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Blog Hopping Habits

by Kay~Kacey on 6/9/2005

So, I’m curious about this whole blog hopping thing. I usually think that people agree with me and do things my way :mrgreen: but I know that’s not always true :roll: Do you mind answering some questions?

1)when/what time of day to you blog hop? How many times a day?

2)how often do you post on your blog, what time of day do you post?

3)do you go back and comment on people’s comments in your blog

4)do you go back and read the comments that other people have gotten on their blog after you’ve posted a comment? Sometimes? Always? Never?

5)do you use an RRS feed to read your posts? Does that make you forget about people’s blogs that don’t have a feed…like Graymatter blogs.

6) does it irritate you to have to type in your info each time on some types of blogs

7) do black backgrounds on websites bug you? Are they hard for you to read?

8) do you like the “tagging” ? Do you like the quizzes?

Do you have answers for any or all of the above? Or just feel free to ramble your comments about blogging in general.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne June 9, 2005 at 5:11 pm

I sometimes blog hop in the mornings, but mostly I blog hop in the evenings. It’s my reward for getting my work done during the day. I usually post to my blog in the mornings. I always try to respond to questions and some comments (some comments don’t really call for a specific response). I don’t always go back to look at comments again in other people’s blogs–always if I ask a question, of course, and if there’s some hot controversy going on, otherwise I wait till the next day and look at the comments from the day before in their blog when I’m visiting again. I have an RSS feed for my blog for people who want to use that but so far I haven’t set up a feed for other people’s blogs–I just go visit the blogs. I totally prefer if people have a blog like WP where I don’t have to type in my info again, and I just got rid of the black background on my site because it bothered some people!

Kelly June 9, 2005 at 5:51 pm

1) I usually blog hop in the morning with my morning coffee, then later in the day. 2) I post every week day, except weekends (busy with family)and try to post in the mornings. 3) Yes, I go back and comment to those who visit my blog. It’s my way of saying hi and thanks for stopping by! 4) Sometimes I go back and check if anyone responded to my comments. 5)I sub to RSS feeds. And no, I don’t forget about other people’s blogs because I usually have them bookmarked. 6) It’s sometimes a pain typing in a lot of info to post, because sometimes I forget and push submit and then the post clears. :roll: 7) Black backgrounds are hard to read for me. 8)Um, tagging is okay. Quizzes are sometimes fun! Good questions!

Steph T. June 9, 2005 at 8:06 pm

1)I like to bloghop with the coffee in the morning & again at night. 2) I try and post at least 5 days a week – (for a while I fell off)- I don’t really have a time of day pattern yet 3)To me, going back to comment on people’s comments is the most fun part but it doesn’t bother me if someone doesn’t do that on their own blog 4)Sometimes I will if I’ve asked a specific question – usually it’s the next day 5)If someone explained RSS feed, I might *g* Right now I just go down my blog sidebar & whoever’s not listed there yet I know I can find on Larissa’s or Linda’s sidebar 6)It doesn’t bother me 7)I never really thought about it – procrastination’s procrastination & I’ll fight through bad backgrounds if I had to 8) Love quizzes, meme’s sometimes, but I feel bad tagging people

Whew. This is cool – interesting to see everyone’s answers. I justify a lot of bloghopping since I don’t subscribe to any of the yahoo groups or loops or message board things – blogging’s my big interaction and a lot of times my inspiration.:typing:

Michelle June 10, 2005 at 6:13 am

Kacey–I usually bloghop once a day. I’ve started using bloglines to keep up with all the blogs I read. I found I was losing a lot of time hopping to sites that hadn’t been updated, and that turned out to be easier. I usually post my blog entries in the morning, but sometimes evening, depending on schedule. In general, I’m not a fan of memes or tagging. It reminds me of grade school chain letters. :blah:

Black websites are very hard for me to read. But in general, if it’s an interesting person, I’ll read anyway!

Mo June 10, 2005 at 8:08 am

1. I’m a morning hopper too, and generally, that’s the time I post to my own, as well. :coffee:
2. I post, on average, 3-4 times a week.
3. I sometimes comment on the comments, sometimes not. Depends, I suppose, on the comments, and if they elicit a response. :neutral:
4. I do go back and read the comments on others, usually, but as was stated in a previous comment here, I generally do that the following day as I re-visit the blog.
5. I simply link via the sidebar on my blog to visit other ‘favorites’ I like to read (like yours! :smile:)
6. Not really ‘bothered’ by this, as I don’t bloghop & post ALOT…
7. Yes, they can be difficult to read, but if I enjoy the writing, I’ll visit and muddle past, anyway.
8. I admit it I like the quizzes and the memes…I think its an interesting ‘take’ inside human behavior/thought. :blah:

Tori June 10, 2005 at 8:46 am

1. I usually bloghop in the mornings. At least once a day. More often if I’m procrastinating. :beer:

2. I try to post at least once a day. But sometimes I get really chatty :blah: and will post two or three times. I don’t have any set time for posting.

3. I do try to go back and comment on comments. Not that I always succeed, but…

4. I frequently go back and read comments on other blogs where I’ve commented. Don’t want to miss anything. :)

5. Yes, I just recently started using an RSS feed and yes it does make me forget to check people’s blogs who don’t have a feed.

6. I don’t get too irritated having to type in my info. My system is set up to remember stuff like that unless I tell it not to.

7. Black backgrounds are VERY hard for me to read. But even worse is teeny tiny print that I can’t increase. Drives me insane!

8. Tagging I can live without. I never tag anyone and will only answer if I’ve been tagged if the mood strikes. Sometimes I’ll do quizzes, especially if they’re fun ones. It all depends on my mood. :)

Mary June 10, 2005 at 8:49 am

I blog hop at night. I try to post comments but with time constraints it difficult. I’d love to do more with the blogs, my blog but I teach so I’m always juggling writing, blogging and grading papers. — like now.

Kelly June 10, 2005 at 9:17 am

1 & 2)I usually write my blog post when I get to work in the morning. I blog hop throughout the day to stave off the boredom of my job.:wallbash:

3 & 4)I do go back and comment on comments and I’ll check back on others comments after I’ve left one.

5)I have no idea what an RRS thingy is…

6) Not really. I save my irritation for the big stuff, like people who switch lanes without using their blinker.

7) do black backgrounds on websites bug you? Are they hard for you to read? – never gave it much thought

8) do you like the “tagging” ? Do you like the quizzes? – I have yet to be tagged, and Yes, I am partial to the quizzes.

Crystal* June 10, 2005 at 9:55 am

1. I start my day with bloghopping. MUST. BLOG. HOP. I used to go to my regular haunts twice a day. I’m narrowing that down to just once now.
2. I’ve posted up to 3 times a day on my blog. Sometimes I’m inspired, sometimes I’m just pissed. And the times? Once in the morning, barring any unforeseen circumstances. And usually once in the afternoon/evening. Fourish.
3. I didn’t used to. I thought it would annoy people, honestly. But now I do. It kind of closes the circle for me.
4. Yes. Most always. Once again-closure. :rofl:
Blog closure. I really do need professional help.
5. No RSS. Don’t know how. Don’t want to. Visiting is more personal. And besides…how would I know when you’ve put a picture up or changed colors?
6. YES! Save me! But then, when I clear my cookies and history, I have to anyway. But in the meantime, it irritates me slightly.
7. I loathe black backgrounds. My eyes rebel.
8. Love the quizzes, though I sift through what I want. Tagging? I don’t mind being tagged, I just feel bad about tagging someone else. And I suck at it.

I love to blog. It’s a great way to motivate me in the morning. Tap. Tap. Tap. And then away we go.
Grins*
BTW, recently discovered yours, and you’re on my short list of visits. :typing:

Rene June 10, 2005 at 10:46 am

1) I bloghop first thing in the morning, usually around 6 a.m. Since I’m on the West Coast, a lot of blogs have been updated. I blog hop on and off all day because I’m home and my laptop is in the kitchen with a wireless Internet connection, so its easy to do.
2) I try to post once a day M-F but sometimes stuff happens and I miss.
3) Yes, if there is a question or I think I need to clarify my post.
4) Usually. I love to read comments particularly if the post is controversial.
5) I do use Bloglines on a few blogs, but the RSS feed is about a day off, so sometimes its easier just to go through my bookmarks. What usually happens is I will be going through comments and click on other people’s links to read their blogs.
6) I rarely have to. My pc does it for me.
7) I dislike black backgrounds.
8) I’ve only been tagged once. Some of them are okay. The quizzes are kind of fun.

Amy K June 10, 2005 at 11:49 am

1. I bloghop periodically throughout the day. It makes me not realize how much time I actually spend doing it.
2. I post every 4th day at least, and I usually do the next day’s post late at night.
3. Yes, I comment on people’s comments. I like to think of it as a conversation. :)
4. I sometimes read the other comments on other people’s blogs. Actually, usually.
5. I set myself up to read RSS feeds and I liked it, but because several blogs I love don’t have it, I’ve stopped using it for now.
6. I prefer to not have to type my info in each time. (Which reminds me, I STILL have my wrong link on yours. I’ll try to remember to change it now!)
7. Black backgrounds aren’t my favorite but I get over it fast.
8. I don’t do much tagging or quizzes, but I think I’d do more if it were only my blog and I had to post every day.
:beer:

LauraP June 10, 2005 at 12:25 pm

1)Sporadically throughout the day. I blog or surf when I need a mini-break.
2) 3-5 times a week
3) Depends on the type of comment, but yes, usually[
4) Sometimes. Depends on the type of discussion it is.
5) Not yet. I just rotate through my favorites list.
6) No, it’s a little thing.
7) No, but I have pretty good eyesight anyway.
8) I do quizzes if I’m in deep avoidance mode.

LauraP June 10, 2005 at 2:44 pm

Hey, Kacey, I’m fixing the typo in the link. I hope.

kacey June 10, 2005 at 3:29 pm

wow, there’s a variety of answers. Though it appears the first thing in the morning blog hop wins. Second goes to off and on during the day. Not many RSS feed to read them. I do :mrgreen: but I don’t read them on the feed, I click on the link so I get the full text & pictures, etc. I like to hop in the mornings, but don’t always have time. Hate black backgrounds. Too hard for me to read. Not big on tagging, but the quizzes are okay, though I’m lazy, so they have to really interest me for me to really do them.

There, and I didn’t answer them in the right order either. :mad2:

Melissa Marsh June 12, 2005 at 9:03 pm

I usually bloghop throughout the day. Depends on how busy I am at work. I rarely do it at night, don’t use the RS Feeds and wouldn’t have a clue how to. I try to post daily and try to respond to comments, though not always. I do like to leave a comment for all the blogs I visit. Never been tagged and I don’t know that I want to be – depends on what it is. I do like some of the quizzes, although some are quite cheesy!

Sheri June 14, 2005 at 6:10 pm

I’m going to try and do this right. . . I’m late because I’ve been behind in the blogging community.

1)when/what time of day to you blog hop? How many times a day? — Any. But usually in the early AM or in the PM.

2)how often do you post on your blog, what time of day do you post? — Varies. I don’t really think I’m consistant in this.

3)do you go back and comment on people’s comments in your blog — Absolutely.

4)do you go back and read the comments that other people have gotten on their blog after you’ve posted a comment? Sometimes? Always? Never? — Most of the time yes I do.

5)do you use an RRS feed to read your posts? Does that make you forget about people’s blogs that don’t have a feed…like Graymatter blogs. — I do use a feed program. But I have other’s in my favorites that I desperately try not to forget.

6) does it irritate you to have to type in your info each time on some types of blogs — Not so much.

7) do black backgrounds on websites bug you? Are they hard for you to read? — No, but sometimes brighter colors are harder to read if they don’t have a good dark font against them.

8) do you like the “tagging” ? Do you like the quizzes? — Yep. I think their a great way to get know others.

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