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!

  • Mary

    That's the cutest little request to get people to complete a survey that I have ever read.

  • Bummed in Poulsbo

    I tried to complete your survey, but after trying three times and waiting five minutes for the survey to open, I gave up.  I think I just had a “duh moment.”

  • Ben

    Survey link seems bad to me.

  • BryanHowell

    Hi all!

    We've had hundreds of responses to our survey, and the vast majority seem to be able to get to the survey without any trouble. But we're seeing a handful of people who can't seem to get into the survey at all.

    If you can't get into the survey but you'd like to share your thoughts about sweet digs, just email me at “bryan.howell@redfin.com” and we'll do this the old-fashioned way. (Well, old-fashioned for the internet, anyway.)

  • Cudlipptown

    so, where is the link for the survey?

  • http://twitter.com/Rebecca_Darley Rebecca Darley

    The link worked for me!  Personally I think it's refreshing to read creative topics mixed in with the industry stats.  There's only so much mortgage rate analyzing one can take but cool decorating tips, neighborhood updates and funky home findings are good for brief entertainment.