One year of blogging

Well, Cyberborean Chronicles got one year old today. A good occasion to look back, summarize my blogging experience and get some conclusions on it and on the whole blogosphere.

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Blogosphere statistics

David Sifry (CEO of Technorati) posted interesting analytics in his regular “State of the Blogosphere” report (Part 1: On Blogosphere Growth, Part 2: On Language and Tagging):

  • Technorati now tracks over 37.3 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
  • Technorati tracks about 1.2 Million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour
  • English, while being the language of the majority of early bloggers, has fallen to less than a third of all blog posts in April 2006.
  • Japanese and Chinese language blogging has grown significantly.
  • Technorati now tracks more than 100 Million author-created tags and categories on blog posts.

45% of new bloggers give up during first 3 months after they started! Fortunately, the “Chronicles” is five months old, so it passed that critical point.

I was surprised to discover that English is not a primary language of the blogosphere and that its Japanese and Chinese parts are nearly so large as the English one.