In June of this year I posted a Reader’s Survey to help me get a sense of who actually reads, listens to, and watches this stuff, as well as what people find to be the most useful. I’m very happy to say that I got 25 responses, which is 25 more than I had before! Here is a summary of the information collected and some ways I’m hoping to engage with it all.
Some of the questions have results that look all cool in a graph, so let’s start with those.
Most of my audience is men. Good to know.
Most of my audience is between the ages of 35-44. Also good to know.
From here on out is where the results get interesting. It’s my first time making a survey and one thing I learned is to think through the questions and how the answers might cross over. In some cases the majority of results contradict the results or comments in another question. In this case, more people have been influenced by my teaching/speaking than anything else I’ve done. (BTW, I do plan on adding my teaching library to the site. Anyone want to volunteer for that project?) A close second was personal blog posts, meaning posts where I included personal stories of victory or struggle.
I guess people like what I’m doing! Yay!
I think I set this question up so that people could pick all that apply, which is how two answers make up 60% each of the results. I do plan on more writing, of course, and I’m trying to plan some easy ways to do some quality videos, in addition to the more informal Facebook Live stuff like Driving Thoughts.
OK, no more pretty pictures. The rest of the questions were open ended and allowed people to type in whatever they wanted. I’ve gone through and categorized/grouped the responses. Responses with an * are the ones that were the most common in that section.
It’s a long and wordy question. The shortened idea turned out to be The Bible In Your Life.
Is that all? Easy-peasy! Ok, sarcasm. I’m really excited to get into those areas as some are my favorites and some I’ve not explored. I’m looking forward to learning and sharing new stuff!
Again, it’s a long and wordy question. The shortened idea turned out to be Your Life In The Bible.
Alrighty then! I love this stuff! I love that people want to go deeper into it all! You got it
Wow. This last question produced answers I did not anticipate but came at the right time. My intention for this question was a place for people to suggest things I hadn’t touched on yet. Topics, media, whatever. In my mind it was a big catch-all question for “Other.” Here is a summary of what I got instead, and I’m very, very thankful for it all!
I’m humbled and a little embarrassed. These are going into my “encouragement file.” Every pastor or person in ministry should have one. Those that do have one usually have a very small one. Mine just got a little bit bigger. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I have no shortage of stuff to create and no excuse for writers block, that’s for sure. The challenges going forward are my own discipline, planning, and time management. My employment status is changing soon and I plan on a post about that. It should enable me to be more predictably productive. Here is what’s on the horizon.
If you are one who has read this far and really like what I do, here some simple things you can do to help.
Thank you so much for the suggestions and encouragement! I’m looking forward to seeing this continue to develop. I’m even more looking forward to your participation!
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