Tuesday, January 22, 2008

4 Why Are You Here, I Mean, Why Do You Visit This Blog?


OK, it's time to once again open up the floor to this blog's new visitors & regular readers who have yet to comment here on this blog. Of course, the floor is always open to all readers' comments, but this post is specifically devoted to you, the silent reader -- whether new or regular visitor, or subscriber -- who has yet to voice their opinions. So now's your chance to be heard!

As I was looking through my Feedburner stats today, I noticed that this blog has quite a lot of subscribers & repeat visitors, which of course makes me completely ecstatic! Of course, this is not said for bragging purposes, but it did make me wonder one thing: Why are all of you here? Of course, I'm not referring to that expression in the larger philosophical sense -- although you're perfectly welcome to answer that question if you wish! ;-) -- but rather, why are you dropping by my blog?

For new visitors, how did you hear about this blog? Are you dropping by specifically to read about running or was it a completely random occurrence? Would you consider subscribing or returning again to read this blog in future? Why or why not?

For repeat visitors & subscribers, what makes you want to come back for more? Is it due to your general interest in running & sports nutrition, a personal connection, your general enjoyment of my writing style/voice &/or sense of humor, or some other reason?

And here are some questions for all visitors: What do you hope to gain from the experience? What do you like or not like? What do you want to see more of or less of here? Do you have any specific questions about running or sports nutrition, or specific requests for topics that you'd like to see me address here in this blog?

I'm just really curious, and would to love to hear from you.

I promise to post your comments -- compliments and constructive criticism alike -- as long as they are written in a civil & manner, with the express intention of helping me improve this blog. (Also, not that I should have to write this, but let's please keep the level of dialogue elevated, free of insults & personal attacks.) I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks so much in advance for your feedback!


Eric Gervase said...

First... You come up with so many posts, it is hard not to find something to be interested in. You're a machine.

Second, you're witty and very thoughtful and on my wavelength.

Finally... I found that nifty comment count on the side of your blog and I'm losing.

tootie said...

I'm not exactly sure how I found your blog. I think I did a search for "marathon training." I plan to do a marathon this year, and I need all the motivation I can get!

My blog is not exclusively about running, but feel free to visit anytime: http://tootiewritings.blogspot.com.

I enjoy your posts! Thanks!

cyberpenguin said...

Thanks Eric & Tootie! Really do appreciate your comments.

Eric -- Your comments made my day! And that last comment especially made me smile. I feel like I should fire a race shotgun & say: "On your mark, get set, go!" ;-)

You're gaining on Abi, & are 31 comments behind Steve. Uh oh, Abi & Steve, you better watch out! LOL.

Hahahahaha! Always the competitor, eh?! ;-)

Tootie --
(Love the name, BTW). Thanks so much for your comments & for taking the time to read my blog. Enjoyed reading your comments very much!

Seems we've got similar goals: I wish you lots of success in your marathon training & upcoming race!

I stopped by your blog & left a comment. Really enjoyed reading your blog & have subscribed!

Hope to hear from you again!


tootie said...

Thanks for the kind words! I've subscribed to your blog as well. I look forward to hearing more about your running experiences - it will keep me motivated! Thanks, and see you in blogland :)

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