|Bill West, in front, at the NEHGS Library.|
Well they finally covered blogs, and the survey was posted yesterday. I wrote NEHGS to get permission to print their results. Their reply was, "We've certainly had a range of responses to our blog survey questions – from people asking what a blog is to people saying they follow hundreds. It is interesting that there is such a variety of experiences."
- 60%, I follow no blogs.
- 24%, I follow 1–2 blogs.
- 10%, I follow 3–5 blogs.
- 2%, I follow 6–10 blogs.
- 3%, I follow over ten blogs."
Wow, 60% don't follow anybody and only 3% follow more than ten blogs.
What's the purpose of blogging, other than sharing, hoping to make connections or trying to get readers to buy products listed on their site so they can make money? Now, I'm trying to justify my blog. Do I want to reach the 60% or should I be content with the possibility of reaching just 3%. I'm not trying to make money, just want to share and help, so am I wasting my time?
Note: I received a message from NEHGS this morning. Lynn wrote: "Just over 2,000 people replied to that survey."