At 9pm last night, I was doing ill-advised Tokyo-karaoke with an astrology columnist and an event planner, and Megan sent me an email: "Is your shoe post for tomorrow morning done?!" My response was, "Fuuuuuuuu ck. Drink at karaoke. It will be done!" Then I finished up my rendition of Pearl Jam's Black, giggled through a completely failed attempt at "Just Give Me A Reason," and stumbled home to write this post, which is not about shoes at all. Welcome to the Offbeat Empire. Let's talk about our favorite comments this week!
This is Offbeat Empire's archive of reader survey posts.
I've talked a LOT about my conflicted feelings about Facebook, but things have changed over the course of this year as I've been shifting my thinking about recency vs relevancy. Also, the recent performance of Offbeat Families' Facebook page has pretty much blown my mind. Moral of the story: my contentious publisher relationship with Facebook is shifting, and I conducted this survey to help me confirm some hunches.
I'm launching another quicky survey!
This one's a bit longer, about the tangled web that is Offbeat Home & Life. Since it's longer, I'm just going to link it here, rather than trying to embed it.
As always, if you have longer-form feedback, you can leave 'em here on ye olde Empire blorge.
As I mentioned last week, while I'm not doing a huge reader survey like I typically do this time of year, I do have some questions I want to be asking y'all. Today's questions are all about Offbeat Bride's Facebook page. Please only take the poll if you follow Offbeat Bride on Facebook.
Our 2012 reader survey closed late last night, and it looks like about 3200 of you responded. Before I get into anything else, let me just say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who took a few minutes to take the survey. Since all the Offbeat Empire sites are very much community-driven, it's important to me to make sure I have a solid feel of who y'all are and what you're looking for. We can't always provide it, but I like to know!
Obviously, there's a huge amount of data to sit with and consider, but I did want to share some of the overview demographics revealed by the survey.
Near the end of each year, I ask the Offbeat Empire's readers to share their thoughts with me and the editors via our reader survey. This is the fifth year I've done the survey (!!!) and each year I learn mind-boggling things about y'all, the amazing people who read the Offbeat Empire sites.
Take the survey now. (The survey closes December 21st.)