A crucial part of the research for the Blogging for Historians project will derive from the survey. This is now ready and it would be brilliant if you could take a moment of your time to fill it in. The survey is very short and should take less than five minutes to complete. It is broken down into three sections:
- Using blogs
- Creating and managing blogs
- Personal details
It is the first two sections that will provide the majority of interest and will hopefully rise some interesting thoughts, ideas and questions. Essentially the survey asks why do we create blogs? What do we hope to gain from them? How do we access blog posts as a reader? What do we gain by reading blogs? From this survey I hope to be able to begin to understand the processes and many reasons why blogs have become such a successful forum for writing, reading, and discussion over the last few years, and what impact or importance this might already and in the future have for the History discipline.
I would be very grateful if you could fill in this survey. It doesn’t matter if you own a blog or just visit them (or even if you don’t visit them – I would be interested in that too). The survey is interested principally in History-related blogs, but this does not necessarily mean academic or professional. There are a variety of History-related blogs out there, some better and more interesting than others.
Access to the survey can be found from this link:
It should take no longer than five minutes to complete and personal details will be kept confidential. Statistics from the results of the survey alongside my thoughts and analysis will appear on this blog early in 2013.