Poll results: Buffer comfort
Last week, the Webcomics.com poll asked how many updates were in your buffer. The overwhelming majority reported zero updates. The next largest group said they had one update in their buffer.
So this week’s poll asked a follow-up to that question: Which sentence describes your buffer? The choices were:
With 79 respondents, the results were somewhat surprising. Almost half of the people who responded reported that although their buffer was smaller than they’d prefer, they haven’t missed an update. Given the overwhelming probability that these people have a zero-update buffer, this is incredible.
The next largest group of people said that their buffer was too small for their taste and they had missed a scheduled update.
Six percent of the respondents reported “Other.” Some of the “other” responses included:
- My buffer is about a dozen pages long, which makes me feel a little disconnected with the story as my readers are seeing it.
- My buffer has enough in it that I am considering going from 2 comics a week to 3.
- Buffer is a decent size, tho we spent 4 months on hiatus in order to build that.
- No buffer, haven’t missed an update
- Still preparing a buffer for website launch
Since the sample group from the first question was more than twice as large as the sample group from the second group, it’s impossible to draw a scientific conclusion. However, it’s pretty amazing that Webcomics.com members are overwhelmingly operating with a buffer of one or zero (a total of 62%) — yet a total of 66% reported having missed no scheduled updates.