Now comes Perseus Development, a research firm, to tell us the results of their comprehensive blog survey, encompassing the eight leading blog-hosting services. Some of their findings:
Fully 66 percent of the 4.12 million blogs created have been “abandoned” – that is, not updated for at least two months. 1.09 million of those were one-day wonders.
Fewer than 50,000 of the sites were updated daily. [I haven't missed a day since April 27, 2003. I would bet that fewer than 5,000 update an average of 10 times or more a day, like yours truly]
Only 9.9 percent have a main-page posting that links to a traditional news site. [Hey, that's my specialty!]
Last year there were 1.63 million active blogs. This year the number is expected to rise to 3.3 million. In 2004, the figure is predicted to rise to 5.86 million.
Last, but not least, my favorite finding: “The typical blog is written by a teenage girl who uses it twice a month to update her friends.” Love it!