Senior Project Meme

My AP Literature and Composition students are working on their senior presentations.  I have promised them that I too will complete a research project.  This blog has been a huge part of my project, as I am researching why people blog.  I have read several articles pertaining to my topic, but I would love to gather as much information from “real live bloggers”, if at all possible.  So, if you are willing to participate, I have a few questions I would love to ask you.  Perhaps we could make this a meme and you could post in on your on blog and just leave a link under my comments…..

1.  How long have you been blogging?

2.  Why did you start blogging?

3.  What have you found to be the benefits of blogging?

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

5.  How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis?

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

7.  Do you keep track of how many visitors you have?  Is so, are you satisfied with your numbers?

8.  Do you ever regret a post that you wrote?

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

10.  Do you blog under your real name?

11.  Are there topics that you would never blog about?

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

13.  Do you have more than one blog?  If so, why?

Thanks for participating!


Calling All Blogger Experts

I need the help of all you bloggers out there. I am a high school English in Maine. One of our graduation requirements is that all seniors complete an extensive research project which results in a culminating presentation. One of the best ways for students to learn a skill is to see it modeled, so I have decided that I will be conducting my own research project and modeling all the steps involved for my students. I have chosen to research the world of blogging. Why do people blog? What kind of blogging platforms are out there? How do bloggers gain readers? What is the blogging community all about?

Each week I will be posting a survey and would love to have as many readers as possible participate in my weekly surveys. Also, if any of you would be interested in being interviewed, I would be eternally grateful, as would my students.  I am looking forward to working with all of you on this project.