Emma Edit’s Blogger Survey

Emma, over at The Emma Edit has a survey she is looking for answers to, as she changes things in her blog.


I decided to take the survey, and invite you all to do the same, pinging back to her so she gets the results she needs – click here to get to the original post!

The questions are:

  1. On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog during the week? (including anything blog related like social media)
  2. On average, how many hours a day do you spend on your blog at the weekend? (including anything blog related like social media)
  3. Daily, how much time do you spend reading other people’s blogs?
  4. How often do you leave comments on other people’s posts?
  5. How many blogs do you follow?
  6. How often do you post on your blog?
  7. What social media accounts do you have to go alongside your blog?
  8. Do you have a posting schedule? How do you plan out your posts?
  9. What do you use to take pictures: phone camera? basic point-and-shoot camera?  DSLR camera?
  10. How do you promote your blog?

And here are my answers… I promise to be truthful! Even if I horrify myself!

  1. I think it can be, cumulatively, 2-3 hours a day, as I check my notifications and reader whenever I have a free moment, and if inspiration hits, I will write and schedule a post or 2.
  2. I think the weekend depends on whether we are doing anything else, but it can be, again cumulatively 3-4 hours every day, with the added time if I want to write anything out of my usual posts!
  3. See above, it is all part of my browsing and keeping up! It can be an hour of that time, or longer depending on how much my favourite bloggers have posted!
  4. I will always comment when I feel I have something to add to the post content! I don’t put a limit or a target on this, it depends on my time, and if a post resonates with me.
  5. At the last count, I follow 803 blogs, but I am not able to physically read EVERY post from those 800+ blogs! I have set my following so that I get emails for the blogs I NEVER want to miss! And I browse the reader when I can to keep up with the others.
  6. At the moment, I seem to have posted every day for whatever reason. But I don’t have a strict schedule, apart from my Friday healthy eating post and my Sunday Serene Sunday post. But the challenges I like to take part in mean that I will probably have something come up every day!
  7. Social media… I have FB, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Goodreads, Flipboard, StumbleUpon, Bloglovin’ and Tumblr…phew! They are all connected in some way to my Blog.
  8. I find writing by schedule is something I can’t do! I write from the heart to be honest, so when the fancy takes me, I will just write. I don’t spend ages planning my post, I just let the verbal diahorrea take hold, to be honest, then I reread and edit if I need to!
  9. I wish I had a dedicated camera to take fantastic photos, but to be honest, usually it’s my camera phone that provides the photos to my posts! Failing that, Pixabay!
  10. I think my blog has grown by word of mouth. I haven’t actively pushed it out there, but it has kind of grown by itself. I trust that means that people pop over, like what they read then decide to stay! Over 5000 followers, and just shy of 4000 of them are WP followers!

There you have it, my blogging heart on a plate in front of you! If you want to help Emma with her research, and are prepared to say what an addict you are to your blog, please, go ahead and visit her post at https://the-emma-edit.com/2017/07/17/blogger-survey-i-need-your-input/

Thank you in advance! And if you fancy finding me at any of my Social Media places, the links are below!

Website: http://www.butismileanyway.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhantomGiggler
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phantom_giggler/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/butismileanyway/
Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/bhathalpadhaal/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/56854412-ritu-bhathal
Flipboard: https://flipboard.com/@Phantom_Giggler
Stumbleupon: http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/ritubhathal75
Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/ritusmiles
Bloglovin: https://www.bloglovin.com/@ritubhathalpadhaal

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy E Martin
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 20:10:40

    I am shocked too Sis. I spend a lot more time on my blog, today has been nearly the entire day (I have been messing about on blog related stuff), and always at least 4 hours on Sat and Sun if not working yet I cannot do nearly as much as you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Mr. Militant Negro
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 16:56:01

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. watchingthedaisies
    Jul 19, 2017 @ 16:22:12

    Goodness I do not know how you manage all that in such a short space of time. Hats off to you!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. sheldonk2014
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:45:18

    If its quality not quality
    Then I say its worth what ever you put in

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Jennie
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 21:21:36

    Great post and honest answers, Ritu. I need 2 hours a day, or I am way behind on reading and commenting on my fellow bloggers’ posts- important to do! Managing when school gets busy is my cross to bear. Still working on that one. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  6. The Emma Edit
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 20:10:04

    Thank you for completing my survey and for the shout out! :). I plan on doing a follow up post with the results and work out the averages, somehow!

    Liked by 3 people


  7. crosscountrylifeblog
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 20:04:34

    Wow! Your busy!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Simon
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 19:55:51

    I would have no idea about much of the time I spend blogging.

    Liked by 2 people


  9. Erika Kind
    Jul 18, 2017 @ 19:41:28

    What? 2 – 3 hours a day and you are able to keep up with all of the social media platforms including writing posts? I take the deepest bow!! I follow fewer blogs and I only stick with WP and as much as possible with Twitter. But I still need 2 hours to keep up with the most necessary during the week. Since the weekends are my writing and scheduling time…. I need 3 – 4 hours too… but per day!!

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