07 October 2010

Technorati: Blogging survey

Technorati is offering a chance for bloggers to participate in its annual State of the Cybersphere Survey.

Some interesting questions on this survey, but only one screen offers a place for the topic of the blog being referenced. There is no category for "genealogy and family history," but participants can write that phrase into the "other" box. If you do write "genealogy and family history" in that box, the phrase will come up again in some later questions.

Questions at the end could have used an "other" box, when the survey asks what topics were major in the cypersphere this year and were expected to be in the future.

In any case, if you participate and write "genealogy and family history" into the "other" box (where available), Technorati might pay attention. For that alone, geneabloggers might want to spend a few minutes taking the survey which also asks about ads, income, exposure, reasons for blogging, participation in diverse events (which could include panels, industry event, etc.).

It does ask how many blogs one authors, but answers may be very different for each. I'll try to take it again for my other blogs and see what happens. Yes, you can take the survey again for each blog you write, which gives another chance to write genealogy and family history into that "other box."

Here's the Technorati notice of the survey:

2010 State of the Blogosphere Survey – please give us 15 minutes.

Since 2004, Technorati has been tracking the Blogosphere through our State of the Blogosphere study.

The goal of the study is to create a complete snapshot of the activities and interactions that make up the Blogosphere by asking you, the bloggers, to share some information about your habits. The survey includes questions like how, when and why you blog. Is this a side business, full time job or something you do for fun?

Please feel free to send this link to other bloggers you know. And be sure to check back on Technorati.com in November for a summary of the results.

The 2010 State of the Blogosphere Survey: http://research.opinionguru.com/mrIWeb/mrIWeb.dll?I.Project=A17275
Let's see, if 1,300 geneabloggers take the survey and write in "genealogy and family history" the results might be very interesting.

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