Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Reader Survey

Thanks to the slow news cycle, I'd like to entertain something I've long been wanting to do.

Basically, when I sit here and bang away, I know I'm writing, but I haven't a clue who I'm writing for -- well, except for the eight people (and curial officials) who e.mail me. That being the case, I'd like to get a better sense of the whole, so down the line I know what issues, hot-spots and stories would be of interest to everyone, or a good portion of everyone.

So, as you're able, if you could kindly answer the questions below and either drop your replies in the comment box or e.mail them to me, it'd be a great help, and hopefully you'll see the answers reflected as things keep moving forward. As always, any other feedback beyond these questions is more than welcome. Confidentiality is assured. Thanks in advance.

Here goes:

1. Location -- Where are you reading from?

2. What's your interest? Level of involvement? Christmas-and-Easter? Daily Mass-goer? Parish council member? Journalist? Or just a curiosity as to games Catholics play?

3. Cultural preferences -- Favorite authors, TV shows, music?

4. What other blogs/news outlets do you regularly read/visit? ("Regularly" could mean 3-5 times a week or more.)

5. This is the biggie: Please cite the elements of ecclesiastical life of greatest importance to you. (Some examples: doctrinal fidelity, consistent enagement on secular issues, pro-life activism, social justice efforts, liturgy, abuse prevention efforts, priestly formation, lay involvement, and the list goes on....)

Thanks again. Speak up!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Laura Gonzalez said...

1. Location -- Santa Rosa, CA. About an hour north of the Golden Gate.

2. What's your interest? Level of involvement? I live at church, or so my husband complains. Parish council member; RCIA Czarina; on/off religious ed teacher (now permanently off, I hope); youth liturgy team (heaven knows why); special liturgy committee (special days like T-giving); master catechist, teach basic catechist classes, mostly in Spanish; community builder.

3. Cultural preferences -- no tv; movies classics: Albert Finney, James Mason, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck; Streisand; U2; Jennifer Knapp; 80s new wave; Blind Boys of Alabama; stories of faeries; young adult fiction (for work).

4. What other blogs/news outlets do you regularly read/visit? SF Chronicle; BBC; Open Book; lots of online journals.

5. This is the biggie: Please cite the elements of ecclesiastical life of greatest importance to you. Social justice. Hmmmm....not sure what else to write here. Am interested in forming a real community at my chruch, make it more than a place to go on Sunday.

Laura Gonzalez
mayangrl[at]yahoodotcom

20/7/05 18:18  

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