What Do You People WANT?

I’m just going to level with y’all.

It’s one of my performance goals to write one of these blog posts every week, and every week, I approach the goal with a healthy heapin’ spoonful of a little something I like to call dread, or as they call it in German, dredenscheiningruvenshtocken.*

Now at first I thought that this dread was just some sort of performance anxiety, but I had an epiphany yesterday. Okay, maybe epiphany is a little strong. Maybe “duh-moment” would be more accurate.

I have no idea what you guys and gals want to read about. None at all.

But I’m not supposed to admit that, right? I’m supposed to just keep trying different articles and then track your pageviews like I’m some sort of criminal mastermind, then slowly and gradually hit on a winning formula of pure crowd-pleasingness; drawing you in, addicting you to content without you ever even knowing it. Mwa ha ha.

Frankly, that sounds like a lot of work, and really, I’m not the mastermind type. So I thought I’d just ask. Nicely.

So, could I please ask you to take a minute to fill out a little survey I came up with? Please? Pleeeeeease? (It helps if you picture me staring up at you with big puppy-dog eyes. It works especially well if you picture me as an actual puppy.**)

Take the Sweet Digs survey!

I can’t really promise you any toys or treats or anything, but I can promise that I’ll do my best to give you something worthwhile to read. And then everybody wins.

Thanks all!

*Not real German. Sorry Germany!
**Seriously, can you imagine that? Some cute puppy sitting at a keyboard, typing away with his little paws? That would be adorable!

  • andrew

    How about all the scams going on right now regarding sales. How many rental property owners who have taken second and third loans against their properties in the good times but now aren't paying the mortgages but still stockpile the rents which they then use to buy distressed/short sale properties at bargain basement prices because they are using all cash.

  • Boo

    I second Andrew's suggestion – all the shennanegans going on with distressed properties at all stages/levels.  Also, I like a lot more than 3 of the topics in the first survey question.  Why not use them all (one at a time, of course) for weekly blog posts!

  • BryanHowell

    Thanks andrew and Boo! Good suggestion, definitely.

    Also, Boo, regarding your point about using the various different topics, it's been interesting to see the “spread” of votes. Market updates and neighborhood-level trends are definitely the most popular, but there's a little bit of support for nearly everything. So you might get your wish :)

  • Fd614

    What? You want blogs about conspiracy theories that don't actually exist? Interesting!

    • andrew

      Clearly you haven't been trying to buy any of the aforementioned properties in the last two years…..