Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Thirteen #216

 
THIRTEEN FACTS ABOUT BLOGGING


I just found a blog that was a rich source of facts and stats about that which brings us together.

1) America is home to approximately 31,000,000 bloggers 

2) More men than women blog. It's a 60/40 split.

3) Wordpress and Blogger are the two most popular platforms.

4) Caucasians represent the largest (48%) single blogging ethnicity.

5) It's hard to make a blog pay. More than 80% of bloggers will never make more than $100 from their blog.

6) But 2% earn $150,000/year blogging from exotic locations.

7) More people blog than post. Wordpress estimates that there are 500,000 posts/day but only 400,000 comments.

8) 329,000,000 people view at least one blog each day.

9) 60% of all businesses and corporations have a company blog.

10) 65% of those business haven't updated that company blog in more than a year.

11) Most blogs (66%) are in English.

12) Only 1% of posts are published in Swedish.

13) Successful bloggers -- as defined by those who get the most hits -- explain their content through each post's headline. 

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11 comments:

  1. Great facts on blogging. Interesting.

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  2. I think it would be great to make money from a blog. My blog would never do that, but it would be nice if I could find subject matter that would.

    Great stats. Enjoyed it!

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  3. so informative thanks

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  4. I think it's interesting that more men than women blog! Cause my blog reader is mostly women!
    Thanks for playing :-)

    janet@thursday-13.com

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  5. I'd be thrilled to make any money at all as a result of my blog. One day, I might figure out how to do that.

    I could sure use that 25 cents! ;)

    Happy TT!

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  6. more americans blogging than there are Canadians.

    80% not making money is comforting. I was feeling rather swamped by the Foodista survey that said the average food blogger has 1,445 Twitter followers? That 37% of food bloggers make at least some money it.

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  7. I'm one of the 80% who doesn't make money blogging. I'm just doing it for fun. And I've enjoyed learning about blogging today. Thanks.

    http://www.miaceleste.com/?p=239

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  8. It's interesting that more men blog than women when the majority of those I follow are by women, and the majority of comments from women. Of course, the fact that I follow a lot of craft blogs could be a factor there. ;)
    My T13

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  9. There we go. One blog post, and one comment post for me today!

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  10. Cool list! Although when I went to the blog you linked, all I saw was stuff about Twitter. Twitter is cool, but blogging is definitely my thing! Not only that, but Tumblr just makes it way more fun to blog.
    I wrote a list of 13 things I'm looking forward to: http://lifes-adventures.me/post/46551651500/13-things-im-looking-forward-to

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  11. Fun facts! Thanks for sharing.

    Happy TT!

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