Monday, November 7, 2011

Blogging for Academia

My friend Kelly has interviewed me regarding my blog, which she’s referencing as part of a media project for her class at Berkeley. First she asked me questions about my blog, and then she needed feedback from people who visit my site. I spoke to some of you this weekend who were super awesome in providing feedback to her questionnaire.

So thank you, thank you, thank you all! I’ve posted her questions for fellow bloggers below regarding my site and if you’d like to provide her any additional feedback in the comment section it’d be most useful for her project, as the more input she gets from people the more thorough she can make her paper. Otherwise, thanks for stop by as usual and have a great start to you week!

1.  How long have you interacted with this site (months, years, etc)?
2.  What is your motivation for logging into the site and what expectations did you have going into it?  Have your expectations changed?

3.  How often do you log into the blog (e.g. multiple times a day? weekly? etc.) and do you interact with other consumers on the site?

4.  Who do you interact with on the site?
5.  Are the interactions within this site meaningful to you?  How so?  Meaning may imply your satisfactions.

6.  What do you enjoy to write about or respond to?


  1. Here are my answers. Good luck with your paper, Kelly!
    1. I joined Marc's blog about two months ago.
    2. I'm motivated to meet other writers and connect with them on a personal level.
    3. About once a week.
    4. Marc and the occasional other follower.
    5. YES! I like to connect with other writer-bloggers. It makes me feel less alone.
    6. I like responding to Marc's posts that are writing related. After all, that is what we share in common.

  2. 1. Two or Three months
    2. I came looking for a new writing blog and I wasn't disappointed. I like the way Mark writes, he makes me think of things in a new light.
    3. Sometimes daily, sometimes only a few times a week. I'll come back some days to see what other people are saying if I'm interested. I also find other bloggers through his comments.
    4.Mostly Mark :)
    5. There meaningful in a way that I'm learning and growing and making friendships.
    6. I usually comment every time I come becasue, like I said before, I like the way Mark thinks about things.

    Hope this helps! :)

  3. 1. Maybe three months?
    2. I checked it out because it's the blog of a fellow writer.
    3. Whenever Mark posts usually. Often three times a week.
    4. Mark mostly, but sometimes others if I see something in their comment that resonates.
    5. Sure. I like feeling connected to a larger group of writers, and Mark is part of that.
    6. I usually respond to all the posts, regardless. :)

  4. 1. I forget. A few months, I think.
    2. I expected to find a writing blog when I first visited; my expectations haven't really changed, except for knowing more about Mark's post style and so forth.
    3. Whenever I see a new post. I don't usually interact with other readers/commenters.
    4. Mark, mostly.
    5. Yes. I like getting to know other bloggers through posts and comments.
    6. Posts, writing-related or not.

  5. Over six months.
    I expect something honest.
    I visit whenever Mark posts.
    Of course - he's a friend.
    I enjoy anything that is a positive reflection on life - which I always get here.

  6. Since Berkeley is my Alma Mater and I used to work in the library shown in that pic, I feel obligated to answer these questions.

    1. Approx. six months
    2. Motivation: Connecting with other writers. My expectations have changed somewhat in that I now know Mark has a talent for posing questions that make me think about my writing as well as my reading.
    3. Usually once a week.
    4. I'm usually responding to Mark's questions, but I do visit the blogs of other responders.
    5. Yes. That I'm compelled to stop and read all the comments rather than just skim Mark's post and dash off a comment (as I do with some blogs) is evidence I find the interactions meaningful.
    6. It's the exchange of information that matters to me. I'm always interested in reading about other writers, what they read, their process, or involvement in a blogging event. Because blogging is really about connecting and sharing information, these are also the questions I enjoy responding to.

  7. Mark, Here are my answers:

    1. I think its been 6 months since I joined Mark’s blog.

    2. I am motivated to meet other writers and learn from them and get to know about their writing process.

    3.I log into the blog few times a week.

    4. I mostly interact with Mark. But, I do read few other comments.

    5. I like connecting with other writers and bloggers.

    6.I enjoy reading Mark’s posts.

  8. Thank you, thank you thank you to each of you for answering the survey! This will help my friend out quite a lot with their project. You're all super awesome (as usual) :)