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Survey Results

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 · 2 Comments

“Best poster in the history of posters.”

“I think you are fab.”

“I love Gabe’s dogs. And his wife. And, now that I think about it, him too. But in totally different ways.”

“I love reading your blog everyday. It’s part of my morning routine – keep it up! :)”

“Blah. I keep hoping for something interesting but it’s just not there. Sorry to be so blunt. I imagine it’s pretty cool if you’re a friend or relative, but it’s pretty bland if you’re not.”

The results of the first reader survey are in! Whether you were just stopping by or are a longtime reader, thanks to all 31 of you who took the survey. I know most of you (25.8%) from San Francisco, followed closely by my Vassar friends (22.6%) and those of you who know me only via my site (22.6%). Only 2 Saratoga Springs friends (6.5%) took the survey, so my local posse is slacking!

The majority of you (60%) are a friend, 23.3% of you are newcomers, and 6.7% of you are family. There was 1 professional colleague who took the survey. Most of you (67.7%) are in the 25-34 age bracket, 16.1% are 19-24, 12.9% are 35-44, and 3.2% are 45+.

The next two questions were very telling: The vast majority of you are longtime, regular readers of, so thank you all for sticking with me for so long and so often! It’s a good feeling to know that my site is, as a Community Director in the dot-com days might have said, “sticky.” 18 of you (58.1%) have been reading my blog for 1-3 years, 8 of you (25.8%) have been around for 6-12 months, 2 of you (9.7%) for 1-6 months, and 2 of you (6.5%) for 3-5 years. 15 of you (48.4%) are weekly readers, 12 of you (38.7%) come by daily, and 3 of you (9.7%) stop by monthly.

By a longshot, the favorite topics on are personal anecdotes (71%) and photos (54.8%). The least favorite topic semes to be technology, with only 9.7% of you indicating it as such. Other favorite topics include:

“Sexy Women! Esp. Jen!”
“Vassar Thoughts”
“pop culture”
“Weekend Updates (are these anecdotes?)”

Most of you say my rate of posting is just fine (76.7%), while 4 of you (13.3%) agree that I’m “insane (and) have no idea how (I’ve) been doing this for so long.”

Thanks again to all, and I hope you enjoy for years to come!

In other news, my Dad began his journey East yesterday, venturing out of the Bay Area in what would be a courageous move for anyone. He’s decided to relocate to Saratoga Springs and I’m thrilled about it. I’m very excited that he’s chosen to move his life here. Godspeed to you, Dad, and see you soon!

Tags: blogging

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jonty Yamisha // Jul 12, 2005 at 10:05 am

    Yeah, yeah… just don’t get all cocky and think you can start like charging us supscriptions or nothin’….


  • 2 suzanne // Jul 12, 2005 at 10:56 am

    Post Script to first ever gabeandersonsurvey.
    I really enjoy reading the “what do you think” section–especially Jonty’s smart-ass remarks.