I'm Collecting Blog Feedback — Who are you and why are you here?

It’s been a while since I created a survey to collect some information from my blog readers; so here are a few questions for you. I would so appreciate it if you would take a moment to respond — you can either reply via a comment, or send me an email with your responses to weinschenk@gmail.com

Here’s what I’d love to know:

  1. Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
  2. Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
  3. Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
  4. How did you find the blog?
  5. How long have you been reading/visiting?
  6. What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
  7. Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?

I hope you will respond either via email or comments! It will help me make decisions about blog content. Thanks!

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27 Replies to “I'm Collecting Blog Feedback — Who are you and why are you here?”

  1. 1. My name is Phil Stricker and I am a ASP.NET web developer & designer from Highlands Ranch, CO.
    2. Nope.
    3. No, but after taking a peek at your blog I should.
    4. I found your blog through a blog post by Aaron Irizarry.
    5. About 15 minutes.
    6. I always like to read and learn about Usability and Web Design.
    7. Once a week is perfect. Any more and it is hard to keep up with.

  2. 1. Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    I live in Milan, I was a previous computer science book publisher, then I sold the company and I’m writing about the relationship between technology, our psyche and social life.
    2. Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    We didn’t
    3. Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    Not yet
    4. How did you find the blog?
    Interesting and insights provoking.
    5. How long have you been reading/visiting?
    Not sure, maybe a couple of years. Sometimes is not easy to be precise about online timing.
    6. What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    The topics you write are well defined and a reference for me. Go ahead.
    7. Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    For me it’s ok 1 to 3 posts a week. If more I tend to skim.

  3. 1. I live in Sweden, I work as a designer/developer. Mainly on iDevices.
    2. No.
    3. No. As I read your blog with Google Reader, I hadn’t seen the link. Though now I’ll make sure to check it out.
    4. I don’t quite recall. Probably through another design blog, though I couldn’t say which one.
    5. A few months.
    6. I really like the mix of content. I wouldn’t mind more mobile-specific articles.
    7. Once a week is good. More is better. :)

  4. I’m a big fan of your expertise and knowledge! I am a former journalist, former psychologist, current online content marketing specialist. I help smart professionals to create smart online content.

    So what you’re writing about is also my own area of expertise, the brain stuff, and how it’s applied online. I found your blog after I bought your book. I love it, and want the sequel!

    What I need are more examples of how companies are getting it right online, but also how they miss the boat. Especially need more examples of effective online content for service industries, those not selling products so much as experiences. Of course, I always recommend 2-3 times a week for publishing blog content, and would love to see more of what you have to say!

  5. Hi Susan,

    I had the pleasure to meet you when you presented to the PRSA Suburban Chicagoland Chapter a few months back. I’m happy to report that I’ve started to dig into your book on my new Apple iPad via the Amazon Kindle app. I’ll send a full report once I finish.

  6. 1. I am Hans de Groot, E-business Consultant in Holland.
    2. We have never met.
    3. Yes, I have read the book.
    4. As far as I remember that was after I read the book.
    5. Half a year.
    6. I leave that up to you. Surprise us.
    7. I would prefer more.

  7. 1. Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?

    I’m a Test Manager responsible for test approach/evidence/test team. Product = Xray Imaging Systems

    2. Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?

    No

    3. Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?

    No

    4. How did you find the blog?

    Via twitter. @michaelbolton recommended the blog.

    5. How long have you been reading/visiting?

    Two weeks.

    6. What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?

    I like the ‘100 things you should know about people’ series.

    7. Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?

    No opinion.

  8. 1) I’m a software engineer and I’ve been working as SEO and Web developer for about 11 years. I live in Tuscany countryside near Florence (Italy).
    2) We never met in person, but I wrote to you several times – remember, I occasionally translate your articles in Italian (http://www.ideawebitalia.it/usabilita-web/2056/).
    3) Not yet.Bot it is in my Amazon wishlist
    4) I heard you talking about some VERY original and interesting topics in an WebProNews interview at SES in New York
    5) I’ve been following your feed since then (April 2010)
    6) I’m curious to see whatever you’ll write next.
    7) Once a week is perfect for me

  9. 1. I’m a web user interface designer in Philadelphia, PA.
    2. No
    3. No, but I want to.
    4. Link from another blog (don’t remember which).
    5. A month maybe?
    6. I’d be interested in more content focused on UX design (right now the content doesn’t seem to be very targeted).
    7. Wouldn’t mind more often as long as the content quality stays up. Not more than a few times a week, though.

  10. * Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    I am an interaction designer from India working in South Africa right now.

    * Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    * Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    No

    * How did you find the blog?
    Through another blog (don’t remember which one)

    * How long have you been reading/visiting?
    About two months

    * What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    I love all your posts :) However, I would like to read more case studies of applied psy into business.

    * Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    One long post a week is great for me!

  11. 1. Live in New Jersey, work as a Analyst consultant.
    2. Never met.
    3. Did not read Neuro Web Design
    4. Olivia Mitchell link to your blog.
    5. This is first visit.?

  12. 1. Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    I’m Ryan, an e-business consultant from the UK

    2. Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    No

    3. Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    Yes; found it very interesting.

    4. How did you find the blog?
    http://www.thisisaaronslife.com/user-experience-resources-for-front-end-designers/

    5. How long have you been reading/visiting?
    Since last Friday (29th).

    6. What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    Too early to comment on the regular content, but I like what I’ve read so far. One point though – it’s hard to tell which blog post is which in my RSS reader (in Firefox). All of the “100 Things” posts look the same: http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/443/03082010165444.png

    7. Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    I’d say that’s about right. Any more than 3 a week and it can be hard to keep on top of things given the number of feeds I’m following.

  13. 1.Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    -I’m a web producer working in Healthcare, in St.Louis Mo.

    2.Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    -Nope

    3.Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    Not yet, but it’s on my Kindle’s wish list!

    4.How did you find the blog?
    Ux Booth, All This Chittah Chattah, or Jonny Hollard?

    5.How long have you been reading/visiting?
    – 2 months

    6.What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    – I’m digging the psychological stuff and how peoples brains are wired to behave a certain way. All UX and design in general revolves around getting people’s brains to perceive the world around them in a functional way.

    7.Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    – whatever works for you! I read about 15 blogs in this field alone , but I always get excited to see you post something thing. So… maybe same pace, but really I’m not picky :)

  14. Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    I’m Richard and I’m a web designer in Manchester, UK.

    Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    Nope, you haven’t met me yet.

    Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    Not yet, I’d like to but it’s a bit dear for me right now.

    How did you find the blog?
    I actually don’t remember. I think maybe it was a link to an article from another site?

    How long have you been reading/visiting?
    I think it’s been about a month/month and a half now.

    What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    I think you have a good mix as it stands, sometimes it can be tiring to read about strictly web related stuff when you have to work on it all day too, so it’s nice to have a break every now and then.

    Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    Personally I’d prefer more but I’m an information junkie so even if you posted once an hour it wouldn’t be enough for me! As it is, maybe twice a week would be good… or possibly one post from you and one from a guest poster per week?

  15. 1. Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    – User Experience Manager / Commercial Product Manager from Sydney, Australia. Now on sabbatical traveling around South and Central America.
    2. Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    – No, never sadly.
    3. Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    – Just received from Amazon and will be reading on my travels.
    4. How did you find the blog?
    – Twitter via a retweet from Joshua Porter I think.
    5. How long have you been reading/visiting?
    – Couple of weeks.
    6. What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    – No comment really as i have only read 1 post so far! But loved that and immediately signed up to the newsletter.
    7. Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    – About right for me.

  16. 1.Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    I’m Tammy, the User Experience Supervisor at CaringBridge.org. My home is in Woodbury, Minnesota.
    2.Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    ~We’ve not been introduced to one another, however, I head you speak at the recent UPAMN event on your latest book.
    3.Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    ~A couple of times. Patiently, waiting for a sequel!
    4.How did you find the blog?
    ~You mentioned it at the UPAMN event.
    5.How long have you been reading/visiting?
    ~A few months.
    6.What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    ~I enjoy your current mix of topics. Most people that use CaringBridge.org are dealing with cancer or some type of serious injury. So, topics that are relevant to understanding the person at the center of it and also the affect it has on their family and friends.
    7.Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    ~I prefer once a week.

  17. 1. I’m a fresh Computer Science graduate, who just got a job as UI Engineer. and I’m from Egypt
    2. We didn’t meet.
    3. On my to read list, But I’m very excited about it.
    4. RT from someone on Twitter.
    5-6. I’m new here.
    7. Once a week.

  18. 1. My name is Linda. I am an artist and a massage therapist. I live in Illinois, outside of Chicago.
    2. No we have not met.
    3. No I have not.
    4. Through the Scientific American website.
    5. First time.
    6. I like the Mind Wandering topic because I have thought about that exact thing. I’m interested in consciousness and perception and human behavior.
    7. I don’t have an opinion about how often you should blog. If you feel the need to and are ready you will! (I hope)

  19. 1. Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?
    -I’m a researcher in the field of usability and user-centered design in Finland.

    2. Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?
    -No.

    3. Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?
    -No, but have been thinking about it.

    4. How did you find the blog?
    -I can’t be sure, but I think through Nick Finck’s blog.

    5. How long have you been reading/visiting?
    -About 6 months I’d imagine.

    6. What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?
    -All topics are interesting, but your “100 things you should know about people” posts are especially so.

    7. Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?
    -I find it quite good for me.

  20. 1. Musician from San Francisco currently residing in Boston
    2. Unfortunately no…
    3. Not yet, but I will!
    4. Saw an ad for the iPhone app truphone, saw a tinyURL in one of the screenshots for the app, decided to see where it led, pleasantly surpsied to be here!
    5. Just started
    6. I’m greatly enjoying the “100 Things” list thus far =)
    7. Once a week is great!

  21. 1) Andy Shield, UX Director at Red Bullet. We’re based in Faverhsam, Kent, UK.
    2) Sadly not.
    3) I have and I loved it. I actually found the blog first and then bought the book.
    4) One of my favourite sources of information online. I’m quoting you roughly once a week.
    5) For around 6 months.
    6) Surprise me.
    7) I tend to pop back about once a fortnight, so it’s handy to have a couple to read. Hence, once a week is great.

    Keep up the good work.

  22. I’m a psychology student at Tel Aviv University and a graphic designer. I loved Your book!! I loved the whole idea of integrating psychology with design and technology. This is just so me :) Thank You, have a great day!
    Elin

  23. 1. I’m a UX strategist/researcher/designer living in NYC
    2. We’ve never met
    3. I haven’t read “Neuro Web Design” yet
    4. I found your blog today from your UX Magazine’s article “The Psychologist’s View of UX Design”

    I look forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks!

  24. 1. I am an interactive art director living in Chicago, IL.
    2. We have never met.
    3. I was half way through your book and I left it on a plane! I was in a cab on my way to my hotel before I realized it. Someone working for United will have a nice read. I am still mad at myself.
    4. I found the blog through UX Magazine’s website (Which I found via Twitter)
    5. I have been reading since June. I’m a newbie.
    6. I used to be a psychology major in college and love the posts about human tendencies and why people do what they do. Very intriguing stuff to think most people are all wired the same, but we all act so differently (or do we?)
    7. I think the updates are sufficient. I don’t feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed.

  25. Hey there. I teach College English as an adjunct at a state uni and a community college, write poems and essays, play guitar, take long walks in the moonli . . . er, wait, that part’s for a different venue. Theoretical bent of mind, but I bend toward old-fashioned pragmatism, not so much poststructuralist postmodernism. My home, only about 30 mi. from where I grew up, is a small village near Oswego, NY. Nearness to Lake Ontario, Finger Lakes, and the Adirondacks keeps me rooted here: I love the region.

    If we had met, I like to think I would remember, so that’s a no. But whatever combination of links and references led me to your book and blog, I can’t sort it out. I’ve been reading the blog for a couple of months now, and the pace is just right from my perspective. Your latest book is on my to-do list, but the list is very, very long.

    I may use some of your posts in my freshman composition course, where our common cognitive limitations is a theme I raise often. Thus, the “Things You Ought To Know About Yourself” series is right on target for me.

  26. 1. I am a paralegal and firm manager for a small law firm in Colorado Springs, CO. Amongst the many hats I wear at work, I am our webmaster. I am currently doing a complete overhaul on our website.
    2. We have not met.
    3. I just finished reading your book, Neuro Web Design. It has given me a lot of ideas for ways to improve our website.
    4. I found the blog from the book.
    5. Today is my first visit. I have also subscribed to your RSS feed.
    6. Since my company is in the service-sector, I am most interested in the ways we can influence people to choose us over our competitors.
    7. Based on the number of other feeds I subscribe to, e-mail newsletters I get, etc., I’d say 1 post a week is a good pace.

  27. 1- Who are you? In other words, what work do you do? Where do you live?

    Hello, Im a computer engineer (graduated this year) from Istanbul. I work as an iOS developer and UI designer of apps for mobile phones. Also I am a game designer & developer.

    2- Have we met in real life? Before or after you first read the blog?

    No.

    3- Have you read my latest book, Neuro Web Design?

    No but maybe later I will if I can have time for it.

    4- How did you find the blog?

    A friend shared a topic from blog on his facebook page.

    5- How long have you been reading/visiting?

    For a month.

    6- What topics would you like me to write more about? Write less about?

    I like the topics about psychology of people because I try to use them while designing games & UI. I am fine with the topics you try to cover.

    7- Is my current pace of about a blog a week right for you? Would you prefer more or less?

    Its fine for me =)

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