Neville Hobson

UK blogging snapshot in new blogger survey

Make me sound like Mark Twain

An overnight email from Vuelio:

How’s your blog doing? How big is your audience, and what are you doing to grow it? Is blogging a hobby, an awareness-raiser, or a money-spinner?

We’ve joined up with Canterbury Christ Church University to launch our first ever UK Blogger Survey in a bid to find out what blogging is all about in 2016. We’re asking bloggers all over the country what kind of blogs they’re writing, how popular they are, and how commercial they want to be.

The survey takes just seven minutes to complete.

We know you’re busy, so we’ll be entering all respondents into a prize draw. We have one iPad Mini 4 and one Lily Drone to give away – and the survey closes at the end of next week, so don’t delay!

We’ll also give respondents a sneak peak of the findings prior to publication, so you’ll know where you stand in relation to your peers – socially speaking – giving you an edge on the competition.

So I took the survey and got a sneak peek at the findings up to my input and that of 503 others at the time I took it.

Some interesting but not surprising metrics.

For instance, the top four reasons people say why they blog:

  1. It’s a hobby – 34 percent
  2. To express my thoughts and opinions – 21 percent
  3. I plan for it to be my main source of income in the future – 13 percent
  4. To become established as an expert in my field – 12 percent

And a series of connected questions close to my heart:

Some work still to do, then.

If you write a blog, add your voice to Vuelio’s survey and see all the results. Closes at the end of next week (which I guess means either Friday February 26 or Sunday February 28).

(Dilbert cartoon at top by Scott Adams via Dilbert.com)

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