Wednesday, August 15, 2012

And The Survey Says...

I was a big fan of Family Feud growing up...and I've been formulating a bit of a survey in the back of my head as I read the wonderful guest posts here (referring to the A-Z Blog, where this post also resides today) and observe the interactions between bloggers and readers and writers and others who drop by. We thank you ALL for visiting. The A-Z is NOT just for writers. There just happen to be a lot of us who joined. However, it is an event for BLOGGERS.

So to all you BLOGGERS out's your chance to participate in the behind the scenes survey that they revealed the results of on the show. Of course, the answers will be public, but if necessary, I will do a follow up post tallying the answer should there be (gasp!) so many comments (I hope..) that you can't possibly read them all.

Please read each question carefully. Some will sound a bit alike. Are you ready?By the way, no right or wrong answers, just hoping to start a dialogue, or perhaps if I get lucky, a knock-down, drag out DEBATE! I love those comment lay it on us, total truth please:

  1. AS A BLOGGER, how do you interact with your commenters?

  2. AS A COMMENTER, what is your preferred method of being noticed for taking the time to leave a comment?

  3. Now here's the rub: are those answers the same? Why or why not?

  4. Do you tend to read blogs that are similar to yours, say a writer learning from another how to market well, or to get tips, etc?

  5. Do you read a variety of blogs, and if so why?

  6. How do you decide who goes in your blog roll in your side-bar? Is it ALL the blogs you follow?

  7. Do you return follow just based on unspoken etiquette principle, or is there more to your decision?

  8. To you have link back signature? If not, why? If yes, why?

Also, please feel free to only answer the ones you're interested in, but for survey tallying, please number your answers for this math nerd. I do love long, rambly comments, but for the sake of my purpose here...please play along according to my admittedly, totally, control-freak bossy tendencies.

As Brenda (The Closer) would say, “Thank you, thank you so much!” Or something. I've only watched one episode and am hooked. In my netflix queue. Feel free to correct my quote...

If you'd like to learn more about this control freak, math nerd, chatty to a fault writer, check out my "About Me" tab.  I add to it fairly regularly.

If you missed my April 2012 A-Z Challenge "Postcards from Sweden", it's not too late to read those either ;-)


P.S Of course I'll answer all of these myself. But at the end of the day so as to not influence the totally truthful results. Snork.

P.P.S This is my post at the A-Z Blog today, so if you'd rather answer there, go ahead.  I know that comment chain will be really interesting because we've already had several debates about some of these isssues...Not that my commenters aren't interesting...oh, just shut up Tina.  Just read this SOMEWHERE.  Please?  Sigh.  I really do need to join Alex J. Cavanaugh's Insecure Writer's Group.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I already left my answers at the A to Z post - that all right?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And yes, you need to join the group.
Join us...

shelly said...

I read a various blogs. And I like to answer the comments. Truly answer.


Brian Miller said...

1. through comments and email, even phone with a few

2. comment back

3. yes

4. i read a lot of them and in good variety...probably half are similar

5. yes, you never know what you will learn or who you will meet...i will read and comment on some because of the person behind them....and they comment back and we get to know each other..

6. dont have one...on purpose

7. no, i think the follow tool is good only to get them in your read...if you read...i read...its reciprocal or it is not...

8. i honestly dont know...ha...

Heather Murphy said...

I answered on A-Z but I am dying to know the results!

Arlee Bird said...

This is always good information for bloggers to know. Thanks for the effort.

Tossing It Out

[Retro-Zombie] said...

i cannot tell you.. if i told you they would kill me...

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

You are so over driven!!! And that is a good thing. I've been out traveling but I am back to posting. I've missed you!

Andrea said...

1. I respond right to the person if they have their email enabled. Otherwise I respond right in the comments of the post. I usually try to go right to their blog to check in as well.

2. I like getting a response to my actual comment, but of course love when they just stop by my blog and comment too!

3. Pretty much. If the email is not enabled I can't quite respond, and feel funny leaving a comment specific to my blog in the comment section of their blogs.

4. Yees and no...

5. I just read whatever entertains me that I can get to in any given day. Ones that make me laugh, think, amazing photos, etc...

6. I don't really have a blog roll, but tried to put the buttons for blogs I follow that have them...probably need to update that.

7. I used to, but then realized that I didn't want to have a bunch of blogs showing up in the reader that really didn't appeal (like 7 product reviews in one day and the like), and I realized I didn't want people to just follow me...I wanted them to actually read and enjoy their time at my blog.

8. Um, I don't know what that means.

klahanie said...

Hey Tina,
Ah yes, "Family Feud", or as it's called in Britain, "Family Fortunes". Pretty exciting info, eh?
Allow me to answer number 1 and 2.
1 : I endeavour to comment back to each person who graces me with a comment. Not always possible and if I ever get popular, which would be bizarre, logistics would dictate that it might be impossible to comment back to each individual person.
2 : I would like to think I'm acknowledged for commenting on a blog. However, each to his own.
Oh, please, please, please, no mention of that alphabet challenge! :) I'm kidding.
Your starstruck fan, Gary

Jenny said...

I have no answers to anything.

I am one of those irritating people walking around with a question mark on my face all day.

I am, however, hoping that my husband left another cup of coffee in the pot.

Perhaps that will help me focus!

In the interim, however, I just wanted to say HIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHIHI!!!!

loverofwords said...

Sorry, I did not get in on the survey, but I do have a question--when I go to someone's blog and they have a "Friends Circle" thing, I can't comment because I don't belong. What is it? Thanks, Tina.