Wanna win something?

How you like to win the new My Mind's Eye Snowed In paper pack? It's GORGEOUS! Have a look!

All you have to do to win is answer the questions below in the comments section. On Saturday, October 4th I'll pick someone at random to win. We, at AMM, are working hard to bring you a full service scrapbooking experience. Part of that experience is bringing you a blog you love to read. We need your help to do that.

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)?
How often do you like blogs updated?
What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog?

Thanks!

97 comments:

Sharon in NE said...

I subscribe via Google. How often do I like blogs updated? I read daily but I certainly don't expect someone to "entertain" me daily. My interest in the blog is not contigent upon how often they post, it's what they post. The obvious thing I want to see: sales. :D I have found the number two thing that causes me to shop a store (after good prices) is their gallery. I am much more inclined to purchase something if I find several things I want to make with it. I think bringing a little of yourself into the store via the blog is good too. Not too much but just enough to make one feel like they "know the shopkeeper".

Karla Smith said...

I subscribe. I love looking at new products on the Blog, It is much easier to see the Newest addition, rather than searching through a store. I know the " whats new " link is great but sometimes you have to search through a lot just to find a product, you want and can't remember the name.
The Blog is also a great way to find the newest trend.. being the trendy person I am....LOL

April said...

I subscribe through google blogger. I love to read what people put on there blogs. So as many as you wanted to put up I would certainly read. The things I would like to see are:
ideas, techniques, sales, upcoming events, inspiration ......I could go on and on.

krista said...

I subscribe! Of course :)
Every other day with an update would be nice, but a fewtimes a week is good!
I just like to see sales, events, DT member's work, or just gallery work. It would be fun to see DT members blog on a technique they love or something like that once in awhile too.

jude said...

I get the blog through Feedblitz.
I think they should be updatd as often as you have news...but at least once a week.
I like to see sales and what's new and anything interesting you have found.

Kim said...

I don't currently subscribe. I would cuz I love AMM! I didn't I guess because I didn't know you could add it that way. Usually I just go check out the blogs I want to see every few days or so. And I'm bummed if they haven't updated with a little something. I like to see activity on blogs, it keeps my creativity going. Doesn't have to be much, every time, but I'm a BIG FAN of photos in posts. Usually if I like the photo I'll keep reading. If it's too wordy and no photo (or photo way...down the page) you've probably lost me.

New products featured on blogs go a long way for me. It shows that the owners are excited about what they are doing and activity involved in their business. (I also like to see owners post on "other" mbs other than just their own) I think that scrapbooking should be one big community. It adds strength to the industry.

All the posting ideas a great. But I also like to see the "personal" side to it. It helps feel like we know them and we are all friends. (ok sappy moment over) DT features with "daily life" stuff helps people stay connected and realize that we're all basically the same and the same stuff happens. KWIM?

After all we are scrapping life right? We'll you asked! LOL! Ok..off to sub to your blog!

Lisa J. said...

I do subscribe via Feedblitz. I would say whenever you have news. Once a week would be great! Then post some creations with your kits and products!

Kerri Norrod said...

I do not subscribe because I did not know you could. I would like to see the blog updated three days out of the week. I would like to see new products. I would also love to see a dt member explain a new technique.When I look at a blog I want to be creatively inspired.

Angie said...

I don't subscribe- I just haven't figured out how to do that lol. I like blogs to be updated once a week with techniques, LO's/projects done with the current kit and sales,contests etc....

Angela L. said...

I sub through Google also but also keep the best blogs in my favorites and go through them every few days. I love blogs so I would like to see updates at least weekly, I hesitate to say more because number 1, I'm awful with keeping mine updated and number 2, people are busy these days to update all the time. I do love your kits and would check out the blog for extra layouts and creations... of course, love when stores post sneaky sales or percents off via blog for the readers to know of them first!

Tagnia said...

I didn't know you could subscribe. I am not that savvy I guess. I check it through the website.

I would like to see the blog updated about every other day.

I think technique challenges would be great on the blog...featured layouts by members...new product arrivals...highlights of the kits/prjects made with them.

Jen Sue Wild said...

I read the Blog every day .. I have the button on my blog.

I like to see up dates every day to every other day.. I love seeing whats up excpechelly spotlights of new products..

I would love to see more turials. I love knowing how to do what the design teams dose.. It makes me feel talented. when I can copy your stuff..

Kim M said...

No I don't currently subscribe. I usually checks blogs on a daily basis so I like to see daily updates. Info about new products and demo on projects would be nice.

Mike and Brianna said...

I subscribe with feeds, and I love seeing the new products and projects/techniques using them. I also like challenges every now and then. I think a weekly update would be great! Thanks for the chance for a giveaway, I love those papers!

Lauren said...

I don't "technically" subscribe, but I stop in every couple of days to see what's new.
I love seeing the LOTW, new arrivals and sale products, new AMM news..

Jennifer said...

I subscribe via googlereader :) I think 1-2 posts a week would be nice. I personally like to read about the new products, new techniques, classes, crops...all that stuff. You could even post some challenges to the readers too, sketches photo challenge, use a certain product, etc.

Heidi Y said...

Your blog is in my google-reader. I try to look everyday, mostly weekdays. I like to be inspired, and your site does that with your kits and pix!! Keep up the great work!

Regan Tomlin said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)?
I don't subscribe, but I do check in rather often :)

How often do you like blogs updated?
Weekly updates are ideal


What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog?
I love lots and lots of pictures!

Regan Tomlin said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)?
I don't subscribe, but I do check in rather often :)

How often do you like blogs updated?
Weekly updates are ideal


What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog?
I love lots and lots of pictures!

Regan Tomlin said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)?
I don't subscribe, but I do check in rather often :)

How often do you like blogs updated?
Weekly updates are ideal


What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog?
I love lots and lots of pictures!

scrappysue said...

that paper is GORGEOUS! i have a blogroll that updates, AND i subscribe via google. i'm online a LOT (a lot!) so like regular updates. at least twice a week.

Rita said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)?
I just subscribed...

How often do you like blogs updated?
I read my favorite daily or at least 2-3 times a week.


What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog?
I love to see lots and lots of layouts - i tend to buy more products/kits when I see how they are used by other people to get ideas. I also like it when people post the how-tos on their blogs - how to do something, etc.

Erika M. said...

I subscribe. I read the blogs daily, but I don't mind if the blog isn't updated. I like to look at new products and ideas for what to do with those new products. I'm always looking for new inspiration - bring on the eye candy.

*Paint & Ink Chick* said...

Seriously,I read alot of blogs, but don't know how to sub to them lol. I think I check out the blogs I read most wheneva I get online. I like to read about the new products, classes available, sales & Lo's DT & other members have made with the new stuff. :)

onlysleepn said...

1. I subscribe with bloglines
2. I liek blogs that are upated daily. Otherwise I forget about them, even in my feeder.
3. I like to see lots of layouts. Seeing new prouct in packages is nice, but I'd rather see it in action. And I like to see it right n the post, not "click here to see the gallery." I don't click there, especially if I'm at work.

Chris C said...

Just when I thought I was finally starting to figure out blogging, you tell me I can subscribe???

So to answer the first question, I do not subscribe but once I figure out how to do that I'll be signing up!!

I check the blog regularly but mostly check it out via links from the AMM MB. Once or twice a week (or more often), updates would be great!

I love our DT (think they are the best out there) and would love to see more from them, especially new techniques.

Maria said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)?
I just recently learned about this! I'll be adding this to my IGOOGLE. AMM is linked in my blog too.

How often do you like blogs updated?
Twice a week I guess. I look almost daily at my blog lists.

What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog?
New products! Ideas and tips on using new products.

Kristi said...

I subscribe via Feedblitz - whatever it is where I click on my favorites tab, and it shows all the new feeds there.
I usually check all the feeds about once a week. If it is set up so I can get it in my in box, I check that daily.
I love to see new ideas, whether projects or layouts, with the products. The more the better! I just LOOOOOOOOOOVE your stuff, MME!
Kristi

Meg Giroux said...

I subscribe. I usually check your blog ever 3-4 days. I love seeing all the new things that are in the store, the incredible inspiration you get from the work created by the design team which I think helps sell your product, love seeing what challenges and contests are going on and just whats going on with all my friends here at AMM.

Melisa said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)? Yes. Bloglines.
How often do you like blogs updated?
As often as you have something interesting to say...
What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog? layouts, sales, new products, etc...

Lavimom said...

I have not subscribed but I have added your blog to my favorite tool bar and visit at least once a week. Ideally, a daily blog update is great but not always realistic. A scrapbook store blog shoud highlight newly arrived items in the store, sales, ideas... Weekly contests with the kits are always good too.

swiss girl said...

i do not subscribe blogs.
i like blogs that have really good stuff on it daily or three times a week or something like this. i love to click me trough all my fav blogs and find inspiration and ideas :D
i love to see projects! real nice stuff, you know. i also like to see new products but not all the time. if i would live in america i would also love to see sales ;) but as i live in switzerland it doesn't mean anything to me because the very expensive shipping.. it is also very interesting when you write about CHA and show photos, but not too many ;)

Michele R. said...

I'll be subscribing right after I finish this post!
Blogs should be updated as often as there is interesting or pertinent info to be shared, this could be every 2 to 3 days, or twice a day, just depending on what is going on!
I would love to see acrylic stamps, paper, ribbons, buttons & coordinating embellishments!

cherie said...

I like to see the blogs updated at least weekly. I would like to see more completed pages or cards with the kits you have for sell. I also would like to see a little personal items addded to the blog. Just something like hows your day going.

Christa said...

I subscribe through bloglines. I liked when sites are updated every day or every other day. I believe a scrapbooking store blog should have new product, lots of product ideas and kits....small and large...for the beginner and advanced scrapper.

randomscraps said...

I subscribe via Google Reader. I have a lot of blogs on there, so I'm reading a few times a day, but I don't really care how often each one is updated. I love seeing some sort of inspiration, or new products. I also love reading what's going on in general. Thanks!

Sue said...

I don't subscribe. I just browse often. :) I like blogs to be updated frequently, but only if there's something interesting to update. What I like to see on blogs are sales, challenges, raks, dt layouts, technique and tips.

KAREN said...

I am a google blogger. I like to see updates a couple of times a week and I like to see projects using new product, home decor projects and photos of new product. Thanks for asking.

KAREN said...

No, I have not subscribed to your blog. I would like to see a blog updated every few days and I like to see ideas for using new or existing products, especially mini books and home decor items. thanks for asking!!

KAREN said...

No, I have not subscribed to your blog. I would like to see a blog updated every few days and I like to see ideas for using new or existing products, especially mini books and home decor items. thanks for asking!!

Anonymous said...

I have not yet subscribed to any blog.

I would love to see this updated daily.

And I would like to see new stuff, creative ideas, tutorials, new takes on "old stuff", links, a few giveaways, guest bloggers, and some fun!
TerriB in Oregon

Lietje said...

I use bloglines and a regular update with new products is always welcom.
I enjoy updates on products but hate sneak peaks ;-)
I love to see new techniques and inspirations

mishkismom said...

hmm. this might show up as a duplicate post.. I got an error message
I love to see blogs updated daily but can't imagine having the time to do that myself!
I subscribe via feedblitz
The blogs I love to visit the most see contests, projects and tutorials on blogs..

Dena said...

I don't currently subscribe to the blog. I always forget that you can do that LOL.

For online store blogs I think weekly updates are sufficient. I like to see new products that are in the store, upcoming products, sales and special events and of course work highlighting your awesome DT!

Jenn said...

I subscribe to your blog and have the feed come into Windows Live Mail. I like to see blogs updated about 3x a week. From stores, I want to see new products and ideas using them!

Fiorella said...

I haven't subscribed yet but I check daily. I like to see new ideas, projects and tutorials.

lori p said...

i subscribe through google blogger. i also have saved to my favorites and check every couple of days. i would say that updates are as you determine, but if you decide to do weekly, do it the same day weekly so those who check blogs consistently know when to expect an update.
i love to see dt layouts of the kits or altered art, cards, tags on how they have created for the month. i also love a gallery to go to for inpiration and ideas.
love to find the latest products in a shop so that i can quickly get my hands on nes items.

jeanie nieva said...

i subscribe via google too, easier to track blogs being updated, i like to read blogs that are updated daily. the thing i want to reas in posts are raks, challenges, or techniques being taught. thanks for the rak. :)

Susan said...

I don't currently subscribe, but I do love to read blogs. I think you should update the blog at least several times a week. I'd love to see lots of ideas for using various things, even not in the kit. Also, new techniques would be fun to see.
Thanks!
Susan from MD

chksngr said...

I don't subscribe, but will...i look for ideas, ideas, ideas...I'm an idea junkie. Pages, projects, food, crafts, decor, etc. I'm always on the look out for new things to try or see. I read my feeds every day, but would be buried if everyone posted every day. I'd say two-to-three times a week is a good posting rate.

TxScrapAddict said...

I have google reader. When I find a blog I like I subscribe (like yours...). I like to learn things, see neat and creative applications!

scrappychic said...

I haven't subscribed to your blog, but I do visit regularly.
I'd like to see blogs updated frequently but only if there are interesting news to update us with.
What I would like to see on a scrapbooking store blog would be contests and challenges, rak giveaways, interesting techniques, and special offers and sales. :)

hannie said...

I love blogs that show real people and their pretty projects with maybe some details on what techniques that they use.

rae said...

I have not yet subscribed to your blog, I always forget to subscribe to blogs! I like when blogs are updated regularly, or whenever there is something new to share. As for an online scrapbooking store blog... I love seeing practical applications/uses for new product, like by the DT; seeing new product showcased is always helpful too.

Susan said...

I haven't yet, but I'm going to now! I like seeing projects to make, something everyone can make ... like mini albums and scrapbook pages. I don't mind getting email at all. If I don't have time to read them, I'll just save them up to read later. :)

melita said...

I subscribe through Google reader. I don't know how I lived without it!

I don't think you have to update daily, but it would be nice if there was a regular update. That being said, since I do use Google reader, it comes through whenever there is an update.

I like hearing what is new in the online store on the blog and I think it would be helpful to have some of the DT creations on the blog post. Sometimes I don't have the time to head over to the gallery to see everything.

creative said...

I have not subscribed to your blog, but I drop by to read it. I like to read blogs daily, but updates a few times a week works for me. I really enjoy seeing new layouts and projects. Pretty much anything that is inspiring to look at :)

fran h said...

I have not subscribed to your blog but love to check in daily to see what is new and going on. I love to see ideas and to inspire me. I like to see pictures of new products or ideas. I think updates should be done every other day or so. Holds everyones interest in the blogging world.

stephanie said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)? No I haven't primarily because I seem to be blog challenged. I do, however, check out your blog frequently.
How often do you like blogs updated? At least weekly. Daily is too much and weekly gives me the incentive to come back again and see what's going on.
What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog? A direct link to the store would be awesome. I love seeing projets displayed as it gives me a sense of what your site is like.

angel31877 said...

I am not sure if I am a subscriber to your blog or not, but if I am not, I will be shortly! I just like to know what is happening and get updates atleast once a week!

Paola said...

I subscribe via Feedblitz. I like blogs to be updated at least 2 times a week. I like to see what's new. projects, and layouts.
And I like a to feel I know the person blogging a bit. If I make a connection with the writer then I keep on coming back.
Thanks Paola

just me....lynn said...

I use google reader - love it!! I like ideas and pictures of new products!!

Shannon said...

I just discovered your blog and will subscribe via feedblitz. I like daily updates however I realize that they aren't always possible. I look to blogs for inspiration, ideas and techniques and I love seeing what others do.
I really like your blog.

Anonymous said...

At the moment I don't subscribe but do subscribe to other blogs. I like blogs to be updated on a weekly basis at least. I like to see information about sales, ideas for using products, tutorials on how to use an item - particularly when new products are introduced, it is also very important to me that any site is easy to negotiate and any subscribe button is clearly placed and shown. EJ

Anonymous said...

Hello... thanks for the opportunity to win something... It's such a nice sensation! I am subscribed to this blog and several others and I like to see updates at least weekly. I like to look for pictures of different project ideas, tutorials, contests, news on new products, collections and trends, etc.

Edelmira (arymlede@hotmail.com)

Tracey said...

I subscribe with Google Reader. I look to my scrappy blogs for inspiration so would like for them to be updated as much as possible. I also find blogs a better way to get to know people in the scrappy world!!

NanaBeth said...

I like learning something new-techniques, new tools. I love to see notices of sales, new items, and innovative creations. I have a list of blogs I visit daily.

inara said...

I am not a subscriber. I like to see new products coming and as they come in and are available for purchase. Stash! Stash! Stash! I am a shop-a-holic for scrapbook supplies!

Brenda said...

I'm a subscriber, and I love daily posts. I know this isn't possible for everyone, but I REALLY love it when techniques are demonstrated on VIDEO. There's nothing like seeing someone actually show you the process, right through to the finished product. If that's not possible, my next favourite would be those that offer LOTS of pictures. I'm a newbie, and these really help!!

Tsscrapin said...

Yes I do subscribe. Once a week is good for me I subscrabe to so many blogs it takes me about a week to get threw them all so if it was updated more then that I might miss something :)

what would I like to see on a store blog....humm. specials, any events being help on the MB including any winners to such events. Product showcase on the new products, Kit creations, new techniques for any new products offered by the store or in the kit.

Edys Gonçalves said...

Yes... I subscribe through google reader!!! I like to see the updates everyday!! And I like to watch video tutorial.

Sophia said...

I subscribe via Google Reader too...

I love looking at new stuff that interests me and inspires me.

Cathy said...

Off to add you to my google reader. I read blogs EVERY day so the more often you update the more I'll read. And yip I'm always game to win something.

Jean said...

I subscribe. I think weekly updates are good. Love to check out new products and techniques. Also look for sales.

Debby said...

I have your blog under my faves. I love to read about new articles, new out of the SB-world and loves give-a-ways! ;)

Howm any times do I want an update? Hard to say. It should be interesting to read or else I am lost in boredom............

candyscreations said...

I look for a blog that has cool projects and posts at least every other day. I enjoy blog hopping on a regular basis and check the same blogs over and over each day.

kim's kreations said...

I am not currently subscribed but will take care of that right away. I check out alot of blogs every other day or so. Love to see what some of these talented people come up with. I would like to see some different techniques and some altered items for Xmas gift giving.I make gifts each year and I'm always looking for ideas.

PattiM said...

I just added you to my blog reader. I follow alot of blogs but am not too critical about updating. Everyone does have a life outside of scrapping. A couple times a week would be nice. I love looking at store blogs with new product, techniques, a gallery, DT creations and news about whats going on.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

nightowl said...

I don't subscribe only because I guess I've never really checked into the how to's of that. I should since I have a blog myself!
The more often the better as far as updates go....
I love lots of projects with pictures! That gets me inspired to create. Thanks! Nan

jo-ann said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)?>>> i just did now!
How often do you like blogs updated? >>>i like to see them updated on a weekly basis!
What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog?>>> New items, sales items, what the design team has done, upcoming events

Peggy Houston, TX said...

I don't subscribe (to any blogs but I have my favorites marked)
I think updating 4 times a week is excellent.
I like to see how the product is used - that will inspire me. I do like a "what's new" link. Thanks for asking!

Wendy said...

Yes, I have subscribed. I like a blog to be updated often. I don't care if it's daily or several times a week, but I really want it to be dependable and consistant. I enjoy video tutorials, photos of DT layouts and projects, announcements of new products, sales, coupon codes, and GIVEAWAYS.

theng said...

I often visit, but truthfully didn't think of subscribing until a minute ago! I'd like to see updates at least weekly. I'd like to see inspirations, esp if the store has design teams or customers who are willing to share their layouts.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Yes, I have subscribed to your blog. I like daily blogs updated.
I like seeing projects with instructions and links to supplies.

Carol said...

i haven't subscribed to this blog. i usually read the blogs i have bookmarked daily. i don't expect it to be updated daily but that would be awesome! i like seeing sales and cool techniques using the products via the blog!

Mrs Frizz said...

I use bloglines and check for updated posts via bloglines, but then I might also read about what's happening via Scrap Scene. I read many blogs for different reasons, whether it be for the product that they have and use, for inspiration, for tips and techniques and others, well just because they make me smile.

Anita from Graz, Austria said...

Hi there,
my god, what a preeeetty kit! Since I've spend 3 months worth of my "usual" Scrapbooking budget in just one, I'm no longer able to buy ( just posted the last order to you...*g* ) so I might as well try to get some for free, right? ;o)
Here it goe's :
Yes, I subscribe via bloglines and I have this ritual. I usually get my morning coffee, start up my computer and have my coffe while catching up on news via bloglines. So I would say I love to read some news every day. But it works out great with posting something every few days, because the sheer mass of blogs I've subscribed to keeps me buisy. :o)

I like challenges and posted layouts to find inspiration. Also, I've found it great to read something about a special product every once in a while, with different things you could do to it or with it. Of course, it's also great to know what's going on in the lifes of the bloggers, and how they do their scrapbooking.
Thanks so much, I'll go now and work. 'Cause someone has to pay for all those supplies I ordered...;o)
Anita

BoBo said...

1. Yes I subscribe, via Google.
2. I think twice a week is good.
3. I would like see new things and technics, trends.

ToneF said...

I do not subscribe because I didn't know I could...
What I find most interesting in bloges are creative ideas, tips and hints and so.
And of course, I like blogs that are updated quite often, once a week maybe ;)

Nita said...

I have not subscribed but I love AMM papers. I like a blog updated when there is news or once a week (I tend to be too busy scrapping to do a lot of surfing). I like to see new products and projects and techniques.

Veronica said...

I don't subscribe because I am too lazy to look up how to do it, I guess. Instead, I bookmark my favorite blogs. I like to see blogs updated once a week or every two weeks. If they're not updated frequently, I think the blogger has lost interest so I lose interest too. I like to see tutorials on store blogs and updates on new product releases.

retta519 said...

Have you subscribed to our blog (bloglines, google reader, feedblitz, etc.)? No...in fact, I didn't know it existed until I read about it on ScrapScene. Sorry. I have just bookmarked your blog though :)

How often do you like blogs updated? It really doesn't matter to me...as long as the update is full of goodness!


What types of things do you want to see on a scrapbooking store blog? Pictures of what's new on their shelves...and not little pictures that you can't make out...good sized pictures. My eyes aren't quite what they used to be! ;-)

getintothesun said...

I don't subscribe, but I do have the blog bookmarked and check it occasionally. I like it when blogs update 2-3 times a week. And I'd love to see sales and new products!

wendela said...

your blog is into my favorites! Un update once or twice a week is good. I love to see challenges, give aways, tips and technics

Becky Heisler said...

I think it would be great if you put a blogger feed or subscribe button right on the blog for convience. I love seeing outside inspiration on blogs, from magazines,art work..ect.
I think the DT is doing an AMAZING job with the blog but I guess I am biased!

Jenn said...

I do not subscribe to the blog but I do check it regularly. I certainly don't expect yall to update daily though. I love seeing layouts and other ideas I can incorporate into my own pages. As far as shopping goes I like unique embellishments and of course sales and cheap shipping.

Debby said...

I have your blog stored under my faves. I would not know how many times I want an update, I have more interest in the contents of the posts.
I would love to see new items in store and what your DT did with them.
And I would love to see announcements of the store or people from your store or DT in general.