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What's Your Blog Type?

Group blogs, personal blogs, commercial blogs—there’s certainly more than one way to blog! Take our nine-question quiz to find out your blog type. Then see the results below.

Category 1: Group vs. individual blogging

When engaged in group conversation, you:

A.   Often add new ideas to the discussion.

B.  Listen attentively to others’ remarks. 

Each year your neighbor organizes a summer block party. Normally, you:

A.    Help plan the event and chat with everyone at the party.

B. Prefer to converse with one or two guests.

You’d describe yourself as:

A. A social butterfly.

B. Quiet and introspective.

Category 2: Informative vs. personal blogging

The local community center wants to begin offering classes on a variety of hobbies. You’re more likely to:

A.   Sign up to teach a class.

B.  Sign up to take a class.

Your friends would describe you as:

A. An experienced confidant.

B. A lifelong learner.

For you, writing is most therapeutic for:

A. The readers.

B. The writer.                                                                  

Category 3: Commercial vs. non-commercial blogging

Do you:

A.   Own your own business?

B.  Work for an employer?

Would you like to turn your passion into a small business?

A. Yes.                                                                    

B. No.

Would you like to use the Internet to promote your career and professional work?

A. Yes.

B. No.

Results:

Category 1: Group vs. individual blogging

Mostly A's: Group blogger

You love to socialize and meet new people. Join a community of bloggers or consider starting a blog with friends. Your charisma will easily establish your blog’s presence online.

Mostly B's: Individual blogger

You are focused and introspective. You won’t depend on an online community, so consider building your own website. Your aptitude for learning will help develop your blog.

Category 2: Informative vs. personal blogging

Mostly A’s: Informative blogger

Your friends and family are always coming to you for advice, so it’s no surprise that your blog will be educational and informative. You’ll need to post frequently to attract readers.

Mostly B’s: Personal blogger

You spend much of your time learning and listening. Use your blog to note your reflections. Since your blog will have be personal in nature, you won’t need to blog as frequently to attract a large readership.

Category 3: Commercial vs. non-commercial blogging

Mostly A’s: Commercial blogger

A blog could turn your hobby into a business or further develop your career. If you’d like to promote your own business, use your blog as you would a marketing tool. If you’d like to enhance your professional life, offer to start a blog on your employer’s website.

Mostly B’s: Non-commercial blogger

Your blog may become your new hobby. It’s a journal that’s just for you and your interests. Make sure to connect with other just-for-fun bloggers and meet new friends

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