Thank you to those of you who took part in the “Blogger’s Survey”.?? I had 45 people participate and I am very excited to share the results with you.
I did jump the gun though on this one though.? I should’ve researched first to find the best way to offer a survey.? Instead I used a Google Docs “Form”.? It is definitely a great tool to use.? I often use them as Contact Forms for my various sites.? But in this case, I would’ve rather found something that would do the survey calculating for me.? I printed out all the results and calculated everything by hand.? Maybe you can better appreciate my efforts now that you know this.? LOL
I did find a program (after the fact) that I will most likely use for future polls or surveys.? It is called PollDaddy.com.? If any of you “blogger’s” out there have any other suggestions for good survey or polling sites, please leave me a comment!? I could use your help!!
Anyway, (drum roll please), here are the results of the survey!? I will post the number of people who checked on each particular one.
Illustration by Carlos Castellanos ? 2008
What is your favorite thing to blog about?
18 – Business
19 – Family
7?? – Giveaways
2?? – Holidays
10 – Technical Stuff
11 – Baby / Children
5?? – DIY
19 – Everyday Life
12 – Creative Stuff
Other: (These are things that people came up with)
- Saving money
- Health advocacy
- Human behavior, personalities
- Work (but not business)
Why do you subscribe to a blog?
41 – The subject interests me
13 – Business networking
23 – Building virtual relationships
8?? – Signing up for Giveaways
- Make it easier to see new posts
Do you visit the blogs / sites of those who comment on your blog?
42 – Yes
0?? – No
Other: maybe, usually, sometimes
Do you answer your comments?
27 – Yes
2?? – No
12 – Only when people write something directed to me
- If the comment inspires me
- I try to
- I try to do so regularly but it doesn’t always happen
- I would like to
What is your favorite means of social networking?
42 – Twitter
5?? – Ning Groups
8?? – Forum
18 – Facebook
- Blog following & commenting
Well folks, so there you have it!
Here are the WINNERS under each category:
Favorite thing to blog about – Everyday Life, Family, & Business (they are very close in numbers)
Why do you subscribe – The subject matter interests me
Do you visit blogs of those who comment – Yes (wins by a landslide)
Do you answer comments – Yes
Favorite social network – Twitter!!!!? (Of course, how could it not be??)? LOL
oh how neat! I need to do a survey like that on mine! 🙂
Sharnese LaNier says
Awesome survey! I focus on my readers. Most of my readers are bloggers and I also comment as well as follow their blogs (most). Gotta agree with the results – Twitter is the greatest social site on the internet! BTW-Gotta check that I am following you;-) Great survey & blog!
Great post!! Interesting to see what the numbers say…. I love Twitter above and beyond any other way to be social online. 🙂
Interesting! Some were surprises…Twitter is really on the forfront isn’t it!?
Jennifer James says
Very interesting. I’m surprised how low giveaways fared in the “favorite things to blog about” since there seems to be so many of them on mom blogs these days.