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Feb 11 2010

Take the Blag Hag 2010 Census!

I like data. No, really. Whenever there’s something I can measure or perform statistics on, I do. I like to graph my weight over time, find correlations between silly variables like doucheyness vs. time spent dating a guy, and create networks that diagram which of my friends have kissed each other (it’s a frightening web).

Don’t worry, you don’t have to make out with anyone against your will. But I would like you to complete a short survey!

I’m mainly curious about some of the general demographics of my readers, what you guys like about the blog, and what I can do to improve it in the future. I figure now is a great time to start collecting this sort of data. My blog is creeping up on it’s first birthday, and I think it would be pretty neat to have a regular data set throughout my years of blogging. Wouldn’t it be cool to see how it changes over time? I didn’t ask as many questions as I could have because 1) I’m limited to 10 and 2) I didn’t want to annoy you guys. But I still like getting a general idea!

Feel free to post comments and complaints in this post as well, though I have allotted you a free response question on the survey if you’d like to make a completely anonymous comment. I promise this isn’t a nefarious scheme to sell your demographic information to some mega corporation – at most the data may be posted anonymously as a couple graphs in a later post.

So, please take the survey!

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  1. 1
    Veritas

    I bet you can tell which entry is mine!

  2. 2
    Veritas

    I bet you can tell which entry is mine!

  3. 3
    Joé McKen

    Whereas, mine’s so generic you probably can’t tell it apart from others. =P

  4. 4
    Joé McKen

    Whereas, mine’s so generic you probably can’t tell it apart from others. =P

  5. 5
    Frank Bellamy

    why are all the labels (atheist, agnostic, etc) capitalized?

  6. 6
    Frank Bellamy

    why are all the labels (atheist, agnostic, etc) capitalized?

  7. 7
    Jen

    Frank: Just for grammatical reasons. Notice all the options for all the questions are capitalized. Don't freak out ;)

    Joe: I can tell which one is yours because you put "=P" in the free response, no? Hehe.

  8. 8
    Jen

    Frank: Just for grammatical reasons. Notice all the options for all the questions are capitalized. Don’t freak out ;)Joe: I can tell which one is yours because you put “=P” in the free response, no? Hehe.

  9. 9
    Joé McKen

    … Fucknuggets. I gotta stop using those. (Or chatting, which is where I acquired the habit.)

  10. 10
    Joé McKen

    … Fucknuggets. I gotta stop using those. (Or chatting, which is where I acquired the habit.)

  11. 11
    BeamStalk

    Done, and more sexy pirate outfits is always a good thing.

  12. 12
    BeamStalk

    Done, and more sexy pirate outfits is always a good thing.

  13. 13
    Nicholas Goldsmith

    Awesome survey! I loved the inclusion of Transgender and Asexual in some of the demographic questions!

  14. 14
    Nicholas Goldsmith

    Awesome survey! I loved the inclusion of Transgender and Asexual in some of the demographic questions!

  15. 15
    BathTub

    Yes more sexy pirates!

    You should have included the book review in 'how we heard of you', I think I heard of that through pharyngula, so I put pharyngula.

  16. 16
    BathTub

    Yes more sexy pirates!You should have included the book review in ‘how we heard of you’, I think I heard of that through pharyngula, so I put pharyngula.

  17. 17
    Rev. Ouabache

    Done and done. You'll know which one is mine because I'm pretty sure I'm the only Discordian that reads your blog. (You are all popes though, so there!)

  18. 18
    Rev. Ouabache

    Done and done. You’ll know which one is mine because I’m pretty sure I’m the only Discordian that reads your blog. (You are all popes though, so there!)

  19. 19
    Marcus

    So, anyone not say yes to the sexy pirate outfit option? Anyone? Anyone? OK, cool. Any chance you could find somewhere that charges a little less for the t shirts, as awesome as that design is.

  20. 20
    Marcus

    So, anyone not say yes to the sexy pirate outfit option? Anyone? Anyone? OK, cool. Any chance you could find somewhere that charges a little less for the t shirts, as awesome as that design is.

  21. 21
    Jen

    Marcus: Unfortunately nearly all print to order shirt sites cost the same :(

    And as for the sexy pirate outfit option, I'm pretty sure that's winning, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, haha

  22. 22
    Jen

    Marcus: Unfortunately nearly all print to order shirt sites cost the same :(And as for the sexy pirate outfit option, I’m pretty sure that’s winning, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, haha

  23. 23
    Jaki

    I love surveys! I should have put that I want more of them. Damn!

  24. 24
    Jaki

    I love surveys! I should have put that I want more of them. Damn!

  25. 25
    BeamStalk

    Well Jen, you never said who would be in a sexy pirate outfit, so it works for everyone.

  26. 26
    BeamStalk

    Well Jen, you never said who would be in a sexy pirate outfit, so it works for everyone.

  27. 27
    J. James

    Sweet. I need to do this for my blog. I bet my mom would respond.

  28. 28
    J. James

    Sweet. I need to do this for my blog. I bet my mom would respond.

  29. 29
    Sili

    Nah, you're awesomeful enough already.

    On the other hand if the sexy pirate outfit option refers to the (not so) sooperseekrit boyfriend, we might be open for negotiation.

  30. 30
    Sili

    Nah, you’re awesomeful enough already.On the other hand if the sexy pirate outfit option refers to the (not so) sooperseekrit boyfriend, we might be open for negotiation.

  31. 31
    thewrittenwordreviews

    Completed the survey :) I've given my email in the Question box also.

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    thewrittenwordreviews

    Completed the survey :) I’ve given my email in the Question box also.

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