2014 State of Wine Blogging Survey

 
We invite all wine bloggers to participate in the 2nd State of Wine Blogging survey. In appreciation, we will send you a completed State of Wine Blogging report with detailed results. In the coming months, we'll also compare wine bloggers with food, beer, and fitness bloggers. Your answers will be kept entirely confidential and only used in aggregated form. This survey will close April 30th. Brought to you by Zephyr Adventures, organizers of the Wine Bloggers Conference.
1. How would you classify yourself as a Wine Blogger?
2. How long have you been blogging?
3. What has changed since you first started blogging? Please select all that apply.
4. How often do you update your blog?
5. For how many blogs do you write?
6. Why do you write a wine blog? Please choose all that apply.
7. How do you measure the success of your blog? Please select all that apply.
8. Do you use Twitter as part of your wine blog?
9. If yes, how many Twitter followers do you have?
10. Do you use Facebook with your blog?
11. If yes, how many Facebook "likes" or "fans" do you have?
12. Do you use Google Plus with your blog?
13. If yes, how many Google Plus followers do you have?
14. Do you use Pinterest with your blog?
15. If yes, how many Pinterest followers do you have?
16. Please rank the following social media platforms based on the traffic you believe they bring to your blog.
Facebook
Google Plus
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Twitter
YouTube
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17. How many unique visitors do you average per month? This data, like all the data, will only be used in aggregate.
18. Which of the following topics do you cover on your wine blog? Please mark all that apply.
19. Do you make any money from your wine blog? How much?
20. If you do make money from your wine blog, how do you make it? Please rate each type of revenue stream as to its effectiveness.
Never TriedTried But Didn't WorkSomewhat SuccessfulVery 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 Wine or Social Media
21. Have you ever attended a wine blogger conference?
22. How important are each of the following factors in determining whether you will attend a wine bloggers conference?
Not importantSomewhat importantExtremely important
Works for my schedule
Within driving distance of my home
Appealing location to visit
Cost of registration fee
Cost of travel including airfare and hotel
Speakers and content
Goody bags or gift suites
Sponsor support
Others I know are attending
23. Do you have any other comments or questions for us?
24. Where do you live?
25. If you live in the US or Canada, in which state or province do you live? Please provide the two letter postal code.
26. What is your gender?
27. What is Your Age?
28. What is Your Marital Status?
29. Are you a parent?
30. What is your employment status?
31. What is your professional background? Please select all that apply.
32. Please provide your personal information so we can verify you are a wine blogger and send you a copy of the report Current State of Wine Blogging when it is ready.