State of the Blogosphere

Three months have passed since David Sifry last published his State of the
report. The most recent update shows the same incredible growth as previously.

50 Million Blogs and Counting

The blogosphere has been doubling in size every 6 months or so


As of July 2006, about 175,000 new weblogs were created each day, which means that on average, there are more than 2 blogs created each second of each day.


Here’s a look at the daily posting volume in data that Technorati tracks:



State of the Blogosphere, August 2006

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  1. Robert Cote commented on Aug 11

    Take all the porn you want. We’ll make more of it. Take all the opinions you want, everyone has more than one and most are overpriced at free. Ideas and information, now those are tradeable commodities. Not intended as investment advice.

  2. retired commented on Aug 11

    To post more sites require a blog name. It’s like the old days when you needed a yahoo handle. Much meaning in the number of blogs. By the way, I made a mistake of using my everyday email address for this blog instead of my old yahoo one. Damm, like a magnet for spam.

  3. oyster commented on Aug 11

    The most interesting thing to me is the sharp, massive dropoff in posts right before Hurricane Katrina in that third chart. Considering that blogs are growing geometrically, how can there be an eight month “bottom” in total posts?

    Unless it’s an error of some sort…

  4. Dave commented on Aug 12

    Well, there goes the economy. How’s anybody can it get any work done if everybody’s writing their own blog?

  5. ceo commented on Aug 12

    no prob. we can outsource the blog writing to India!

  6. JWC commented on Aug 12

    So many blogs, so little time! Think about it, there is so very much to read on the net. I have a folder in my bookmarks titled “daily” and it has about 15 links in it. And that does not count the mega blog that I go directly into, since I know the address by heart. Or that blog’s link list, which I use for about eight other blogs.

    There is a wealth of information out there. Good information as well as not so good. love my blogs.

  7. lola commented on Aug 12

    Barry you need a non-economics blog. One dedicated to the gadgetry, music and books of today-you’d be great at it.

  8. Sherman McCoy commented on Aug 12

    lola: you are so right… Barry you definitely need one of those- you could even write about things like new electric cars, which I know you are into… You could call it… Let’s see… Hmmmm… How about “Effulvia” and … ummm… “Essays”… Yeah, that’s the ticket: “Effulvia and Essays”!

  9. J. Cameron commented on Aug 12

    “Well, there goes the economy. How’s anybody can it get any work done if everybody’s writing their own blog?”

    And just as important . . . with so many how many are actually receiving any attention? Can so many have so much to say?

  10. Fred Hooper commented on Aug 12

    Hey Larry “THERE IS NO REAL ESTATE BUBBLE” Nausaubitch.
    Hows the “millionaire” book selling??

    Is this how you do it??? Nothing more fun to love than buying from divorcees. You’ve had some expericence?Quite impressive:

    “I love to buy homes from sellers who are going through a divorce! The husband had nowhere to go and didn’t want to be out of his beautiful home! He also would not allow it to be put on the MLS (multiple listing service) and be shown to the world. I ran comps (comparables) and discovered that they wanted about 25% under the market, so I made an offer contingent on him renting back for one year. He jumped at the offer and I had my renter. I insisted the rent be paid up front in escrow. I will sell when and if he moves someday.”

    See the blog is real popular. Getting good at cut and paste too!

  11. Amy commented on Aug 14

    7200 new blogs per hour…I think in a year everybody will have their own blogs…than who will read the other people blog?

  12. Rosie commented on Mar 5

    I thank you for your comment.

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