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blogger pride! the blogger survey

Some time ago I did the tinyblog survey, which are (more or less) the set of questions that I'd really like to ask of another human being, after reading many email surveys about people's favorite ice cream flavor and such.

Then today I got the idea to have a survey about what I'd like to know specifically about other bloggers. A few of these questions have been rattling around up in the ol' noodle for a while now.

blogger pride! the blogger survey

Ethics/Personal Life:

Has a blog post ever got you into trouble?

How many people do you know face-to-face who read your weblog?

Have you met any of your regional (or even remote) bloggers?

Do you modify or delete posts? How often? Why?

How much is your weblog a part of your personal identity? Do you feel like people who don't know about your blog don't really know you?

How has blogging changed your life?


Do you know how to code at all? Did you learn how to code by blogging?

What weblogging tool do you use and why?

Does the design seem like something that is just something that has to be dispensed with in order to be able to write publicly, or is your design an integral part of your writing and presentation?

How many times have you changed your weblog design entirely (or nearly so)?


How many people would you guess (educated guess based on hit counts/logfiles) read your weblog on a weekly basis at least?

What have you done to get more people to look at your site?

What one or two characteristics make a blog really popular? Are there things that you could do to have more people read your weblog that you conciously do not do? Why?

What really popular weblog do you think most deserves it...and/or least deserves it?

How do you feel about your readership? What makes for a quality readership to you?

Influence of Other Bloggers:

What other blogger is most responsible for you starting your own weblog.

Who was the first other blogger (that you know of) who put you on their sidebar, and how did you feel? How did it influence your blogging?

What other blogger do you most admire for her writing skills?

What other blogger do you most admire for her design skills?

Who is a blogger that you think is really good but doesn't get nearly the attention they are worthy of?

Do you feel obligated to have people on your link lists/sidebars that you never read?

What one or two characteristics define a really quality blog (in your humble opinion, of course)?

Bonus Question:

Do you fear The Booge?

Please don't answer in the comments...the best thing would be to post the answers to your own weblog, and leave the URL to your post in the comments. And of course (wink, wink) link back here so that we can compile the answers of many more bloggers than just the ones that read this site.

I realize this is quite a few questions, so please feel free to answer only the ones that interest you or your readership, and add any you think are missing. Thank you for participating!

If it's easier for you, download the text file of the survey.


oooh great questions, daniel chooky. i don't fear the booge but i do think he is kinda cute.

An excellent article by Andrea, I must say.

I use the feminine pronoun because it's considered correct linguistic form to use the masculine pronoun when it could be either gender. I'm just subverting the dominent paradigm, yo.

OOh, I just read your comment about the feminine pronoun... now I feel ignorant for changing "her" to "his/her" in my blog. Should I change it, or subject myself to the jibes of my literati friends? The saga continues at:


It's kind of an inbetween time. I think all 3 are fine, really. I don't think literati would actually laugh out loud for any of them. Hehehe.

Anyway, excellent answers...you have me as a reader.

interesting set o' questions! will answer these on my quiz/surveys page and link to you so other peeps can answer too. thanks. well done site :) :)


my answers. shauny thinks i'm kinda cute? sweet....


I answered them to the best of my ability ... and considering I am not able to do many things on an intellectual level, you most likely will be disappointed and throw sh*t bombs at my house.


Great questions! Thanks! My answers. I don't fear the Booge, but I like the layout.


Thanks, everyone!

So far,
1 person fears the booge,
5 do not (including the booge himself), although,
1 fears his unholy spawn,
1 was cleverly non-committal.

As for me...I guess I'd better answe my own survey eh?

Hi there. I got the link from Andrea, and answered the questions here. For the record, I fear not the Booge!


Nice and thought provoking, Daniel. Answers are right heah.


Great questions. They only proved to further cement my feelings of inadequacies of not being able to form coherent responses, heh.


Man! I shoulda asked what your most common disturbing search requests are. Mine are usually 'girls armwrestling' and 'my sister naked'.

Just finished. That bastard is long.

And another one goes up...

cool survey. here's mine. http://www.daydreamy.com/tinysurvey.htm

thanks for the survey! here are my answers: http://www.mizdos.com/zen/archives/000330.php#000330

another set of responses

great survey! thanks a bundle or two.

Good questions, but I screwed up my post (I do that). Anyway, check it out, if you wanna.

It's been a while since I did a fun meme...


took me awhile to answer them, but they are now up...found your link through blogblogbaby.com :)

Thanks for the interest: http://www.sydneypowell.com/

OK, I'm working on this thing. It will be up in a bit.

Here are my answers, for what they're worth.

My answers are up! Thanks for the chance to share!


mine are up. (located where the url is)

I'm a sucker for surveys...ones about blogging? Even better dude!

Did it. It's here.

Oh, I've taken the plunge. Here they are.

i just couldn't resist... :)

Took forever, but mine are up here.

What fun.