I love writing. Although I’ve struggled to write consistently of late, I always enjoy hitting “publish” and seeing the content go up live on the blog. I think the content is worthwhile for people, although commenting has slowly declined over the last few years. I think that has a lot to do with Twitter though, and not the quality of the content itself.
This blog has also shifted focus a few times. Of late, I’ve written a lot about startup accelerators since that’s what I’m focused on with Year One Labs. In the future, who knows … That shifting likely causes groups of people to be more or less interested over time, since the subject matter has changed quite drastically since I started back in 2006.
All bloggers crave feedback. Positive, negative or neutral – we all want to get a sense of what people like, don’t like, and how we’re influencing people and creating value.
With that in mind, I’d invite you all to join my “Instigator Blog Feedback Group.”
qidiq is an extremely easy-to-use tool for soliciting ongoing feedback from a select group of people. As a feed owner you send one question at a time to people, instead of sending a full survey (that gets low response rate and irritates people). Recipients receive email notifications and can answer quickly, or they get push notifications to their iPhones, and can answer with a quick tap. People can also comment on each question and see results. qidiq is just launching in beta now, and experimenting with different market segments that make sense – think: events/conferences, associations, user groups, publishers, blogs, etc. There are lots of use cases for soliciting quick, easy feedback and making it a fun experience for everyone.
For my blog, I’ll send out questions infrequently, usually after I write a blog post, to solicit private feedback on specific questions I have. So you won’t be inundated with questions, and you’ll be helping me create a better blog for you.
Once again, here’s where you can sign-up: Instigator Blog Feedback Group