The results are in. Thank you to everyone who responded!
Who is the average reader? She is a 20-something single who is an Orthodox convert.
However, there is plenty of variation in readership. 25% of respondents copped to being male. 1 in 5 is married. Ages range from teens up to the 60s, tho about 70% of you are in your 20s & 30s. Half of you are Orthodox, 40% of you are Catholic, and the rest are “other Christian” and even a couple of you are atheist/agnostics (we salute your readership!). And for what you like and want more of, you’re 100% all over the place.
Many of you like our Friday link round-ups, and a few of you bemoaned them. Words of Wisdom are a grand disappointment because they’re so short and not our original thoughts. (Guys, they come every Wednesday. It’s that or nothin’.) You mostly love advice posts and questions from the search terms. Awesome! Write in so we can do more of that.
Some of you want more posts about being single and happy while you search or don’t search, some of you want to hear about the struggles of singlehood, and some are yearning for articles on how to meet and attract Orthodox dates. There were some great suggestions about specific topics, like engagement and isolation and being people of faith in the modern world. We had requests for more posts about societal issues beyond singleness, for posts about anything other than dating/singleness, and for more posts about surviving dating and the single life. More advice, more personal experiences, more common sense and wisdom. Most of all, though, you requested more posts.
In short, your feedback was awesome. We’d love to write more about dating, and not-dating, and things other than dating. We’re thrilled that you like the linkages and the advice posts and the in-depth posts, we love your ideas, and we’ll keep it coming. We do want to lay our cards on the table, though, and say that we’re doing the best we can.
All three of us work full time, and we each have a pile of commitments outside of that. Laura’s planning a wedding and surviving nursing school, Brigid’s being Carmen Sandiego and traveling as often as not, and Anna’s plotting to take over the world from her headquarters in Chicago. We love what we do here and the community we have with you all. We wouldn’t trade it for the world. But time and energy are already stretched thin.
We need your help. Please feel free to write in for advice on questions big or small, send us your favorite quotes and interesting links, suggest topics, or better still write something of your own and send it our way. We’d love to read it, and if it’s a good fit we might like to run it.
We’re taking Holy Week off, but we’ll see you post-Pascha! Have a very blessed Lent. When we see you next we’ll be eating bacon and paskha and singing the Paschal troparion til your ears bleed.