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Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Bloggy Survey

I have SO many reviews to get to, but I'm just not in the mood, so I'm stealing this survey from eva instead.

1. How long have you been blogging?
Since January 2008

2. Why did you start blogging?
I decided to start blogging because I wanted a new hobby. I had no clue what I was getting myself into - I had never heard of book blogs or anything like that. I just started a blog and it evolved into what it is today.

3. What have you found to be the benefits of blogging?
A really really long wishlist of books that I've discovered thanks to so many awesome book bloggers. Making new friends. Actually making new friends is really the best part, because when I get recommendations for books, they aren't from some book reviewer for the NY Times, they are from someone who's opinion I've come to trust.

4. How many times a week do you post an entry?
About 3 posts a week.

5. How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis?
I've got about a hundred feeds in my reader, but I check some more than others, depending on which bloggers I've gotten to know better.

6. Do you comment on other people’s blogs?

All the time!

7. Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? Is so, are you satisfied with your numbers?I occasionally check my stats, but I don't really pay tons of attention to it. I don't care very much anymore. I feel that I get a good return on the time I invest in my blog.

8. Do you ever regret a post that you wrote?
Every once in a while when I post some fiction (which has been rare lately), I wonder if I am coming across as a big of an attention whore... look at meeee.... I want to be a writer!!! Lalala!!!

9. Do you think your audience has a true sense of who you are based on your blog?

Yes and no. I don't try to be any different online than I am in real life, but there are of course elements of me that don't come across online. Like the fact in real life I am more reserved than I think I come across online. But I am goofy, random, and I can get ranty/sarcastic, all of which I am on this blog.

10. Do you blog under your real name?
Kim is my real name and L is my last initial, so sure.

11. Are there topics that you would never blog about?
Oh yeah. I don't blog about where I work because hey I just think that's a dumb idea over all. I don't think I've ever blogged on politics, since it is such a polarizing topic and I didn't get into blogging to participate in flame wars (although I have to admit I reeeeally enjoy John Scalzi's brand of sarcasm on political issues).

12. What is the theme/topic of your blog?

Hmmmm.... I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you.

13. Do you have more than one blog? If so, why?
The thought of trying to maintain more than this single blog makes me so exhausted I have to lie down now.


Eva said...

I love that you wanted a new hobby! :) I check/comment on some blogs more than others too.

lol @ the exhaustian of more than one blog! I'm with you there. :D

Trish said...

I did this survey a few weeks ago and it was a lot of fun. I like what you say, "Like the fact in real life I am more reserved than I think I come across online." I'm the same exact way and I think other bloggers would also say, "me too!!"

Susan said...

I like the fact that the idea of maintaining two blogs makes you so tired you have to lie down!!! lol! That and the survey answers are fun too. I think maybe many of us are more reserved in real life, and the blog sphere gives us space to be closer to who we are in our imaginations - much more funny and bright - at least for me, that's true. although one of my good friends reads my blog and she says it's like having me talk to her, so maybe it's our perceptions of ourselves that are off - maybe we are like what are blogs portray, more than we are aware.

Hmm, too much deep thinking for a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Alice Teh said...

Great answers, Kim!

I'm pretty much the same online and off. :)