I’m coming to the end of my main data collection period. The online survey has been running since late March, and I’ve decided that I’ll close it off at the end of October. That’s still a bit over 5 weeks away.
If you haven’t taken the survey already, please do! Also, please feel free to post a reminder on your own blog, emailing lists, websites etc so that as many people as possible can participate. There are already 580+ responses, and this data will provide important contextual information for understanding the nature and scope of participation in online romance genre communities.
I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed, both to the survey and this research blog. Once I start analyzing data, I’ll post some more info to the blog, and probably some draft writing and ideas for discussion. In the meantime, things might stay a little quiet for a few weeks – I have some reorganizing and re-prioritizing to do in my life at the moment, due to some developments, so that’s taking my attention just now. However, I’m looking forward to starting to pull together the masses of data and information from various sources I’ve gathered over the past year and getting it into meaningful shape.