Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Know Your Audience

Okay, time to take inventory of our audience.

We love blogging and hearing from our readers, but sometimes we're not sure who's reading or what posts people like or don't like. We have a stat counter and can see the hits we get, but that's data and not always indicative of thoughts or opinions.

We're not really sure who's keeping up with us. We don't know if we're boring you to tears. We don't always know if you like what we post or if you wish we'd post more or less or on specific topics.

So we figure we can ask! (Got the idea from my daughter and her blogging friends).

1. If you read our blog, who are you?

2. Do you usually comment? If so, why? If not, why not?

3. What kind of posts do you like? What kind of posts do you dislike?

4. Is there something you'd like to see more of? Less of?

5. Do we post too much? Too little?

6. Keep blogging or shut it down?

Thanks! I mean, ultimately, we'll probably do whatever we want, but feedback helps inform and guide us. :) So, thanks.

12 comments:

Jimmy said...


1. If you read our blog, who are you?

Jimmy

2. Do you usually comment? If so, why? If not, why not?

I usually read your blog at work, so if there's time, I comment. Whether or not I comment is more a matter of whether or not I can think of something intelligent to say.

3. What kind of posts do you like? What kind of posts do you dislike?

I like pictures. I like all your posts because I like getting to know you guys better.

4. Is there something you'd like to see more of? Less of?

Nope! If it weren't for your blog, we would not be friends. I love your blog. But please understand that we don't have cable and I'm a little anti TV, especially in the summer, so I'm pretty clueless to any television posts if it's not about a show from the 3 major networks.

5. Do we post too much? Too little?

Too little. But I understand you have busy lives.

6. Keep blogging or shut it down?

Please keep blogging! It's my small reward when I need a break at work. I'd really miss you guys if you quit blogging.

The Magic Violinist said...

1. You should probably know this.

2. I try to comment most of the time, but I follow 100+ blogs, so I don't comment on anything on any blog nearly as often as I'd like to.

3. I like all of our posts, but I especially like any blog memes you do and book/TV reviews.

4. See number 3.

5. I think it's up to the blogger to decide how much is too much or too little.

6. Keep blogging! :)

nevillegirl said...

1. If you read our blog, who are you?

Engie? A nerdy teen blogger?

2. Do you usually comment? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, because you don't post that often so it's easy to keep up with comments. xD

3. What kind of posts do you like? What kind of posts do you dislike?

I like the posts where you talk about books and fandoms and stuff.

4. Is there something you'd like to see more of? Less of?

I /do/ like hearing about your life in your monthly recap posts, buuuut... you include a LOT of photos in those and I hardly ever finish reading those posts because they're soooo loooong. :/

5. Do we post too much? Too little?

It's fine how it is, but if you wanted to post more that would be awesome!

6. Keep blogging or shut it down?

Keep blogging!

LMW said...

1. If you read our blog, who are you?
Leeann
2. Do you usually comment? If so, why? If not, why not?
I do usually comment, but only if I have a comment about something that you've written. It turns out that I usually do though.:0)
3. What kind of posts do you like? What kind of posts do you dislike?
It's your blog, so whatever you want to post is good with me. You don't do this (Thank goodness!), but the posts that drive me crazy are posts with a quote in it and nothing more. I also get annoyed by inspirational quote heavy posts. Again, you mercifully don't do that here.:) I enjoy reading about your family, the food tat you eat, the TV that you watch, the music that you enjoy, etc. So, basically, keep on keppin' on.
4. Is there something you'd like to see more of? Less of?
Because I'm blind, picture posts do nothing for me, bt it doesn't annoy me if you post them, of course.:) It does help if they're explained a little bit though.
5. Do we post too much? Too little?
Too little, of course, but life gets in the way and when you do post, they're worth the wait.
6. Keep blogging or shut it down?
I shouldn't even dignify this with an answer!!!:)

I love your last little paragraph/disclaimer!

Emily Foley said...

1. Emily

2. Yes, but not always right away. Sometimes it takes me a few days to read your posts, especially the long recaps, so I usually post at the end and when I'm at an actual computer and not on the iPad, it's just so much easier to type with an actual keyboard (for me, anyway). If I don't comment it usually means I haven't been on the computer for a long time.

3. Posts about what you're doing. I'm not a big phone talker but I like knowing what's going on in your lives. I feel like I barely know my own siblings anymore because they don't blog. :)

4. Nope.

5. You don't post very often but when you do it's a marathon, so that probably makes up for it.

6. Blog when it works for you. That's what I do.

Boquinha said...

Thanks! I appreciate the honest feedback. And, for the record, we love, love, love hearing from all of you. :)

Boquinha said...

(Emily, I type WAY faster on a keyboard - are there people who type faster on a phone?!?)

LMW said...

My iPad use has been much easier with the Zag Folio that I now have. It's a case, stand and a keyboard all in one and it is awesome!

Boquinha said...

Oooh, LMW, that sounds nice!

Dave Johnson said...

1. If you read our blog, who are you?

Dave

2. Do you usually comment? If so, why? If not, why not?

Varies wildly. Sometimes I have nothing to add (i.e. Parenthood posts) because I haven't seen the show and didn't even read the posts to avoid potential spoilers. Same with posts about movies I intend to watch.

3. What kind of posts do you like? What kind of posts do you dislike?

I'm up for anything, but I tend to gloss over the "lists" posts. They don't do much for me in blogs or on Facebook. They're fun if I have the time, but I usually skip them, especially when they're really long.

4. Is there something you'd like to see more of? Less of?

Probably fewer lists, more of the Random Thoughts. The monthly recap posts are really cool.

5. Do we post too much? Too little?

About right. I tend to binge read blogs anymore, so I'm usually catching up on about 3-4 posts at a time so no strong opinion here.

6. Keep blogging or shut it down?

You guys are great writers and really funny at times. It's always an enjoyable read and it fills in the gaps for me when we don't see each other much or things get busy.

Peg said...

1. Peggy - Emily's Aunt
2. Rarely - I just don't think anyone wants to hear what I have to say.
3. Everything - I like it all!
4. Nope - whatever works for you
5. Kind of like Goldilocks - Just right!
6. I would be sad if you stopped blogging but would understand.

Boquinha said...

Thanks, all!