Last week in this spot, I posted a survey on how we could improve your site and a lot of you responded. First, we do appreciate all of you that took the time to let us know what you think about the site and I am taking your suggestions seriously. So without any further adieu, here are the results of our reader survey. Note I am not going to run down every question, but just some of the relevant ones.
1. Which UK sport do you want to see us cover?
1) Basketball – 85%
2) Football – 80%
3) Baseball – 45%
4) UK Hoops – 35%
5) Soccer – 20%
We heard you loud and clear. In addition, we will be giving you more coverage of football and once the season starts, you will have daily football stories as well. We will also cover baseball in the spring and Daniel Solzman is going to have interviews on the site with past Wildcats and Cats who were recently drafted. He had an interview with former baseball coach Keith Madison last night and one with former Cat Scott Downs. As for UK Hoops, we will try to give you more coverage and at the very least give you game recaps. Same goes for soccer and may cover them on a weekly basis. We will work on the “Big three” for now and have some time for UK Hoops and soccer to roll around.
2. Do you follow us on social media?
1) Yes 60%
2) No 40%
This is partly on us and we will be stepping up our social media game, especially on Facebook. So if you do not now, please follow us at @wildcatbluenatn and on Facebook. I have discontinued the automatic feeder to Facebook and from now on, every Facebook post will be written by an actual staff member
3. What football features do you like the most?
1) KNOW YOUR ENEMY game previews – 65%
2) Recruiting profiles – 55%
3) Kyle’s matchup previews – 55%
4) Post game analysis – 50%
5) Player Previews – 40%
6) Opinion/Features – 40%
We get it. You like previews. In addition to my KYE post and Kyle’s post, Jason will have his own preview as well. In addition, we are going to introduce you to all the incoming freshmen class in July and have about three weeks of football preview in August. We love us some UK basketball, but we are big football fans as well.
4. If it were available, would you participate in a Friday night live podcast/call in show?
1) Yes – 60%
2) No – 40%
As long as people come and participate, we will do this. Mark your calendars for August 31 when we have us a live Louisville call in blog, probably around 9PM or so. The response was a little less committal about live football blogs, but we will try to do one for the Louisville game on September 2.
5. What type of basketball stories are your favorites?
1) Recruiting Stories/Player Features – 70%
2) Recruiting Profiles/Know Your Enemy Previews – 65%
3) Opinion Pieces/Game Recaps – 60%
Thanks for the high marks on our basketball and we will keep producing these stories for you. We have already profiled the 2013 class and in July will start profiling the 2014 and even the 2015 class. We may also add another preview to complement the Know Your Enemy.