Monday, February 18, 2008

The Poll

There's a poll on the site. For the first time ever, as far as I can remember.

The jist of it is that I want to know what you, the audience, wants to see from me in the future. I know it's a bit of a hard thing to ask, but I'd really appreciate it if you'd give me some insight. I'll definitely be looking at the poll results seriously. I don't promise that I'll pull off what you guys ask, but I'm willing to give it a shot.

There are four options on the poll. Let me explain them all.

1) Another Blogaday. This one is pretty easy. I'll just call out another blogaday of whatever length, and then do it. You all saw what happened with the last one. It's a similar idea.

2) A Week of Professional Writing. This one would be a lot more experimental. It'd be a week where I'd have a post every single day. But instead of having a normal post where I train of consciousness my way around forever, I'd have a directed post that I'd worked on and thought about and officially written. It'd have one topic, would include all sorts of bolded text and italicized text and links to outside information. It'd be the kind of stuff you'd see from established blogs out there, not just fun little personal journal stuff. It'd be actually production, not just stuff I write. It might be interesting to see.

3) More of the Same. That just means I'll keep doing what I've been doing. Yep.

4) Other, please specify. That one means leave a comment and tell me.

Really now, I'm just trying to get a feel for what's working and what isn't. What do you guys like? What do I do that you guys don't like? What would you like to see? Of course, if everybody knew exactly what they liked and what they wanted from me here, they wouldn't even come, they'd just write their own stuff. I know that this is a long shot, but I'd really like some feedback here. What kind of posts do you like? What kind of posts do you not like? What's been working for you? What makes you want to come back? What makes you not want to come back? Is there something you'd like to see me try?

If there's one post you comment on, I'd love for it to be this one. I know I'm asking a lot, but I'd appreciate any and all info you guys are willing to give me. So give the poll a shot, and please leave a comment explaining stuff, if you'd like to. I promise to read it and try to incorporate your wishes. Thanks a lot friends.


Nick said...

I voted for professional. I think it's a good exercise for you (my mind just isn't directed towards that kind of writing), and I think it's a good fit. It just makes sense to me that that's what you'd do.

Nathan said...

I voted "more of the same," but to me that really means "keep doing what fits you." I don't comment a whole lot, but I'm a fan of your blog and others' because they each have something uniquely theirs to offer. Personally, I rather enjoy your streams of consciousness, ideas, and miscellaneous musings, but if you're up for change, it'd be fun to see the new things you create, too.

Jaron Frost said...

I've always admired your blog. I think it's awesome. I think it's a big part of what made me want to start blogging. That was a long time ago...

I really like it when you come up with big ideas and describe them to us. Those are always cool. Um... I'm a fan of short posts. Short, but not too short, you know? It's just hard to read everything when there's a long post every day. But that's just me, I know a lot of the others like that much material. I like hearing what you have to say about the big questions: life, existence, love, knowledge, the future, stuff like that. I love hearing others' views on that stuff.

But yeah. Keep it up ;)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jaron. I love your ideas and theories. I love seeing you in your posts. That is what makes them interesting to read. I especially love your stories.