You know who your real friends are when you start asking them for help. It’s not who responds that determines this, it’s who you ask. The other day I was compiling an email distribution list of people I know to send out a survey to. As I was going through my list for the final cut, I had thoughts like “would she even remember me?” and “do I really want to get in touch with this person again?” Why do I still have all these people in my address book? Must be my pack rat mentality. Save everything, you might need it some day. I left everyone on the list. I need them.
At any rate, the good news of the week is that the logo is done. It’s good, and I like it. I hired a small company via guru.com (let’s not even get into the usability of *that* web site – ugh) and they were reasonable and fast and competent. I lucked out. You can see the new logo here: http://www.grouvia.com.
Ok, so back to the survey. Now that the logo is done I can really focus on this. I created a demo using the OpenOffice version of PowerPoint. I did a mock up of the main member home page and did a step-through of each different section of the screen and explained what it does. I created an initial introduction of what grouvia.com is, and the purpose of the survey, which is to get input on the initial out-of-the-gate set of features.
I’m not sure what a good response rate is but if I get 10% I’ll be thrilled. I’m not offering any compensation or incentives for people to complete the survey, so I really am relying on the fact that my family and friends will sincerely want to help me. I don’t want to go back to this till too often, so I really need to make this a good quality survey to elicit valuable responses.
Do I sound like I know what I’m doing?
I’d love for anyone reading this post in the next week to either email me privately or post a comment telling me if you’re interested in helping me by participating in my survey. If not this one, maybe the next one, I’m sure there will be several.