Random Survey

So… Recently some of you have told me—and you know who you are, although you probably shouldn’t be too quick to act all smug, because you’ll think it’s you, but it’s actually been more than one of you, so you’re not the only one, and therefore you’re not nearly as special as you think you are, so stop thinking so self-importantly—that you would be more inclined to read brannongolden.com, and perhaps even read it more often, if I posted with less frequency.

Believe me, I feel your pain. Sometimes, the burden of responsibility I feel to make certain that I provide you with ample obnoxious humor every Monday, Wednesday and Friday is almost more than I can bear some weeks. The pressure and anxiety has been sufficient that my investments alone are helping to keep solvent Pepsico, the manufacturers of the delightful Mountain Dew Code Red. Which, in a random aside, you know has to actually be really healthy and good for you, because just look at the picture of how fit this chick is on the Code Red info page:

Sweet Nectar of Life

So anyways, what’s up? I know the stuff I write is too many words. But that’s genuinely because in my opinion it takes a while to tell a good story—especially to tell it well. I have a target word count that I shoot for (and then conveniently overshoot by a substantial margin—except for this time, when I labored to hit it square on the nose; can you guess what it is?) each time I sit down to write for you.

So now it’s your turn to write, at least a little. I need your feedback. I need your help.  Please tell me: How much is too much? How often is too often? Would you guys be cool with just two posts a week? One?  What’s that magic number? (If I write two, it will most likely be on Mondays and Thursdays. If I write one, it will most definitely be on Monday.) If I write less often, I can write more. (I’ll bet you thought I was going to say “better,” didn’t you?) Well, maybe that, too.

Please either comment below with your feedback, or let me know on Facebook, or let me know on Twitter. And if you know other people who read brannongolden.com, please let them know that I’m asking today. I want as many people as possible (or at least who care) to let me know how I can serve you.

Is three days a week too much?

Why do I always feel obligated to ask questions in italics? (It’s actually a strategy based on ample research, you know—the idea being to engage you with leading questions that invite you to participate and contribute your voice to a so-called “conversation.”)  Do you think that’s poppycock? Do you even know what “poppycock” means? Say it aloud, right now where you are, ESPECIALLY if other people are around. It feels good to say, doesn’t it? You’re very naughty.

14 Responses to “Random Survey”

  1. Arly October 29, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    I am only thinking of myself when I say stay with Mon, Wed, Fri.

    • Brannon October 29, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

      I expected no less, dear friend.

  2. Brian Russell October 29, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    I say stick with three, but publish all three at 3pm on Wednesdays: http://on.mash.to/915CWC

    • Brannon October 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

      Genius! You should consult! Never mind that my analytics tell me Monday is the heaviest-read day I have—by far. Analytics, schmanalytics, I always say. (And I know you’ve heard me say it.)

  3. Bea October 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    You write it..I read it! I am pretty easy. More the question..what can you squeeze around your crazy-busy schedule?

    • Brannon October 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

      All right.

  4. Cooper Strange October 29, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    “Crazy-busy schedule”? Poppycock! You are a run-down has-been who works at home. You have all the time in the world, and thus owe it to us all to entertain us at our every whim. I say more, better, and more frequent!

    And give me that Code Red, while your at it.

    • Brannon October 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

      Hm. So many possible responses swirling in my head. I’ll just stick with this one:

      your -> you’re

  5. mary October 29, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    Who in the heck is telling that you post too many times! Poppycock!! I look forward to M,W,F just so I can go to brannongolden.com and read what you have to say. I especially enjoyed the Vermont diaries and the story about the RV in the walmart parking lot. Never listen to the naysayers, I tell you!!

    • Brannon October 29, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

      Wow, you’re kind of scary when you get riled up.

  6. kathleen soukup October 29, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    I like what you’re doing now. Sometimes I read them when they come out but sometimes I hoard them til the end of the week.

    • Brannon October 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

      Who would have thought Kat was a hoarder? (I’m gonna sign you up for that show…)

  7. Cooper Strange November 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Grrr. I hate getting caught using the wrong your/you’re.

    • Brannon November 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

      Well, I hate being that guy…so I guess we’re even.

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