Thursday, May 24, 2012

Reader poll

In the sagacious words of Coolio, "I got sumpin' brand new for the house."

It's hard work being a demiurge of a blog.  Sometimes I need to stop for a look around and to check myself.  Towards that purpose, I will be posting polls every so often in order to get reader feedback on a number of topics.  Sometimes the poll questions will be about the blog.  Other times  they will be about what you look for in writing overall.  Today, it's both.

So please.  If you have the time, please respond to this poll in the comments section or as a comment on my Facebook wall.  It shouldn't take long as I've tried to make this as easy as I can.  You may simply type one of the lettered choices or if you feel inspired, you may write in your own answer/comment.  Here goes:

1) I've noticed that my blog gets far fewer hits on weekends.  I'm considering taking weekends off.  On weekends do you:

A. Spend less time online     B. Spend more time online    C.  It depends   D. No difference

2) What would you like to see on the blog?

A. More about UFOs and weird stuff   B. More earthy topics like art and literature 
C. Anything new   D. Don't know

3) What kind of science fiction do you prefer?

A. Gritty cyberpunk    B. Classic space opera    C. Time travel    D. Anything with aliens

4) What style of science fiction do you prefer?

A. Strict adherence to science ("hard" SF)   B. Statements on society and potential futures
C. Just entertain me, dammit

5) What kind of characters do you enjoy reading about the most?  (open-ended)

I sincerely thank you for your feedback.

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  1. On Facebook, Armando said: "D,D,C and I think the last one completely depends on the context of the story. I love the scientist-hero character a lot in sci-fi because of how well he fits in specific stories. To use two movie examples - Alien has no role for such a character and I'm glad they didn't try to cram one in - and Stargate has one of my favorites with Spader's character (too bad the rest of the movie kinda sucks - although it did have a great military character with Kurt Russel). I think the way an intelligent, inquisitive and intellectual character can be used ONLY in sci-fi is why I like that specific type of character in that genre."

    On Facebook, PJ said: "1. C, 2. D, 3. All of the above, 4. C, 5. There's not a specific character type that I like, but you know me...I hate the poorly thought out, shallow characters. Everybody has a motivation."

  2. 1 = B, 2 = A (with emphasis on weird stuff), 3 = D, 4 = C, 5 = fringe characters, explorers, loners

  3. Thanks so much to all of you for your responses to the poll!


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