Every so often, I conduct a reader poll here at Patrick’s Place. It’s that time again, so I’m asking you to take the 2017 Patrick’s Place survey!
A blog reader poll can provide a blogger with valuable information about his or her readers. I’ve done a few of them over the years.
My most recent one came about three years ago and provided some interesting insights.
For example, it showed that 60% of my blog readers were female compared to 40% male. The top age groups represented among those who considered themselves regular readers were in the age group of 35-44, with 45-54 coming in at a close second. At that time, I was still in the 35-44 age group, although only barely, and I found it somewhat surprising that the top age group of my readers just happened to be the one to which I belonged. It will be interesting to see if that statistic changes this time around.
A question I asked back in 2014 that is not on this year’s survey centered on political affiliation. I was happy to know from the results of the survey that there was a far more even mix politically than I might have expected: a total of 43% considered themselves conservative on some level, while 37% considered themselves liberal. The remaining 20% identified as independent.
This time around, I’m asking more about topics you are and aren’t interested in and how you wind up visiting the blog when there’s a new post.
Here’s an important detail you should know: it’s a confidential survey. I won’t have your identifying information; I just want honest answers.
Patrick is a Christian with more than 26 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.