Survey Research: What Do Bloggers Want to Preserve?


You are being asked to participate because your blog or blog posts are tagged as being related to the theme of travel in one of the blog hosting services and also because your blog is NOT for any commercial agency.

This study investigates blog creators’ perceptions regarding the value of their blogs and the elements that are important to creators for digital preservation.  By participating, you will help to further understanding of blogging and the implications for its digital preservation.  The survey is being conducted in two languages, English and Korean.

Completion of the survey should take between 10-15 minutes.  Depending on your answers, you will be asked between 23 and 25 questions, primarily closed-ended.

Your participation is completely voluntary.  You are free to answer or not answer any question and are not obligated to complete the survey once you begin.

Every effort will be made to protect your identity.  All data obtained will be reported as group data.  No individual, institution, or blog will be identified when the findings are reported.

There are no risks anticipated should you participate.  There is no financial benefit for your participation.  The cost for participating is your time, and for that I am very appreciative.  You may contact me, Ayoung Yoon, with any questions at

All research on human volunteers is reviewed by a committee that works to protect your rights and welfare.  If you have questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Institutional Review Board at 919-966-3113 or by email to If you contact the IRB, please refer to study number 11-0355.

Electronically submitting your completed survey connotes your consent to be a participant in this study.

Follow the link below to begin the survey:

Survey sends. Thanks for all your interests!