Questions Sent for Blog Thesis

Questions Sent for Blog Thesis

A person found my blog, and sent these questions, I thought they were somewhat interesting, however for sure on the side of young person that believe all blogging is playing...

I wonder why the idea of a - web - log - or a log of my thoughts is never approached. Ergo the reason why I think everyone wants to be famous.

This is a mess, really cannot be bothered, however maybe of interest, I did answer and send the answers back to the person. I have deleted the names to protect the guilty.

LETTER WRITTEN TO ME - ANDY

Greetings!

We are graduating students from the University of the Philippines -
Asian Institute of Tourism, currently enrolled in Tourism 200 (Tourism
Undergraduate Thesis). The topic of our thesis is “How tourists of
Philippine destinations make use of travel blogs”. The study s goal is to
describe the demographic profile, interests, activities of travel bloggers,
their usage of travel blogs, their purposes in creating/maintaining
travel blogs, as well as, the blogs’ contents, lay-outs and features.

We came upon your blog on the Internet posted last November 24 2005
entitled "The Islands Philippines". In this regard, may we request
for a few minutes of your time to be spent answering a short
questionnaire that we have prepared for the completion of this study. The
questions will be revolving mainly on: your personal information, interests and
activities and your usage of the travel blogs.

Your invaluable participation will be regarded as a great contribution
to the quest and purposes of this research. Rest assured that your
request for confidentiality, if any, would be properly observed by the
author.

We look forward to your immediate response. Thank you very much and God
bless!

DELETED EMAILS

P. S.
If you have already answered this very e-questionnaire in your other
travel blog account (s) kindly inform the researchers what account you
used to answer the e-questionnaire.

MY ANSWERS

Hello XXXXXX,

Interesting project or thesis.

I wanted to say, not me, however most blogger want to be famous. I do
not have any photos of me on my site. However my blog is pretty
famous...

I am capable of making a website, I have the mental abiity.

A blog allows a person with little skill sets to make a webpage and try
to be famous.

There is this intrinsic belief system in humans that says anything they
think or take photos of is noble. I personally believe the opposite.

Andy of HoboTraveler.com

ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
I am on the way to Bogota Colombia on the 11 of January and the
Carribean for winter.

The E-questionnaire
INSTRUCTIONS: There are several choices for each question, please put
an X mark beside your choice, otherwise place your answer on the space
provided. After you have finished kindly email the survey to either of
the following addresses: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com or
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@yahoo.com

I. Demographic Profile

1) What is your name? Andy XXXXXXXX
2) From what age group do you come
from?
__ 12 years old and below
__ 13 -19 years old
__ 20 - 39 years old
_X_ 40 - 64 years old
__ 65 years old and above
3) What is your gender?
_X_ male
__ female
__ homosexual
__ bisexual
4) What is your marital status
_X_ single
__ married
__ divorced
__ separated
__ widowed
5) What is your citizenship? _____USA______________________
6) Where are you located?
__ Asia
__ Antartica
_X_ North America
__ South America
__ Europe
__ Africa
Please specify the country where you are located _______i have
traveled for 9 years and do not have a residence.
___
7) What is your highest educational attainment?
__ grade school
__ secondary/high school
_X_ college
__ master’s degree
__ doctorate
8) What is your occupation?
_X_ professional
__ government employee
__ retiree/pensioner
__ unemployed
__ private firm employee
__ businessman
__ student
__ others (please specify)
_I LIVE FROM THE MONEY OF MY INTERNET SITE.
http://www.hobotraveler.com

9) What is your religion?
__ Roman Catholic
_X_ Protestant
__ Islam
__ Hinduism
__ Buddhist
__ Agnostic
__ Atheist
__ Others

10) What is your estimated monthly income?
__ less than Php10,000 (below US$180)
__ Php10,000 - 29,000 (US$180 - 500)
__ Php30,000 - 39,000 (US$500 - 700)
__ Php40,000 - 49,000 (US$715 - 875)
__ Php50,000 - 69,000 (US$900 - 1235)
__ Php70,000 - 99,000 (US$1250 - 1770)
_X_ more than Php100,000 (more than US$1800)


II. Travel Journal Accounts

1) How many travel blog accounts do you own in a travel blogging host?
Please specify the travel blogging host (s) and the corresponding
number of travel blog accounts you own.

I USE BLOGGER.COM TO POST
I POST TO MY OWN SITE OF HOBOTRAVELER.COM

2) What are your reasons for signing-up for/ having more than one
travel blog account?

IT WAS A NEW TOY, I WAS GOING TO IRAQ TWO YEARS AGO AND WAS GOING TO
POST BECAUSE IT WAS UNIQUE, THEN STOP, HOWEVER THE READERS SEEM TO LIKE

3) What are the features of a travel blog host you consider in sign-up
for an account?

I WANT VERY LARGE SO THEY STAY IN BUSINESS OR GET PURCHASED IF THEY DO

I WANT THEM TO POST TO MY SITE SO WHEN THEY DO GO OUT OF BUSINESS I
STILL HAVE MY CONTENT

4) What is your most frequently updated travel blog account? Why?
_______________________

BLOGGER.COM


5) Where did you learn about travel blogs accounts?
__ Word of mouth __ Online Communities __ Search Engines
__ Magazines __ Radio __ Newspaper
__ Television _X_Internet websites __ Others, please
specify_________

6) Do you have your own travel webpage to account your trips?
_X_Yes, I have made my own travel webpage to account my trips
http://www.hobotraveler.com/

__________________________________________
__ No, I haven’t made my own travel webpage to account my trips


III. Travel Journal Usage

1) What is your purpose of travel blogging?
__ to document my trip
__ to provide commentary and opinions
__ to work out my emotional issues
__ to share my experience
__ to encourage/ discourage other travellers to go to a place
__ to attract other travel bloggers
__ to show off my pictures
__ others, Please specify_

1. TO MAKE MONEY SO I CAN CONTINUE TO TRAVEL
2. HELPS ME THINK THROUGH MY TRAVELS.
3. HELPS ME LEARN HOW TO WRITE

2) How frequent do update your travel blog (s)?
_X_ everyday
__ every week
__ every two weeks
__ every month
__ every trip
__ others, Please specify____________________________
3) What is your purpose of posting a travel blog about your visit to
the Philippines?
__ to document my trip
__ to provide commentary and opinions
__ THIS IS BAD ENGLISH
I DO NOT BELIVE THIS IS WHAT YOU MEAN TO ASK
to work out my emotional issues
__ to share my experience
__ to encourage/ discourage other travellers to go to a place
__ to attract other travel bloggers
__ to show off my pictures
__ others, Please specify

SAME AS ABOVE
1. TO MAKE MONEY SO I CAN CONTINUE TO TRAVEL
2. HELPS ME THINK THROUGH MY TRAVELS.
3. HELPS ME LEARN HOW TO WRITE

4) If there are comments on your post, do you reply to them?
__ yes
__ no

ONE THIRD THE TIME, I DO NOT LIKE TO ENCOURAGE COMMENTS TO ME AS I AM A
TRAVELER, I WILL NOT HAVE THE TIME TO REALLY ANSWER

5) Do you let other people update your blog? If yes, please specify.
__ yes, my _____________ use it
_X_ no

6) How many people do you think visit your blog each day?
__ 0
__ 1-5
__ 10-20
__ 20-30
__ 30-40
__ 40-50
_X_ 50 and above

My guess is about 2000

7) When did you to create a post about your trip to the Philippines?
_X_ during my trip
__ immediately after I arrived from the trip
__ a day after my trip
__ two days after my trip
__ a week after my trip
__ two weeks after mytrip
__ a month after my trip
__ others, Please specify____________________________


IV. Interests and Activities

1) What interest you most?

READING
TRAVEL

2) What are the usual activities you do when visiting a tourist
destination?

EAT
TALK TO THE LOCALS
TRY TO AVOID TOURIST
SIT AROUND THE HOSTEL AND WATCH TV
TAKE PHOTOS
I STUDY HUMAN NATURE

----- Original Message -----
Mabuhay Andy!

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