All About Blogging
State of Blogosphere
Dave Sifry at Technorati gives the 2006 third quarter state of the blogosphere report. Here is part of the summary:
- Technorati is now tracking more than 57 Million blogs.
- Today, the blogosphere is doubling in size approximately every 230 days.
- About 100,000 new weblogs were created each day
- There is a strong correlation between the aging and post frequency of blogs and their authority and Technorati ranking (the longer the blog has been in existence and the more posts, tends to increase the blogs authority.)
- The globalization of the blogosphere continues. Data appears to show both English and Spanish languages are a more universal blog language than the other two most dominant languages, Japanese and Chinese, which seem to be more regionally localized.
- Coincident with a rise in blog posts about escalating Middle East tensions throughout the summer and fall, Farsi has moved into the top 10 languages of the blogosphere (pushing out Dutch), indicating that blogging continues to play a critical role in debates about the important issues of our times.
The following is a chart of the posts by language this past quarter. As you can see, English and Japanese are the languages of choice for many bloggers. Holding steadily in third place is Chinese, though dipping this quarter to 10 percent of the total volume. Dutch was nudged out by Farsi.
Blogs and Wikis Move In As E-Mail Overload Becomes Unbearable
We have all experiencing the weight of getting too much spam in our e-mail, which is why for many blogging and Wiki’s are replacing the way we pass on a lot of information with each other. Thomas Claburn at Information Week talks more about how collaborative software lets people communicate without the management and security hassles of e-mails.
15 Blogging Tips and Tools
In this post, Easton Ellsworth shares eight tools and seven tips when it comes to blogging.