Yesterday a set of comments on the blog post I wrote the previous day, Saturday, reinforced a very powerful bit of information which I have a tendency to forget over time. We all know different things. You may well say, “Of course!” At the most basic level, sure, we all know this, yet as a writer, blogger, and graphics nerd; I can forget that the things with which I work, day in and day out, are not common knowledge.
I was unsure as to whether I would be writing something that was of no practical use to anyone when I wrote a short post on a basic resource for free images. I didn’t want to insult anyone’s intelligence, and I’ve known of this resource for ages.
But those fears went away when one reader commented that she had bookmarked the resource and thanked me. The other comment that popped up Sunday morning was reinforcing the info I had shared as a known quantity but one of high quality. Today another reader thanked me. I love sharing information that is useful.
So today I’m wondering, how do I find out what it is that I know that others don’t know that they might want to hear about? I’m at a loss. I mean I can ask you the readers, and I am going to ask you, but other than questionnaires and scouring my analytics, what else is there? How do you determine the topics on which you write? What are the subjects of which you would like to see more? There is a poll on this topic in the sidebar; please fill it out if you would be so kind. It will remain open through October 31st. Do you like my reviews, my information nerd articles, pet articles, personal stories, or political stuff? You can always leave a comment too. Thanks!