I struggled with this question for a long time and experimented with a wide variety of subjects. Lately I feel more confident and recently asked subscribers to take a quick survey to find out their perceptions and that they enjoyed, or not. The results are below:
Q: What stories interest you most (choose multiple)?
- Personal stories/anecdotes (81%)
- Orcas Island/transition to the island (81%) TIE
- Relationships (including w Sachi) (63%)
- Construction Project (56%)
- Creative Work (50%)
- Book Publishing (25%)
Q: Thoughts on the recommendations in each issue?
- 90+% love em
- 6.3% don’t care
- 3.1% meh
Q: What should I optimize (choose one)?
- Stories (47%)
- Photos (23%)
- Recommendations (7%)
The results aren’t surprising. Though, I realize that for the last year I’ve been writing a lot about Big Enough and our house project, and they are not the most popular subjects. Thankfully those projects are mostly done and I’ll be ready to share more variety.