Sunday, May 17, 2009

Blogging Questions for a Research Project

The writer over at State of Denmark, is working on a Literature and Composition project. Here is what she says;
My AP Literature and Composition students are working on their senior presentations. I have promised them that I too will complete a research project. This blog has been a huge part of my project, as I am researching why people blog. I have read several articles pertaining to my topic, but I would love to gather as much information from “real live bloggers”, if at all possible. So, if you are willing to participate, I have a few questions I would love to ask you. Perhaps we could make this a meme and you could post in on your on blog and just leave a link under my comments…..
1. How long have you been blogging? I started in 2005.
2. Why did you start blogging? The first entry was to respond to a friends blog. I thought I had to have a blog in order to leave a comment. It was a great way to keep my sanity after having a second baby 23 months after my first.
3. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging? I love looking back and reading all the forgotten little details of my children. Eventually I want to create bound books for both of my children on all the posts about them. It also keeps me connected to the world. As a stay at home mom I feel like my computer skills haven't suffered in the 6 years I have been out of work.
4. How many times a week do you post an entry? I post more than once a day.
5. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis? I try to get to everyone who comments on me.
6. Do you comment on other people’s blogs? I do comment on many blogs. Leaving comments are great for the writer of the blog and it is hopefully reciprocated. It is a way to feel validated even if by a stranger. I try not to live for comments but love when I get them.
7. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? Is so, are you satisfied with your numbers? I check the numbers weekly, I am more than satisfied with the number of visitors and wish the comments balanced with the number.
8. Do you ever regret a post that you wrote? No! I have no regrets about anything in my life, on the blog or outside of it.
9. Do you think your audience has a true sense of who you are based on your blog? I doubt it. As honest as I feel I am, I am also guarded. The one thing I think they would say or hope they would say is, "she loves her children. She's a good Mommy. She takes good pictures." Anything else would be icing.
10. Do you blog under your real name? Yup. I see no reason not to. I used to think (and I have one in mind) I would have a writer name if I ever wrote a book. Now, I don't see a reason for that.
11. Are there topics that you would never blog about? No! My blog is called Maria's Space for a reason. I don't want to edit, censor or silence myself.
12. What is the theme/topic of your blog? I write about everything and anything from toys, to parenting, to product reviews.
13. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why? I do have another one. I used to have 5. One for each of my children, one for photos, Maria's Space and another called Chotskies. Now it is just Maria's Space and Chotskies. I started Chotskies because I felt like I needed to separate things. Maria's Space was my mommy blog and Chotskies was everything else. Eventually Chotskies, will dissolve too.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love comments. Please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to talk to you further