Reader Survey for You

October 10, 2006 - Get free updates of new posts here

I have been writing online for about 6 years now. Damn the time really goes fast. I would say I am the creator of the internets, blogging and lunchables. Okay, none of that is true but I wanted some feedback from the people who read my site. I want to make it better for you. I want you to be happier in the 10 seconds you accidentally spend on my site a day. Please answer these 5 questions which should take you less than 2 minutes:

1- What topics are you most interested in reading about from me? (ie. startups, marketing, community, interviews, hugs, etc…)

2- Do you want me to give you more posts linking to other sites or create my own articles?

3- What do you enjoy most about the site now?

4- Any suggestions on making this site better?

5- What did you have for breakfast?

Thank you for your help. One random surveyer will get a free book from me.

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21 responses to “Reader Survey for You

  1. Sean Tierney Reply

    Noah,
    1- random insights and analogies. the interviews are good. cool ploys for getting more readership. the haps on the craps in Palo Alto.

    2- most interested in your own articles. i’m not much of a fan of link blogs, i can use del.icio.us for that.

    3- freshness of perspective and the connection with your readers.

    4- just keep it real as a mofo like you’ve been doing. you are good at coming up w/ new angles and meta-thinking.

    5- honey nut cheerios and some fruit.

    -Thank you for your help. One random surveyer will get a free book from me.
    awesome. consider writing about what makes a good burrito since you seem to be a connoisseur.

    -sean

  2. AdamD Reply

    1- I like hearing personal experiences most. What are you working on? What are your interests? Let the blog reflect you.

    2- Links with meaty commentary.

    3- I like it when you show what you’re up to.

    4- You gotta fix the lag-time. I read posts in a feed reader, but when I know I’m really interested in it, I click out to comment or read others’ comments. Your feed is one of the few that gets more clicks than non-clicks. But of the times I click, I rarely get through to the page before I give up.

    5- Today I had a breakfast meeting, so I had me one of the best benedicts in all of Portland.

  3. Paul McEnany Reply

    1- What topics are you most interested in reading about from me? (ie. startups, marketing, community, interviews, hugs, etc…)
    the gay agenda.

    2- Do you want me to give you more posts linking to other sites or create my own articles?
    Yes, but only those linking to me.

    3- What do you enjoy most about the site now?
    the fact that it is blue and has letters in it.

    4- Any suggestions on making this site better?
    More gay pictures. Like puppies and construction workers.

    5- What did you have for breakfast?
    That’s entirely too personal.

  4. Joe Suh Reply

    1) Some of your techniques and insights in building community for startups.

    2) Agree w/ Adam – links w/ meaty commentary and critique/praise

    3) The street savvy and broad scope of topics. Your brand is that you are knowledgeable on a wide breadth of things. Some readers are too old to know what you know, some are too young. Keep sharing your insights on everything from avoiding small talk to how to get linked by Seth Godin.

    4) Less contests 🙂

    5) Coffee

  5. Sian Reply

    – What topics are you most interested in reading about from me? (ie. startups, marketing, community, interviews, hugs, etc…)
    A: Startups

    2- Do you want me to give you more posts linking to other sites or create my own articles?
    A: Create your own.

    3- What do you enjoy most about the site now?
    A: free friday business idea

    4- Any suggestions on making this site better?
    A: free monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, saturday, and sunday business idea

    5- What did you have for breakfast?
    A: read

  6. Alex Moskalyuk Reply

    1- What topics are you most interested in reading about from me? (ie. startups, marketing, community, interviews, hugs, etc…)

    Business ideas and startups.

    2- Do you want me to give you more posts linking to other sites or create my own articles?

    Original stuff.

    3- What do you enjoy most about the site now?

    Personal insights and business ideas.

    4- Any suggestions on making this site better?

    More descriptive titles?

    5- What did you have for breakfast?

    Some juice.

  7. prlinkbiz Reply

    You need to figure out what you want your voice to be online. Brand it. Focus in. No sense in working hard to get readership, if we don’t know why we are here and don’t have a reason to stay. I pop in here and there, I like your voice- it just needs focus.
    I had half an apple and three mochas for breakfast (two from Starbucks).

  8. jd Reply

    1- interviews about marketing for community-foucesd start-ups; and stuff your involved in. has there even been a post about your tennis start-up that you talked about on your podcast on yopos (I can’t believe I listened to it either)?

    2- Your own articles are great, but linking is cool if its something you think the rest of the world missed. I don’t need another techmeme.

    3- The personal style, too many blogs are cold facts and reviews.

    4- Bring back Sterger.

    5- 4 cups of black coffee

  9. Jason Reply

    1. statup, marketing, free biz ideas, web 2.0, etc

    2. Both, especially outside links from less known bloggers

    3. staight up talk and funny in a geeky way

    4. your observations of silicon valley, places to go, hot chicks and gossips in the Valley, etc.

    5. Lots coffee!

  10. Wendyness Reply

    1- Hugs, your experiences in the job world, community.

    2- Your own articles. I rarely click out on links because I came to read what YOU wrote, not what someone else wrote!

    3- Your tone – you don’t take yourself too seriously like those other blogs.

    4- More color. Maybe pink.

    5- I woke up really hung over and only had a banana. I was starving by lunch! Fruit isn’t really filling.

    PS – when are you in LA?

  11. udandi Reply

    1- community, web 2.0 – I can’t remember if I asked you your thoughts on DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act of 2006)?

    2- your own articles and link if you see something that would be of interest to your readers without being linked by 13 other blogs on the same day.

    3- short posts

    4- maybe a smidge of color?

    5- cereal

  12. andy Reply

    Noah,

    1) Everybody is interested in humanity of others, what they do, how they do it, what emotional struggles they go through on their paths, etc. (That’s what makes Oprah so popular, she brings out the humanity in humans) My suggestion is for you to possibly try something different, (I’ve been thinking about this for a while) something of an experiment but on a massive scale. For example, do something like the 15k challenge (http://www.15kchallenge.com/blog/ ) but have any readers that want to participate also do the experiment with you. It’s kind of a joint struggle achieve something.

    This way, all of the topics that the readers care about (startups, marketing, community, love, emotion, money, web2.0 etc. etc..) will be covered during this experiment. And the out of which will come the following: 1) you’ll have fun 2) your readers/participants will have fun 3) You won’t have to think about coming up with new material as it will just flow from the project 4) you will develop more loyalty from your readers as they will be more invested with you 5) you’ll massively increase the traffic to your site from all of the interest.

    You can get a lot of help if you’re short on time these days, but give it a thought.

    2) Own is always more interesting

    3) The human factor

    4) See above

    5) Slept through it (went to sleep at 4am) and had an Americano at lunch

  13. Jersey Jen Reply

    Yay, I like it when readers can input their thoughts! I’ve been reading your blog for a while. Now I have started my own and I hope you can visit and link to it ( http://jen-taylor.blogspot.com/). Thanks!

    1. Work-related topics. I just switch job, each company is really different!

    2. Your own articles! I like your writing style.

    3. I like to know what great things people are doing with their lives.

    4. Personal pix!

    5. I had 2 slices of pound cake and coffee for breakfast.

  14. Laura Allen Reply

    1- What topics are you most interested in reading about from me? (ie. startups, marketing, community, interviews, hugs, etc…)

    Building community. Building traffic to your (my) blog. I’d like to know what you are working on these days. Would love to see a contest where you choose one reader per month and help them drive traffic to their site.

    2- Do you want me to give you more posts linking to other sites or create my own articles?

    I like your voice and your point of view. Link to others if they have something interesting to say too.

    3- What do you enjoy most about the site now?
    Low key and easy to use and navigate. Very little b.s. which I appreciate.

    4- Any suggestions on making this site better?
    More posts from you! I like the contests that you do, that seems to keep people involved. (Enjoying The Starfish and Spider book, by the way)

    5- What did you have for breakfast?
    Cereal.

    Thank you for your help. One random surveyer will get a free book from me.
    Cool.

  15. Ray Dotson Reply

    I hope it’s not too late to chime in:

    1. Marketing, interviews of people who are out there doing things in the online world.

    2. In-depth articles as well as links with commentary that adds to the topic.

    3. Style. You put a lot of your personality into it.

    4. More how-to type stuff.

    5. Very crunchy health food type cereal that keeps me regular. Excuse me – I have to go now.