This article was originally posted by Ryan at the original HillRunner.com Blogs.
First, I want to thank those of you who took the time to fill out the survey. I’m going to leave it open through the end of February if anyone else wants to take it yet and I will check in again once I close it to see if new responses have arrived. However, once I took the link off the site, responses have pretty quickly diminished so I’m ready to review the initial results and report what I see and what I’m going to do about it.
First, it’s not a big surprise to me that the blogs, calculators and treadmill pace chart were the most used parts of the site. I was a little surprised to see the calculators leading the way but I think that’s a good thing. I think the calculators are useful tools and I’m glad to see they are valued by you.
As for what you’d like to see improved, I expected the blogs to lead the way and they did. I’m hard at work improving them and I did make a couple additions even while the survey was running. More is on the way.
A little surprise came up with the second most popular choice for improvement, the calculators. I figured it would be the training log. This is good to know and some ideas were given, some which would be more difficult than others, but all of which will be reviewed and considered.
The training log did show up as the third most popular choice for improvement and I will definitely keep that in mind. I also have some ideas for what could be beneficial there and will devote some time to those ideas.
I also slipped in a final question about a project I’ve been working on and planning to release later this year. I realize it’s not for everyone, nothing really is, but there was enough interest in this project that I do intend to continue.
Again, I appreciate all the feedback. Every response will be considered and is deeply valued. I hope this will help me build a better and more useful HillRunner.com in 2015.
I also intend to keep doing a survey annually, probably in January. I feel this will help me focus my efforts on what is most needed or desired.
If you have any comments on the survey or the results, please don’t hesitate to share, either through the comments here or via the contact form.