After seeing a couple of bloggers create a readers survey, I decided that it was my time to make one. I used survey monkey to create it. The survey consisted of 10 questions. I had 23 people answer the survey. That was great for me. The answers are below.
Question 1. What is your gender?
Out of the 23 people who completed the survey 14 were females and 9 were male.
Question 2. What is your age?
I was kind of shocked that nobody between the ages of 18-24 answered the survey. That’s the prime age for most college students.
Question 3. How did you first find my blog?
8 people found out about my blog via Facebook. 6 people found out about the blog via LinkedIn. 4 people found out about it from a link on another blog. 4 more people found out about it another way. 1 person found out about the site via twitter. Surprisingly 0 people found it via google. I need to change that.
Question 4. Where do you live?
21 people who completed the survey live in the USA. 1 person lives in Canada and 1 in Europe.
Question 5. How long have you been reading my blog?
Question 6. Do you read my new blog posts?
10 people said that they usually read them. 6 people said they always read them. 5 people said they occasionally read the post. 1 person said they rarely read them . 1 person skipped the question.
Question 7. What topics do you enjoy the most? Please check all that apply.
I see that people enjoy my travel and debt/money posts a lot more than they like some of the other topics. On the opposite end of the spectrum I see that only 3 people liked the college posts.
Question 8. What do you like most about my blog?
17 out of 23 people responded to this question. A lot of the responses were similar. Guess what 4 people said they liked the most? My travel articles .
I really enjoy writing about my travels and I will be writing a lot more of them once the debt is paid off. Here are a few more responses of what people like about my blog.
“Articles about debt and money because it applies to everyone”
Question 9. What could I do to improve The Butler Journal?
This is the question that I was very interested in to see what the answers would be. Only 13 people answered it. There were some good recommendations. Below are a few of them.
“More info about life after college/trade school & info on what students could do in college to help prepare them for the real world”
“Some of the college info posts that just list colleges with a few sentences of description aren’t overly informative”
“Keep a rotation of all the articles to expand your audience”
“More travel & food posts”
“Honestly write longer posts. They typically seem to be relatively short and adding a bit more meat to them would be great.”
“Some post that most intelligent people would view as common sense could be condescending.”
I like the fact that people took the time to answer that question. I’m the type of person who doesn’t want people to say things are perfect when they are not. I like to hear the truth. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. These suggestions will only help The Butler Journal continue to get better.
I’ve been thinking about writing longer posts for a while now, but I don’t want them to be full of fluff. I actually like to keep a lot of them between 300-350 words on purpose because some people don’t have long attention spans. I like to get straight to the point.
Question 10. If you could have me create one product or discuss one topic that would best meet your needs, what would that be?
This question received 16 responses. Some of the responses are as follows:
“Discussion, Startup businesses”
“Mentoring young African-American kids”
“Discuss the area where I live: the good & the bad”
“How to pay off student loan debt”
“Traveling on a tight budget”
The replies to this question were GREAT. I’ve read and thought about each and every one for them. Y’all have helped me with future content ideas and possible side projects.
The survey turned out better than I could have imagined. I want to thank everyone who participated. I’m glad that you enjoy what I write. I plan to continue putting out great content and sharing my journey to becoming debt free.