Monday, September 08, 2008

What am I DOING?

I've been thinking a lot about blogging, and privacy, and the reasons and motivations. WHY am I blogging? What's happening here?

Important Blogging Statistics from the Blog World Expo:

Over 12 million American adults currently maintain a blog.

More than 147 million Americans use the Internet.

Over 57 million Americans read blogs.

1.7 million American adults list making money as one of the reasons they blog. (not me.)

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 . (Does that include every kid with a myspace?)

6% of the entire US adult population has created a blog .

Technorati is currently tracking over 70 million blogs .

Over 120 thousand blogs are created every day . (I've created at least 5. Only one or two or maybe three are actually active.)

There are over 1.4 million new blog posts every day .

22 of the 100 most popular websites in the world are blogs .

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 .

BUT that's not really why I blog...

3 comments:

Seraphine said...

there is NO way i'm going to read 65 million blogs!
i think i have it narrowed down though
to 30 hours a day.

Netizen101 said...

A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood. - Leo Rosten

You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sue, do these help? :-)

I wonder why I blog too. And I am none the wiser. Perhaps, it's a hobby, an interest, or perhaps it's the trend these days to have a blog - even if no one reads it.:-)

Beth said...

I blog and go on the internet to give me a sense of connection to a world that I sometimes feel very disconnected from......