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6 Reasons Why Bloggers Should Do a Reader Survey

Bloggers walk a fine line when it comes to creating content between creating for themselves and creating for their audiences. After all, while it’s my blog, I don’t put all this work in for no one to read it. That’s where reader surveys can come into play.

6 Reasons Why Bloggers Should Do a Reader Survey - Kate the (Almost) Great

When you conduct a reader survey, you …

1. Learn which content readers want more or less of

2. Get opinions on new ideas

3. Find out where your regular readers found you

4. Learn about what type of content readers connect with the most

5. Answer the burning question, “Do my readers actually want to read this?”

6. Get opinions on the amount of sponsored content you have

That being said, here are the results of my 2015 reader survey! You are more than welcome to keep submitting survey responses, but you can no longer enter to win $15 to Starbucks for participating.
These are the results of the multiple choice questions. There are 3 text answer questions, so I’m not going to share those result here because there are so many different ones.
Favorite Content:
Health/Chronic Illness: 13.89%
Writing and Blogging: 27.78%
Fashion and Beauty: 19.44%
Lifestyle – the things I do in my life: 19.44%
Lifestyle – things like gift ideas, travel, interior design, inspiration, etc.: 19.44%
Content You Want Less Of:
Health/Chronic Illness: 17.14%
Writing and Blogging: 25.71%
Fashion and Beauty: 40.00%
Lifestyle – the things I do in my life: 5.71%
Lifestyle – things like gift ideas, travel, interior design, inspiration, etc.: 11.43%
Should I Start Making Videos Again?
Definitely: 55.56%
Eh, maybe: 27.78%
No, I never watched them before and I won’t now: 5.56%
No, things are good the way they are: 11.11%

What’s going to happen now?

First of all, I will definitely be filming videos again. I was not expecting so many people to say that I definitely should! Other than that, I’m not sure. Percentage-wise, there’s a large difference between most of these answers. But numbers-wise, there really isn’t. For example, writing and blogging is the favorite content of 10 people, but 9 people want less of it. 
What do you think? Should I keep things pretty much how they are? And if you haven’t completed the survey yet, please do!

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  • Reply Alanna @ Alanna and Company

    Hmm. Now I'm curious if I should do one for my blog! I love stats.

    June 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply Ashley S

    How many people do you have complete the survey? Videos? This is something I'm exploring this summer. Any tips/thoghts

    June 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm
  • Reply Cece

    I've thought about doing a reader survey, but sometimes I'm not sure if I have readers!! I agree that it is a really good tool truly see what people think of what you are doing.

    June 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm
  • Reply Seersucker Sass

    This is a wonderful post! I did a reader survey back in November, but this is the perfect nudge to do a new one since I have different and more consistent readers now. So glad to have found your blog 🙂

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    June 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm
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