Monday, August 08, 2005

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

There are lots of numbers floating around about blogs, bloggers, and blogging.

Dave Sifry, CEO of Technorati has posted "State of the Blogosphere - August 2005". Here are some of the findings:

- total number of blogs (i.e. the blogosphere) is doubling every 5.5 months
- there are now over 14 million blogs
- 80,000 new blogs are being created everyday
- of those, about 55% are considered active (i.e. have a new post within the past 3 months)
- a new Weblog is created every second

Interesting, but look deeper.

55% of blogs are considered "active". That means 45% are not. That's alot. Heck, that's a huge number.

"Active" blogs are considered so if they have a new post within 3 months! Are you kidding? A real blog in my book is one that has posts at least every other day. Once every three months is just a statistic to make blog stats look better. Ridiculous.

There's a lot more, but try these on for starters.

Honestly, don't blog unless you're serious. We are. ghostblogging@veritymedia.com.

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