For quite some time we have been providing various links on Tuesdays under the title “News You Can Use.” This post takes considerable time to compile. But since it doesn’t create discussion or comments we have little idea if anyone is reading this weekly post. Therefore we are asking if you can click two buttons below to respond to our survey. And, if you have a topic you would like us to address we have provided a comment box. Thank you in advance for your participation!
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I do read “News You Can Use” whenever you post and think it’s a great way to share with your subscribers, authors, and also author-hopefuls. I read it on the fly and enjoy the inparted information, although I have never commented due to my demanding work schedule and home life (5 boys!). I have a small Christian writers group on Facebook where I post information and encouragement. A few months back, similarly, I was thinking about letting it go as I rarely receive a response and really wondered if anyone cared about the time it took to create the content in the group. It made me reevaluate why I was doing it and I came to the conclusion that I am giving back a portion of what God has placed in me, be it only optimism and fortitude as a writer. I think no matter what the survey says, you should reevaluate and determine the whys and then decide for yourself if you would be satisfied if it continued on as it has been and is today.
God bless you in your work.
I like the links.
I love reading the news you can use and have found the links to be very helpful as a new author. (I did not see the buttons to click, could be because I’m on an ipad?) I’m usually to busy clicking and reading the links and forget to comment, but thank you for rounding up these resources for us!
I like the “News You Can Use” and look forward to it every week.
Laurie Winslow Sargent
I love this part of your blog, Whenever I can, I tweet about your News You Can Use–so it may be generating new blog followers for you via Twitter. I usually read it through my email subscription, and it’s one of many reasons I stay on your subscription list. You have a nice mix of links that help novices as well as advanced writers. If you use Google Analytics, you may be able to see how much traffic you get due to this. However, since people like me can click straight from my email to the links, that doesn’t lead us back to your site and narrows opportunity for comments. The reason I came directly to your blog today was because the survey itself was not embedded in the email, but was on your site. Perhaps if you had excerpts in emails teasing us to read the rest on your site, you might be able to measure more easily page views and get comments on News You Can Use.
James L. Rubart
What they said.