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Blogging Polling. And then some.

I consider myself a rather enthusiastic member of BlogWorld. I try to post, I try to give it some meaning, sometimes it's just teasing... But, let's leave that aside. I also read a lot of blogs, predominantly here on LJ, which seems to be rich and abundant enough. And I think that with time some rather distinctly diverse "bloggers classes". So, here's a poll. Help me find out if this is approximately true picture of BlogWorld around us.

And discuss, please.



Poll #1480263 It's all about blogging.
This poll is closed.

I keep my blog alive just because... - click all that apply.

...I am waiting for my new partner to appear.
0(0.0%)
...I think it's kinda cool to share ideas.
1(2.3%)
...I just need to vent somewhere.
0(0.0%)
...I am a person that like communication.
1(2.3%)
...it's a sort of my report/update approach to life.
0(0.0%)
...I need more ego boosting.
1(2.3%)
...I love getting to know people better.
3(6.8%)
...I feel better in BlogWorld that in real World.
1(2.3%)

I am staying "in touch" with my f-list...

...using LJ notifications.
2(4.5%)
...by browsing Friends Page.
19(43.2%)
...based on you-reply-I-reply approach.
0(0.0%)
...a combination of that all.
23(52.3%)

What's the main turn OFF when it comes to commenting/replying?

Politics
4(10.3%)
Nudity
0(0.0%)
Whining
4(10.3%)
Venting
0(0.0%)
Too many pictures
0(0.0%)
Egotrips
1(2.6%)
Long, words posts
1(2.6%)
Lack of relevance/content
6(15.4%)

How many times have you changed your username/handle?

Never
37(84.1%)
1-3 times
7(15.9%)
3-5 times
0(0.0%)
5+ times
0(0.0%)

Ok, I need some quidance here. Should I continue...

Language Lessons
3(7.5%)
F-Blogs
1(2.5%)
FYFF/WBW/GST you name it
4(10.0%)
30 part Story
0(0.0%)

Comments

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toddpage
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
But *especially* F-blogs.


I find a big reason for sticking with LJ is the community here. I am inspired by the photographers on my F-List, and I like sharing my work and getting feedback. I also like an organized place where I can keep track of what occurs in my life.

I have an lj name-change token, but I'm kind've established at this point... why change.
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
Ok, I will keep them coming. I really, really love taking pics. And I believe, that with time and numbers I'll slowly start getting better. And I am like you in that matter, visual stuff is really a powerful drive for me to keep my Lj alive.

osodecanela
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
I delight in your blog Tomaz, seriously so. Your talent for photography is a joy for the eyes, while FYFF is a nice litlle tweak for the libido.

As for the 30 part story, I'm loving it's creation & have been frustrated in the past week over my lack of time to write and work on it. I suspect Dari is in the same boat, though I cannot speak for her.
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Hey Weaver! :) I appreciate your comment. As for our 30 parts... when we get back on normal track, we'll continue it, k? Yes, Dari is also up to her ears in work. So, let's set up some priorities.

HUGS
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mikiedoggie
Nov. 3rd, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
I greatly enjoy your blog, didn't answer the last question in the poll though. I think you should do what you want in your blog; having an idea what people like is good but ultimately I don't have any sort of preference myself.
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, M. I really appreciate you dropping by. :) Ok, so I will do whatever comes to mind. I guess that a wishing well is probably not the right to ask from people when it comes to blogging. :)
dendren
Nov. 3rd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
heh... I certainly couldn't check off no to long worded posts since I'm greatly guilty of that usually.

You know why I blog, I picked a few answers but they didn't totally fit it all. I just like the community and friendships I've made through LJ. I always enjoy all my friends on the front porch :)

I think you should continue whatever you want, it's your blog. I enjoy it all... tho any pics of you and your world are always greatly enjoyed :)
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC)
Phil.... let me tell you one thing.... your "long words" are different. Colourful, vivid, eclectic, random as you call them. I enjoy them greatly. :)
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bygbrat
Nov. 3rd, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
the main reason that i started with blogging was to make connections from a place that i did not really have any meaningful connections. also, it was an excellent way to keep up with the american culture which is hard to do in another country.

now that i'm in a different place, i am enjoying keeping the connections that i have made mainly through commenting. i pretty much have lost any desire to keep posting but i am still loving what folks are writing in theirs.

anyways, great polls... thanks for that!
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
...and I think that you should look for desire to keep posting as well...

HUGS, Bob and welcome!
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celtbear3
Nov. 3rd, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
What I like most is how you've farmiliarized me with such a wonderful city, through your camera lenses and little adventures... more adventures :D
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
I am happy Ljubljana got a slightly firmer place in a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny part of the world. :) And ahhhhh adventures. :)
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paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Curtis! :) So, I'll keep it going.
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tilia_tomentosa
Nov. 3rd, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
I don't object to nudity.

Just sayin'. ;)
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Go and work on your presentation, dammit!:)
nzguy1
Nov. 3rd, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Even though I am relatively new to your blog, I always enjoy it, no matter the depth or amount of content. The pictures are always very enjoyable. We all post items for varied reasons and at the end of the day, it's our journal for others to share and enjoy, or not! On a personal level, I love the 'round-the-world' connection. Keep posting Tomaz.

Hugs!
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
...and let's keep connected, kind Al! :)

HUGS
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jccub1
Nov. 3rd, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
As you know, I enjoy your posts, whether they're photographic, serious or a bit of fun. It seems your posts regularly inspire me to comment so for me, that's an indication of a great blog :-)

I started LJ originally to share adventures of my new life in Oz with family (i.e. so I didn't have to write monthly letters) but it's turned into so much more - it's become more about connections and sharing of experiences with others around the world than just telling family in the UK what I had to eat last night. Plus I've enjoyed 'meeting' new people - some of which have started to become good mates too.
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for kind words. :))))) Make me feel good.

I started LJ... well.... because John jawnbc told me I should. I opened an account and it's been rolling around untouched for a year or so. After John visited Slovenia and we talked about it, I decided to give it a go. I am happy I did. :) And LJ brought some nice "real" people in my life too, so that's a major plus!
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herbe
Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
i get lost in acronyms but i get what you mean.

twitter, politics and hate-talk turn me off.

i like interesting stuff, places, people, things, even food sometimes.
hot stuff and geeky stuff is alright too, but too much focus on television or any one thing really, is blah.

your journal is great.
it's a busy time in my life right now, so i post more than read, but i'm always happy to see what you have to say and share, Tomaz..and when i get settled in my new home here in a couple weeks, you can expect a package..i haven't forgotten :)


herb+
paterson_si
Nov. 3rd, 2009 11:36 pm (UTC)
I guess the things that make the two of us tick, are in a way similar. I enjoy following your adventures. And life is also busy for me... big things are planned and sometimes I feel like I got caught inbetween Autumn leaves and flashing posts. I need to get back on track. :)

And we are in no hurry, right?

Be well!!!

xT
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ubermunkey
Nov. 4th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
You mr T. fascinate me. I like all kinds of glimpses into your colorful interesting life.

Blogging for me has allowed me to meet some really amazing folks that I'd never have come acrost any other way.

I enjoy your photography. I enjoy your views. I enjoy your experiences.
And yeah I enjoy your fur!

xo
c

paterson_si
Nov. 4th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
And you, mr C, fascinate me as well. And I was happy enough to see that the real man is even more intriguing than his blog. :)

I am happy you enjoy... it all. :)

HUGS
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paterson_si
Nov. 4th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Of all what you've mentioned, LJ is my fav. Because it does demand some effort from you. So looking in other worlds is more rewarding. :)
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paterson_si
Nov. 4th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
And my blogging surely wouldn't be the same without you. I really got used to checking your blog. Witty and interesting. :)

I am glad I am opening a tiny window in my world, Matt.

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