Sunday, February 8, 2009

Why Blog?

The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging reports that “According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project 2006 survey of bloggers, we pretty much write about what we know.”

"A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology. Blogs, the survey finds, are as individual as the people who keep them. However, most bloggers are primarily interested in creative, personal expression – documenting individual experiences, sharing practical knowledge, or just keeping in touch with friends and family."

Tell me why you blog, and I’ll tell you why I blog. Respond to the survey at the top right sidebar. You may select more than one answer. The poll closes at noon on February 20, 2009. The responses are are some suggested by bloggers quoted in The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging pages 21-24.


Sarahlynn said...

For me, the answer is "all of the above!" plus another. I'm a writer, just beginning to take the whole thing seriously and think of it as a profession rather than a hobby.

The discipline of sitting down at the computer 5 days a week and writing a little something - no matter how little, no matter how lame - for the past 4 years has been good training.

John Edward Harris said...

Sarahlynn, where you a writer before you started blogging, or did blogging transform you into a writer? Or was there a writer within you that blogging helped find a voice?