So to take my mind off that, I present you with...The Great Blogger Survey. And yes, "great" is relative. I just made it up. Like, right now. And I'm the only person who has taken the survey so far. But I'm pretty sure it's awesome.
|Blogging is tough work.|
How often do you update your blog? I try to post every day, and usually I post in the evenings after dinner. Lately I have been skipping a day every week or so, just whenever I don't have time or I simply have nothing to say.
How long do you spend writing each post? Between uploading pictures and typing up the post, it takes me anywhere from 30-45 minutes each day.
How long do you spend reading blogs each day? I probably read blogs for 90 minutes every day. Yes - I realize that's A LOT of time. I read some in the morning while I eat breakfast, some at lunchtime and then a little more before I head to bed each night.
|Multi-tasking: Petting cats and reading blogs.|
What other social media sites do you use? Facebook - and that's it. Unless you count email? I can't fathom adding on another one, although pinterest and Twitter are calling to me...
What is the first blog you started reading? Hungry Runner Girl. I had no idea people even had blogs until I found hers.
How do you read blogs? Phone/iPad, dashboard, Google Reader...? I usually click on them from Dashboard in Blogger, although Google Reader seems much easier. Everything happens on the Mac, my phone is for nothing but calling and the occasional text.
How many blogs do you follow? I couldn't even say. Hundreds. Most of them rarely post, but there are still way 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? I've only been on two short vacations since I started blogging, but I had guests posts. It's nice to get away from blogging completely for a few days at a time.
Have you made money off of your blog? Yep - thanks to the Foodbuzz ads. By the way, if for some reason you DON'T want to contribute .0000001 cents (something like that) to my bank account every time you click on my blog, read it in Google Reader. You can't see the add, so it won't count. You won't hurt my feelings, I promise. And let's be honest, it's not a significant income anyway.
Would you quit your job to be a full-time blogger, if it meant cutting your salary in half? NO. Mostly because if you cut my income in half either me or hubby would starve.
|My new full time job.|
If you feel like playing along, answer the questions yourself - either one or two here or the whole thing on your own blog. I'm really curious how much time other people spend blogging, how they blog and if anyone has considered monetizing their own blogs.
If anyone is curious why every picture I have in this post contains cats, ask my husband. Apparently me on the computer is boring (fair enough) but me on the computer with a cat nearby is super exciting. Who knew?
Have a great weekend!