Blogging Survey Results

Blogging Survey Results

Whilst perhaps less exciting than yesterday’s HEPI / Advance HE Student Academic Experience Survey results, see below the results of my recent blogging survey. Many thanks to all who completed it.

Key things I learned included:

  • I have more readers than I thought. On a typical day this site gets 40-50 unique visitors. However, the survey indicated that over half of those completing it visited the site once a week or less. Extrapolating up, I probably have at least 200 people reading this on a weekly basis.
  • Over 90% of people reading the blog know me personally. That’s not a surprise, at this stage of development – though I was pleased at least some people who didn’t know me completed it (and potentially such people are less likely to do so).
  • Almost half the people who completed the survey agree with most of what I write, half with about half and 1/6 agree with less than half – I’m doing a good job at reaching out to people who disagree with me rather than talking to a bubble.
  • Just over half of people have recommended the blog to others: something to see if I can improve.

On the content, on a 4-point scale, the average ranged from 2.58 (puzzles and quizzes) to 3.25 (society and economics), with most coming in the high 2 range. Hopefully the society and economics people will have been pleased by the recent burst of education posts!

What I found most interesting though was how those scores were reached. Books and Games and Religion and Philosophy had very similar results; but whereas the former was dominated by 3/4 of people recording a 3, Religion and Philosophy is much more of a Marmite topic, with 5 people indifferent or uninterested and 4 people  wanting to see me post more frequently. Overall, the survey suggests I’ve got the balance of posts reasonably correct, with perhaps a little more on the society and economics side.

Books and Games
8.33%
1
16.67%
2
75.00%
9
0.00%
0
12
2.67

Brexit
0.00%
0
33.33%
4
41.67%
5
25.00%
3
12
2.92

Politics (excluding Brexit)
0.00%
0
33.33%
4
41.67%
5
25.00%
3
12
2.92

Society and economics
0.00%
0
16.67%
2
41.67%
5
41.67%
5
12
3.25

Religion and Philosophy
16.67%
2
25.00%
3
25.00%
3
33.33%
4
12
2.75

Puzzles and quizzes
8.33%
1
33.33%
4
50.00%
6
8.33%
1
12
2.58

 

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