Even though you are probably sick of surveys, I’m asking you to fill out one about my blog anyway

I’m part of the loyalty program at the big-box store where I buy groceries — I get points for my purchases that convert to dollars-off coupons on my entire grocery order. After three or four grocery trips I have enough for $30, $40, even $50 off my next trip! It’s a good deal.

But there’s a price to pay: I get a survey in my email every time I shop there. What did I think about my last shopping trip? Every. Single. Time. It gets old. I’ve stopped answering this survey and created a rule in Gmail that sends it straight to trash.

I also get survey emails and texts from my doctors, the Quick Lube, Amazon deliveries, the hotel I stayed at recently, the restaurant where my wife and I had our last date, even the online shop where I bought a couple of shirts not long ago.

It’s …too much. I have survey fatigue. I’ll bet you do too!

Yet here I am, asking you to complete a survey for me. I hope you’ll forgive me, and I hope you’ll fill it out anyway.

I’d like to know more about the people who read my blog. Are readers mostly men, as I suspect? Are readers spread across the generations or are you concentrated in one or two generations? What do you enjoy reading on my blog and what do you wish I’d stop writing about? Do you follow my blog via email, feed reader, or some other way? What part of the world do you live in?

I’ll use this information to better connect with you. I very much enjoy connecting with you and I am intensely curious about what it is that makes you keep coming back!

I will not share your individual responses with anyone, but I will share aggregated and summarized results in a future article.

Also note that I can’t see any identifying information about people who respond to the survey. Your responses are truly anonymous to me.

Here’s the link again:

Thank you for completing my survey! And, I’m sorry it’s one more survey request in the avalanche of them I’m sure you get.


15 responses to “Even though you are probably sick of surveys, I’m asking you to fill out one about my blog anyway”

  1. Darts and Letters Avatar
    Darts and Letters

    Are survey respondents’ identities anonymous to you, Jim? If so, I don’t mind filling it out. But that’s not clear to me.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I can’t see any identifying information about people who respond to the survey. I’ll update the post to make that more clear.

  2. -Nate Avatar

    Done .

    I hope it’s useful .


    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I appreciate it Nate!

  3. marcusterrypeddle Avatar

    I filled it out. Only took a couple of minutes, so no sweat.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Gracias, mi amigo!

  4. brandib1977 Avatar

    Done! That was easy!!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!!

  5. Simon Hollander Avatar
    Simon Hollander

    Done and sent.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

  6. J P Avatar

    Apparently you do not anticipate too many procrastinators, because survey results are now closed. Oh well, you know enough about me anyway.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I figured five days would catch anybody who cared!

      1. J P Avatar

        And anyone who doesn’t slavishly follow the FIFO method for reading blog posts when he is behind. :)

  7. ronian42 Avatar

    Sorry I missed the survey Jim, I was “off the grid” as it were for a week and I’ve spent a week trying to catch up as well as “resume normal service.”

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I know I missed a few regular commenters. Maybe I should have left it open for a couple weeks, rather than just for a handful of days!

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