Here are the results from the survey:
How do you best identify yourself?
Book Blogger: 56%
Publishing Professional: 4%
Relative/Friend: 1% (thanks to whoever you are!)
Which category below indicates your age?
50 or older: 4%
How many books do you read per year?
More than 150: 14%
How often do you visit Emily's Reading Room?
Several times per week: 28%
Several times per month: 14%
Less than monthly: 8%
How do you follow posts on Emily's Reading Room?
RSS Feed: 30%
Google Friend Connect: 35%
Visit the website directly: 25%
Lots of you responded that you wanted to see more book reviews (48% according to the survey, followed by discussion posts at 40%). At this point, I'm publishing 2-3 reviews per week. As our contributors continue to review books, that may increase, but I'm pretty happy with posting 5-6 days per week.
As far as the most interesting posts around here, 61% of you think that my book reviews are very interesting. Which brings a tear to my eye. But, vlogs definitely aren't feeling the love with 40% of respondents saying that they'd like to see less of them. Don't worry, I only do one every few months or so, so you don't have to watch much of me.
A whopping 22% of respondents have purchased a book based on a review or feature on my blog. Thank you to every one of you that trust my opinion that much. I'll keep trying to keep it real. But, 69% of respondents have taken some kind of action based on a review (added them to goodreads, checked out from the library, or borrowed from a friend).
I also got some very helpful feedback in the open-ended response:
"I understand why you do, but it feels like you will tweet about a post on your blog over and over (but maybe it only feels like that because I spend too much time on Twitter)"I feel like I should clarify that the posts I tweet the most about are related to Blogger Confidential, because I mention in my tweets those who have participated so that they can see it and then retweet it. I know it can be annoying to see the same post on twitter over and over. And, I'm sorry if it bugs you.
I appreciate it when the breakdown for sex/drug use/profanity/violence is added at the end of the review.Kylie and Anna Rose are so much better at doing this than I am. I usually only put it at the end of my review if I read something that I think might be questionable to a younger teen or a parent. Just in case.
I wouldn't change a thing about your blog. It is perfect in every way. Though certain things aren't my favorite , your blog wouldn't be the same without them.I swear I didn't bribe that person. Thanks so much for reading, and thinking so highly of the work that I do!
Thanks to every one of you that responded! Here's to another year!