Friday, February 6, 2009

Blogger Help

I know I've been pretty needy this week.

It is my current quest in life to become a better blogger. To respond. To read. To comment. To devote my whole day to blogging. Well, at least what's left of it after working all the day long in my oilpatch, and doing hunting dog things, and shooting, and taking care of my family. (Notice the ranking of that...I may already be in trouble and needing intervention.)

Thusly, I have questions for you bloggers. Wanna play?

(1) Do you post, or try to post, on a daily basis?

(2) Do you respond back to commenters within your comments section? Or do you email each and every one of them?

(3) How many blogs do you visit a day?

(I may be working too closely with our engineers. I'm getting way deep into collecting data. )


i beati said...

good for your brother

It is however a get your attention if you follow.Love is pretty darn tenuous.

Blogging- as a discipline I make my self do it and I love reiterating the important things in life because I'm often not well.i answer on their blogs as they may not get back to me.

i work a little - visit a little

depending on flow of the day.It's a good rest point

what you are doing certainly is working- lots of followeres.

I only visit the ones that have fun and varied stories to tell..poetry to read- political spectrums, pictures etc.I'm always amazed at the fun out there..

Vodka Mom said...

I respond if their email is connected to their comment. I just can't respond in the comment section, i just don't have TIME- with work, family, going insane, etc.

I always try to visit people who leave comments. I visit blogs in the morning for about 1/2 hour- and at night for about an hour. holy crap- there are NOT enough minutes in the day.

I just post when something funny happens. Sometimes it's every day- or ever other day. does that help???

Belle said...

Mornin Darlin

I respond to everyone on my post, but it is getting more and more difficult time-wise.
I visit everybody who visits me. I think it's only polite.
I try and post everyday - except weekends.

Braja said...

I used to post daily but like Vodka just when something quality happens. And same with the comments....when they're up around 70, you can't keep responding in the comment section, though I'd love to...

Chatelaine said...

I'd like to post everyday, but frankly, lately I don't think I have much to say that is interesting. So I haven't been posting. Or I make a post and then take it down because I worry it's too ranty or too boring. I've become so neurotic about my posting, and I hate it.

I try to respond back to commenters, but sometimes I'm not sure what to say. And then sometimes I'm too busy for a couple days, and by then it seems too late to respond. I rarely email because my work is overwhelmed by email, and I don't want it swallowing my personal life too.

I read a lot of blogs each day, or at least a few times a week.

jill jill bo bill said...

I do not post every day. Never on the weekends. I try to email the commenters that say something related to the post or have questions. (Especially if they are new.) I read everyone on my blogroll. It now takes me 2.5 hours, so I have to split it up.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the note on my blog, Janie!! And as for your survey above:

1 - weekly if not daily, but I do what I can.

2 - mostly comments, a few emails.

3 - five to ten regularly and then some browsing

Congrats on your brother, glad he is okay!! And I love the Elvis "thank yous", some people don't get it when I do it at stores and stuff. They just don't know who Elvis is anymore!?!?! What is this world coming to??

stu pidasso

Rob said...

(1) Dede & I try to post something on our blogs once or twice a week. My goal for this year was to up that to 3-4 times, but that hasn't panned out just yet.

(2) I try to respond back to each commenter within the comments section of the individual posts.

(3) More often than not, I keep up to date on blogs via Google Reader, so I don't visit many blogs directly. I visit a few new sites most days and I always go check out commenters' sites. They often end up as new RSS feed subscriptions.

J.P. said...

(1) I post when I see something interesting, I try to post something frequently to keep interest up on my website. Since my photoblog isn't an reflection of my daily goings on people don't "follow it" like they do yours.
(2) I don't get many comments except for spam that I have to delete in my comment que.
(3) A large number, most all local bloggers (learned alot about things going on around here), political and of course food (currently figuring out how to fry a honeybun)

A. K. said...

I post whenever i have some shitty stuffs going in my head. Happy weekend

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Janie Girl, I try to post everyday. I have some far off family members that like a good laugh once in awhile.
Sometimes I respond to comments on my blog, but usually not. I email no one. I know that some people do, it all depends on your style.
I read maybe 30 blogs a day. In increments throughout the day and at night when I can't sleep! I love all the people I have met! I usually comment, but not all the time.
I do enjoy your blog, you always have something to say! :)

Tami said...

Janie...I blog when I have something to say...Charlotte apparently blogs when she thinks she has something worthwhile as well. I definately have more to say in the summer then the winter.

I respond to my posse members in the comments section...and sometimes in there blogs as well.

I Love love love my google reader. And I subscribe to 32 blogs. I read another 8 regularly that for some reason i can not subscribe to.

As I have no internet connection at home...I get reader on my mobile....but commenting can be tough so I sometimes go a couple days between comments depending on how long I feel like staying extra at the office. Or coffee shop or library. But I always read.

La Belette Rouge said...

(1) 5 days a week.

(2) Within the comment section.

(3) (Don't tell anyone) Over 200.

Lyndsay said...

I used to try to post once/day, but I realized that I was focusing too much on the pressure to post ... so I let it go. I'm at 3-5 times/week.

I'd love to be able to respond to comments, but I just don't have the time. Lame, I know, but I don't. Sometimes I respond to people individually. Often, I'll visit ther blog and leave a comment instead ... at least acknowledging their visit.

I have about 9 blogs that are a MUST READ daily ... if time allows, I'll easily fit in another 10+, but that isn't always the case.

Paige Lacey said...

I'm just terrible about responding to comments, and it's not like I get many. I just can't always come up with a witty response myself,.. Thanks for all your comments, by the way. You're always so sweet and funny!

I couldn't possibly post everyday. I wait until something's on my mind. Blogging's my way of working through stuff. I'm always amazed when a post comes out well, because when it's in my head, it's a jumbled mess.

I read other blogs whenever I can. I don't always comment, but I visit often...

I think you do a great job, Janie. Love your blog!


Wunderwoman said...

I post when I have something to say and time...I visit everyone's blog that visits mine, just to say thanks, then I'm usually hooked on another one. I probably read close to 15 a day, again when I have time, because they seem like my friends although I've never met them, but would love to. Sorry for going on so much.

Captain Dumbass said...

I used to post everyday, but I'm trying to take it a little easier. That said, if something comes up and it needs blogging, well...

I don't know how Vodka Mom and Braja do it. I try and comment back on all of my commentor's blogs but it's hard. Between them and all my regular blogs I read, kids, house, yadda yadda, there's just not enough day.

Guess what I'm doing right now. ; )

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

Ha-- Ditto to everything Capt. DumbAss said above. :)

I try and respond back in the comment section, but I am finding I do it less and less reliably. If someone's email is attached to it, I will definitely respond to them.

I am lucky to get to 10 blogs every day. Over the weekend I try and read things that have piled up in my Google reader, which is a great way to keep up with people quickly-- but means that I won't reliably comment on their blogs.

And THAT is why I pretty much only comment on people's blogs about once a week. I wish I could be better about it, but with three kids, an international move on the horizon, a husband, and life... I can only throw my hands up in the air and say, "I'm doing all I can!"

Sandi said...

I have been following you around the blogshere. I see your face everywhere. So, I finally marched my ass over here to say "HI."
I was born in Big Spring on the base in 1971. I moved to Utah in 1972 and than to California in 2006. Does that qualify me as a West Texas Girl? I think it does!

Now, I answer your questions.

1- yes
2-sometimes both
3-I follow about 60 and when I have time, I surf around. Like I am doing now, and I found you!

I am off to read your blog now.

Simplicity said...

I post when something strikes me as something I'd like to share. I literally have 20 'drafts' with ideas, but I don't have the time to fill it all in. I haven't had much time to sit at an actual computer to post and typing it into a Blackberry pad drives me insane.

I read blogs every day. My followers and followees. I am the one who shows up as 'anonymous' when I visit with my Blackberry. I often can't comment because of the way people have popup boxes or they have a different style for commenters.

I try to respond to people's comments as a response in my comments connected with post. I've missed the last few. :( I just recently figured out the replying by email thing and I use that when I'm on my Blackberry because it's easier and I want people to know I've read their comment. Because it actually means a lot to me to see the comments!

Michelle said...

Hey Janie,
1) I've truly tried to post on a daily basis but i just don't have the mind for that!!! Wish i did though!!!

2) I respond back to commenters in the comments section of my blog. The comments i use allow for people to have conversations with each other!!!

3) Blog visits a day varies. I have two blogs so i need to give each of mine time. I am constantly discovering new blogs to read and i don't know how to do it all!!!! I try though!!!

Janie, i looked at your bro's blog!!! He is a sweetie!!!!!

The Other Janie said...

I try to post daily during the week. Weekends are hit and miss depending on what else is going on.

I respond in my comments section unless it's a new visitor and then I also send them a personal email. Most times.

I visit a lot of blogs during the day. I'd say at least 30. wonder I get nothing else done.

p.s. Did you see my article about my son making the All American team in shooting?

p.s.s. We've both got 28 year old children....but I've also got 2 32 year olds. Ugh...I win because I'm the oldest. Wait. Is that really winning or is that losing?? Please don't tell me because I have a good idea I already know.

p.s.s.s. I'm writing this at almost midnight without glasses so cut me some slack.

Joanie said...

Hi Janie!

I'd like to post every day but that doesn't always happen, but I manage about every other day at the least.

I usually respond back in the comment section, but not as often as I probably should.

Holy cow! I'm following 56 blogs! How did THAT happen! And I dropped 4 recently. I visit each one that has something new to say. So probably half on any given day.

I read blogs every morning and every night, except when I'm at John's (no internet connection at his place)

Barrie said...

I blog 3x a week, more if something of "interest" comes up. I try to visit the commenters. I respond by email if it seems too personal or something for the comment section. I try to respond to questions in the comment section.

BTW, I am LOVING your blog!

Valerie said...

1)Yes I try to post everyday. Sometimes I do it when my husband leaves for work since I don't have to be at work til 9 but get up at 5:30 with him. Other times I do a post the day before and use the post options to schedule the time for it to post on my blog.

2)I don't comment back in my comment section. I don't email them a comment. I usually go to their blog and comment on their post for that day or two or three if I have something to say on their other posts.

3)I try to visit all of my followers everyday but the last month in a half it's been difficult due to work and home live being busy. I am back on schedule now though and hope to get back to normal.

I enjoy blogging and reading blogs and there isn't enough time in the day. But if someone is loyal to commenting on my posts I try my best to reciprocate.