- A truly global phenomenon: Technorati tracked blogs in 81 languages in June 2008, and bloggers responded to our survey from 66 countries across six continents.
- Here to stay: Bloggers have been at it an average of three years and are collectively creating close to one million posts every day. Blogs have representation in top-10 web site lists across all key categories, and have become integral to the media ecosystem.
Global Snapshot of Bloggers
|18-34 years old||42%||48%||73%|
|Household income >$75,000||51%||34%||9%|
|Average blogging tenure (months)||35||33||30|
|Median Annual Investment||$80||$15||$30|
|Median Annual Revenue||$200||$200||$120|
|% Blogs with advertising||52%||50%||60%|
|Average Monthly Unique Visitors||18,000||24,000||26,000|
More at that Blogosphere 2008 report
Personally, I feel like I’ve hit the “six month bubble” – a Jim West comment on someone elses blog – Matt’s? (I’ve stretched the bubble out for eight, but I’m a little slow on a lot of things.) It’s certainly not the first time I’ve felt this way; it’s almost cyclical. I’ve noticed that I tend to lose interest over the weekends, and about every two weeks I feel like saying, “I’m out; I’m done” (or some variation of that). I know it takes regular postings to keep even the few faithful interested; I like blogs that post regularly. I want it to stay at least somewhat interesting – the kinds of things I enjoy reading – and maybe a little useful. I guess I’m trying to say that I feel like i will be moving more towards a couple of posts a week – just a hunch – no promises.
What am I enjoying most? First, the interesting connections I have been able to make with people i would never otherwise “meet.” Second, having a place to share some of the interesting things I get to experience with my “real-life” friends.