You may not be as fascinated with statistics as I am. But this list from BlogWorldExpo caught my eye.
- Over 57 million Americans read blogs.
- Over 12 million Americans write blogs.
- 1.7 million American adults list making money as one of the reasons they blog.
- 89% of companies surveyed say they think blogs will be more important in the next five years.
- 9% of internet users say they have created blogs .
- 6% of the entire US adult population has created a blog .
- Technorati is currently tracking over 70 million blogs .
- There are over 1.4 million new blog posts every day .
- 22 of the 100 most popular websites in the world are blogs .
- 120,000 new blogs are created every day .
- 37% of blog readers began reading blogs in 2005 or 2006 .
- 51% of blog readers shop online .
- Blog readers average 23 hours online each week .
Egad, Technorati tracks 70 million blogs? No wonder my blogroll is so long. In the last year, JMG’s Technorati rank (which fluctuates daily) has fallen from around 2300 to somewhere around 3831, despite my traffic almost doubling in that time – evidence of the continuing blogsplosion. Here’s the current Top 100. Perez Hilton, at #14, remains the top “gay” blog, although some would argue whether his blog falls in that category. Andrew Sullivan is next at #81, with the same disclaimer. Technorati only posts their Top 100, but I’d imagine that Towleroad comes next, he’s somewhere in the 600’s. Anyway, this post is just an excuse to mention that JMG rolled over another million hits yesterday. Go me. I’m 3831, I’m 3831! Meh, doesn’t have much of a ring to it.