Reader Poll: How Old Are You?

October 8, 2007 by · 21 Comments 

It’s been a while since I conducted a poll here so I think it’s about time to do it again.

This time I am going to ask a typical demographic question about the readers’ age. On top of my head, I predicted that the majority of’s readers belong to the 26-30 age group.

However because of the niche this blog belongs to, the 31 to 35 is also likely to be the biggest age group. Regardless, it would be interesting to find out.

If you vote 15 years or younger (or 60+ for that matter), tell us your exact age if you don’t mind sharing. Hey tell us anyway if you feel like it 🙂

If you’re reading this in RSS, please visit directly to cast your vote.

How Old Are You?
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Reader Poll: Do You Have A Blog?

August 30, 2007 by · 9 Comments 

Perhaps that would be the case if the blog is about blogging and making money online.

However, blogs in certain niches such as politics or technology might attract a large portion of non bloggers readers because of the wider appeal of the subjects.

Now it’s time for me to run another poll.

From what I know about the type of audience that visits, the outcome of the poll is quite predictable but here’s a question for you anyway.

It would be interesting to see the percentage of bloggers to non-bloggers that visits

Do You Have a Blog?
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Are You More Likely to Subscribe to a Blog With a Higher Subscriber Counts?

August 3, 2007 by · 20 Comments 

I came across a blog post that said having your FeedCount displayed when you still have a low number of subscribers can prevent potential subscribers from subscribing to your feed.

The argument is that visitors are more likely to subscriber to a feed if they see a higher count because it tells them that you are an authoritative voice in your niche.

If everyone is subscribing to your feed, surely you know what you are talking about and they should subscribe to it too. In order words, some people use your subscriber counts to judge the quality of your blog.

So for the past few weeks I’ve decided to hide my FeedBurner counter to test this theory. I can’t remember exactly when I started to hide it but it was definitely a few days before my John Chow ReviewMe was published.

As you can see below, the number of my subscribers has been increasing gradually. However, I can’t say it’s solely because of the hidden FeedBurner counter. As you may know, I’ve been promoting via ReviewMe at John Chow Dot Com, then later via AdWords and these definitely have contributed to the increase.


I am going to continue to hide the subscriber count to see if it could speed up the subscribing process.

Some may argue that it doesn’t really matter if you have 20 or 2000 readers who are religiously following your blog. That 20 people are real people. It shows that you are providing useful information that worth their time and this is something you should be proud of.

How about you? Does the FeedBurner counts influence your opinion as to the quality and authority of a blog? Are you more likely to subscribe to a blog if it has a higher subscriber counts?

Are You More Likely to Subscribe to a Blog If It Has a Higher Subscriber Counts?
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What’s Your Biggest Problem When It Comes to Blogging?

July 16, 2007 by · 13 Comments 

One of the best posts you can write about is one that solves the readers’ problem.

If I could identify the most nagging problem faced by my readers, I can write more about it or rather how to solve it. I reminded myself to only write useful posts and each day I try to come up with something that will solve a readers’ problem.

So this blog is going to be more and more about what you can learn about blogging and WordPress, making money online, software tips and tricks, and interesting news from around the Web. It has been that way before but now I’ll ensure only good quality articles make the cut.

To help me do that, I’d like to ask the bloggers among you the following question:

What Is Your Biggest Problem When It Comes to Blogging?
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Please share you experience in the comment section.

Reader Poll: How Much Do You Earn Per Month From Your Blogs

July 3, 2007 by · 12 Comments 

It’s time to run another poll, this time I’d like to ask: how much do you earn per month from your blogs. I should add that the amount in this case is in US dollar. If you have more than one blog, you should consider the total income when casting your vote.

Your source of income can be anything from AdSense,, pay per post, Kontera and so on.

If you are concern with your privacy when voting, don’t worry I am not tracking the voters’ IP address. So there’s no way for me to tie a vote with a voter.

Please also share your experience about making money from blogs.

  • How long have you been doing this?
  • Do you find it hard to make a decent income from blogging?
  • How many blogs do you have to generate such amount?
  • What is your ultimate goal as far as making money from blogging is concern?
  • Are you on track to achieve your goal?
How Much Do You Earn Per Month From Your Blogs
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Reader Poll: Do You Blog On The Weekends

June 26, 2007 by · 7 Comments 

I used to blog on the weekends but not anymore. However, if there’s an idle time, I usually end up posting something.

For some people, they always feel the need to post something and always thinking about the next post. They feel that they are letting people down if they don’t have any new posts up on their blog.

I used to feel that way too. However, when blogging burnout begins to creep in and I need to cut back a bit on something – not blogging on the weekends seem to do the trick. Once you’ve established a routine, your readers will know what to expect so it’s fine to take sometime out.

However, it doesn’t mean I don’t work on the weekends even when I take a break from blogging. That’s if I don’t go anywhere.

OK it’s time for another poll and this is for the bloggers among you.

Do you blog on the weekends?
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Please share your reasons why you blog or do not blog on the weekends.

New Category Created: Reader Poll

June 25, 2007 by · 1 Comment 

I’ve been conducting reader poll at and thought it would be appropriate to create a dedicated category where I can put all the polls in one place for easy reference. So I created a category named ‘Reader Poll’ for that purpose.

Running a poll gives my readers the opportunity to give a feedback about my blog. I’ll be able to know them better by asking questions that matter most to them. Then, I could use this information to improve this blog.

Also if you have a suggestion about a poll topic that I should conduct here, just let me know in the comment section.

Readers Poll: What Is Your Blogging Motivation?

June 12, 2007 by · 6 Comments 

It’s time for another round of readers’ poll. This time I’d like to ask the bloggers among you – what is your blogging motivation?

If you ask me that question, my answer would be ‘Money’.

That’s one of the major factors that motivate me to continue on blogging. Being an Internet marketer and working full time online myself, I can’t help but to spend my time and put the efforts on things that bring some financial rewards.

Realistically speaking, I have to pay the bills and can’t afford to work for nothing.

BUT fortunately money is not the only thing that motivates me. If it is, I wouldn’t have cared about my posts quality and whether they impart some new and useful information on my readers.

I would have Kontera ads, write pay per post in every topic conceivable and put blinking image ads all over the place just to squeeze every cent out of my pages. Money as the only motivation leads to the creation of sploggers. It may generate some income in the short term but that won’t last long.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying those who put Kontera ads, or write pay per posts in their blogs are sploggers. These are valid ways to monetize a blog but only if they don’t distract the positive users’ experience.

I’ve rejected Kontera and permanent third party image ads before but I definitely do not discount their relevance in blog monetization and thus there’s a chance that I might still use them here at in the future.

I guess I also have a passion in writing to share my experience and teach others how to make money on the Net. The combination of these two, i.e. money and passion in the subject are what kept me going – churning articles one after another day in day out.

How about you? Please cast your vote and share your opinions in the comment section.

What Is Your Blogging Motivation?
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How Many Post Do Your Write In Your Blog Per Day?

May 29, 2007 by · 16 Comments 

It’s time to conduct another poll. This time I’d like to ask the bloggers among you – how many post do your write per day in your blog.

As for me I try to maintain writing three posts daily if I can but, that’s not always possible especially if something came up that needs to be dealt with immediately. That will distract me from my normal routine.

Some people may argue that posting frequency does not really matter anymore but that’s not the point of this post. I just want you to share your opinion what your think the ideal number as far as your own situation is concern.

How Many Post Do Your Write In Your Blog Per Day?
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Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section.

What’s Your Blog’s Biggest Money Maker?

May 25, 2007 by · 3 Comments 

Now it’s time to run another survey. It would be interesting to know what’s making you the most money from your blog.

I am sure it’ll be beneficial to know what currently works best for bloggers (well at least those who read my blog) as far as monetizing a blog is concern.

If you are concern with your privacy, don’t worry, I won’t be tracking who’s voting what.

Please cast your vote below




What's Your Blog's Biggest Money Maker?
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Also, please share your opinion in the comment section.

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