July 29th, 2010 by Will Entrekin

Help Me with My Homework?

So, I’m doing my MBA. This semester focuses on consumer behavior and requires a laddering interview. Which is about decisions and finding out why people do what, and all that kind of thing.

So here’s the deal: I need your responses. I’m going to paste the interview after the jump. Think of it as one of those surveys everyone always used to love to do.

I think I’d most like to work this as an e-mail thing. Unless you want to post your response after the comments.

To sweeten the pot: anyone who responds will receive a copy of the first chapter of “Meets Girl,” by e-mail. If you comment, I’ll send it to the e-mail used in the form. If you email it to me (at willentrekin at gmail dot com), I’ll respond to the survey with the chapter.

I’ll appreciate every response I get. I’d love to deluge the course’s submission box with reader responses.

Thanks in advance. Survey after the jump:

Age:

Location (City, State, Country):

How did you find out about Entrekin?
A. Myspace
B. Facebook
C. Twitter
D. Main site (Will in the World)
E. The Nervous Breakdown
F. Link to Will in the World/The Nervous Breakdown
If through a link, what site were you reading that linked to Entrekin?

Do you follow/read Will Entrekin’s writing often?

If so, through what means?
A. Mainly through Facebook.
B. Twitter updates.
C. Main site (Will in the World)
D. The Nervous Breakdown
E. Self-titled collection

Did you purchase/download Entrekin (the collection)?

If so, how did you find it?
A. Myspace
B. Facebook
C. Twitter
D. Main site (Will in the World)
E. The Nervous Breakdown
F. Other

If “Other,” please explain in a few words.

If so, what is your favorite work within it?

If you have a preference for Entrekin’s work, which is it?
A. Essays
B. Fiction
C. Poetry
D. Twitter feed

Which subjects do you like to read Entrekin discuss?
A. Writing
B. Graduate school
C. Teaching
D. Travel
E. Life
F. Politics
G. Lifestyle

Do you follow Entrekin on Twitter?

Are you Entrekin’s friend on Facebook?

Do you subscribe to Entrekin’s main site (Will in the World)?

If so, how do you receive it (RSS, email, regular site visits, other)?

On a scale of one to ten, with one being not at all and ten being “Can’t wait,” how much are you looking forward to reading Entrekin’s novels?

If Entrekin published a novel, how would you prefer to read it?
A. In book form.
B. On the main site.
C. On a Kindle/iPad.
D. As a .pdf.

If Entrekin published a novel, how much would you be willing to pay for it in digital form?
A. Nothing; I’d rather read it free and then donate.
B. Less than $5.
C. Between $5 and $7.
D. Between $7 and $10.
E. Between $10 and $15.

If you answered “Nothing” to the previous question, how likely do you think you would be to donate, and how much do you think you would donate?

Name three other sites with editorial content (blogs, news sites, etc.) you read consistently.

Name three other authors you read consistently.

Briefly, please describe what most attracts you to Entrekin’s work.

Comments

4 Responses to “Help Me with My Homework?”
  1. Age: 33

    Location (City, State, Country): Rochester, New York, USA

    How did you find out about Entrekin?
    A. Myspace

    Do you follow/read Will Entrekin’s writing often?

    If so, through what means?
    C. Main site (Will in the World)

    Did you purchase/download Entrekin (the collection)? I have his first work in print. “Entrekin”

    If so, how did you find it?
    A. Myspace

    If so, what is your favorite work within it?

    If you have a preference for Entrekin’s work, which is it?

    B. Fiction

    Which subjects do you like to read Entrekin discuss?
    A. Writing

    Do you follow Entrekin on Twitter? Yes

    Are you Entrekin’s friend on Facebook? Yes

    Do you subscribe to Entrekin’s main site (Will in the World)? Yes

    If so, how do you receive it (RSS, email, regular site visits, other)? Regular site visits

    On a scale of one to ten, with one being not at all and ten being “Can’t wait,” how much are you looking forward to reading Entrekin’s novels? 8

    If Entrekin published a novel, how would you prefer to read it?
    A. In book form.

    If Entrekin published a novel, how much would you be willing to pay for it in digital form?
    C. Between $5 and $7.

    Name three other sites with editorial content (blogs, news sites, etc.) you read consistently.
    http://wolfshades.com/
    http://chrisguillebeau.com/
    http://www.cnn.com/

    Name three other authors you read consistently.
    Neil Gaiman
    Anne Rice
    Nora Roberts

    Briefly, please describe what most attracts you to Entrekin’s work
    He’s writing technique, the flow of his work. I’ve been reading Will’s blogs since MySpace of 2007. I enjoy them.

  2. [sorry I took so long!!]

    Age: 41 and 10 months and 3 days.

    Location (City, State, Country): Phoenix, Az, USA, Earth, Sol System, Orion-Cygnus arm of the Milky Way Galaxy of the Local Group Galactic Cluster in the known universe at large.

    How did you find out about Entrekin?
    A. Myspace X marks the spot.
    B. Facebook
    C. Twitter
    D. Main site (Will in the World)
    E. The Nervous Breakdown
    F. Link to Will in the World/The Nervous Breakdown
    If through a link, what site were you reading that linked to Entrekin?

    Do you follow/read Will Entrekin’s writing often? I think so. I usually read anything I see posted via Facebook, at the moment. It’s more than I follow most anyone else.

    If so, through what means?
    A. Mainly through Facebook. X and previous mark the spot.
    B. Twitter updates.
    C. Main site (Will in the World)
    D. The Nervous Breakdown
    E. Self-titled collection

    Did you purchase/download Entrekin (the collection)? Previewed, oohed, aahed, offered suggestions per request, downloaded, and at some point through some means got a hard copy (but not an aut-ee-graphed one, which I still intend to remedy one day.)

    If so, how did you find it?
    A. Myspace X marks a lot of spots, apparently.
    B. Facebook
    C. Twitter
    D. Main site (Will in the World)
    E. The Nervous Breakdown
    F. Other

    If “Other,” please explain in a few words.

    If so, what is your favorite work within it?

    If you have a preference for Entrekin’s work, which is it?
    A. Essays Yeshish.
    B. Fiction Very much so Yes.
    C. Poetry Sometimesish.
    D. Twitter feed Not at allish.

    Which subjects do you like to read Entrekin discuss? Yes.
    A. Writing
    B. Graduate school
    C. Teaching
    D. Travel
    E. Life More so Yes.
    F. Politics
    G. Lifestyle

    Do you follow Entrekin on Twitter? I do not Twit.

    Are you Entrekin’s friend on Facebook? Yep.

    Do you subscribe to Entrekin’s main site (Will in the World)? Nope. I should correct that.

    If so, how do you receive it (RSS, email, regular site visits, other)?

    On a scale of one to ten, with one being not at all and ten being “Can’t wait,” how much are you looking forward to reading Entrekin’s novels? 8.57142 (repeating)–and there’s a logical reason for that choice of number.

    If Entrekin published a novel, how would you prefer to read it?
    A. In book form. XX
    B. On the main site.
    C. On a Kindle/iPad.
    D. As a .pdf.

    If Entrekin published a novel, how much would you be willing to pay for it in digital form?
    A. Nothing; I’d rather read it free and then donate.
    B. Less than $5.
    C. Between $5 and $7.
    D. Between $7 and $10.
    E. Between $10 and $15.
    F. None of the above, I’d prefer a paper copy. I’d pay the necessary costs.

    If you answered “Nothing” to the previous question, how likely do you think you would be to donate, and how much do you think you would donate? N/A

    Name three other sites with editorial content (blogs, news sites, etc.) you read consistently. Instapundit.com, momwithapen.com, and stuff Nina links to at her BIOB site.

    Name three other authors you read consistently. Nichole (Maniacal Mommy from MS), Nina from MS, and…herm…Bryce Hutchens I read, more than I should, perhaps. At least these three in the blogosphere venue. Outside of that, is it germane?

    Briefly, please describe what most attracts you to Entrekin’s work. Love the fiction; the mix between content and context, dialog and description; I’m a fiction fan–and I don’t spend much time with fiction anymore, mind you–don’t have the time. Read the other stuff because it provides depth into ‘you’ as a person (whom I’ve met and consider a friend) and inspires me to think in new ways and relate your experiences to my own for a base of commonality. Not that time permits either of us to spend much time with that. But threads of connections (when enhancing my own life-experience perception) are better than no connections at all, and for that reason you’re one of the very few writers I keep up with as time permits.

  3. Oops. Missed one:

    If so, what is your favorite work within it? ‘For Cynthia’, closely followed by Donorhood and the 9-11 relation.

  4. Just wanted to thank everyone for posting responses here and e-mailing them to me. Really helped.

    Chapters are being sent out as the surveys come in. Expect them presently.

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