2.27.2007

Reader feedback: How can MicroExplosion improve?

I had a conversation recently with a blogger talking about how it's hard to know reader's expectations for your blog. After thinking about that for a while I decided to just ask you. So here it is. What can I do to improve MicroExplosion? What type of content do you expect to see here? What should I continue (or discontinue) to improve this blog? Is there an area of content I should speak to more often? Is there something I should do less often? I'm looking for any constructive criticism you can provide. It's wide open. Fire away...please!

4 comments:

Kyle Isenhower said...

I think that the most difficult thing about blogging is also the best thing about it. While my expectations could and should influence what you write, my expectations are also that I learn things from you that I would never stumble on or think of myself. In essence, I expect your content to be unexpected. Now obviously I do mean content within a certain context. I expect to learn more about the way Web 2.0 is influencing you and how you do what you do, as well as the Church and the world. Other than that, I hope what I read is something that inspires me to continually look at the way I am doing what I do so that I can improve it. Or something like that.

Bill Seaver said...

Thanks Kyle.

djchuang said...

From what I've read, what makes blogging work best is when the author writes about the things that s/he is most passionate about, rather than trying to figure out what readers want to hear. Now, when you notice that a lot of readers out there are interested in a certain topic, and you are interested in that too, then you could write passionately and authentically about that.

Bill Seaver said...

Thanks DJ. I totally agree with you and after reading my post for reader feedback again a few minutes ago I'm beginning to think I may have sent mixed messages. My intention was to say, "hey readers, I've covered a lot of stuff on this blog and I'm open to any feedback you may have for me." All along I knew that whatever feedback I received would be a suggestion that I would have to weigh in the balance of my passions and purpose for this blog because those weren't up for debate. Perhaps this confusion was the reason for the minimal comments.

I guess I was looking more for someone to say, "hey remember when you talked about such and such? It would really help my understanding if you could provide more information about that topic." That would have aligned with my passion and purpose for this blog but, alas, it appears I was quite unclear. Maybe that's what I get for trying to blog before my morning coffee.