Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Boost your activism & share your thoughts . . .

A few weeks ago I participated in a Blogger Insight Discussion with Wego Health.  While the participants all blogged about different health issues and measured effectiveness in different ways, there was one common insight all of the bloggers on the call shared.  We all agreed that we are never quite sure what kind of content our readers enjoy the most.  Granted, we all write what we know and what we are inspired to share - but we all agreed it would be nice to also have some feedback on what the people who visit our blog like to read about and what they want to see more of.

With that in mind, I want to share a new project from Wego - The Reader Insight Program.  The idea is that you take a survey to find out what kind of Health Activist you are and you have the opportunity to sign up for information from Wego.  (If you’d like to opt out of the Wego emails, simply uncheck the last box on the survey page before hitting the submit button.)  Now here is the cool thing . . . you also get to answer a few questions about my blog and tell me what you like and what you want more of!  For the details, directly from Wego, read on . . . .

I wanted to share this new project I’m working on with WEGO Health to learn more about my blog and about all of you who read it!

First some background: For those of you who aren’t familiar with WEGO Health, they’re a different kind of social media company focused on helping Health Activists – folks like me who use the internet and social media to connect with others around health topics. WEGO Health’s mission is to empower Health Activists to help others, and they offer Health Activists the chance to get involved with video through, to learn and connect through webinars and chats, and to gain a voice in the healthcare industry through insight panels and the Health Activist Speakers Bureau.

Now WEGO Health is launching the Reader Insight Program – helping Health Bloggers like me to gather feedback from their readers, while telling you a bit about yourself. At the same time, WEGO Health has a chance to see if any of you are Health Activists eligible for their programs. I know many of you out there are dedicated to sharing health info and I have a feeling you’re Health Activists too! 

I agreed to try the Reader Insight Program because I’m excited to learn more about why you visit my blog and how I can make it even more valuable for you. I hope you’ll take a moment to share your thoughts with me by taking WEGO Health’s Quick Quiz. By taking the quiz, you’ll help me learn what you need – and you’ll also receive customized social media tips for yourself!

A few things to know about the program:
- WEGO Health will gather your quiz responses and feedback for 2 weeks starting today. After the 2 weeks are up, they’ll create a Reader Insight Report for me (then I’ll share it with you!)
- Your responses will be shared with me anonymously – please be candid!
- Your information will not be shared or sold by WEGO Health
Thank you for helping me make my blog even more engaging! I can’t wait to see you what you think!

So if you are interested in exploring your own Health Activism, would like to hear more from Wego, and would like to give me some anonymous feedback on my blog, please do take the unique Wego Health Quick Quiz that has been set up for me!  I'm very excited to hear what you have to say about Bitter~Sweet!!


  1. Karen,
    I like to read about your personal experiences living with diabetes. I find that reading about others experiences makes me feel "normal" and less alone in this daily rollercoaster ride. As well, to see people's ups & downs is important in making me feel again "normal".

    Thanks for sharing with us in the DOC.

  2. Took it! :) I contacted them as well and Susan got back to me a couple of times, but I never got the info to post on my blog. :/ Not sure what was going on there. But that's okay. :) I like that they are doing something like this. I <3 Wego.


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