1. Do you promote your blog?
This one, not so much. I do, however, promote the heck out of Newsbleep.com, Stay in the know, now, with Newsbleep.
2. How often do you check hits?
Every once in a while. I have a plugin called “Reports” that analyzes my Google Analytics reports so I can get a sense of traffic to my site. It also tells me a little information about people who subscribe to the feed.
3. Do you stick to one topic?
No. I cover music, movies, TV, and just about anything else. I once did 25 posts of Bright Eyes songs. It was really popular. ^_^
4. Who knows that you have a blog?
Pretty much everyone. I may not be very self-promoting of my personal site, but it tends to come up in conversation.
5. How many blogs do you read?
Google Reader tells me I subscribe to 197 feeds. I currently have 980 unread posts, and I’ve shared 62 items.
6. Are you a fast reader?
I used to be a faster reader than I am now. When I’m immersed into a book, that’s when I seem to take off.
7. Do you customize your blog or do anything technical?
Yes. I actually run a number of widgets that I have written especially to fit my blog. I also designed the style that runs on the blog, though I did not write the theme.
8. Do you blog anonymously?
9. To what extent do you censor yourself?
I try to keep my content at a PG-13/TV-14 rating. It’s really more for myself than for others (like parents or parents-in-law) as I find vulgar language to usually be unnecessary and crude. If I find the need to swear, I typically use the * as a replacement for more offensive letters. I do the same thing in video with the bleep sound. But, mostly, I just find that funny.
10. The best thing about blogging?
Blogging is a form of writing that has the benefit of putting you at finger tips’ reach of an audience. We all write for an audience, but, on the internet, that audience can respond to what you’re doing in either a positive or negative fashion.