Five Little Things + A Reader Survey

Five Little Things + A Reader Survey

Five Little Things I loved the week of September 9, 2016.

Ah, the weekend is here!

Before we get down to the fun stuff, I wanted to get a little something off my chest. With each post that I share here with you, my hope is that you’ll find something tasty to inspire your kitchen adventures. I want to make sure I’m serving you delicious things that YOU will find appetizing, so I’d love it if you could help me make it even better by taking just a couple of minutes to fill out the Kitchen Confidante Reader Survey! I take your feedback seriously and hope to make this site even better, based on your needs. So thank you, thank you in advance! It’ll only take a couple of minutes, I promise. I appreciate your visits so much and want to make sure I can serve you better!

Kitchen Confidante Reader Survey

Five Little Things

Without further ado, here are Five Little Things I loved this week:

1. My Kind of Marathon

If I ever have the courage to run a marathon, I finally found the marathon for me. This marathon in France serves wine, cheese and oysters…worth training for, n’est pas?

2. Blue’s Clues Turns 20!

How is this possible!? My daughter faithfully watched Blue and Steve when she was teeny, and I feel like Steve was the older cousin who got to hang out with her each day. It’s nice to hear that Steve from Blue’s Clues is well and according to some news reports…very hipster, even in his early 40’s!(?).

3. How to Pick the Fastest Line

You know you play that game, right? At the airport, at the grocery store, at the post office, at Disneyland…what is you’re method for picking the fastest line? According to the research, we’re doing it all wrong…the trick is to follow the people with the most items.

4. How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

The next time I remind my son to practice his flute, I’ll show him this:

5. That’s All Folks!

In case you missed it this week, there’s one very clever flight attendant out there who gives passenger instructions as the whole cast of Loony Toons characters!

Wishing you a wacky weekend, everyone!!

Comments

  1. Lynn

    What a poorly designed survey. I do not participate in ANY social media sites for personal security reasons, but your survey forced me to lie (to check something I did not participate in) in order to submit my completed survey. You should have included a box for “do not participate in any social media”. Now that I think about it, I should have just not participated in your survey as it was too invasive about things you don’t need to know.

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Thanks for your feedback, Lynn. While it is not the most rigorous survey, it was not designed to be that way. I actually have a background in market research and consumer psychology, so surveys used to be my past life. This survey is more for me to better understand my readers, you included, without it being too dry and boring, and I appreciate that you tried to fill it out. My intent is not to be invasive but to better understand you so that I can improve the content I provide on this site. Thanks for the feedback about the social media question – you are right that there should be a choice for those who do not use it.

  2. Anu

    Hi Liren
    Sorry but I don’t have the patience to fill the survey. The only feedback I have is please change the font on your website – it is too difficult to read. Maybe your designers did not test it on all browsers and different media sizes so it may appear fine to you! Thank you.

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      Hi Anu, thanks for letting me know and leaving some feedback here. I appreciate it and will see what can be done about the font.

  3. David

    great list,Liren. time goes so fast, right? just like ” Blue’s Clues” has just been arccorded its first espisode yesterday. :) little girl will become a lady soon. and parents like us are getting older day by day haha

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  4. Anthony

    I don’t know why some people said your survey is difficult to read. I can read it very clearly. but you should reduce the number of questions, it’s too long. Thanks for your awesome list!

    Reply
    • Liren Baker

      So glad the type is legible to you, Anthony! And thanks for the feedback on the survey, I’ll keep that in mind for next time!

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