Karen Ang [dementia]
What is your blog address? What subjects do you deal with?
What was it that made you create your blog? On what date did you start it?
I started blogging back in 1999 but it was personal blogging. I wanted a diary online.
What blogging system have you adopted and why?
Now I use Wordpress primarily. I like the interface and the ease of use.
How many visits a day do you get? What type of comments do you receive?
I don't get too many visitors in my personal blogs but for http://mukhangpera.com I average 4K views a week. I don't get too much comments on all my blogs.
How has 'having a blog' contributed to your life?
I met and made friends with my fellow bloggers. Some of my blogs also bring in a bit of added money.
Have you created relationships with other bloggers or readers of your blog?
Yes. I made friends with a lot of fellow bloggers.
How often do you post? Does regular posting of your blog require a lot of effort on your part?
For my beauty blog, food blog and personal blogs, I don't post regularly. For mukhangpera.com I try to post everyday
Does blogging bring in income for you? Can one make a living from posting?
Since I don't know SEO, my blogs don't bring in much extra money. I certainly can't make a living out of blogging.
How do you promote your blog?
I promote through Facebook, Twitter and Plurk. I also host contests from time to time.
How would you define your readers? Have you got a faithful audience?
Are there any blogs you follow daily or regularly?
Have you ever received gifts for blogging about your opinion of products or services? What do you think of bloggers who do that?
I get invited to events and sometimes get a token for attending them. I usually give the tokens are prizes for my blog contests. I think getting something from events is ok as long as the blogger doesn't go to such events just for the freebies.
How do you see your blog evolving in the future?
I can't really tell for now. I have a regular job and blogging is more of a hobby for me.
What advice would you give to someone who wishes to begin a blog?
It depends on what kind of blog a person wants. If it's just a personal blog, you can do that any time you want. You can use a free blog like wordpress.com or blogger. If you want to blog professionally or semi-professionally, think of a niche which you can sustain. It should be something you enjoy blogging about. Then when you've decided on the topic, get a domain and a reliable webhost. |