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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Poll #4 Results: Why do you blog?


Ah! How I love a good poll result in the morning! Let’s get right to it because there is a lot to cover this time around.

At the top! With 31%, “I’m having fun!” I am so happy that most of you are having fun with blogging. In truth, for me at least, it is not something I would want to do if it weren’t fun.

In second place, with 25%, “I’m a writer.” Yes, you all are. In a recent questionnaire for bloggers there are questions such as “As a writer, what are you trying to say to people? Or why did you start writing? Or when did you realize you were a writer?” and so many people were like “I don’t want to be a writer” and “I’m not a writer.” YES, YOU ARE! Blogging IS writing! Just like poem writing, article writing, novel writing, essay writing, it’s ALL writing and MAKES YOU A WRITER! I’m glad some of you realize that. (This option received my first vote.)

In third place, with 11%, “I could be cleaning my house or working out, but I prefer to do this.” Wouldn’t we all! I know there are some people out there who claim to enjoy cleaning and/or working out, but I am sooooo not one of those people. Lol. I will prefer blogging, or reading, or shopping, or HOMEWORK every time over cleaning or working out.

In fourth place, with 8%, we have two different options: “I want to make people aware of something important to me” and “Other, because the answers provided weren’t even close.” First off, I chose to add the “I want to make people aware of something important to me” option because there are many personal reasons why people start blogging. I have seen blogs about homeschooling, handicapped children, mental illness, abuse, literacy, cooking, dieting, et cetera. These are all great things to inform people about. (This option received my second and final vote. As some of you may know, I am a advocated of reading, especially teen reading (currently the age group that is least likely to read), and families reading together.) Finally, I’m curious as to what other reasons you have for blogging. After I put up the poll, I thought of a few things, such as updating people about your family or just a good old rant session here and there. I know there are so many more though so PLEASE SHARE IN THE COMMENTS!

In fifth place, with 7%, we have, “I’m trapped with only a computer to save me.” I know how this feels sometimes, when I am so busy and the computer becomes one of my only social interactions. :(.

 In sixth place, with 6%, we have, “I want to start up my business.” I think those of you starting up a business are very brave. It’s difficult starting your own business, especially with the economy the way it is and money being hard to come by. Plus, a blog is free, so why not!

In, seventh place, with 2%, we have two different options: “I’m bored” and “I’m a 65 year-old man who likes to pose as a 25 year-old woman.” Firstly, if you’re bored, I think blogging is a great thing to turn to. Not only are you writing and reading, but you’re sharing ideas and starting conversations. Lastly…I’m concerned. I was only a psychology major for a month, but I know a 65 year-old man posing as a 35 year-old woman is abnormal. Please seek help.

Well, that’s it for this poll. On to another one, equally as fabulous.

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26 comments:

  1. WOW! I am surprised by the results - especially the one about 65 year old men posing as 25 year old woman. I really thought no one would have ticked that box. On to the next poll!

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  2. Other reasons: The world is a mess, and I just need to rule it.

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  3. I think I chose every one except for "Other," starting a business, and "65-year-old man."

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  4. Most of the time, the computer is my only social interaction outside of my roommates and the FC meetings.

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  5. See I turn my back and your blog has been surgically enhanced! It looks great...must snoop about and grab a handful of buttons (that's kleptomania for you)
    Many thanks for your comment today on my blog...quite right, stay away for the doctors surgery! You never know what you might pick up there anyway.
    Loved these results....as for me 'I blog, therefore I am'

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  6. dtwilight...My thoughts exactly!

    Patrick...That's a good reason.

    Matt...It's great that you find so many different reasons for blogging.

    Facing50blog...I know! Quite a few people were very surprised by the makeover. I love it. It's great hearing everyone's reactions. I like you motto on blogging. :)

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  7. I think the main reason I've been blogging is because you've been reading my posts. You're the only one who's really interested.

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  8. Matt...That's cool, but I bet you could find more people who are interested. You should join some blog hops so you can share your work with more people. If you got to my button page, I've recommended some good ones!

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  9. I joined one and only got one return, and they were spamming their products. Now, I do understand that I should apply for more, but I dunno how long I can keep it going. It's been mostly filler.

    Btw, I hope you can make the time to catch up on what I've posted.

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  10. Following you from Social Blog Hop :-D

    http://www.jensfunkyshop.com

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  11. Matt...Well, you do need to endure a bit of rubish to meet new friends at times. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not, but it's worth it when you find some really interesting people.

    Also, if you don't mind me suggesting, add in a few posts that stand on their own if you get a chance or think of some. I think it is cool that you are outlining your recent endeavor and they are great for people who follow your blog pretty closely, but it's very difficult for new followers, or even thoughs that only stop by once a week. They don't understand what is going on unless they check back 7 posts ago or so (which most people do not when checking out a new blog.)

    I wish you luck. It will be nice to have more people interacting over there and it would take of some of the pressure for others who can't check back on a regular basis.

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  12. Jen...thanks for stoppIng by and following. Please read up and join in on the conversations when you get a chance.

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  13. There just hasn't been anything significant going on lately to blog about. I've been posting the journal for the sake of having something up every day.

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  14. Also, as a heads up, I haven't made any new posts since you went on the redesign break.

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  15. Hi there I am your newest follower from the blog hop!
    Happy hopping!!
    Tori
    http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2011/01/hops-and-such-for-week-of-jan-23-29.html

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  16. Matt...You don't have to worry about having something up everyday. Just go with the flow. It's just like writing normally. You sit down an just start writing, warming up, and see what you end up typing out.

    Also, like I mentioned before, I can see when people post because it is on my dash.

    Tori...Hello! Welcome and thank you for following. Feel free to read up and join in the conversation when you get a chance.

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  17. Hello! I started out blogging because if I was honest w/ my readers I would have to get honest & stay honest w/ myself. Changes needed to be made! So here I am. :D I'm a new follower from the Give it to me Monday Blog Hop. Here's a link to my blog if you like: Randomly Speaking, Poetically Thinking, Simply Me...: This Sunday’s Reflection… (01/23/11)

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  18. My point was that I didn't post anything because you weren't available to read it.

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  19. Miss Sara...Hi! I know how that is. it's very easy to be honest to your readers. It's a great feeling and then you do feel better about yourself, like you can figure it out here and then apply it to your real life. Anyway, thank you for following and I look forward to checking out your blog.

    Matt...That's exactly what I mean. Blogging shouldn't be dependent on any one person reading it. Not only does it narrow your audience, but it puts a lot of pressure on that one person, even if you do not intend it.

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  20. I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, http://toesthattwinkle.blogspot.com/ I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

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  21. Hm. I must apologize, then. You've enough to worry about and I'm only adding to it. I just greatly respect your opinion.

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  22. toesthattwinkle...You have the cutest penname! Thanks for finding me and for following! I am very happy that you enjoy reading it and I hope that you can join in some of the conversations soon!

    Matt...You don't have to apologize. I know you mean well and I am very happy to hear that my opinions are valuable. I just wanted you to realize that I do have a lot on my mind with school and family and I don't want to feel as though I have upset anyone by not being able to visit and comment all the time, even as much as I would like. Also, it's nice to have several valuable opinions, which I have been fortunate enough to find, and I think you could too.

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  23. You needed contemporary reads for a ten year old.

    I just finished Sugar and Ice (review will show up on my blog tomorrow), it's a great middle grade contemporary.

    Meg Cabot's Allie Finkle Series is fantastic (her other stuff is great, but she does mention sex if that would bother her mom(although most of her characters do not have any, they just talk about who else is having it).

    Ellie McDoodle is also fantastic, it's written as an illustrated journal.

    It's Raining Cupcakes is excellent, enjoyed by my daughter and my husband (who read it aloud).

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  24. booksyourkidswilllove...Thank you so much for getting back to me on that. I really appreciate it. Some of those sound so perfect! I will add them to the list!

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