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.
This is Offbeat Empire's archive of reader survey posts.
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.)
Oh lord. It's Offbeat Empire Reader Survey digestion day, and I have terrible brain-gas. As a former sociology student, I loves me some demographics and stats … but as the Reader Survey has grown, the stats have gotten more and more difficult for an amateur like me to digest. This year being the first year that we did one combined survey for all three sites made things even more deliciously complex.
The editor of each site has done a summary post, but I wanted to do some comparing between the different sites' readerships. Which site has the most male readers? What about the oldest? Which site is read by the least nerds and the most lesbians?