Have a food, wine or beer blog? We want to hear from you!

If you have a food, wine, or beer blog, please take 5 minutes to complete this confidential State of Blogging survey. All answers will be kept anonymous. In appreciation for your participation, we will send you an aggregated report at the close of the survey with detailed results, an excellent way for you to see where you stand compared to your peers. The survey is open from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017.

Zephyr Conferences is conducting the survey and is responsible for the International Food Blogger Conference, Wine Bloggers Conference, and Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference held annually.

* 1. How would you classify yourself as a Blogger?

* 2. What subjects do you frequently write about in your blog?

* 3. How long have you been blogging?

* 4. What has changed since you first started blogging? Please select all that apply.

* 5. How often do you update your blog?

* 6. For how many blogs do you write?

* 7. Why do you blog? Please choose all that apply.

* 8. How do you measure the success of your blog? Please select all that apply.

* 9. Do you use Twitter as part of your blog?

* 10. If yes, how many Twitter followers do you have?

* 11. Do you use Facebook with your blog?

* 12. If yes, how many Facebook "likes" or "fans" do you have?

* 13. Do you use Pinterest with your blog?

* 14. If yes, how many Pinterest followers do you have?

* 15. Do you use Instagram with your blog?

* 16. If yes, how many Instagram followers do you have?

* 17. Do you have a YouTube channel?

* 18. If yes, how many subscribers to your channel do you have?

* 19. Do you have a Google Plus profile?

* 20. If yes, how many followers do you have?

* 21. Please rank the following social media platforms based on the traffic you believe they bring to your blog.

* 22. How many unique visitors do you average per month? This data, like all the data, will only be used in aggregate.

* 23. Do you make any money from your blog? How much?

* 24. If you do make money from your blog, how do you make it? Please rate each type of income as to its effectiveness.

  Never Tried Tried But Didn't Work Somewhat Successful Very Successful
General Ad Servers (Google Adsense, etc)
Ad Networks
Direct Ad Sales to advertisers
Affiliate Programs (Amazon's affiliate program, etc)
Sponsored Posts or Product Reviews
Brand Promotion for Companies
Selling Book or E-Book
Paid writing for magazine, newspaper, or website
Consulting on Social Media or Your Blog's Subject Matter

* 25. What is your relationship and perception of working with brands and PR companies through your blog? Select all that apply.

* 26. Have you ever attended a blogger conference? Check all that apply.

* 27. How important are each of the following factors in determining whether you will attend a food, wine or beer blogger conference?

  Not important Somewhat important Extremely important
Works for my schedule
Within driving distance of my home
Fun location to visit
Cost of registration fee
Cost of travel including airfare and hotel
Outstanding speakers and content
Outstanding food, wine, and/or beer (as applicable)
Accommodation for dietary restrictions
Goody bags or gift suites
Sponsor support
Others I know are attending

* 28. If you have attended a blogging conference, what is your view regarding sponsors? Please select all that apply.

* 29. FOOD BLOGGERS: Which of the following topics do you cover on your food blog? Please mark all that apply.

* 30. WINE BLOGGERS: Which of the following topics do you cover on your wine blog? Mark all that apply.

* 31. BEER BLOGGERS: Which of the following topics do you cover on your beer blog? Please mark all that apply.

* 32. Where do you live?

* 33. If you live in the US or Canada, in which state or province do you live? Please provide the two letter postal code.

* 34. What is your gender?

* 35. What is Your Age?

* 36. What is Your Marital Status?

* 37. Are you a parent?

* 38. What is your employment status?

* 39. What is your professional background? Please select all that apply.

* 40. Please provide your personal information so we can verify you are a food, wine or beer blogger and send you a copy of the survey report when it is ready.

* 41. Do you have any other comments or questions for us?