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...