is why I love you guys so much. You make blogging fun for me. I cannot thank you enough for all of your support. You are simply the best.
If you didn’t have time to take the survey but would like to put your two bits in, please do in the comments below. We all benefit from sharing.
You might enjoy reading last years results here What I am working on right now and survey results
Many of you have asked about how and where to buy things from past posts. I am updating my shop pages this week to reflect all of my latest finds. I am including a cheap chic decor finds, a shop my home page, and my favorite design books along with the two pages I already have. Just click on the shop link at the top of the page.
You read Rough Luxe Survey Results here on Rough Luxe Lifestyle first.