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Blogger Survey: I Need YOUR Input

Hello, everyone! How are you all?

We all know how much hard work and time we have to put into our blog to make it a success. I put a lot of time into my blog (maybe too much): I always wonder how much time other people spend on their blogs. I also wonder a lot of other things, sooooo, I have decided to put together a little 10 question survey to find out! This is basically me being nosey, but I would LOVE to find out about YOUR blogging experience. I would really appreciate it if you could spend 5 minutes completing this survey and leave your answers in a comment. Thank you!!

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  1. On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog during the week? (including anything blog related like social media)
  2. On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog at the weekend? (including anything blog related like social media)
  3. Daily, how much time do you spend reading other people’s blogs?
  4. How often do you leave comments on other people’s posts?
  5. How many blogs do you follow?
  6. How often do you post on your blog?
  7. What social media accounts do you have to go alongside your blog?
  8. Do you have a posting schedule? How do you plan out your posts?
  9. What do you use to take pictures: phone camera? basic point-and-shoot camera?  DSLR camera?
  10. How do you promote your blog?

My Answers

  1. 2-3 hours
  2. As many hours as possible, this is when I write my posts
  3. A few times a day in short bursts (like at break time at work)
  4. I aim for 5-10 comments a day
  5. 166 right now but a maximum of 200, otherwise I can’t keep up
  6. Twice a week but sometimes 3
  7. Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook and Pinterest
  8. Yes, I do. I plan all my posts out in a notebook
  9. A mix of iPhone camera and my little Canon Ixus point and shoot camera
  10. I engage with other bloggers by commenting on their posts and by following them. I also participate in Twitter comment threads and join in with FaceBook blog groups

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70 thoughts on “Blogger Survey: I Need YOUR Input

  1. 1) 4-5 hours
    2) 4-5 hours
    3) About an hour
    4) I’m not sure, I rarely comment tbh
    5) The same amount that follows me so about 515
    6) Every day and twice on a Sunday
    7) Twitter and instagram
    8) I do, I just go with the flow though. I write them a few days in advance.
    9) I use my phone or my camera, depends where I am and what the post is on.
    10) On my twitter and instagram

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  2. 1. I only started blogging a few days ago so at the moment there’s no average some of my posts take 40 minutes whereas others took around 4 hours, really depends on what’s involved; photos, research etc

    2. same sort of answer as above

    3. i do love reading others blogs so i’d say 1 hour or more daily

    4. if i see a post which is interesting or i want to ask or discuss something then i’ll comment.

    5. 129

    6. everyday at the moment or sometimes twice but when i start school or are busy it’ll probably not be as much

    7. none oops i should probably make some but to be totally honest i want to keep it simple and only have wordpress

    8. nope post when i feel like

    9. iphone 5s camera

    10. don’t really promote my blog 🤷🏻‍♀️oops

    apologies this is probably the most amateur blogging ever but i’m only a few days in😊x

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  3. Here’s my answers Em!
    1) I would say probably 20 hours, at least 4 hours a day, and 5 days a week, well that leads to 20.
    2) Yikes. It varies. But at least 7-8 hours probably.
    3) That sucks up the most time. 2-3 hours.
    4) Fairly often, I like to think. When the post has made a big impact on me and I feel compelled to leave a comment.
    5) Yikes, like 350, I think? But not everyone posts every day so I’ve been good at keeping up.
    6) Every day
    7) Just my Insta
    8) Kind of but not really. I have a calendar I use to plan out posts for the week. But that’s it really.
    9) Mostly my phone. Sometimes my little digital camera.
    10) I used to go around and find similar blogs, but now I keep up with so many that adding more would just add to the load. I’m in a nice position now where people seem to find me 🙂

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  4. This is such a fun idea, I love it!!!

    At least 2 hours a day for me!
    Weekend this is up’d to at least 4 maybe 5
    2 hours, the same as above. I tend to focus on mine at the weekend and others during the week. How does everyone keep up with all the blogs they follow? There are just to may cool people out there!!!
    As often as I can….. If i enjoyed it 100%, if i skimmed it and it didn’t catch me… then nope… Sorry!
    It feels like a gazillion, more like 600… ish….
    Twice a week!
    Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin….
    Yep, every weekend! What ever comes naturally. If its not working the post won’t happen!
    Iphone…. Need to up my game though!
    Other than selling off my first born??? Social media mostly. Trying to crack pinterest recently….

    xxxxxx

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  5. 1) roughly 3 hours a day
    2)just the same at the weekend maybe slightly more if I have time
    3) usually about an hour sometimes it can be more
    4) I usually comment on most of the posts I read especially if they ask the reader questions in it
    5) not sure
    6) everyday (I’m doing a summer journal atm)
    7) I have twitter and instagram but Ngl I don’t always use them a lot
    8) I do my journal everyday and try to get other posts like hauls etc uploaded when I get spare time
    9) I have a DSLR camera and a pocket sized digital one I use but sometimes I will just use my iPhone cause it’s just as good
    10) I have my twitter and blog linked so when I upload it automatically sends a tweet saying I have uploaded but that’s about all I do haha

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  6. I know I have not done it all in numbers (sorry if that is annoying) but to summarise, I spend quite a few hours a day on blogs and social media. I am always trying to find time – whether it’s 5mins in the morning, on the train, or just before bed.
    I try to comment on blogger who spend a lot of time going through my posts, but also posts that I find really interesting. It is hard, but everyday it is almost like having to select. I never have enough time!
    I built up my Instagram first and I am always trying to promote myself through that. I have twitter, however I need to dedicate far more time towards it.
    I do not have a professional camera so I try to work with photographers, to have a range of high-standard images. x

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  7. 1. During the week I spend maybe 3-4 hours a day, sometimes more, sometimes less.
    2. The weekend is my off-time from the blog so I don’t spend much time then.
    3. A couple of hours, depending on how much there is in the reader feed.
    4. Whenever I feel like I have something to say about the content.
    5. 150 something.
    6. I try to post Monday through Friday.
    7. I use Instagram.
    8. i try to post around 10 am every weekday, i usually plan out and schedule posts on Mondays.
    9. I use my phone for pictures.
    10. I don’t really promote it too much, just a few times on Instagram, and in a couple of blog related Facebook groups.

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  8. 1.) On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog during the week? (including anything blog related like social media) – probably 3-4
    2.) On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog at the weekend? (including anything blog related like social media) – maybe 2-3
    3.) Daily, how much time do you spend reading other people’s blogs? an hour
    4.) How often do you leave comments on other people’s posts? If I’ve read your post, loved it, and felt like I had something worthwhile to contribute I will comment.
    5.) How many blogs do you follow? I think 200 or so
    6.) How often do you post on your blog? Twice a week usually.
    7.) What social media accounts do you have to go alongside your blog? IG, FB, Twitter, Pinterest, SU
    8.) Do you have a posting schedule? How do you plan out your posts? I don’t have a rigid schedule, but I try to always have at least two posts a week and I like to have a few in the queue. I hate when a new week comes and I have nothing scheduled. I get anxious.
    9.) What do you use to take pictures: phone camera? basic point-and-shoot camera? DSLR camera? Just my trusty iphone and when I need to I use free public domain pictures and I always note when I do.
    10.) How do you promote your blog? I belong to one blog sharing group, I do my own social media shares, and I write content for other sites to gain exposure.

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  9. 1. Three possibly four.
    2. Two each day more if I am writing a post.
    3.an hour of number 1. Time
    4. Almost every time ( a way of respecting the work)
    5. About 150
    6.I aim for once or twice but less when I am writing my manuscript.
    7.Twitter, FB, recently instagram and pinterest but not sure what I am doing yet.
    8.no only if I know I am going… holiday etc I put a few away for when internet is avaliable.
    9. My galaxy phone or i use unsplash or pixaby sometimes I ask other bloggers can I use that in a story?
    10. I have just last week I joined the same group as you… until then I tweeted and followed and commented hoping people would read.

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  10. 1. 5 hours
    2. 3 hours
    3. 2 – 3 hours
    4. 80% of time
    5. more than 800 :O
    6. Usually 3 times a week
    7. Twitter, Insta and FB
    8. I have a blogging journal where I write ideas and everything related to blog
    9. DSLR
    10. Just my social media, didn’t try that paid promotion that everyone uses now. 🙂

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  11. 1. On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog during the week? (including anything blog related like social media) Around 10 hours a week.

    2. On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog at the weekend? (including anything blog related like social media) Around 4 hours a weekend.

    3. Daily, how much time do you spend reading other people’s blogs? Around an hour.

    4. How often do you leave comments on other people’s posts? I leave a comment on every blog post that I really felt engaged in!

    5. How many blogs do you follow? 118

    6. How often do you post on your blog? Around twice per week – but nothing set in stone!

    7. What social media accounts do you have to go alongside your blog? None.

    8. Do you have a posting schedule? How do you plan out your posts? No I don’t have a posting schedule. I don’t plan out my posts – I just click “Write” and start writing!

    9. What do you use to take pictures: phone camera? basic point-and-shoot camera? DSLR camera? My iPhone. I would like to use a separate camera but I don’t own one yet! Hopefully I’ll be buying a digital one soon 🙂

    10. How do you promote your blog? Blogs In Bloom is the only way I promote my blog thus far – and I wouldn’t even really call my participation there to be promoting it per se. I don’t honestly try to promote my blog – if someone finds it and wants to read what’s on it then great!

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  12. On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog during the week?
    Probably an average of 2 hours a day, but sometimes it can be 3-4 depending on what’s going on elsewhere!
    On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog at the weekend?
    1-2, my weekday job is as a writer so I try to get everything done in the week so I can relax at the weekend!
    Daily, how much time do you spend reading other people’s blogs?]
    About an hour, I’d love to spend more if I had the time!
    How often do you leave comments on other people’s posts?
    I’d never left them often before, but now that I’ve realised how much a difference it makes to the bloggers I’m trying to comment as much as I can!
    How many blogs do you follow?
    5-6 that I read weekly, I quite like discovering new blogs and reading a variety of posts but I just don’t have the time to follow all the ones I find interesting!
    How often do you post on your blog?
    Once a week minimum, but I try to aim for twice a week when I can.
    What social media accounts do you have to go alongside your blog?
    I’ve got Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram!
    Do you have a posting schedule? How do you plan out your posts?
    Not really – I’d like to create one some time in the near future. I write a lot of notes and have an excel sheet for all my ideas though!
    What do you use to take pictures: phone camera? basic point-and-shoot camera? DSLR camera?
    I just use my phone camera currently – saving up for a new DSLR!
    How do you promote your blog?
    Mainly through Twitter – it seems to be the best way to gain interactions and to grow organically. Facebook has made it too difficult for bloggers to expand without paid!

    Loved reading everyones answers, it was really interesting to hear how other people run their blogs! xoxox

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  13. 1. Probably about 2 or 3 hours a day! I’m always tweaking things or writing posts or editing drafts or taking photos etc! If you’re including social media time then literally all day! I’m always tweeting checking insta etc!
    2. Probably around the same as during the week unless I have plans thennobv it’s a little less but I stil post on insta and have tweets scheduled.
    3. Probably an hour or so, I take part in comment threads and enjoy clicking on tweets of posts that interest me!
    4. I’m not sure how often but I leave them during comment threads and then if I have any questions or opinions on someone’s post!
    5. Oh goodness I’m not sure!? A few thousand??
    6. Twice a week! Monday’s and Thursday’s
    7. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin if you could that as social media!
    8. Yes as I said above Monday’s and Thursdays! I have some posts in my drafts that I can use if I get stuck and then I have Brand collabs that normally have a date your expected to post by etc! I always plan the months posts in advance so I know exactly what I have to test photograph and write!
    9. I just use my iPhone camera! I don’t have the money to invest in a proper one currently!
    10. I schedule tweets I put posts on insta I take part in comment threads and use WordPress reader and Bloglovin!

    Really interesting post! Hope my answers help!!

    PaleGirlRambling xo

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  14. 1. 1-2
    2. 3-4
    3. 30 minutes to an hour
    4. Pretty often, if I’m interested in the topic or have a question, I usually leave a comment
    5. I don’t know…a lot
    6. 1-3 times per week
    7. Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter
    8. I tend to schedule my posts for the evening when people are relaxing and scrolling through their social media.
    9. All three-phone, point and shoot and DSLR, although lately I’ve only had time for phone
    10. Social media

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  15. This was lots of fun!

    1. 5-7 per day
    2. 1-2 per weekend
    3. 1 hour
    4. Minimum 3 per day
    5. a few hundred
    6. min twice weekly
    7. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, Tumblr, readit
    8. Yes. I use my planner to plan weeks ahead
    9. My phone and my DSLR camera
    10. Share on social media and in Facebook groups I am a part of

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  16. 1. 3-4h
    2. On the weekend I’m not super active, so maybe 2h
    3.I love reading other posts, 2h
    4. Everyday! I love to interact with all of you!
    5. A lot!
    6. Regularly, 3 times a week.
    7. Twitter and Insta. I’m considering facebook, but I’m not confident about
    8. Yes, every monday, wednesday and thursday! Yes, I love planning and I do take a lot of time to plan and write them. Usually I write down post ideas, and grab one and write about it. It usually takes more than one day to get the post ready.
    9. I do take with my phone and with my camera. However, I want to get a professional cameral to take all the photos!
    10. I comment in a lot of posts and I also join groups or posts that help it

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  17. 1. Around 3-4 Hours
    2. 5-6 Hours
    3. 3 Hours – usually when i’m taking a break
    4. I try to do it as much as I can, over 6 comments a day.
    5. Around 150 at the moment, i’m still a bit new and trying to find blogs
    6. 2/3 times a week
    7. Instagram, I tried having a twitter but I couldn’t get used to it.
    8. I’m trying to but find it hard to stick to. I plan my posts in a notebook.
    9. Sometimes phone but usually point and shoot camera
    10. Instagram and commenting on peoples posts.

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  18. Some great answers been given, so interesting!

    1 – Between 3-4 hours as Im still trying hard to understand how it all works! I try to learn something new (blog related) everyday

    2 – When doing photographs for posts, Saturdays is often the day I do them so this can take me a while. Id say an average of 4-5 hours on a Saturday, but I do nothing blog related on a Sunday. Total tech switch off

    3 – My blog reading can vary depending on whether its a work day etc, but I adore reading blogs. I am actually on the judging panel for one of the categories of the Bloggers Blog Awards, so at the moment, reading blogs for about 4 hours a day!

    4 – I comment on blog posts every day, and as many as I can. I know how much comments mean to us writers! Its harder on my phone so again, I dont comment as much on my work days

    5 – I follow approx 70 blogs

    6 – I post a minimum of once a week, but aim for twice

    7 – Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Google + I wouldnt say social media is my strong point though, I need to get better at that

    8 – I dont plan out my posts, but probably should!

    9 – I use a DSLR and my phone

    10 – Again, promotion is something I could use help with, Im just not good at it. I tweet my blogs posts, Instagram when a post goes up. I have recently joined a couple of facebook groups too,

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  19. 1. Average 1 hour
    2. 2 to 3 hrs weekends
    3. Less than an hour
    4. 75%
    5. 10 plus more in weekend facebook group checking out
    6. Twice a week
    7. FB, twitter, Pinterest ans FB group instagram
    8. Yes every monday have schedulwd before end of weekend
    9. Phone. Dslr camera
    10. FB group twitter, pinterest, facebook page

    P

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  20. 2-3
    1
    2-3
    Often if the post really speaks to me.
    1700
    5 days a week
    FB, Instagram and Twitter
    Yes. M-F. Things that have happened or things that occurred. Usually a week in advance.
    Phone, I have a DSLR but don’t really use it for blog.
    FB, Twitter and Instagram

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  21. 1. I spend about 10 hours a week on my blog&social media combined
    2. Depends on my week at work tbh, I tend to try and get 2-3 hours in!
    3. Whenever someone I follow on twitter posts, Twitter is my main source!
    4. Whenever I relate to something or someone has asked for advice or feedback
    5. I believe around 100ish? I’m fairly new to blogging
    6. I try and post once a week but due to work, that’s a struggle
    7. I have Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
    8. I don’t have a schedule but I have a list of posts I would like to do and if I’m going on a day out, I will blog about that
    9. I use my iPhone 6s and my DSLR (Canon 700D)
    10. Mainly on my other social media, I’ll always share a link on Twitter, Insta and Facebook

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  22. 1. 3 – 5 hours
    2. It varies
    3. Whenever I get time
    4. Quite often. If a post has made a deep impact then I definitely leave a comment.
    5. Not sure, I lost count
    6. Anytime I feel compelled to share my knowledge or experience
    7. I’m still working on it
    8. So far none but I’m thinking of having one
    9. Phone camera
    10. Same as you do

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  23. 1. I spend around 2-3 hours per day on my blog/social media during the week.
    2. Perhaps a little less – 1-2 hours at the weekend.
    3. I aim to spend around 20 mins looking at other blogs
    4. Around 5 comments per day if possible
    5. I only follow a handful, but like to explore lots of different ones regularly
    6. I try to post 3 times per week
    7. I have a Facebook page, Instagram account, and a new Twitter account (which I’m not very good at yet!)
    8. I use Evernote to plan my posts. I have a loose structure for each week and month, and try to work around that as much as possible.
    9. I just use my iPhone camera to take pics
    10. I mostly use Facebook to promote my blog, posting in different groups, and on my blog page.

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  24. 1. About 5 on average.
    2. 1-2 hrs a weekend. That’s a lie……4-5 if I were to really add it up. #SundayBlogShare takes up half my Sunday! Love it!
    3. About an hour a day reading others.
    4. 1-3 daily but somedays I don’t have time. When my comments are not acknowledged by the blogger more than twice or three times, I don’t use my time commenting on their posts in future. But most bloggers reply! 😁 I always reply to comments on my posts, I think it’s good manners. I appreciate readers and their comments.
    5. I’ve just counted……161. I had no idea before you asked!
    6. 2-3 monthly. 4…. if I’m on a roll.
    7. Twitter, FB, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, G+, Pinterest & Tumbler.
    8. No schedule. I’m a bad timekeeper & organiser.
    9. My lil Nikon and my phone.
    10. Twitter, FB groups, communicating with other bloggers.

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  25. I spend far too much time and if it werent for my limited internet I would spend even way more ^_^
    interesting survey I will answer them in a blog post of mine and also froward and tweak them a lil bit for a writing community I am a part of….
    ~B

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