The truth is, I didn’t start this blog to please anyone but myself, and even today I and the other writers mostly focus on what WE care about, rather than on what we think will make other people happy with us. But over time, as the blog’s audience has grown, I’ve come to care in a borderline-unhealthy way about the site’s traffic statistics and about what our readers think of what we write.
That doesn’t mean we’re going to start making changes in an effort to suck in more page views — the central idea is still to write what we think is worth writing, and people will either be drawn to it or they won’t. But I’m still really curious about what our readers think, what they like and dislike, and yes, how we might improve the site.
SO, I’ve come up with a series of questions, and I’d be really grateful if you’d answer them. I’ve tried to make this poll as simple as possible. Anyone can answer them — you don’t need to register or give any identifying information, and your answers will be completely anonymous. It won’t take long to fill out the form, and you can even see the poll results as they accumulate.
I’ve set this up so the poll will remain open for one week from today, after which I’ll compile the results, publish them in a forthcoming post, and then probably ignore them as we move forward into the great unknown future.
In some of these questions, you may not see an answer that best suits the way you think, or you may not see a question that you think we should be asking. So please leave comments if you’d like to express an opinion about NCS that we haven’t covered in this poll.
Also, because this is the first time I’ve used this polling software, there could be technical difficulties. If you encounter any technical trouble, try holding down the CTRL + SHIFT + DELETE + F5 + CAPS LOCK keys while moistening a finger on your non-typing hand and inserting it in your rectum, and THEN click the mouse with your nose.
Okie dokie, let’s get to it!
FIRST EVER NCS READERS POLL THAT WE’VE EVER DONE, FOR THE FIRST TIME
Please answer the following questions in the way that best expresses what you think and your own behavior.