This is based on Kate’s survey. I thought it would be fun to post.
1. How many blogs have you had (that includes personal pages, Xanga, LiveJournal, Blogger, etc., but not things like Facebook)?
Well, I started off with an AOL Blog, but since all my friends were doing the Xanga thing, I went with the crowd. So, two. Well, that’s not entirely true. Before blogs were really popular, I had a section of my website that was kind of blogish, where I added news about my life and things on a regular basis.
2. What do you usually write about–personal life, politics and news, professional information, or something else?
I write about anything and everything. My personal life, news articles that catch my attention, books I read, my opinions and ideas. Whatever happens to be on my mind at the time that I write. I try to post things that I think other people would be interested in. I base it on the kind of blogs I like to read. I like blogs with variety, so that’s what I try to make my blog.
3. How long have you had your blog? How often do you update?
I started my “pseudo-blog” on my website in 1999. Got the AOL blog in September 2003. Moved to Xanga in July 2004. I usually update several times a week. I’ve gone through spurts of writing every day, and other times where I don’t post for over a week. I probably post more often because I have a lot of time at work just sitting in front of the computer. I rarely post on weekends.
4. Do you like getting feedback/comments on your posts? Are they necessary for your motivation to blog?
Well, I’d like to think that I could do without comments, but if weeks go by and no one comments, I get a little insecure. I like to think that people are reading what I write. I don’t use comments to determine what I write about though.
5. Do you read other people’s blogs? If so, whose (i.e., your friends, friends of friends, political blogs, etc.)?
I mostly read my friends’ blogs. If one of them links to another blog, I usually read that too. And if I’m searching the internet and a blog comes up, I’ll usually read it. It’s kind of neat to see what other people are thinking and writing about. But as I said before, I like blogs with a lot of variety. If it’s just “blah blah blah, my classes suck, blah blah blah, I need to do laundry, blah blah blah, I got drunk last night, blah blah blah, I need a boyfriend” every single day, I’m not likely to read it. So stop me if I ever get like that. On the other hand, if it is just news articles, or political rampaging, I’m not likely to read that either. That’s what I read newspapers for. Variety is the key.