Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Blogging Survey

I came across this questionnaire today of a lady researching from Australia the reasons why people blog and it struck me as something that a few of you might be able to relate to and reply to as well. Just reading it brought to mind some of my main reasons for blogging, why I started it, and why I still do it even months after it's inception. If you have a few moments to spare, fill out this questionnaire. It's strictly anonymous. Ciao!

Dear blogger,

We would like to invite you to participate in a research study that
investigates blogging practices, motives for blogging and the ways in which
people explore their identity through blogging. This research is being
conducted by Associate Professor Ann Knowles (principal researcher) and Ms
Danielle Williamson at the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne
University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

Your involvement in this research will contribute to increasing
psychologists' understanding of blogging, as well as our understanding of
the period of life between adolescence and adulthood.

Participation in this study involves completing an online questionnaire,
which will take approximately 20 minutes. Your response is totally
anonymous and confidential. The questionnaire is located at:

To participate in this study you must be over 18 years old and have a blog
that is at least one month old, that you update at least monthly. Further
details of this study, including the complaints procedure, are provided at
the beginning of the questionnaire.

If you have any queries regarding this research, please contact either Ann
Knowles ( or Danielle Williamson (

Thank you very much for your time. Your completion of the questionnaire
would be greatly appreciated. If you know of other people who maintain a
blog that may be interested in completing this questionnaire, please
forward them this email invitation.

Yours Sincerely,

Danielle Williamson
Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology

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