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Why I Write

I got this off of another page and thought it was kind of a neat, new survey. Enjoy.


What's your gender?
Female

How old are you?
Thirty, and my brain seems to know it

How long have you been blogging?
Officially it's been about 18 months. However, I originally created my blogger page back in, um, 2005 I think.

How much time do you spend blogging each week?
Well, some would say too much, some would say not enough, so I guess it depends on who you ask. Oh wait, they were asking me. Hmm, maybe 2-3 hours, depending on what I'm writing about.

How many people visit your site each day?
I don't know. I don't have any stat counter or anything, and I probably have people reading that I don't even know about, or maybe not? SMILE!

Do you want more readers?
I'm always looking for new blood, but that also doesn't mean that I don't appreciate my current readers.

If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, how many daily readers would you be satisfied with?
I don't know. It's not that I'm unsatisfied now, I just love the chance to interact with others so I'm not going to give a number.

Have you met new people through blogging which you've connected with offline?
Um, not really. I met one reader very briefly a few years ago before I started writing, and I've known some of my readers for years. I've chatted with others through MSN, but I don't think I've actually met someone in person because of my blogging.

Why did you start blogging?
I created my blogger place originally because I saw someone else's blog and thought it was kind of neat. I didn't know anyone else who was doing it back then though, so I never kept it up. Later on though, I started reading other peoples blogs and saw how much fun people were having so decided to get back into it again.

Why do you keep blogging?
I've kept up with it because, as I said before, I love the feedback, and it gives me the chance to blow off steam sometimes, organize my thoughts, or just talk about whatever's on my mind at any given time.

If you've ever stopped blogging for a long period of time, or abandoned a blog, why did you?
Well, I already talked about the time I stopped. However, I've actually abandoned two blogs before ending up on LJ. My Blogger page wasn't giving me a lot of the features I wanted, and at the time people were starting to get locked out because of the graphical verification thing. I switched over to Word Press then and was there for about 6 months. I left there for two reasons; one was because I discovered that I was in direct violation of their user agreement because I was posting music files in my entries instead of posting links to the files, and second, by this time, I'd started reading a lot of people who were here on LJ and was really happy with the service. I've been here more than six months now. I think That's a record for me.

Has blogging changed your relationships with friends and family? if so, how?
I'd like to think it's changed things for the better. I feel like I've made more connections with people, and have gotten to know some people that I wouldn't have gotten to know otherwise. I think that in many ways people are more open in their writing than they are when speaking, and I'm no exception to that. I've written about things that I probably wouldn't talk about, and I think it's because, somehow, I feel safer writing than I do talking. Blogging has definitely been a way for me to show who I am in a much more personal way than on an email list for example, where many times things that I've said have come out sounding bitchy or rude, when I most definitely don't mean them to come out that way. I think that's the one bad thing about writing since it's much harder to show how something is meant to sound.

Describe your biggest blogging regret or triumph:
Hmm. I honestly can't think of anything at the moment but I'm sure there's something…

Is blogging an emotional activity for you? if so, how?
I think I've learned a lot about myself through writing on a semi-regular basis, even if it's that I need to get a life. SMILE! It's even more enjoyable though to read about the triumphs or problems of my readers though, and I really enjoy becoming a part of their lives in some way, and being able to maybe feel what they're feeling. That probably sounds really corny, but I don't really know how else to explain it.

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