SUSAN ELIA MACNEAL: Back in the day, I used to work for Dance Magazine (check it out if you're a dance aficionado — it's still in print). Once a year, we used to do a survey of readers, asking who they were, what they liked about the magazine, what they didn't, what they wanted to see more of. Or, as the hookah-smoking caterpillar said to Alice in Wonderland, "WHO ARE YOU?"
When I first arrived at Jungle Reds (over two years ago!), I asked if such a survey had ever been done. "Who's the audience, exactly?" No one really knew, although, from statistics about who buys/reads mysteries these days, one can infer.
Now that I know so many people from the comments section (Hi FChurch! Hello Gram! How's it going, Joan?) I do have a better idea. But I know there are lots of you who "lurk" (don't really like that word), but come up to us at conventions or readings and say things like, "I don't ever post, but I love the blog!" As Emily Dickinson wrote:
And so, dear readers, this post is about and for you. Please tell us who YOU are. How did you find the Jungle Reds? What are your favorite things? What would you like to see more of?
Today, please take a moment to say hi and tell us yourself in the comments, even — maybe especially — if you've never done so before!
And tell us — "WHO ARE YOU?"