I have some questions for my readers today, a repaired post, and a chance for you to win yummy prizes.
Today I noticed a coding error that was hiding most of the descriptive text on my creepy crawlies post. You might want to go back and read the part after the photo.
I tend to spend a lot of my time online so I get irritated when my favourite bloggers miss a day, which is why I’ve been trying to make sure I post daily. Do you like updates every day? Would you prefer longer, more detailed posts every few days? What about weekends?
What do you guys want to read about? See something in a post that you’d like more detail about? Sick of the constant nattering about Engrish and want to see more photos of “traditional” Japan? I’ve got lots of blog fodder but feedback will help me prioritize.
Related to post frequency is the mailing list. I’m toying with the idea of upgrading my mailing list software to add an option for a digest. Right now all subscribers get each and every announcement email as I send it. A digest option would allow you to get all the announcements for the period in a single handy email, probably every few days or every week. What I’d like to know is whether there’s interest in a digest and if so, how often would you like it? If there’s not much interest, I probably won’t go to the trouble of upgrading. With the digest feature installed, you’ll still have the option of receiving the individual messages as they go out.
I want to try a bit of an experiment in getting people to give me feedback on my posts, since there seem to be a lot of lurkers. Yes, starting next week, participation on the comment threads or by email will be randomly rewarded. I’ve been stocking up on various snacks and treats with the intent of randomly sending
bribes gifts to wherever my readers hail from. Passionfruit Kit-Kat bars? Green Tea Fran (cookie sticks coated in green tea flavoured chocolate)? Ooit citrus mint candies? Pictures to come.
No need to send me a snailmail address though. I’ll contact the lucky winner(s) privately.
Contact about any of the above items can be done through the comment form on individual posts. If you’re not comfortable posting your words to the public internet, you can fill out the contact form over here, which sends an email directly to my inbox where it will stay private.