Last month I asked Persnickety Snark readers to take part in a readership survey. One hundred and forty six people anonymously (some self declared) shared their thoughts on the blog and its future direction.
Here are the results -
Who are PSnark readers?
And the older set (meaning 25+) are the bulk of my readership. Persnickety Snark appeals more to the adult YA reader. I'd be curious to hear from the teen readers about what I can do to appeal more to the target YA audience. That being said, these results didn't surprise me.
I also asked readers where they were from in the world and the sheer expanse of locales was amazing. Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States represented strongly.
The When & the How
As for the 'how' most people reader via the website directly or via a reader.
Fishing for Information
50% of readers have bought at least one book based upon my review. A few people said that they had borrowed books from the library based on my reviews so I will be sure to add that as an addendum to the question next year. That figure was much more inflated than I believed it might be, specifically the 19% who have purchased four or more titles. Yay for YA!
Contests.....I find it hysterical that 4% of readers find that my choice to very rarely run contests influences their enjoyment of the blog. I think the fact that I don't push the contest angle works for the vast majority of my readers (as seen in the responses.)
Changing focus? A good or bad thing?
In a few days I will post comments I've received about improvements, suggestions and what needs to be covered in discussion posts.
Thanks for reading!