Richard Lafrance [rllafrance]
What is your blog address? What subjects do you deal with?
My Thoughts on the World of Sports
What was it that made you create your blog? On what date did you start it?
I wanted to express my ideas on the world of sports outside of my family and friends, so I thought a blog would be a good way to express myself. I statred my blog on July, 20. 2009.
What blogging system have you adopted and why?
I use Blogger because it was very simple to start my first blog.
How many visits a day do you get? What type of comments do you receive?
When I first started, I was lucky to get 1 per day. Today, depending on my subject, I have received up to a dozen a day, Which I consider pretty good, since I have only been blogging for 3 months.
How has 'having a blog' contributed to your life?
My blog allows me to express my thoughts on sports to the world and my opinions as well.
Have you created relationships with other bloggers or readers of your blog?
I have in fact communicated with and posted comments with 3 other bloggers from the US and United Kingdom.
How often do you post? Does regular posting of your blog require a lot of effort on your part?
With my work schedule, I post weekly normally on Tuesday. I put the time and effort to make my posts, which for the most part are essays, worthwhile for my readership. I also don't type very well, but i still enjoy posting.
Does blogging bring in income for you? Can one make a living from posting?
I haven't earned any income as of yet. I need to increase my readership, get more backlinks, and perhaps change my approach on advertising, but that is in the future.
How do you promote your blog?
I promote my blog in different ways --- word of mouth simply by talking to other sports fans, instant messaging, commenting on other blogs, and I have even gotten a link for my blog on another sports related blog.
How would you define your readers? Have you got a faithful audience?
For what little following I have, I wouls say I have loyal following as 3 post comments fairly regularly.
Are there any blogs you follow daily or regularly?
Blogs I follow:
How do you see your blog evolving in the future?
With more readership, I can see my blog evolving into team blog with guest bloggers from time to time. I hope that i can generate revenue as well.
What advice would you give to someone who wishes to begin a blog?
Don't be afraid to express yourself and keep at it!
Lewiston, ME USA