All posts tagged: feedback

What are your favourite topics?

Hello! How is your week going? Mine is a bit crazy, and has been quite busy so far… For a few days now, I’ve been trying to have a look at the blog stats, to see which days get the most traffic, see if there are any topics out there that get shared and all that. Unfortunately, I’ve been too busy and too distracted to focus on a long sheet of figures that so far don’t make any sense to me. You know how I roll, if it’s too difficult or weird, or I don’t know how to tackle it, it gets relegated to the bottom of my to-do list, until the little bulb in my brain lights up and I find a way to work on it. In the meantime, I had also been wondering about polls. I’ve seen some around in blogs, and WordPress has also done some posts about using them. I wonder. I wonder if readers actually like polls, if it increases page views and if it helps with interaction. The …

Samsung S4 malfunctioning… again.

Today, I have bad news. I’m afraid I’m not happy at all. OK, that’s not entirely true, I’m only partly annoyed. See, I’ve had a nice week overall. I’ve managed to catch up with a couple of friends, had news from others I hadn’t heard of in a while, and I did my training. Pilates also went well, I realised how much I had missed it. Yesterday I managed to write again on my novel, despite the writer’s block I had been suffering for way too long. This morning, I woke up ridiculously early to volunteer at a BHF run. I was at the registration tent and it was fun. After that, since my cinema buddy stood me up (it’s OK, all is forgiven) I decided to go on my own and finally watched Maleficent. Mixed feelings for now. Anyway, the reason I am annoyed is because of my mobile phone. You may know, or perhaps not, that I have a Samsung S4. I got it through my usual carrier, Vodafone, and let me tell …

So I read your blog the other day…

It’s interesting to see how whenever I talk about more personal topics, I get more views on my posts. Or maybe it’s because I’m more thoughtful about how I tag this type of post, who knows. Anyway, since many of my readers who don’t actually follow me (as in clicking “follow me”), are Facebook or Twitter friends, colleagues or, in general, people who know me personally; most of the feedback I get is by comments voiced when passing each other in a corridor, or via message, or at drinks. “Hey, so I read your blog the other day…” It’s quite interesting for me, as I guess for anyone who writes, to find out what readers think of my pieces, if scary at times. When you write a blog, or a book, or something that will end up being public, you always fear the negative feedback you might receive. I tend to find that since the Internet provides you with anonymity, as I mentioned in my previous post, negative comments can be harsh and hurtful, rather …