Today’s post is about reader surveys, but first, let’s talk about a few things that have happened to me in the past week, and how I’m looking to 2016.
Saturday afternoon I closed the biggest chapter of my life so far: school. I walked across the stage with friends and roommates. Sunday morning, my family helped me load up my apartment into my car and my mom’s minivan, and then yesterday, I got sick.
That’s a reoccurring theme in my life this past semester: getting sick when I come home.
Either way, this past weekend was….a whirlwind. Saturday was awesome, and Sunday was emotional. In a way, I feel like I left my life down at school and I just moved back home.
Right now, my life is a little bit of a blackhole. As I wait to hear back on job opportunities and internships, I’m looking at the future a lot. Which leads me to my next point.
Now that I’m no longer in school, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to talk about school all the time. Man, that’s weird to think about. But as 2015 comes to a close and we all look to 2016, I need your help. Reader surveys help bloggers figure out what they can do better.
I blog because it’s fun, yes, but you know what? I also blog because I make money at it, and because it’s a great way to build content and audience. But, reader surveys are a great way to make sure that blogger and reader are on the same page.Reader surveys are a great way to see what you and your readers are thinking. But do you know what to ask? Click To Tweet
This is your time to tell me what you like, what you think I could do a little bit better, and what you’d like to see more of. Reader surveys also give me the opportunity to learn more about you and the demographics that make up the Ginger & Co. readership.
So, how do you create your own reader survey?
First, think of the questions you want to ask your readers. Here’s a few suggestions:
- Your basic demographics – age, gender, occupation, race (if it applies).
- Their favorite type of posts
- Where they find you/how they follow you
- Let them add any comments they have
Right now, I’m “hosting” (for lack of a better word) my reader survey, and I’ll hopefully break down results in early 2016 (provided I don’t forget that I’m planning to do a post about it).