Balancing Our Time Online

As a woman who juggles a writing career, two businesses, a family and a needy husband, my time online is very balanced between what I do and read. I choose reading smaller articles even if that means I need to click on links to obtain further information or be led to the sites or products they are talking about. I choose reading smaller articles online so I can write my articles, browse through hundreds of emails, read other job offers, and manage a business site or two.

This is not a matter of not enjoying reading larger formats, or even writing them for that matter. I believe larger articles are meant for either paper publications, or personal download in a PDF,email or ebook format.

I am conducting a very important survey, and would like about 1000 responses before I write an article on what people prefer to do online when their time is limited to only an hour or so a day. Regular working people working 8-4, 9-5, then coming home and taking care of other matters.

I have attached a poll, and the answers are keep private. A simple yes or no. If you do not use emails, or chat, then you can subsitute that answer with doing other things online other then reading 1500 word articles.

I am asking for any help in doing this survey. It only takes about thirty seconds to read and answer.Much appreciated for your assistance in coming up with some statistics.

Another worthy thing to consider is Ehow, which receives more views then any site in the world, takes five minutes to read one posting which is about 250 words.

I am not talking about tutorial sites where lengthier articles are needed, which will be another poll all together. Those sites should remain a tutorial site, and nothing more then tutorials for those looking for larger formats.


This is not a matter of not enjoying reading larger formats, or even writing them for that matter. I believe larger articles are meant for either paper publications, or personal download in a PDF,email or ebook format.

I am conducting a very important survey, and would like about 1000 responses before I write an article on what people prefer to do online when their time is limited to only an hour or so a day. Regular working people working 8-4, 9-5, then coming home and taking care of other matters.

I have attached a poll, and the answers are keep private. A simple yes or no. If you do not use emails or chat, then you can subsitute that answer with doing other things online other then reading 1500 word articles.

I am asking for any help in doing this survey. It only takes about thirty seconds to read and answer.Much appreciated for your assistance in coming up with some statistics.


Please keep in mind the question says when your time is limited.

Another worthy thing to consider is Ehow, which receives more views then any site in the world, takes five minutes to read one posting which is about 250 words.

I am not talking about tutorial sites where lengthier articles are needed, which will be another poll all together. Those sites should remain a tutorial site, and nothing more then tutorials for those looking for larger formats.

The poll is about regular web sites, regular web content, should they be 1500 words instead of 400-500? Should they keep longer articles on a separate site? Such as tutorial sites or very short story sites?

I am on the goodreads website, I have nothing against reading longer formats. I read books, sometimes 2-3 at a time.

Please keep in mind the question says when your time is limited.

Dawn Gordon, freelance writer for various locations online.

http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/2369460/

 

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