How To Run A Blog Survey (and why!) | Blogging


You've been blogging for a few months now, so what better time to get a little feedback from your readers?


 Asking your audience (no matter how big or small) for input concerning your content and overall blog is an awesome way to connect with your readers and a chance for them to get involved whilst getting a feel for your audience and recieving constructive criticism.

 

 1. Pick Your Survey Service

I settled on Survey Monkey, and so far - it done good. User friendly and easy to navigate is what you're looking for. Obviously, you can opt for a paid option - Survey Monkey offering a $30 service monthly - however, especially if your survey is a one-off and not something you're going to come back to, I don't see why you need to splash the cash. 

  

2. Short 'n' Sweet

As I selected the free option, this was already sorted for me, but it's best to keep it snappy. 20 questions tops - you're asking for someone's spare time, so don't make them wish they spent those extra minutes on something else! Also, keeping your survey to a limit will make it easier to compile your results when finishes; it's a win-win situation!

  

3. Set Your Goal

This survey is for a reason, so what do you want to accomplish? This a great opportunity to get to know your readers' demographics, and find out whether you're on the right path! How did they find you? What kind of posts do they like most? 

 

 4. Give Variety

Breaking down your answers will make your life, and their life so much easier! Don't set the boundary at yes/no questions - extend to multiple choice and more - your results will be much more accurate and effective.     

  Create your own user feedback survey 

Will you be running a readers' survey this year?
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17 comments

  1. I love the way you explain things like this! You make them really simple! I'm in the process of redoing my blog design so I think I'll create a survey when it's sorted!xx

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    1. Thanks so much Beth! My aim is to break things down for you and simplify the main points.

      Alice xo

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  2. This has inspired me to create a survey. Thanks the easy and simple tips!!

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  3. I had never thought about creating an actual survey! It's something to think about, this post was so helpful! Thank you ^^

    onmywayacqua.blogspot.com | Acqua xx

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    1. It hadn't crossed my mind before! Glad it was useful.

      Alice xo

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  4. Feedback and engagement is so important and this is a great way to do it!

    Chelsey | www.chelseythornton.com

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    1. It was a major thing on my blog I missed before!

      Alice xo

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  5. I had never thought of doing a survey before so I am definitely going to do it now! xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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  6. What a great post! Some of my fave bloggers used to have surveys years ago and I always loved completely them as a reader. I need to do one for my blog :)

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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    1. Definitely, so far the results I've received have really helped me get an insight into my blog from a reader's point of view.

      Alice xo

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  7. Completed it hun :) xx

    pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. great post! I will definitely need to do one of these soon as I just started blogging a few months ago and would love some feedback :)
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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  9. This is such a fun little tutorial, thank you for sharing! I haven't ran a blog survey yet (not much need), but this gave me a little idea so thanks so much. x x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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