If you’re interested in how other bloggers manage their blogs, or issues related to blogging, offer to participate in the surveys conducted by Blogging Common, part of the Berkman Center at Harvard University.
The center sent me a link to a short survey that took less than 10 minutes to complete, and I’m looking forward to seeing the results. Most of the questions dealt with content at my blog.
I’m not sharing the link here because it might have information within it that identifies me or my blog. If you’d like to participate, see all the ways you can do that here.
Some interesting facts I found at their website:
- Blogging Common researchers have created a large sample of blogs using a tool called Spinn3r, a web service that indexes RSS feeds around the Web. They assess the sample to identify blogs that meet the criteria for their study. The owners of these sites are then sent an invitation to participate in the survey.
- 58 percent of the 2,000 bloggers they’re surveying use Blogger to host their blogs. I’m surprised. WordPress, which I use, is so much more valuable because of its apps and widgets. It’s so stable and flexible that it can function as your website. In fact, I’m in the process of moving my entire site to this blog.
- 17 percent of Blogging Common staff members have posted photos of their pets online. I thought that was high, until I realized that even though I blog almost exclusively for business, I’ve posted my dog Bogie’s photo at this blog here, in a post about branding your business and here, when I lost her and decided to tie it into a publicity tip.
Are there any topics you’d like to see Blogging Common iscuss in its surveys? Or any you’d to see me discuss here?
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