In late June I asked you all to share the love with me by doing my reader survey. 64 of you lovely people weighed in, and I am tremendously grateful. And now, because I love Excel with a passion that is not quite reasonable, and also because I strive to be open and honest in this space, I have created many charts to share with you. If you want to see a bigger version of any of them, just click on the image. And if you’re curious, you can see how your responses this time compare with your responses to my last reader survey.
Up first, I asked you how old you were. Here’s how you answered:
Next, I asked you about your kids. Here’s how you answered that:
Then, I wanted to know how long you’ve been visiting Strocel.com. Although, in retrospect, I should have asked how long you’ve been reading Strocel.com, since I know that many of you read it in a feed reader without actually visiting, per se. What can I say, next time I’ll ask it differently. But that’s not the point. The point is that this is how you answered:
Then I wanted to know how often you visit, although once again I should have asked how often you read. Anyways, this is what you said about that:
And, as I said, many of you use a feed reader. I use one, too. Yay for feed readers!
Now we get into the nitty-gritty, at least for me. What are your favourite things to read about here?
Not every post can be a home run, sadly, as I learned when I asked about your least favourite things to read here.
And, finally, I didn’t make a chart, but I asked you were you live. 55% of you live in Canada. I decided to break that down a little further, and found that 28.3% of you live in the Vancouver area, 6.7% of you live elsewhere in BC, and 20% of you live in another Canadian province. 35% of you live in the US, 5% live in the UK, and 1.7% of you live in each of Australia, Belgium and Italy.
Your comments were really, really touching, and I won’t be sharing those. But I will say that I read every one, and you really did share the love. You all rock, and I really wish I could reach out and give you all a big hug.
In deference to the person who commented that they could do without my blatant comment solicitation, I do understand, and it is a bit contrived. I will not end this post with a question. But as an FYI to the 53.2% of you who like to read what I have to say about blogging and social media, I will mention that when I started ending my posts with questions, I got far more comments. I love comments, and I love to facilitate discussion, so with apologies to those who wish I didn’t so obviously angle for your thoughts, I’ll probably revert to the regular routine fairly shortly.