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January 20, 2009

A co-worker of mine recently pointed me to a great blog, The Simple Dollar, and an interesting post on it in which the blogger Trent asks his readers who don’t regularly comment to leave a brief comment answering a few questions for him so that he can get a better picture of his readership. He says it will better enable him to make sure his blog contains the information that will keep his readers coming back.

Never one to disregard a good idea, I’m going to flatter the living daylights out of Trent and copy his idea.

So now, dear lurkers, and you know who you are, here is your chance to leave a comment, answering the below questions. And for the pragmatists out there asking “What’s in it for me?”, know that your comment will help me and the many bloggers who generously contribute to to better provide you with the information you crave.

Here are the questions I’d like you to answer in your comment:

  1. What is your location? (State/province or region)
  2. How did you hear about the blog?
  3. Are you male or female?
  4. How old are you? (You can answer 50’s or 60’s if you prefer not to leave an exact age.)
  5. Are you married?
  6. Why do you visit the blog?
  7. What, if anything, is missing on the blog?

Note that when leaving a comment, if you are concerned with privacy, you are free to use a nickname or alias. I understand the need and desire for privacy, and I respect yours. This is not intended in any way to be intrusive, but just an attempt to better understand our general readership so we can improve our offerings.

P.S. Those of you who regularly comment are also more than welcome to comment. I only emphasize “lurkers” above because I figure they are shy and need the extra invitation.

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