Blog Survey – Play Along!

I found this survey-of-sorts on Kim’s blog (Just) Trying Is For Little Girls.  She got it from another blogger and, since I’m at a loss lately about what to write, I’ve blatantly stolen it.  

How often do you update your blog?  Not as much as I used to/want to/probably should!  As I said above, I’m just not motivated to write posts right now.  I’m sure that has a lot to do with not training for anything at the moment.  I can’t imagine that anyone wants to read about my slow, average runs so I don’t bother posting about them.
How long do you spend writing each post?  Depends on the post.  If it’s a quick Three Things Thursday then only a few minutes.  A race report can take me a couple of hours to a couple of days.  I seem to have a good memory during races so it takes a while to get it all down.

How long do you spend reading blogs each day?  More than I should.  I try to keep up to date on my favourite blogs.  Since I’m a SAHM I find myself drifting back and forth to the computer throughout the day.

What other social media sites do you use?  Facebook and Twitter.  I use fb mostly for personal use.  My blog’s page is relegated to notifications of new posts.  I like Twitter for keeping up with running related stuff.  I find it easier to follow companies there as well as other blogs.

What is the first blog you started reading?  Jill Will Run.  I was looking for a review on a hydration pack (which I eventually purchased).  I think the second one I followed was Mom Vs. Marathon.  Most of my early readings were found through Kerrie’s blog – I just stalked her blogroll.

How do you read blogs? Phone/iPad, dashboard, Google Reader…?  Blogger Dashboard.  I scroll down until I find the ones I’ve previously read and then open all the ones since then.  I’ll click on links from Twitter and Facebook too.

How many blogs do you follow?  74.  However, I need to do a purge again as some of those are dormant.  I don’t really like unfollowing blogs, but if I didn’t I’d have a couple hundred and that’s just too many!

You’re on a week-long vacation. Do you a) pre-set posts for the time you’re away, b) blog every day on vacation, or c) organize guest posts in advance?  Maybe A.  Usually I’ll just say that I’m out of town and ignore the blog for a week.  If I know I’ll have limited computer access I might just post an “it’s going well” kind of thing, but sometimes it’s nice to be out of the loop.

Have you made money off of your blog?  No.  I’ve won some sweet stuff though.

Would you quit your job to be a full-time blogger, if it meant cutting your salary in half?  No.  I don’t make much working weekends as it is.  And I get a kick ass discount that I’d have a hard time giving up. 


4 responses

  1. I like this little survey and not just 'cause I got a shout out (thank you, btw).

    I don't want to admit how long it takes to write a post, though…LOL!

    December 31, 2011 at 3:30 am

  2. This is fun to read! I think I will do it also!
    happy new year!

    December 31, 2011 at 6:13 am

  3. I have way too many blogs I am following too and a lot of them I just skip over completely. That should be another goal for 2012… purge!

    December 31, 2011 at 6:29 am

  4. When I started mine in June, I thought it was just for race reports, but it turns out I have other observations to waffle about.

    December 31, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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