So as I continue to think about blogging, I caught an article in the Chicago Tribune today “Welcome to obscurity: Blogs and the real world” (11/13/07). Seems a Tribune reporter had a Q&A e-mail exchange with an exec from Technorati. This search engine is now keeping track of 109.2 million blogs which means there is “one blog for every 23 people with Internet access (based on the May 2007 estimate by eMarketer that more than 1 billion people use the Web).” The Technorati vp said most blogs are “only marginally active (about one post a month)” and that “about 25 percent of active bloggers (…posting… at least once a week) actually maintain more than one blog.” What surprises me about all this blogging is that according to Technorati over 99 percent of blogs get no hits over the course of the year. “The vast majority of blogs exist in a state of total or near-total obscurity.” It seems there are a lot of lonely bloggers out there.
Posted by: sharonlis768 | November 14, 2007
Blogs in Obscurity
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