Building a Better DragonFlyEye (I hope)

The DragonFlyEye.Net Reader Survey

Thanks to everyone whose already taken the survey, your answers are really helping me out quite a bit in making this space better. I’m finding the responses fascinating.  Fortunately, it seems like a lot of my instincts in terms of the new direction of the website have been well-founded, but even then, you guys are really surprising me!

To those of you who have not taken the survey, what are you waiting for?  The worst that can happen is you spend fifteen minutes of your life taking a survey.  C’mon!  They’re fun!  I have it on dubious authority that filling out surveys actually increases your sexual potency as well.  At least, that’s what I’ve been reading in my email. . . .

To give you some more background on the survey, I’m planning on moving towards a more open DFE where artists, activists and the rest of us can come together in a common marketplace to voice our opinions on issues that are important to Rochester.  I’m reorganizing the site to trim out all the dead content and move the blog to the root (the front page), along with fresh new content written by as many interesting people as I can manage.  The new version will feature individual blogs (hey, I’ve got five.  You can never have too many blogs!), forums and news piped in from various news sources like the D&C, NYT and others.

In moving to the new platform, I’m collecting as much information from those who read the blog and those who have not about what they look for in a website, where they look for information and most importantly of all, what they think of DragonFlyEye.Net right now.  First impressions count, too.  Even if you barely look at this blog – perhaps especially if you barely look at this blog – I want to know your opinion.  In fact, if your really feeling like a good chum, you could pass this survey along to friends who are total strangers to the site.

I’m sure there’s lots of you fellow bloggers out there that can relate: you spend hours of your life tweaking your webpage, writing content, reading about the latest in SEO trends and newest developments with your platform.  In all that working, sometimes you lose sight of the fact that there is someone on the other end of all that diligence who has to read it, and they have an opinion that matters.  Its easy to forget that the good impression of your readers is all, all that matters.  Without them, you and I are nothing on these here Internets.   What this survey is about is my own feeble attempt to address that lack of attention and give my readers a chance to sound off about what they like.

So, if you’ve got the time, please fill out my survey and let me know where you’re at!  I promise you will have my eternal gratitude!

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.