In case you missed it, Dave Sifry, founder of Technorati, posted part 1 of his quarterly state of the blogosphere report last week. Here’s the 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
11% of all blogs are updated at least weekly
Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour
The raw growth numbers aren’t as interesting as those last three statistics which offer a better picture of just how sticky the writing of blogs has become.
Of course, on the other end of things, I’d like to see some statistics on how many people are out there reading blogs and how many posts are actually read each day.
Somedays it seems as if there’s an echo in here. :-)