Help! I need you. Don’t panic, I need only your answers on some polls. I think these questions could help all bloggers understand how their readers are accessing and using their content, and I’ll share the results once the poll is done.
For those of you reading this via email or RSS, I ask (beg! plead!) you this one time to click through to the actual post because you are exactly who I want to have answering these poll questions.
For a bit of background, now that I have a smartphone and can’t imagine my life without it, I’ve been using it for web surfing. One thing smartphone users quickly notice is that websites optimized for mobile use load faster and are much cleaner to use than generic websites. So, perfectionist that I am, I wondered if I should look into creating a mobile version of my website and blog. Similarly, someone I follow on Twitter has been wondering if she should look into publishing her blog for the Kindle.
In other words, there are probably an endless number of ways people can access blogs, but the question is: Which methods are used enough to make the effort worth it? So question number one… (Check off your top three methods.)
Now let’s talk about why those are the methods you use. Do you follow a routine and like the organization of RSS readers? D0 you visit blogs only on the spur-of-the-moment? Let’s find out with question number two… (Check off your top three reasons.)
I’ll be honest, question number three has me biting my nails. Obviously, you haven’t decided that my website is so ugly that you’d never visit it again or else you wouldn’t be here to see this question. But I do wonder if any of my readers go the RSS route for website usability/readability reasons. Please be honest if that’s the case (and let me know the details of why in the comments) because I want to improve and fix things that are broken. And if you’ve read any of my posts about critiquing, you know I take suggestions and feedback very well.
Did I miss any questions? Did I miss any answers? What do you think—Should I create a mobile version of my site? Do I need to improve my site for usability or readability? Please let me know in the comments. Thanks!