Yesterday, I got a wild hair & decided to find out exactly how many facebook users per state had indicated scrapbooking, card making or stamping as an interest. (Original post here.)
It was a fun list …. but without any context, the raw numbers didn't tell us much…. And believe me, while a lot of you enjoyed looking at the numbers, an awful lot of you wanted MORE info … and you let us know about it!!
So, at your request, we took it a step further to determine what PERCENTAGE of facebookers in each state have indicated scrapbooking, card making or stamping as an interest.
I have to say, I was a little disappointed that the numbers weren't more dramatic…. I thought for sure we'd have some huge differences! But we really didn't. Overall, in every state, less than 1% of the facebookers had "checked" off scrapbooking, stamping or card making as a hobby. So while the overall numbers were impressive with California having a whopping 46,000+ paper crafting facebookers, the percentages weren't so big.
Having said that …. We aren't going to skip this opportunity to make silly comments about the states that made the Top 5 and the Bottom 5 Top 6 and Bottom 6. After all, we ARE PaperCrafter's Corner, aren't we? We try not to miss any opportunities for fun :) So without further ado…
6 States with the Lowest Percentage of Paper Crafting Facebookers
Wow, I guess the weather is so beautiful in Hawaii & California that you guys would rather be outside that indoors paper crafting! And you guys in NY, DC and NJ have too much "hip" entertainment keeping you busy, right?? But … hey Massachusetts, what's your excuse??
6 States with the Highest Percentage of Paper Crafting Facebookers
And while we ALL thought Utah would be #1 in this category, there were "upset" by North Dakota at an almost "whopping" 1%! Way to go North Dakota! However, it could be said that perhaps, um, well, what else is there to DO is ND, SD, IA, MN and ID?!? (Eek! Let the hate emails begin! Yall know I'm kidding you, right?) And of course, as expected, Utah is the birthplace of scrapbooking and has a proud spot on the Top 6 list 🙂
All joking aside, I do have one question: WHY are the percentages so very low? According to an April 2010 press release from the Craft & Hobby Association, "35% of the 113 million US households scrapbook, rubber stamp, or make cards…" If that were true, the numbers should be FAR different!
Hmmm…. Maybe it means that paper crafters have better things to do than to waste time on Facebook! Or does it mean that you guys are "closet" paper crafters and don't want all of your FB "friends" to know about your little addiction so you didn't check those boxes when you signed up?? Tee hee! What do you think??
To view the entire list of states & their percentages, you can download a PDF of our research here: Download Paper Crafters on Facebook
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