Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Blogads is sponsoring a comprehensive poll of blog readers. I’d love it if some Candy Blog readers would participate. Of course I’d like to know more about my readers (like your flossing habits and your pet preferences) as I think this helps me and other bloggers to understand what you’re looking for.
It’s a pretty long survey and takes about 5-8 minutes to go through. You’re not obligated to answer all the questions, so feel free to skip any you don’t like.
I will happily share some of this info when the project is done. You can preview some of the data here:
As you’ve noticed, Candy Blog has had advertising in the right column and below the first post for over a year now. I don’t make much money off of it and I appreciate the folks who have supported the choice to monetize the blog. I’ve tried to encourage those advertisers that I believe in and that I think you’re interested in. That money goes towards the hosting, software and programming of the site as well as the candy I buy and review. What little is left over goes towards my travel expenses for All Candy Expo. So that’s my full disclosure on the matter. Sharing info about who you are and what sorts of things you might help me attract advertisers or help the current ones promote their products and services a little better. It will not mean that this site will suddenly be deluged with flashing and animated intrusions into your reading experience.
Nothing’s going to change what this blog is about: Candy.
UPDATE: Here’s what some of the data looks like. At the moment I’m rather disappointed that the flossing habits of Candy Blog readers are not as good as the general blog-reading public. (But perhaps this will attract dental care products as advertisers.)
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I agree completely with the majority of the voters: it’s the ingredients in a candy bar that compel me to try it. Package design comes in a close second in my book as well, especially when gauging whether the bar is fresh and described accurately. And pictures are nice too ... amp up my expectations with glossy chocolate and strings of chewy caramel .... drool.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I knew you were a dark-leaning bunch, but I had no idea.
As for me, I think I’m an equal opportunity indulger. I like to think that dark makes me look intelligent and sophisticated, but sometimes I want the sweet, creamy rush of milk chocolate. And then there are those unknown cravings for the vapid indulgence of all sugar and fat in white chocolate. Good thing we have so many choices.
When it comes to fine chocolates such as truffles, there’s nothing like dark. But then as a block for plain old eating, milk fits the bill. I usually leave boxed chocolates covered in milk for last.
Monday, January 29, 2007
So it looks like you want more of the regular old stuff and less of the artisans & chocolatiers.
Your wish is my command! I do have some chocolatiers to get through (because of gifts) but I’ll try to limit that to twice a month (or provide them as bonus weekend reviews). That leaves you with approximately 20 other limited edition, mass market, regionally manufactured, limited edition items each month!
I also have a HUGE backlog of candies, you can browse the ones that I’ve taken photos of here.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Wow, these are really interesting results. Not to mention the fact that this was a poorly constructed poll, because it assumed that you either made resolutions about candy or you made no resolutions at all.
I’m actually glad to hear that so many folks are going to try to eat better candy. I mean really, life’s too short for bad candy! I’m hoping that those who said that they were going to eat less candy meant that the candy they were going to eat was going to be better as well.
Saturday, January 6, 2007
What great results to see! It looks like giving candy is alive and well.
For the record, besides my stocking, I got several candy gifts:
So what did you give or get?
Thursday, December 28, 2006
I must have been very busy because I forgot to post the results of the Favorite Nut poll a couple of weeks ago.
Wow, I was totally surprised to see that Cashews were by far the most popular but also that Pecans tromped Walnuts.
I voted for Cashews, but Pecans are a close second. But nothing really tops the flexibility and price of peanuts.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The most recent poll was about favorite Christmas candy classics.
I was suprised at how well Toblerone bars performed but of course nothing pleases me more to see that traditional homemade items are still by the far the biggest winner.
For those who picked homemade, what are these items?
(I voted for hard candies because Christmas has traditionally been the only time I could get a hold of barley sugar candies.)
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