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First Annual Audience Survey

post # 250 — November 29, 2006 — a General post

Regular readers know that I frequently write about the importance of feedback, and I am great proponent of asking for feedback from one’s clients.

As my first year of blogging winds to a close, it is time to practice what I preach and ask you, my readers, for your feedback: about this blog, and also about my podcast and my articles mailout.

I have been heartened and pleasantly surprised at the generous response when I have asked readers for your advice and suggestions in the past, in discussions like Help me with my strategy, Are we too negative?, and Creating Awareness — Advice Please.

I hope that once again you will be willing to take just a few minutes to let me know what works for you at DavidMaister.com, what doesn’t, and how I can make this site more useful and enjoyable for you.

You can find the survey at davidmaister.com/survey.


Leo Bottary said:

David –

I think the survey is a wonderful idea. I’m sure you’ll see it “emulated” in many blogs over the next several weeks or so as we hit year end. I hope the overall results offer the kind of feedback you find helpful.

posted on November 29, 2006

Dan said:

Hi David,

First of all, thank you for the offer to provide feedback. I read your blog at least weekly and have done so since the days of “Ask David a Question”. I must admit that I’ve not taken advantage of the podcasts yet, and I generally come to your site to look for articles rather than having them mailed to me. The reason for the latter is just my feeble attempt to manage my inbox.

As far as the blog goes, here’s my short list of what I believe you are doing “right”:

– You follow your own advice by focusing on what’s really valuable (not flavor of the month stuff) and by being concerned about being helpful rather than obsessed with being right

– Your blog is not a thinly veiled attempt to sell something (though it must be a great marketing tool!)

– You attract responses from some incredibly bright and creative people and I’ve learned much from visiting their sites and reading their blogs

At the moment, I can’t say that there is anything on your site that doesn’t work for me. I would like to see you pursue something that was suggested recently though. That is, posing a difficult question or client situation that you have encountered (properly sanitized and aged of course) and soliciting ideas, solutions, etc.

posted on November 30, 2006