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Monday, December 18, 2006

blogging ... about blogging

key takeaways from BBC.co.uk article on 10 technology predictions for 2007 by Gartner, including that the # of blogs will peak in 2007.

"A lot of people have been in and out of this thing. Everyone thinks they have something to say, until they're put on stage and asked to say it."
I dreaded and posted about this concept in my inagural blog post for grep le miette. it's still better than real world miami (perhaps the secret of blogging success is just to aim low).
* Gartner analysts said that during the middle of 2007, the number of blogs will level out at about 100 million.
* 200 million people have already stopped writing their blogs.
*Gartner analyst Daryl Plummer said the reason for the levelling off in blogging was due to the fact that most people who would ever start a web blog had already done so.
* He said those who loved blogging were committed to keeping it up, while others had become bored and moved on.
* Last month blog tracking firm Technorati reported that 100,000 new blogs were being created every day, and 1.3 million blog posts were written.
* Technorati is tracking more than 57 million blogs, of which it believes around 55% are "active" and updated at least every three months.

So according to Gartner, you only need to post once every 3 months to have an "active" blog.


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