reader survey results!

November 26, 2014

I am not going to lie, I was pretty nervous about putting a survey out there for you all to take. I don’t even know why I was nervous because I have the best readers in the entire world. The entire time I was reading through all of the comments you all left me, I was almost in tears because you were all so so kind. I thought it would be fun to go through the questions and show you the results!

How long have you been reading Clean Eating Chelsey?


I was shocked to see that the majority of you have been reading for 1-2 years, and that so many of you have been reading for over two years! I started this blog a little over four years ago, so it’s nice to have such loyal readers who have been along for the ride and seen so many changes throughout the years.

From what device do you typically read from?


Let me preface this with saying I did NOT mean to leave you Android users out. ;) This was a mistake on my part, and I should have used a more general term. Don’t worry, I won’t block Android users from reading from their phone – ha!

How do you know when a new post has been added?


The majority of you either get an update from a blog library website or get an email because you’ve subscribed. 33% of you randomly check and hope I have updated. I love that some of you commented that checking my site is part of your daily routine. We need to get coffee. ;)

I wasn’t aware of so many different websites that acts as a blog library! I use Bloglovin’, but many of you use Feedly, GReader, Blogger, Newsify, and Digg Reader. Lots of options to choose from!

My favorite posts are….


Day in the life posts won by a landslide with kids/baby related posts at a close second. That doesn’t shock me because I am just as nosy are you guys are and I love little snippets of daily life from other bloggers! I will definitely keep those type of posts as part of my rotation.

Many of you also love meal prep/planning as well as recipes. I’m trying to incorporate more of those posts these days, and I hope to work on a few recipes for you in the next coming weeks (that stuffed pepper skillet is coming!!!).

Fitness/Fashion/WIAW had about the same percentage of people that like those posts.

Bottom line? I think you guys like a good healthy mix which is GREAT! I could never post the same things day in and day out, so I’m glad you like a variety of topics.

I want you to post more…


The big winner here was daily life posts. I can make that happen for you!

In the comments, I had a lot of comments about how you love my book recommendations. I have a few for you coming in the next few weeks!

Other comments included: life with multiples, how I handle being a working mom, what my diet looks like now (as a ex-vegetarian), body after baby, etc. You all gave me a lot of ideas for some posts and I’m glad you have some different issues you want me to address. They are all going on my Google calendar and I’m working on them!

How do you feel about sponsored posts?


This one actually surprised me. I thought a lot more than 20% of you would say you could "do without them". Many of you commented that if sponsored posts are worked into the content of my blog and aren’t pulled from left field, you’re completely okay with them. I am picky about sponsorships/products I review for that reason. I don’t want all of my content to be eaten up by sponsored posts, and I do want for the products to be relevant to me and my world.

Thank you to those of you who understand that sponsored posts can be a supplement to my part-time income as a blogger. Mama’s gotta buy those bows somehow, right? ;)

Is there anything else you’d like for me to know?



Seriously, this was my favorite part of the survey, and I wish it wasn’t anonymous because I would love to write each of you a personal thank you for the sweet and wonderful comments you left.

First and foremost, I’m glad you’re all happy I’m back. I am happy I am back too! Last year was hard to find balance between everything going on – finishing grad school, transitioning to twins, being a working mom… and I am so glad so many of you stuck with me through it all. It means the world to me.

I am also so grateful that you all love and support my little family. I love my girls, and I am glad you’re enjoying watching them grow with me. It seems like just yesterday they were itty bitty babies, and I can’t believe they have so quickly grown into wild and crazy toddlers.

As time goes on, I’m sure there will be an ebb and flow of changes that occur on the blog because of life in general, and I’m glad you are all understanding of how as my life changes, my blog might as well.

I so enjoy writing again, and I hope you guys are here for the long haul – I certainly am!

If you’re signing off for the rest of the week, please have a happy and safe Thanksgiving. I have so much to be grateful for this year.


the “four” survey

November 25, 2014

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sick weekend & meals for the week

November 24, 2014
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Happy Thanksgiving week! (to people in the US anyway ) This weekend definitely had its ups and downs. On Friday, my mom and I went to go see Mockingjay Part I and it was absolutely amazing. Anyone else see it yet? Thoughts? I’m not going to lie – I forgot about a few things that […]

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fun facts friday

November 21, 2014
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1. Chicago has been bitterly cold this week – like, January style temperatures. I don’t think the wind chill has gotten up past 10! All I have to say is, at least I don’t live in Buffalo, NY! 2. MOCKINGJAY!!!! Anyone else going to see it over the weekend? My mom and I are going […]

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gift guide for her – christmas 2014

November 20, 2014
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Anyone else always at a loss for when your family members ask what you want for Christmas? Yeah, me too. I always give it a little thought about a week before Christmas because the Husband needs (aka: wants) a detailed list with links to what I want. I can’t say I blame him – I […]

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comforting meals in one pot

November 19, 2014

  Check out Only One Pot Needed: 12 Recipes that Won't Disappoint by Chelsey at You guys seriously rock. I can’t wait to share my survey results with you sometime next week and give you some of my ideas for future posts. One thing that was quite evident is that you guys like recipes […]

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chiberia & reader survey

November 18, 2014

Well, it’s finally happening. Chicago is bringing me to my breaking point. Anyone looking for any extra roommates? Two of us may be tiny little (cute) terrors, and one of us is also furry and has four legs. But Chicago (aka Chiberia) isn’t doing it for me anymore. Can we just talk for a second […]

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scenes from the weekend & meals for the week

November 17, 2014
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Why do these weekends always fly by so quickly? In good news, there’s only one full week left of school until I get to spend a few extra days with my little family for Thanksgiving break next week! I only have to get through report cards and two nights of conferences to get there! This […]

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fun facts friday

November 14, 2014
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1. I have to tell you about how much of a character my niece Aubrey is. First of all, do you remember when she was an itty bitty baby? She’s now three and so stinking funny. The other day I came home from school and she gave me a picture she drew (see below). I […]

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baby fashion q&a

November 13, 2014
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I am pretty surprised how often and how many questions I get on where I get my little fashionistas’ clothing. I have almost no fashion sense at all, and what I have is never used on me. It’s funny – when I go shopping these days, I rarely look at things for myself. I head […]

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