I was thinking that it be would good for me to post the results of my survey a few months ago.
If you remember, I had asked my list of thought-of-the-day subscribers (close to 15,000 people now!) to answer a few questions.
See below for the interesting results.
1. What do you like seeing at happypublishing.com?
Personal adventures 26.64%
Book reviews 22.90%
2. What would you like to see more of?
A daily quote by email (ie. not just 2 days per week) 71.29%
A great free ebook full of top-notch quotations 50.72%
More top-10 lists of quotes on the blog 33.01%
Product reviews (ie. motivational books, videos, etc) 29.67%
3. How often do you like seeing the thought-of-the-day by email?
7 days a week 34.27%
Monday to Friday only 23.94%
3 or 4 times; random is ok with me! 21.13%
Twice per week is fine 20.19%
(note: this is why I keep talking about sending out a quick quote each day; the majority of people want me to email more often than my current schedule of twice per week)
4. I am thinking about reviewing some self-help type products for sale. If I occasionally talk about products for sale in the thought of the day, what would you like to hear about:
Inspirational non-fiction books (ebooks) 41.12%
Motivational posters 38.32%
Motivational software, like calendars and planning/goal tools 32.24%
Inspirational music 30.37%
Inspirational fiction books 25.70%
Inspirational recordings, podcasts, speeches, videos 25.70%
Nothing, I don’t want to hear about anything for sale 23.36%
Make money online or work from home information 21.03%
Lose weight information/products 14.49%
Dating subjects 5.14%
I find a lot of these last answers very surprising, don’t you? I will be starting “sections” of this blog to report on a lot of those areas…over time. Look up in the top right area of this blog, under “Pages”. I already have the “motivational posters” (link removed for now) and “motivational videos” section. Lots more work to do!!
Any other suggestions? Feel free to share your comments below.