Monday, July 10, 2006

[Poll] Statistics on Food Bloggers

Recently, Sarah at The Delicious Life, posted a few questions for her readers. I was really interested in the wide variety of people that stop by her site every day. (Interested, but not at all amazed. Her site rocks.) It made me wonder though, who all YOU are…so I thought I would pose a few questions to find out more about your blogging habits!


What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

How long have you been blogging?

How many posts do you have so far?

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

How often (average) do you post?

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?


What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)


Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?





Can’t wait to see your answers…

Xoxox,

Rachael




This post written by Rachael at Fresh Approach Cooking

46 comments:

Rachael said...

Well, since I asked, I guess I'd best answer too, so here goes:

(I should have asked "Are you tech saavy, because I am not and this has become a nightmare to post! LOL)


What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Fresh Approach Cooking, from Los Angeles, CA.

How long have you been blogging?

Since April 2004. Wow.

How many posts do you have so far?

461. Wow again.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger. I still don't really get html or anything, so it works for me. Annoying at times, but it works...

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Statcounter, at least once a day.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

Yes, and about 65. And thank you to all 65 of you!

How often (average) do you post?

Three times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

An hour

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

Vodka spiked watermelon.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Nope again. (At least not for my blog...I was in Playboy once though...LOL)


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Mmm. Brunch.

Derrick said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
An Obsession with Food, Oakland, CA

How long have you been blogging?
Almost four years.

How many posts do you have so far?
533

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Yes, though I try to ignore them. I usually check in once a week or so just to see if there are any unusual trends. My ISP provides the numbers (I host my own site).

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Use in what sense? I use it to track which blogs link to me. I haven't paid attention to their voodoo ranking number for a while.

How often (average) do you post?
1-2 times a week.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
Days. Actually, minutes to write, days to rewrite.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
The simple word "obsession"

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Yep.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

SusanV said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Fatfree Vegan Kitchen, Jackson, Mississippi

How long have you been blogging?

just since January

How many posts do you have so far?

151

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger on my own domain

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Yes, embarrassingly often. I use StatCounter as well as the stats my hosting service provides.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I have tags on almost every post (they're in my post template). I rarely check to see how many sites link to me, but checking now I see it's 174.

How often (average) do you post?

Every other day.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

1-2 hours (with interruptions)

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

It varies too much to tell. Anything fatfree or vegan or involving tofu.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Yes.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Not yet. ;-)

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Definitely dinner.

L said...

Blog: Cookbook 411 & Still Life With...

How Long: 6 months with these blogs, but 4 years with a personal blog

How many posts: About 100 for CB411... but overall posts for all blogs? probably closer to 500.

Blog server: Wordpress

Check stats: Yes and often. Typically several times a day, because I'm just that crazy. I use wp-stats, a plug-in for wordpress.

Do I 'Rati? Oh yeah. Daily. Around 100 to CB411.

Post - Weekly++. I try to do at least 3 posts a week on both blogs, but I don't typically make it. But, at least once a week.

Post Time: From an hour to all day, depending on what I'm cooking and how well it turns out.

Search term surprises: "Foods that start with L"

Money, money, money? Do Amazon credits count? Otherwise no.

Press: Yes, in the Seattle Times.

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: I only eat breakfast for dinner... otherwise I skip it. I tend to skip lunch a lot too, so I guess I'll have to go with Dinner.

Jennifer said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from? Weekly Dish, from Baton Rouge, LA

How long have you been blogging? 11 year this August

How many posts do you have so far? I switched blogging software, so I'm not exactly sure. Somewhere between 120 and 150.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Wordpress. I switched in January, and I love it.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Yes, with Stat Counter. I usually check when I post.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
I check it occasionally, but many of the sites I know link to me don't show up, so I don't rely on it.

How often (average) do you post?
Twice or three times a week.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post? About an hour of writing, a day or two of revising.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
Aphrodesiac recipes (!!)

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Nope. My grandmother thinks I'm really famous though because I'm published on the internet.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Yes, thank you, all three.

Sam said...

Becks & Posh, San Francisco

2 years and a few days shy of 2 months

705 post so far, to date

Using blogger software

I check my stats with Sitemeter daily or more frequently.

I check Technorati every day too, to see who links to me,its a great way of finding new blogs. According to them 454 sites link to mine.

I post every day or two on average.

I get a lot of hits for fairy cakes and mars bar cakes. Does the whole world have a sweet tooth?

Anything from 10 minutes to 3 hours or even more - rounding up IMBB or WBW took me days, literally.

No, not even a dime, for myself at least. I like to help make money for charity though, through Pim's Menu for Hope to begin with and now, I am trying to raise money with the 2006 Blogathon. for more details see here

Yes, I have been featured both in newspapers and a magazine.

Breakfast for dinner, of course, and everything inbetween ;)

paul said...

Name: FoodBlog (original, ain't it?) Evanston, IL

I've been blogging since 1999, food blogging since May 2002.

I'm not sure how many posts, certainly much less than the average food blogger.

Software: Movable Type.

I don't check my stats have as often as I used to. I use Webalizer (slightly fancier analog script that comes with my hosting package), sometimes I take my raw stats and pull my referrers out with a script. I also have some other stat scripts to generate special reports.

I keep a Technorati bug on the home page of my regular blog and click every week or so. I've really dropped in rank this year. 419 links.

Post twice a week, averaged.

I spend about a half hour for a regular 'here's what I ate' or food news link post, a couple of hours of searching and reading for my food blog link posts, an hour or so for restaurant reviews, including photo retouching.

"food blog" brings in most of 'em.

No money, but I have gotten a few clients from it. And once in awhile somebody will send me free cookies or something.

Every once in awhile I'm mentioned in newspapers, although I'm waiting for my chance to get in the NYTimes. Not on TV, although some faraway news station flashed my screenshot during the intro to a feature they did on a local food blogger. A few magazines, but they've always been brief links to my list.

I have to choose? I like all three, but my real energy is always spent on dinner, and in all honesty, most days that's my only meal.

Marianne said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

The Unemployed Cook, Knoxville, TN

How long have you been blogging?

January 2006

How many posts do you have so far?

Over 300, which I kind of can't believe.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger, even though it's been driving me nuts lately.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

I use Statcounter and used to check several times a day, but I haven't been updating as regularly so it's just a couple of times a week, now.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I have no idea how Technorati works or how to use it for my site. That's sad, isn't it?

How often (average) do you post?

Well, these days I'm doing really well to post once a week, but I used to post 6-8 times a week. I'm just so swamped right now that I can't think straight.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

It depends. Sometimes I start a post the day before I cook something, just adding a few more insights and pictures after I've eaten. Other times a post will roll off my fingertips in less than an hour.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

"unemployed"
"schezuan green beans"
"brioche"
"Ina Garten"

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

A bit. But I've also landed two writing jobs and an agent because of it.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

I write columns for two magazines.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Dinner takes the most of my effort and is the only meal I try to make sure I eat every day. But I really love a great brunch.

Fahara said...

1)My blog name is Souperior and I'm from Warwickshire in the UK

2)I've been blogging since an ex-boyfriend asked me if I had a blog, and I suddenly realised I'd wanted one for ages! 3 years and counting, but the food blog has only been going about 10months

3)I have noooo idea how many posts I've done so far, maybe an average of four a month for ten months?

4)I use Blogger, but hate it with a fiery passion. I might switch to a paid account and use something more flexible if I ever feel I can justify it!

5)I check my stats once a week, when I get my email report from Site Meter

6)Theoretically I use Technorati, I have a 'Souperior' tag on my blog but I'm not convinced it works - anyone care to tell me? Some very odd sites are tagged with 'souperior' that have NOTHING to do with my site, or the word in particular!

7) I post about once a week, usually at the weekends as I'm not particularly creative when I get home from work.

8)It takes me about an hour to write a post, a lot longer to edit the pics to go with, post them to Flickr, tag them with links, insert into the post, preview etc.....

9)No search terms that bring people to the site have suprised me so far, but then - I have no way of knowing really! 'Souperior' is the most common linking search term!

10) I have never made money from my blog, though I did earn two crates of wine as a 'thankyou' from a supplier whose wine I (voluntarily) reviewed.

11) I have been featured in papers, tv and magazines....but never for my blog unfortunately :(

12) A Food Question: Dinner, always, preferably at a bout 9 or 10pm!!

Andrew said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Spittoon and Spittoon Extra, I live in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK

How long have you been blogging?
Snce August 2004

How many posts do you have so far?
Spittoon has 1111 Spittoon Extra 149

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Movable Type

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
I use the superb Measure Map now in closed beta with Google. I dont check visits very often. I use it to find where people have come from.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Less than I use to. Spittoon has Rank: 19,484 (373 links from 113 sites) Spittoon Extra Rank: 15,480 (401 links from 137 sites)



How often (average) do you post?
Spittoon at least every other day, often daily. Spittoon Extra two or three times a week but it varies.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post? Varies

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
No idea - I dont check

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Yes thank you

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
The Times, Olive, Delicious, The Independent... yawn

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Dinner - yep starter, mains, dessert of course...

Joe said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Our blog is Culinary in the Desert and we just moved to Maryland this week!

How long have you been blogging?

Just over a year

How many posts do you have so far?

Blogger says I have 807 - but that includes recipes I've posted - so about half of that is actual posts

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

I use sitemeter and statcounter - check them 3 or 4 times a week.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I don't add Technorati Tags (never really got into using them) but they say 347 links to us.

How often (average) do you post?

Everyday when we can! Although the move has slowed us down some.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

Depends on how many recipes we made that day - maybe 45 to 70 minutes.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

This is difficult - not really sure!

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Nope...

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

I guess some of our pictures were used in a Chinese magazine.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

What happened to dessert?? ;-)

Madeline said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Everything Rachael Ray
Roseville, California (near Sacramento)

How long have you been blogging?

Only since March 2006

How many posts do you have so far?

198

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Yes, I use Statcounter and check it at least once a day. I like seeing how people found me.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

Yes, I have a Technorati button and the "Blogs that Link Here" link. There are 19 links to my site. I also use it to search for Rachael Ray content.

How often (average) do you post?

I used to do twice a day to build up an archive for search engines. Now I post at least once a day, Monday through Friday. Sometimes twice and barely ever three times.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

Anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

"Rachael Ray Show Free Tickets" is very frequent. Not many surprising ones.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Yes. Through Google AdSense and Amazon Associates. I originally used AdSense as a way to get the Google bot to find me, but I actually started making money, so I left the ads up.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

No. Hopefully Rachael will find me and ask me to be her blogger (although, lots of people think I am her despite a disclaimer in my About section).

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Definitely dinner - I am able to cook and enjoy with my husband.

Ellen said...

Name of blog: Chronicles of a Curious Cook. Pleasanton, CA

How long? Just over 3 years.

Posts: over 400 and I use Blogger for this blog.

Stats: This blog is part of a site. I check the site stats about weekly.

Technorati: No. Inward links? Goolge says 245 to the blog.

Posting frequency: whenever I have something to say. And it takes however long it takes. It varies.

Surprise search term: fried rice

Making money: Off the main site, cheapcooking.com, definitely. Off the blog itself, some.

Paper: local ones, yes, including a few articles about the book Digital Dish.

Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Depends on the time of day.

Winslow said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Seven Kinds of Soy Sauce, blogging from central New Jersey, USA.

How long have you been blogging?

Since October 2004.

How many posts do you have so far?

232.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger, not hosted on my own domain.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

I don't check stats because I fear I'd become totally obsessive about it. I do like to do Google searches on the blog's name to find people linking to the blog.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I don't "use" Technnorati per se, but I do search on it regularly, again, to find links.

How often (average) do you post?

Not often enough. Approximately once a week; sometimes more often, sometimes less.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

I can procrastinate forever, but actually writing a post might take up to an hour, depending on length. I write more or less off the top of my head with minimal editing.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

No idea, but searching for shellacked chicken (no quotes) on Google usually shows one of my blog posts in the number one spot. And it's more a meta-food post than a real food post. Go figure.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

No money from Seven Kinds of Soy Sauce; I've made a bit of money from contributing to the WellFed Network.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

I was contacted by a writer doing background for a food blog article, but have not heard anything since. So no, not yet.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Dinner, assuming I'm organized enough to plan a decent meal.

Piperita said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
The Kitchen Pantry, from Milan, Italy

How long have you been blogging?
Not long, just 7 month

How many posts do you have so far?
Almost 200

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Once I was checking them every our, now, I'm less obssessed, and I check them once a day!

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
I use technorati, once a week, 56 sites links to mine.
Many thanks!

How often (average) do you post?
I try to post once a day during week days, vacation on week-ends, form time to time even twice a day...

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
From 10 minutes to 2 hours: it depends on the lenght and complexity of what I'm writing.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
Pago Pegna, I don't know who is, but once a frind wrote his name in a comment, anche since then, at least once a day, there is someone looking for it heading to my blog...

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Nope...

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
I was feature in the chief editor's blog of Gambero Rosso, the leading food magazine in Italy...

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
mmmh, dinner, but breakfast during week-ends...

That was fun, may be I put it on my blog too!

Ed Charles said...

1.Tomato from Melbourne, Australia
2. 1 year exactly. Today (11 July) is my first bloggerversary!
3. 334 posts and 869 comments.
4. Movable Type
5. More than I need to – most days.
6. Yes I Technorati. My rank is 28,209 with 195 links from 87 sites. that makes me number 5 or 6 in Australia.
7. Most days although I can go for a whole week without posting. Depends how busy I am and what inspiration I have.
8. From five minutes to half an hour but it is difficult to say as you also have to account for photography.
9. About 7 per cent of people are searching for something to do with Tomato. Every month people search for Anthony Bourdain and gay. At the moment beer world cup, swollen liver, truffled honey and fat ugly men (i’ve no idea).

10. I have Google ads which cover hosting costs. As a spin-off I’ve written a couple of features on blogging (I’m a freelance journalist) and I’ve earnt some money/free lunches helping companies and friends start blogging.

11. I’ve been featured in the Blog Herald and on the Crikey.com.au newsletter. Because I wrote the story, in Australian Gourmet Traveller.

12. Lunch

Silverbrow said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Silverbrow on Food. From London, UK

How long have you been blogging?

Just over a year

How many posts do you have so far?

130

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Typepad

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Yes, with Statcounter and Google Analytics

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

Rarely

How often (average) do you post?

I try to post a couple of times a week

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

Totally depends on what I'm posting about

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

tomato chilli jam

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Indeed it was

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Not as far as I'm aware

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Breakfast

Bonnie said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Daydream delicious... from Cambridge, UK

How long have you been blogging?

4 months (since April, 2006) I'm just a fledgling...


How many posts do you have so far?

25 (some are hidden for editing)

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

I just have a traffic counter - free one, which I scroll down and look at every so often. I don't remember the program :(

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I check it about once a day...

currently 13 links from 11 site (yup, fledging)



How often (average) do you post?

lately ever 2 days! So much to say and do and tell!

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

probably would condense into an hour but I write each post over a few days

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

I haven't really checked this out

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Nope...

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Nope...

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

I'd go for brunch!

Nandita said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
-Saffron trail, Mumbai, India

How long have you been blogging?
-March 2006


How many posts do you have so far?
-58

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
-Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
-Check around once in 10 days-Statcounter

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Yes I do, it's some 42 sites

How often (average) do you post?
around 3 a week

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
An hour at max

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
-sometimes the exact terms as the title of my post

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
-Never

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?-
Too early to think of that


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Breakfast

s'kat said...

Blog: s'kat and the food.

How Long: Since August of 2005... almost one year old, dog! (Sorry, I've been watching too much Entourage lately.)

How many posts: 215.

Blog server: TypePad

Check stats: I used to check more frequently when I was on Blogger. On TypePad, I don't have StatCounter anymore.

Do you Technorati? I tag from time to time, usually when participating in 'round-ups'. There are 170+ links to my old site... not sure what the count is to my new one.

Post - Weekly: I used to be more frequent, but am now down to about two.

Post Time: I procrastinate, then write it out very quickly.

Search term surprises: "What is the main food for chickens?" (still don't know.) Not so surprisingly? "skat porn" (you sick, sick, sick person!!)

Money, money, money? I do now with my new job...

Press: ...as the food writer and restaurant critic for the local paper. I can now share my particular brand of zealous addiction weekly to the unsuspecting public. They found me through my blog!

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner: Dinner is where its at, baby!

Kate Hopkins said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Accidental Hedonist, from Seattle, WA

How long have you been blogging? Food blogging since January of 2004, though I had a personal blog long before.

How many posts do you have so far? I'm sitting at over 1500 posts now.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad? B2evolution

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
I check once or twice a day using sitemeter, mostly to see which sites the hits are coming from.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours? I use technorati to follow topics and see who is linking to me.

How often (average) do you post? I try to post twice a day on the weekdays, and at least once on the weekends.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post? Anywhere between one to two minutes, to weeks, depending the level of research.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?I no longer look at search terms, as there's simply too many per day to look at.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?) Yes.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine? Yes.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Brunch. :-P

McAuliflower said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Brownie Points Blog- from Eugene Oregon.

How long have you been blogging?
Since Nov 2004.

How many posts do you have so far?
286

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Word Press.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
I check them out about twice a week. I use Webalizer.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
I don't 'use' Technorati. 114 sites link to my blog.

How often (average) do you post?
2x a week.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
~45min.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
Currently, 'Boondocks'.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Not from my blog, but from t-shirts I often sell through my blog.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
yes, though not related tothis food blog.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Don't understand the question... what is this 'or' you speak of? :)

I think we should graph these answers up after a week or two!

Lydia said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Kitchen Exhibitionist - The Culinary Quests of a Food Enthusiast Stuck in the Sticks;
Pennsylvania

How long have you been blogging?

Only 2 1/2 months

How many posts do you have so far?

Ten

What program do you use?

Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

I've been checking daily, using StatCounter.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

Yes, I use Tecnorati tags in all my posts. No one links to me (yet).


How often (average) do you post?

Weekly


How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

Way too long. Actually, the first draft goes quickly, but the rewrites never end. :)

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

Dulce de Leche (for my Banoffee Pie post)

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Yes, but not for this blog.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Yes, yes and yes.

Kevin said...

Seriously Good from Knoxville, Tennessee

I began my blog in 2003, but didn't invest much time in it until 2005.

I don't have an actual count, but I'd guess I've posted about 300 articles.

I use blogger but host the blog on my own domain.

I check my stats about once a week using the tools provided by my hosting service and Stat Counter.

I use technorati and had 344 links on my last check.

My goal is to post at least three times a week and each can take me
from an hour to a couple of days.

I haven't been surprised by any search terms, but I have been surprised by how frequently some of my photos are posted in MySpace.

I haven't made any money from the blog.

Seriously Good has been mentioned in a few newspaper articles.

I love brunch.

Kalyn said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Kalyn's Kitchen from Salt Lake City, Utah.

How long have you been blogging?
One year and a few months.

How many posts do you have so far?
474

What program do you use?
Blogger, but I would change if I didn't have so many links/page rank with this blog. Now I feel like I can't change.

Do you check your stats?
I use statcounter and check it many times each day, mainly to find people linking and see what keywords are sending people to my blog.

Do you use Technorati?
I use Technorati tags on all my posts (I have the basic ones in the post template so they show up automatically when I open a new post) and use it daily to check for linking blogs. I have a lot of links, partly due to Weekend Herb Blogging.

How often (average) do you post?
Every day, unless I'm on vacation, but usually even then.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
For a recipe where I cook it, clean up, photograph and then write, a couple of hours. WHB takes me 3-4 hours to write the recap. Just a post without a recipe, 30 minutes to an hour.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
Cafe Rio Salad Dressing
How to Freeze Fresh Basil
South Beach Diet Recipes

Have you ever made money from your blog?
Yes.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
One of my recipes was featured in the local paper in an article about grilling. I was featured in Woman's World magazine in an article about the South Beach Diet (which doubled my blog traffic for about three weeks).


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Dinner!

Vanessa said...

This is sweet! I'm refraining from reading anyone else's answers until I finish my own.


-What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Tongue & Cheek, Toronto through and through.

-How long have you been blogging?

About 5 months now.

-How many posts do you have so far?

I had to log in to check, 37 baby!

-What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Wordpress all the way.

-Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Definitely. Sometimes a couple times a day out of curiousity to see who my referrers are, sometimes every couple of days. I use a plug-in for wordpress called phk and web-stat but am looking for other programs.

-Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

Yes, but not often at all. Hmm... only 18 sites.

-How often (average) do you post?

Started with nearly every other day and now I'm at once a week due to life business. I'd say 4 or 5 days is fair.

-How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

FOREVER! I can spend about 5 days writing on and off..... sometimes 2 hours is enough.

-What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

Obviously the word "cheek" tends to bring up a lot of hits and "macarons" works out pretty well. The weirdest term used to find my blog "what questions should i ask the previous home owner when i am int..." ha ha ha.... I'm so confused!

-Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Nope!

-Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Nope! Not yet at least....


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Can I pick Br-un-ner? ;) I eat anything anytime of the day. Turkey for breakfast, eggs for dinner and everything else in between for lunch.

Foody Eats said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Foody Eats. My home in CT, my temporary office in NYC and soon to be posting from my dorm room in North Carolina

How long have you been blogging?

2 days! I'm a newbie.

How many posts do you have so far?

10- I started yesterday

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Statcounter. I checked this morning...

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

no

How often (average) do you post?

I got excited yesterday and posted a lot, but I'm shooting for once or twice a week

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

10 minutes

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

no one has searched for me yet. maybe its pointless that i'm filling out this survey...

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Not for my blog. But I am an intern for epicurious.com and some of my work has been featured on that site.


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Breakfast.

Cybele said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
CandyBlog.net - I live in Los Angeles

How long have you been blogging?
Since December 2001.

How many posts do you have so far?
On my candy blog? Maybe 500 ... if you added up all my blogs, probably about 2000.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
I now use Expression Engine for my candy blog/personal blog, but belong to other blogs that use MT and WP.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Statcounter ... obsessively ... many times a day.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Last check it was over 500 links to my site. I don't use the Technorati tags thing, but I think they match up with my program's tags. I don't really like Technorati that much, I'm hoping BlogPulse will take off.

How often (average) do you post?
At least once a day on weekdays.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
About 20 minutes ... but add another 20 minutes of prep time to that for photos and links and stuff. And the eating part.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
I haven't seen too many weird ones. This week it was "Why did Hershey put his factory in such a remote location? ... my site did not contain the answer, but I know why.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
I have BlogAds and Adsense. I'm not ready to quit my dayjob.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Yes - paper and radio ... not on TV yet ... yet!

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
I like breakfast food best, but eat dinner far more often.

Celine said...

this looks fun! here goes!:

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Black.Salt from Vancouver, Canada

How long have you been blogging?
3 years but this food blog is only about a year old

How many posts do you have so far?
282, but most are drafts - I need a couple of drafts...

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Yes, with sitemeter.com

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Yes, not very often - I hust started using it. Not many...

How often (average) do you post?
Once a day if I have the time

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
From 5 minutes to 45 minutes...

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
no idea

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
not yet :)

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
not yet :)

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Breakfast! I love waking up to food!

Andrea said...

POLL: STATISTICS ON FOOD BLOGGERS

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Andrea's Recipe Box, and I'm blogging from Hampton Roads, VA.

How long have you been blogging?
Started in November 2005, although I really didn't expect to have any readers other than my family. I started the blog as a way to keep track of our favorite recipes and share them with family, and you can tell by looking at my earliest posts...slim on the writing. Then when I realized that other people were actually coming to the blog and leaving nice comments, I figured I'd better beef the posts up a bit.

How many posts do you have so far?
104

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
WordPress. I started on WordPress.com, and then moved to my own hosting for the added flexibility.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
I use SiteMeter and Google Analytics in addition to my host stats. I check SiteMeter daily, Google and host stats weekly. I'm not obsessed with getting tons of unique visitors, I'm just fascinated with the amount of information that the stats programs provide.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Yes, but I don't check it very often. Only 15 sites link to me so far.

How often (average) do you post?
Twice a week now. In the beginning I was just putting up recipes as fast as I could since I was trying to get all our favs online for the family, but I've settled on the twice a week schedule, which is very comfortable.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
Depends on the food. Some posts I can write in under an hour, including the preparation. Some posts require much longer, like the filled chocolate Easter eggs I made this year...took two days to make them and the writing took several hours.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
Big Surprise: middle eastern porn or kid porn (ick)
Frequent: retro recipes


Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
No, not even Amazon credits, although I have some clients who contacted me after reading my blog.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
No, but there's always hope!

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Lunch or dinner so that I can justify having dessert. :-)

Sylvie said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
HTTP://Soulfusionkitchen.blogspot.com from Los Angeles, California

How long have you been blogging?
About a year and a half if you include my first blog on MSN. My blogger anniversary was this past April.

How many posts do you have so far?
240

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
I use Technorati but only check in about a couple of times a month. They say I have 55 links to me.

How often (average) do you post?
2-3 times per week

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

Depends on the subject but I guess I average about an hour.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/surprise you?
Peach Cobbler
Potato Salad
Soul Food
Southern Greens

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
No

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Yes. I did a Food 911 Show with Tyler Florence where I had the pleasure of cooking "Dandy Donuts". (I hear it aired again yesterday)

I also had a cameo on the History Channel's Mega Machines- BBQ. This during the BBQ at The Autry Competition this past April. My Pork Butt also had a closeup.


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Breakfast,Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and a Snack

mrs d said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Belly Timber, from Friday Harbor in the scenic San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of the United States (except for that Alaska part).

How long have you been blogging?
On Belly Timber, since April 2nd, 2005.

How many posts do you have so far?
152, I think. Yes, I'm too lazy to look.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Wordpress, baby!

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Webalizer. If I'm feeling cool and contented, I never check. When I'm freaked about readers, I check every five minutes. Okay, maybe not quite that often.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Technorati's glitchy as all get out, but I do play there on a regular basis. Current ranking stats are 186 links from 88 sites.

How often (average) do you post?
As often as I can. Hah. How's that for vague?

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
As long as it takes, which generally means, at least three hours longer than it should take. Sometimes I get carried away. Honest.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
Frequent? Why Angry Cat and Messy Kitchen, of course! Surprising? Someone once googled me for naked pictures of Wil Wheaton. Oh, wait. That was my other blog.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Haven't tried to yet. Am changing that soon. Bills to pay, y'know...

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Not for the blog, but for many other things which have very little to do with food.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Elevensies!

Sarah said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Food and Paper. I'm writing from Chapel Hill, NC, but after next week will be in Pittsburgh.

How long have you been blogging?

Three and a half months.

How many posts do you have so far?

24.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Yes. Statcounter. I check about once a day.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I just discovered Technorati and I don't yet really understand how it works. But if so many people find it useful, I'm going to do some more homework!

How often (average) do you post?

2-3 times a week, depending on how much time I have to cook.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

I tend to run on the long side. If I have pictures to load up (and I usually do), it takes me about 2 hours to do an entire post. I always have to check for typos about 5 times.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

I have a few friends who have commented on my site with their full names displayed, so when other people google them, they find me. I've had some visitors searching for "how to pit a plum" and "pastry dough." Nothing too weird (yet).

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

No. Do people actually make money at this?

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Nope.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

I love a nice, slow dinner, preferably late and with wine. MMmmmmm.

Elizabeth said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

My blog is called Spice Girl and I am writing from Ireland.

How long have you been blogging?

about three months

How many posts do you have so far?

about 20, i think!

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger
Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Yes, I use Statcounter.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I have just learned how to do tags with Technorati...still discovering what else I can use it for!

How often (average) do you post?

I try to post 2x a week.
How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

1-3 hours

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

suet!

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

no, not rude...and no, I haven't

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

no, although that it is a goal (someday!)

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

dessert!

Jennifer said...

My blog is called Bake or Break, which is written from my kitchen in northeast Mississippi.

I've only been blogging since June 2006.

I have 19 posts. (My blog is still a baby.)

I use WordPress.

I don't really have any stats to check at this point.

I just signed up for Technorati.

So far, I've been posting two or three times per week. Hopefully, I can keep that up once the new wears off.

It takes me probably about half an hour to an hour to write a post.

Ummm, I don't think any search brings up my blog yet.

No money.

No mention in the media.

I'm torn between breakfast and dinner. Does dessert count as a write-in?

maki said...

Name of blog: I was really just very hungry, or Just Hungry. Mainly from Zürich, Switzerland.

Since: The food blog since October 2003. Blogging itself since...2000 or something

Posts: Exactly 270 on Just Hungry.

Program: Typepad. grr. I would switch if I weren't such a procrastinator.

Stats: Since Typepad stats suck, I have statmeter. I check 1-2x a week if I remember to.

Technorati: I've included Technorati tags since I started to use ecto for blogging a few months ago (ecto makes it easy to tag). I don't know if the tagging does anything beneficial though. I just have to remember not to use the default keyword 'puppy'. I have about 1,400 incoming links from about 300 or so sites if you combine www.justhungry.com and maki.typepad.com which both point to the same place.

Posting frequency: Right now I try to post at least every weekday, but I have been known to take months-long breaks, which is why only 270 posts in almost 3 years.

Time to post: Most of my posts take days to actually complete, since I try and test every recipe I post, sometimes more than once. This is because I once posted a recipe for lemon bars which didn't work out for many people and it's haunted me ever since. If it's not a recipe post, it takes just a couple hours unless there's a lot of research.

Search phrases: Funny ones I remember include "naked japanese sushi girls" and "what beneficial bacteria are in fish sauce". Most popular are "onigiri" "siopao" "steamed bun" "homemade bagels" and "miso soup".

Money: yes, though I have made more money directly/indirectly via non-food blogging. Since my day job is web development, I have gotten a couple of jobs from people who have found me via my food site. I don't count that as direct income from the food site though.

Featured in media: yes, a few times

Breakfast, lunch or dinner: how about all-day noshing?

Catherine said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Albion Cooks from Marin, California

How long have you been blogging?

Since January 2006

How many posts do you have so far?

162

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger, but I plan to move to my own self-hosted domain.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

I use sitemeter and check it randomly.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I use it to check and see who links to me: 65 sites.

How often (average) do you post?

Usually daily.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

This varies greatly. Generally, 30 mins to 1 hr.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

Umm..how do check this?

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

very little

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

no.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

yes please.

Cate said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Sweetnicks, New Jersey

How long have you been blogging?
March 2005

How many posts do you have so far?
519

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Blogger.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
StatCounter and ExtremeTracking, daily.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
1207 links from 276 sites. I need to figure out the whole tagging thing.

How often (average) do you post?
Daily

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
Anywhere from half-hour to a few hours.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
"Girls playing footsie" always cracks me up - betcha THEY'RE real disappointed!

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Very little.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
A newspaper mention here and there.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Dinner

I am Jack's Brain said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
I am Jack's Brain from Phoenix, AZ

How long have you been blogging?
5 years.

How many posts do you have so far?
I don't have an exact count, but over 1,800. They aren't all about food though.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
I roll my own. Someday I think I'll go to Wordpress.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
I used to, but I haven't since I switched hosts.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
I've claimed my blog on Technorati, but I don't actually use it.

How often (average) do you post?
About every other day, unless I'm busy or burnt out.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
Much longer than it would take a normal person because writing doesn't come naturally to me.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/surprise you?
I haven't looked in a while.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
I've never tried to make money doing it. This is the cheapest hobby I have!

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Nope.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Dinner: people put a lot more effort into it than the other meals.

Anne said...

Here are my answers - thanks for the poll, Rachael! :)

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

Anne's Food, and I'm in Stockholm, Sweden.

How long have you been blogging?

Since October 2004.

How many posts do you have so far?

559

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?

Blogger.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Yeah, I use Statcounter every two weeks or so. It's a steady rise, so it's fun to watch!

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I don't ping, but I'm registered. Somewhere around 350 links, last time I looked.

How often (average) do you post?

Every day, usually. (Although I do write a bunch in advance, if I feel inspired.)

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

Um.. usually not very long, perhaps 15-20 minutes. Sometimes way more.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

Jamie Oliver's Lasagna seems immensely popular. :)

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

No, but I have gotten free stuff.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

Yes.


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Breakfast - I'm real grumpy before I eat.

lucette said...

Hope I'm not too late.
My blog is Cooking Vintage, writing it from Cleveland, Ohio.
I've been blogging since October 05, food blogging since December 05. 33 posts so far.
I'm using Blogger.
I check my stats embarrassingly often, at least every couple of days--I'm using Site Meter.
I signed up on Technorati, but I usually don't look there--I forgot about it.
I post on average twice a week, I guess, and it takes me about an hour; I often fuss around with where the pictures are, though, and if I do, it takes longer.
My most frequent search term is Quiche Lorraine--something I made for a blog event. There must be a lot of quiche lovers out there.
No money, and no publicity, unless you count my sister, who is always telling people I have a blog and they ought to read it.
Dinner! (I often eat the same breakfast and lunch for weeks).

sarah said...

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO...i am ready to play! (without the head butts, of course)

name/location: the delicious life from la la la la land, baby!

how long: has it already been a year and a half?! oh, it still feels so brand new.

how many posts: ~600

program: blogger, which i hate, but beggars can't be choosers

check stats: *blush* i am *checks stats real quick* a wee bit *checks again* oh, i don't know *checks one last time* obsessed

technorati: i am ON technorati, but don't look at it much. garsh, with your post above, rachael, i think i can now say that there is ONE LINK to me!

post frequency: ehr-day, baby, EHR-FREAKIN'-DAY!

how long to write: varies. sometimes i whip ish out in 10 minutes (usually when i'm ranting), and other times, i start writing monday, and "work on it" until friday. yikes.

search terms: they are definitely NOT PG-13.

money: nada. and it wasn't rude to ask. and if you wanna know how much weight i've gained because of blogging - 10 pounds.

featured: i wish.

breakfast, lunch or dinner: yes. wait, oh, you mean i have to choose one?!?! brunch.

linda said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Kayaksoup, Vancouver, BC

How long have you been blogging?
Since March 2005

How many posts do you have so far?
386

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Blogger

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Almost Daily, SiteMeter

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
Not so much; I tag for specific events or if I remember to. 42 sites link to me (thanks guys)

How often (average) do you post?
I try for daily

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
15 minutes

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?
According to my sitemeter, five point Vancouver is one of the most searched terms that leads to my blog,

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
No

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Not for my blog


And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
dinner

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?
Grab Your Fork from sunny Sydney, Oz-stralia (not Oss-tralia!)

How long have you been blogging?
About 2 years

How many posts do you have so far?
502. 500 was a cool milestone.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad?
Blogger. It has its limitations but it's free. Free. Free!

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?
Yes, a couple of times a week. It's always interesting to monitor how people are coming to your site. I use three (I know!) but they all pick up different stats and visitor counts. I use CQ Counter, Extreme Tracker and StatCounter.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?
I only use Technorati for online event round-ups and to check who's linking to me. Current Technorati Rank: 12,762 (329 links from 170 sites)

How often (average) do you post?
3-5 times a week. I'm posting more and more often now as I have a huge backlog of posts to get through.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?
Varies enormously depending on how much research, or how entertaining I am trying to make it. 1-8hours.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/surprise you?
Lindt Cafe is popular and anything involving forks. I've had my share of weird ones too.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)
Nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?
Yes: Sydney MX and the Courier Mail newspapers. The Walkley Magazine and Australian Gourmet Traveller.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Dinner. That's when I can eat the most. And get dessert as well!

TFA said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

The Darkside Project. Vancouver, Canada.

How long have you been blogging? This one has been up and running 3 weeks.

How many posts do you have so far? 36, gee that seems alot but its been almost two years in the making.

What program do you use? Blogger? Typepad? Blogger. Its free and easy ( thus far ).


Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Yes i do. with site meter. I put on my special tin foil hat and watch it for hours. hmmm . I can see you seening me. You cant see me seeing you.


Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?


No

How often (average) do you post? Every other day or so, depending on pace of life/Kitchen/spare batteries.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

Eerrr. my blog is a photo blog , I don`t really 'write ' it . It takes about half an hour or so to get the shot and post ready.

Professional cook / amateur photographer. Thats me.

What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

Not tried this one yet. I`ll put it on the 'to do' list.

Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

Nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

No, and hopefully not.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

Don`t care, as long as my Wife and Boy are with me. And mabye a plate of porky things.

tannaz said...

What is the name of your blog and where are you writing it from?

all kinds of yum, from los angeles

How long have you been blogging?

just since may of this year. it's a little baby blog.

How many posts do you have so far?

49

What program do you use?

blogger. works for me, but i wish they had categories.

Do you check your stats? If so, how often and with what program?

Obsessively. statcounter, a million times a day.

Do you use Technorati? If so, how often? And if you are willing to share, how many sites link to yours?

I'm aware that I'm on it, but I've done nothing active to support it. I might start using the tags as makeshift categories. It says I only have 1 link to my site, but I know I have a few more than that.

How often (average) do you post?

2-3 times a week.

How long (approx.) does it take you to write a post?

About an hour at best, sometimes 2 or more.


What search terms bring up your site most frequently/suprise you?

nothing too frequent so far, but 'purple liquid for sores' was a good one =)


Have you ever made money from your blog? (Eek. Was that rude to ask?)

nope and nope.

Ever been featured in the paper, on TV or in a magazine?

also nope.

And now, a food question: Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

put your hands together!