2011 bthr reader survey (giveaway)

I mentioned in my confessions post from this morning that I’m already working on my 2012 goals. Normally I wouldn’t share those until right before the ball drops, but today, I’m going to spill the beans on one of them. One of my goals for 2012 is to become a better blogger. Now that involves a whole range of things that I’ll talk more about when the end of December comes ’round, but for now, part of that is getting feedback from you guys. We had discussed having an anonymous “suggestion box” for a blog and while I still think that’s an awesome idea, right now, I’d like some answers to more targeted questions. So give a warm BTHR welcome to the BTHR Reader Survey (2011 Edition).

I’d really like to make this a yearly (or more) event. I think it is so important to get real, honest feedback to get better and better at this. Truthfully, I make money off of BTHR and if I’m going to be bringing in an income off of my work, I want it to be the best it can possibly be. Consider this my yearly performance review and you folks are my boss.

I hope that you’ll take 10 minutes (or so) and go answer some questions for me. After all, it’s a win-win. I get info about what you like and don’t and you get better, smarter, more targeted content that you’ve requested.

If that isn’t enough of a motivation, maybe it’ll sweeten the pot if I say if you complete the survey will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Free stuff is always awesome, right?

The survey will be open for responses until the end of December and fully expect me to pimp it out on a very frequentβ€”and probably annoyingβ€”basis.

Oh, one more thing: promise me you’ll be honest. I can’t get any better at this if everything is sugar-coated gum drops, you know? Are you ready to help a girl out? Then clicky-click the button below.

If you can’t take the survey right-this-very-second, I’ve added the button to the side bar over to your right and you can access it whenever you like. And make sure to come back after you are done to enter for the Amazon gift card.

giveaway rules, regs and how to enter:

  • There will be one winner of a $25 Amazon gift card code.
  • This contest is open to U.S. Residents age 18 or over only (but everyone can fill out the survey).
  • To enter: fill out the BTHR Reader Survey and then come back here and post a comment letting me know you did.
  • Entries close on December 29, 2011.

official rules and legalese:

To enter you must be 18 or older an a valid U.S. Resident. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from the pool of comments on this post. To be considered for the prize, you must provide a valid email address. Once a winner is notified and verified, a valid $25 Amazon gift card code will be e-mailed to the winner. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. To enter, fill out the BTHR Reader Survey and then return to this post and leave a comment saying you did. No purchase necessary to win. Entries will close on December 29, 2011 at noon (EST). The winner will be contacted by email on December 30, 2011. If the winner does not claim the prize within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random entry will be chosen from the pool. This contest is sponsored by Cassie Johnston of Bloomington, Indiana and is void where prohibited by law.


  1. Andrea Mccardle says

    Survey says…..! (Done!) (An I know you remember watching Family Feud as a kid, ‘cuz you’re close to my age)!

  2. Maija says

    done and done, you are wonderful Cassie! I love being a reader and can’t wait to continue on this journey with you!

  3. Coree says

    Took the survey! Love the fact you can open yourself up to constructive criticism. I think that’s hard to find in the blog world!

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