Tuesday, April 18, 2006

blogosphere status report April 2006

Dave Sifry's "State of the Blogosphere, April 2006 Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth" report is now online.

Did you know that almost half the blogs that are created are abandoned, contain no further posts, just 3 months after they're started?

Sifry posits this as a positive, by saying that 55% of blogs are still active after 3 months. But I see this as an indication that to be a hardcore blogger, one must have dedication and persistence. A 45% drop off rate is pretty bad. Who knows why almost half the bloggers quit?

Go read the whole interesting article. I display one of Sifry's charts, and the summary, here.


In summary:

  • Technorati now tracks over 35.3 Million blogs
  • The blogosphere is doubling in size every 6 months
  • It is now over 60 times bigger than it was 3 years ago
  • On average, a new weblog is created every second of every day
  • 19.4 million bloggers (55%) are still posting 3 months after their blogs are created
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour


MunkyMan said...

Hello from a random blog-surfer.

Wow, 45% abandoned blogs. That's alot. Although not too surprising when you start to think about the attention span of your average internet user (Ooh... a penny).

I'm quite proud that I had the integrity to keep my blog going past the 3 month mark.

If I'm soul-destroyingly honest, I'm not going to read the article. Mainly beacuse it's on blog statistics. But still, good post!

A Munky, Munky Man

steven edward streight said...

You actually have a funny and interesting blog, One Bored Munky man.

I've seen a lot of 'em and um, you gotchoo one good un.

I even posted a random comment on a random post at your randomized blog that you randomly posted.