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Tell Us What You Think of the WireSpring Blog and Earn Bill's Eternal Gratitude

Published on: 2009-01-07

Happy New Year, everyone! Congratulations on making it back to work: last week's blog post saw an all-time record for "out of office" replies, with over 15% of our email subscribers bothering to turn that feature on. We're quickly coming up on five years of the WireSpring Blog, and while many others have started digital signage and kiosk blogs in that time period, I like to think we're still one of the best out there. OK, I like to think we're the best blog in the business, but even in my terribly egotistical mind I realize that there's still plenty of room for improvement. That's why I want to kick this year off by asking you how we can make this blog better.

If you would be so kind...

Below you will see a very brief 10-question survey. I know everybody has a lot on their plates right now, having just returned to work after some hopefully pleasant end-of-year distractions. But if you can take one to two minutes to fill this thing out, I promise to spend the rest of the year putting your suggestions into place.

What's in it for you?

Well, if you value the research, insights, commentary and ramblings we've been publishing, this is your chance to potentially get it more closely tailored to your needs. We spend a LOT of time and money on research every year, so now you have the opportunity to tell us how you'd like to see those resources allocated. The survey is totally anonymous and will literally take you less than two minutes to complete. So what do you have to lose? Go ahead, start answering those questions!

I'll let this survey run through the end of January and then put up another post explaining the results and what we intend to do with them. Thanks for your participation, and here's to a happy and prosperous 2009!

Does anybody ever read these call-to-action statements? Leave a comment and let me know!


+1 # manolo 2009-01-07 20:48
I do. - and I think your approach to getting feedback on how to make your blog better- is a good thing.
+1 # Bill Gerba 2009-01-08 20:04
Hi Manolo, Guess it's just you and me in here :) Thanks for the feedback!
0 # Christie 2009-01-12 15:51
Hi Bill - I filled out the survey. :) Soliciting and obtaining feedback can definitely be a's a required (and not easy) part of my job so I know where you are coming from! You have always been most kind and generous in sharing your thoughts, so I hope the survey is a success. Thanks.
0 # James Tenser 2009-01-14 17:47
You do a great job with this, Bill. (And you've said some kind things about my work, which I very much appreciate.) Don't be discouraged that you get few comments. I've been a business journalist for 30 years, and the feedback in that time wouldn't fill a shoebox. It's simply not in the nature of busy business people to comment very much.
0 # Robert Brown 2009-01-14 22:28
Just received you email for this week must have missed the one last week. Filled out the survey but polldaddy said that it was closed "survey not found". I think you do a great service for this industry keep up the good work.
0 # Val 2009-01-15 02:55
Keep up the good work, Bill. Your blog has been a very valuable source of insights as we try to develop and grow the Digital Signage business here in the Far East. Thank you for your efforts.
0 # Bo Eriksson 2009-01-16 09:51
During the years we have worked closely with you Bill I have allways been a amazed by the time and effort that you put down in writeing in the blog. We have also over the years got positive feedback from potential customers that say they read articals, however they seldom been aware of the connection between the blog and Firecast. Keep up the fantastic work ..and to try to point out the USP for Firecast as ofen as possible.. Thanks Bo
0 # Roahre Jansen 2009-01-19 16:40
Dear Bill i am personally greatfull that this industry has an excellent captain such as yourself.In the last year i have researched from various resources worlwide and i assure you that as far as my company in South Africa is concerned you are our inspiration and motivation. Keep on rocking dude. My best as always Roahre.
0 # ROAHRE JANSEN 2009-01-19 18:28
Sorry did mean worldwide.
0 # Bill Gerba 2009-01-19 19:05
All, Thanks very much for taking the time to comment. It's great to get some feedback, and I'm very much looking forward to sharing the results of this poll with everyone, and making the changes needed to make this blog even more useful to the industry.
0 # Jake McKnight 2009-01-25 02:46
Bill, I just found you guys not to long ago and everything that I have came across in your blogs have been tremendously helpful. With that being said please keep up the good work and prompt responses!
0 # Bill Gerba 2009-02-03 20:38
Hi Jake, Welcome to the industry, and thanks for the kind words. Let us know if we can help. - Bill
0 # Amielle Lake 2009-04-29 00:14
Hi Bill, Great article - you are speaking our language! I would like to touch base with you and further discuss the opportunities tied to mobile and digital signage...taking an otherwise ambient form of media and making it truly interactive.. Amielle

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