Thanks again for taking my survey and offering input on what content to include here at Marriage Gems. We have a great diversity of readers–in geography, in age, and in marriage status or length of marriage. Respondents come from every area of the United States, as well as Canada, Australia and the Philippines. Sixty-one percent of you are aged 30 to 50; 21% are between 20 and 30; and 16% are older than 50. The rest are younger than 20.
I was surprised at the number of single or engaged readers we have–more than 16%. Your future spouses are lucky you care enough about the topic to become more informed. Most respondents have been married one to twenty years. Almost 15% have been married 21 to 30 years, and 5% have been married more than 30 years. So there is some real wisdom and life experience in this group!
I appreciate your suggestions for topics. The most popular topics include marriage skills education and tips (finance, communication, listening, forgiveness, etc.). In the skills area, several people requested more topics on keeping the passion and romance alive. The next most popular topic requested was stories and examples from successful couples interviewed. Nearly tying were requests for research-based marriage tips, marriage advice from the experts, and personal insights from yours truly. About 8% requested more marriage research and trends along with marriage book reviews.
As for frequency, 61% prefer twice a week, while 39% prefer three or five times a week. I will plan to maintain 2-3 posts per week, generally on Monday/Wednesday and Fridays.
I will keep all these preferences in mind in my planning, and again I appreciate your time in responding. As always, feel free to email me through the contact page, or post a comment on any post. I read and respond personally to each request. Also, keep in mind that there is a search on the home page so you can access content on topics of interest.
Finally, please consider sharing the blog or a post you like with friends you feel could benefit. I wish you all marital bliss!