Time to pause and take the pulse of the blog. I’d like your feedback, if you’d be willing to give it (see below). We’ve been at this for four years and five months now, without a stop in the action. Every week for the entire period I’ve posted 5-6 times, normally about a thousand words a pop. In addition, I have posted numerous videos and audio recording. Every week I now devote one post to answer members’ questions, on the Weekly Readers’ Mailbag. On top of that I approve all the comments that come in – normally 20-30 a day – and respond to questions that come in there.
So the content continues to come and that’s all to the good. My ultimate goal, as you know, is to raise money for charity, and that too is good: this past (fiscal) year we raised $117,000. Fantastic. That was a sizeable advance over the previous year, which saw a sizeable advance over the previous year, which saw a sizeable advance over the first year.
My HOPE was that the blog would keep growing, and that once again we would have a sizeable advance this year. I’m sorry to report that so far that’s not happening. Maybe last year was our banner year. But I’m hoping we can do better. At this point we’re a bit behind our pace from last year instead of well ahead of it.
Which is why I want to pause and take the blog’s pulse. I want to do whatever I can to make it as good as can be, and for that I’d like your imput. Here is what I’d like from you. Please indicate, by way of a comment in response:
- The two things (if there are two things) that you like best about the blog
- The two things (if there are two things) that you think are most problematic about the blog
- And ONE thing (if you can think of a thing) that we can do to make it better and raise more money.
I won’t be able to respond to every comment. In fact, probably to none of them. If all of you responded that would be, well, thousands. I know not all of you will. But I really do want to know your views. So give me a response if you feel so moved!