Big Caledar Survey Results
Posted by Jesse Phillips on May 07, 2012 18 Comments
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for participating in my survey! I've posted the results below (in case you're like me and you like to see data). Because of these results I've decided to do a few things:
1. Add weekends to the calendar - and make the whole calendar a little bigger. It turns out, this is a surprisingly costly decision to make a big calendar. I will now have to order a custom sheet size, so I'll have to order 20,000 sheets in advance (for perspective, I've sold about 6,000 calendars so far) - which is a big risk, especially if the calendar turns-out to be too big for people (I'm afraid of this!) But it will be one of the biggest calendars you can buy and, hopefully, the most useful (and attractive).
2. Make a dry-erase version - I don't like the glossy look of dry-erase, but it seems like you guys don't care as much. This is an example of a foolish entrepreneur (me) getting too emotionally attached to what he thinks people want. I'm researching a dry-erase coating that will not be as glossy, but in the end I may just have to laminate it. You'd BETTER like it! jk ... but seriously ... ;)
3, 4, 5... Remove the annoying title (more space for boxes), make a couple larger versions: 4'x3' & 8'x3', maybe change colors or remove the color all together. Make the month name easier to see. Set-off the weekends more. Add holidays.
If you have any more opinions, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts. I reallllllly want to make a useful calendar! Email me: jesse AT neuYear dot net.
(cut & pasted in photoshop)
Thanks for reading this post! Big year calendars are never going to be the same. Now I'm writing special words so this blog post will help the site get more clicks. I want to make large wall calendars that are more useful to people. Most other year calendars have tiny boxes that you can't write much in. My big calendar has larger boxes and has a cool design.