Five years ago – nearly to the day – the TGB Elderblogger Survey was posted. It was an unscientific but interesting look at who we are, we who spend time at this blog.
(If you are interested, you can see graphs of the results from 2008 beginning on this page.)
Now that five years have passed, it would be good to have an update. As then, 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 and blog readers, how we feel about it and what our demographics are.
[NOTA BENE: This survey is for elderbloggers and elder blog readers who do not keep blogs themselves. Readers and commenters are as important as bloggers to the community and help equally to make it as lively and compelling as it is.]
Many of the questions in this survey are the same as in 2008, but I have removed others that seem redundant or not useful and added some new ones. I learned a lot about conducting surveys when I did this five years ago and vowed then that I would not make the same mistakes next time.
Well, I didn't make notes and I have no memory of what those mistakes were so I'm probably making them all over again. That's just how it rolls sometimes.
This is a long survey – 75 questions. However, all but one are multiple choice and I think you can get through it in about 10 or 15 minutes.
I wish I could give you the option to stop partway through and return to finish later but that feature costs dramatically more money than I can spend on the service - which is Questionpro and works quite nicely.
The survey, which is open to people 50 and older, will remain available for a week, until midnight Pacific time on Wednesday 17 April. Then it will take me awhile to sort through the answers and make them attractive for presentation before I post the results.
That badge at the top of this page will appear there each day as a reminder until the survey is closed. If you want to post it on your blog, you are welcome to copy it and link directly to the survey. The more the merrier. To do that, you will need this link: http://TGBsurvey2013.questionpro.com
You can click on that now (or the banner above) to begin the survey.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Arlene Corwin: To the Doctor Who Examines Me