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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Some blogging stats

Here are a couple of interesting comments I noticed in the Guardian on bloggers.

A new blog is born every second, according to blog tracking site Technorati's latest research into the explosion of personal publishing sites.
Dave Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati - a specialist search engine for blogs - said 80,000 new weblogs are being created every day. Technorati tracked more than 14.2 million blogs this month, compared to 7.8 million in March.
But the statistics show not everyone who starts a blog stays the course. Although the blogosphere has doubled in size in just over five months, only around half of all blogs are "active" - in other words they have been updated in the past three months - and just 13% are updated every week or more often.


The full report is available here.

Would it be fair to say Bible bloggers aren't so typical?

6 Comments:

Blogger spacekicker said...

You have a pretty cool site! Keep up spreadin the word!

August 03, 2005

 
Blogger Jim said...

I think that some bibliobloggers have indeed "started the race but not stayed the course". And, frankly, it isn't surprising that the drop out rate is as it is. By the way, an "active" blog is one that publishes at least every three months???? That's "active"?

August 03, 2005

 
Blogger Jim said...

And only 13% update every week????

August 03, 2005

 
Blogger James Crossley said...

Thanks spacekicker.

Jim, the 3 month 'active' and the weekly update things surprised me too. I must be looking at your blog too much!

August 03, 2005

 
Blogger Jim said...

Too much? Is that really possible? Anyway, thanks for this- the information may be interesting at the CARG session in Philadelphia.

August 03, 2005

 
Blogger Loren Rosson III said...

Thanks for this information, James. The 13% figure is woefully low, but when you consider it only takes five minutes to get a free blog, it's not surprising. Registering is easy; keeping up on a regular basis is something else entirely.

August 03, 2005

 

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