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Thank you for using Quora. We're always trying to improve our product, and we're looking for some feedback on our Blogs feature. We'd really appreciate your thoughts on the questions below. You can just reply to this email to respond.
1) What do you like about Quora blogs?
2) How do you feel about the text editor?
3) Do you feel that your blog gets good distribution on Quora? How are you judging this?
4) What suggestions do you have for improvement?
Quora User Researcher
1) They fit well into the user interface. The idea seems to be to capitalize on the trend for briefer posts than wordpress, but longer than tweets.
2) The editor is satisfactory. It is identical to the one used to answer questions so it is familiar. There is rudimentary spell-checking. The url translation clarification is okay, but the user may want to substitute another label instead. The view count and ability to comment or share is nice. The mobile app allows posts, though not edits.
3) To be fair, have not fully utilized the blog for this as much as other apps such as Evernote which have used longer and which requires explicit posting elsewhere, so this has more built-in promotion. Readership would ideally be across social networks, so am attempting to balance posts to each and allow the audience to find the others, if appropriate. Central sources seem to go away after a while, so there usually needs to be a parallel. So far it has not been spammed. Have also followed feeds in google reader as an archive.
4) A wordcount might be useful, but there are other places that content can be cop;ied to to show this. Similarly for dictation or translation. Some sites offer backup, or export and import. There may also be revision history.
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