Survey Says…

zEk8RJdmQrqja2XwbjgJ_DSC_2368Survey Says …29 people responded to my reader survey.

Thank you so much for providing your feedback.

Here is what I learned.

First, I need to write my questions more carefully. Obviously I am not a pro at taking surveys. The first question had a glitch that didn’t allow for existing clients to say that they learned about my blog simply by being a client. Oops. I already know that most blog subscribers are clients so I might have been a little careless on that one. I will know better next time.

Second, Most of you read my blog because you are a client. For those who are not, you likely learned about my blog because you attended one of my college planning workshops. That’s good to know. A few of you found me on your own. One of the benefits of a blog is that it’s a great way to stay connected to people. Maybe you will become a client in the future.

Third, Your favorite topics are retirement, financial planning, and IRAs. College planning and charitable giving were at the bottom of the list. Interesting to me was the fact that even though many of you came to my blog through the college planning workshops, you may read the blog for other reasons. Another interpretation, of course, is that most of you are clients of mine for whom college planning isn’t a major goal, perhaps because your kids have already graduated from college.

Fourth, Overwhelmingly you prefer a weekly blog. All the experts say that blogs should be posted more frequently. Apparently they don’t have kids, clients, and a business to run. I like the weekly posts. We will stick with that.

Fifth, Some of you like my blog posts A LOT. For that, I am very grateful. Thank you for your kinds words and the comments you shared. You are the small subset of readers that I try to appeal to most and the reason for doing the survey in the first place. I will try to keep delivering content that you find valuable. Please tell your friends.

Sixth, You have been reading my blog for quite a while; more than a year, in most cases. Thank you! I also learned that personal stories and examples are a big hit. I agree and I think it makes things more interesting.

I won’t swamp you with continuous survey requests, but I will probably do this again in the spring. Ultimately, I want to know what kind of person you are and what you want to read. In the meantime, if you have any thoughts or comments you wish to share with me directly, please email me.