About ten days ago, we discussed the results of the Blogher survey of women bloggers. It was interesting and served the needs of Blogher, but I wanted to know more about elderbloggers in particular, including men.
So, at the urging of Marlys Styne of Never Too Late, Virginia DeBolt of First 50 Words, Steven of Projections, Naomi Dagen Bloom of A Little Red Hen, Georjina of The Solo Gazette, H.A. Page of MotherPie and then a phone conversation with Virginia to help get me started, The TGB Elderblogger Survey opens for business today.
The goal is to find out what elderbloggers are like, how we may be similar and how we are different, how we relate to technology, how we came to be bloggers or blog readers, how we feel about it and what our demographics are.
There are 57 questions, many of which are required so that there is the largest possible population from which to draw conclusions. They are straightforward questions, mostly multiple-choice, and it shouldn’t take longer than about 15 minutes to complete.
NOTA BENE: This survey is for elderbloggers and elder blog readers who do not keep blogs. Readers and commenters are as important as bloggers to the elderblogging community and help equally to make it as lively and compelling as it is.
You must be at least 50 years old to participate. So we can include as large a number of respondents as possible, I would be most grateful to any elderbloggers who would post a link to the survey on their blogs. I’ve even made this little badge you can use that you can link directly to the survey.
[To post the badge on your blog, right click on the image, save it to your hard drive and then follow the instructions from your blog host to post it. That's for PC users. Mac users, you're on your own - I don't know anything about them. Use the link in the last paragraph below to link directly to the survey from the badge or from a note on your blog which would help just as well.]
The survey will remain open until midnight eastern U.S. time on 1 May. Then, it may take a week or so for me to collate the results and make them attractive for presentation, so no promises of a specific date for the results.
Okay, with the explanations done, here is The TGB Elderblogger Survey. It's not the prettiest layout you ever saw, but it's what the web service supplies. Please take the survey and tell all the elderbloggers you know about it, to help make this a resounding success.
[At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Mary Byrne recalls a time and place from long ago in My First Job.]