SWE_Blogger is a rare bird in language/journalism blogs, specializing in sports editing and writing issues. The blogger Q&A continues.
Q. When did you start blogging?
A. January 2005
Q. What's your purpose or motivation to blogging? What do you hope to accomplish?
A. Well, I hoped to be a clearing house for news about sports journalism, and I always post on the "big" news, but I'm still not close to doing a very good daily job of linking or even just offering simple opinion. At it's best, it would be a comprehensive commentary on the world of sports journalism.
Q. Where do you get your topics?
A. Right now, mostly from other places, sportsjournalists.com, Romenesko, etc...
Q. What has provoked the most response from readers?
A. The Jay Marriotti/White Sox thing in Chicago was the latest.
Q. Do you know who your readers are and if so, do you have much interaction with them? Anything interesting to say about them?
A. A couple. Mostly for cross linking.
Q. If you know, are your readers language or journalism experts or just regular folks?
A. Either journalists or sports nuts for the most part.
Q. Do you try to post on a regular schedule or as topics arise?
A. As topics arise. I'd like to do more here.
Q. Do you consider yourself web savvy or up to date on technology? Will we still be blogging in five years or will technology completely replace this method of communication?
A. I think something else will be going on, although they'll have their roots in blogs. And yeah, I've been on the Web for nine years now, so pretty tuned-in to this kind of thing.
Q. How much time do you spend each week on your blog?
A. An hour....not enough..
Q. What are your favorite language web sites or blogs?
Romenesko at Poynter