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When it comes to general tastes, the vast majority of you turned out to role-players (which shouldn't really come as a big surprise) with a general interest in fantasy, ahead of science-fiction by a nose. About a quarter of you are interested in horror and just under 40 per cent in comics and superheroes, so I'd say I was pretty much on the ball - even if less than half of you are interested in Doctor Who!
The role-playing scored strongly in the "reasons for visiting the site" as well (57 per cent), with the second highest reason being Doctor Who news and reviews at only 11.4 per cent.
Apparently 86 per cent of my readership are roleplayers - judging by the fact that only 16 people skipped the "if you run or play RPGs what's your favourite genre question", the results of which are shown below:
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Although I've always pitched this blog (first when it was HeroPress and now that it's I'd Rather Be Killing Monsters...) as a general geek magazine site, I'm pleased to see that my recent push on role-playing has paid off and is drawing in a solid audience.
My concern here is that I've always been more of a consumer than a creator and will never be as prodigious as some of the more high-end old school roleplaying blogs who produce top quality new - and usable - gaming material on a regular basis.
I admire their dedication, but find my own fickle nature ill-suited to such a laser-beam focus and am concerned that as my fad radar swings round to a new topic (which it inevitably will) if some of my more focused Followers will slip away.
Not that I have an issue with readers drifting off. I've been lucky to date in that for every Follower I've lost I've soon picked up two others - and I can't blame people for unsubscribing when they joined because I'd written a string of articles about Subject A and now my attention has shifted to Subject B which isn't quite their cup of tea.
This article has been a general overview of the reader survey results and, once again, I'd like to thank the 102 people who took part in the survey (far exceeding my wildest dreams) and shared their views - both positive and negative - about what I'm trying to do here.
A couple of issues arose out of the survey which I'd like to address in more detail, and sound out your further opinions on. These I'll try and post up in the next few days.