In an effort to get to know the readers that are kind enough to stop by here, I devised a survey to see what makes these readers tick. And, I was also curious to see how much I have in common with the average reader here. I received 100 responses in a little over 30 hours. I was very surprised by so many responses over a weekend. Thank you to all who answered. So, without further ado, I will now present the results of my very scientific survey (along with my preferences, as well). Percentages are based on the number who answered each question (at least 2 responses were blank for each of the 10 questions). I have also added my own answer after the results of each question.
Question 1: How do you like your ice?
- Cubed: 40%
- Crushed: 34%
- I don’t care, as long as it’s cold: 27%
I’m a crushed ice guy. I love that feature on my refrigerator and I will happily munch on any ice left over in my cup.
Question 2: Does your toilet paper roll…
- Hang over the top: 71%
- Hang down against the wall: 12%
- Don’t care, as long as it’s there to wipe my butt: 16%
This one blew me away. I too am a “Hang over the top” kinda guy. I was astounded that 69% of you felt the same way. (For the record, I think Oprah prefers it down against the wall for aesthetic reasons. Don’t ask me how I know that)
Question 3: Do you squeeze the toothpaste tube…
- From the bottom: 42%
- From the middle: 28%
- I squeeze wherever I darn well feel like: 30%
I am definitely a “squeeze from the bottom” kinda guy. It seems that I’d be cussing out 58% of you for messing up the toothpaste tube.
Question 4: If you were forced to choose between the two, it would be…
- Food Network: 52%
- HGTV: 37%
- I’d commit suicide if I was forced to watch either: 11%
When I first bought my house, I was obsessed with HGTV. I love design and it was great to get ideas. But lately, I’m an HGTV guy. I can’t go more than a few days without watching Ace of Cakes. And those of you who would commit suicide? I could totally design your funeral or prepare a meal for your loved ones.
Question 5: I have this to say about the Designated Hitter
- Great for baseball. Who likes watching pitchers hit? 24%
- Bad for baseball. It takes away from strategy. 30%
- What’s a Designated Hitter? 46%
The 46% who asked, “What’s a Designated Hitter” didn’t surprise me. I know that most of my readers are moms who probably don’t follow baseball. For the record, the “DH” is a rule that the American League uses that appoints a batter (the Designated Hitter) who hits for the pitcher. I am NOT a fan of the DH.
Question 6: When given a choice, I always choose…
- Red Wine: 21%
- White Wine: 15%
- I don’t care, as long as it doesn’t come in a box: 4%
- I dont’ care, even if it does come in a box: 12%
- I don’t drink wine:47%
For all of the drinking stories I see from the Mommy Blogger genre, this one surprised me a bit. I occasionally drink wine and, when I do, I always choose white. I don’t like the tannins in red wine and it often leaves me with a headache. And I love you guys who love your wine in a box. Very classy.
Question 7: I prefer to read…
- Fiction: 68%
- Non-Fiction: 24%
- Only what’s on my computer screen: 8%
I am addicted to management and leadership books. I will buy one or two a month and read them voraciously. The last Fiction book I read? Probably the last Harry Potter book.
Question 8: If you had to choose for dessert…
- Ice Cream: 35%
- Cake: 21%
- Both. The only choice is the one I eat first: 44%
I’m so glad to see I’m not the only glutton amongst us. Although if I could only have one, it would definitely be ice cream. But, c’mon, two is better than one. Swee’Pea and TheMonk could tell you that.
Question 9: Browser of choice…
- Firefox: 54%
- Internet Explorer: 41%
- I’m to cool for either of those: 5%
This one was interesting because after 50 surveys, Firefox was leading substantially. IE made a comeback, however, proving it’s not dead yet. But I have to ask you IE users… Why? You can do so much more with Firefox. Sometimes change is good.
Question 10: How often do you visit Childsplayx2?
- Whenever there’s a new post on my RSS feeder: 45%
- Daily: 32%
- Every so often just to check in: 19%
- This is my first visit: 4%
- Who is Childsplayx2? 0% (whew!)
This one was enlightening. It was a “throw-in” question because I couldn’t think of a 10th question originally. I’m glad I asked this because a third of you come daily?! Wow! I’m going to have to write more!
Thanks again to all who answered. If you didn’t get to answer the original survey, just leave me your thoughts (or responses for that matter) in the comments.
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