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Series 2 โ€“ Episode 01

To Blog, Or Not To Blog – That, That Is The Question!

Justin Hall is said to be the ‘pioneer blogger’ the very first one – he began journalising his diary online in 1994!
Twenty years ago in the year 2000 [now 21] there were a mere 23 blogs listed on the Internet and by 2006 there were 50 million – 20 years on from the year 2000 there are now 600 million blogs!
More than 40% of worldwide bloggers use WordPress as their platform.
More than 80% of bloggers never achieve $100 profit on their blogs through advertising.
Nearly 7 million people post on blogs with regularity in comparison to 12 million people who post with regularity on the social networks.
The USA is home to a staggering 29.2% bloggers, whilst the UK has below 7%!
2010
The Top Blogging Genres are Fashion, Food, Travel, Music, Lifestyle and Fitness.
The Top Popular Blogging Genres are Health & Fitness, DIY, Sports, Politics, Travel and Cars.
4.4 Million Blog Posts are published every day.
Nearly 21.5 Billion WordPress posts are read every month.
85% of Internet browsers, readers and surfers alike read blog posts daily.
Despite what many people seemingly think and believe … blogging in today’s world, today’s climate isn’t easy!
Finally, if you hate blogging, writing content – your readers can tell!
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  1. I did NOT know that. Thanks for adding more facts to vast Jeopardy Worthy cache of Random Information ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Now if I could only remember where I put my dang coffee cup๐Ÿ˜–

    ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ’Œ

    1. It would surprise me if the majority of blogs were hoping for $100. It shows little grasp of business acumen. A commercial blog is a loss leader, it points the potential customers to the real enterprise. I imagine the majority of us are simply blogging for social interests.

      1. Iโ€™m blogging for more than 2 years now and Iโ€™m at $19 ๐Ÿ˜† If it were for money I guess I would have stopped a long time ago โ˜บ๏ธ

        1. ๐Ÿ˜
          Itโ€™s true, you can make more money by begging on a street corner. If you can find a wi-fi hotspot, you can try both simultaneously! ๐Ÿ˜‚

      2. I think truthfully Ian, a lot of even social bloggers would very much like to make an income of small sorts even if just to cover the costs of their actual blogs for the year.

        Many bloggers do blog for a variety of reasons and whilst it may not be written about that often in the personal blogs a lot would like to know the way to pay for their own blogs.

        1. Itโ€™s a shame. I wonder if Tim Berners Lee envisaged the extent of crass commercialism and cynicism thatโ€™s creeping in to the web lately.

          Itโ€™s a principle of mine not to pay unnecessarily, to keep it as free to use as possible, for as long as possible. Itโ€™s a losing battle, Iโ€™m sure.

        2. I think the option to have a ‘Free’ blog will be available for a good many years to come Ian – but l further think and we have all witnessed over the last twenty years and longer .. that the Term Free is simply getting smaller ..

          As a kid growing up, a Wagon Wheel was a bloody wagon wheel – called as such because of its size and yet over the year it has now been reduced to a scooter bell top! Technically still a wagon wheel, but by name only … and that is how l believe the term Free is going … it’s hanging on by a thread but its overall value is getting smaller by the decade.

  2. The comparison between US and UK percentages is in proportion to their populations, no? Theyโ€™re each as staggering as the other. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Considering these figures, the answer to your headline question is Donโ€™t Blog! ๐Ÿ˜
    (I find it a bit depressing really.)

    1. Actually, reading that line again, Iโ€™m not sure you mean 29% of bloggers live in the US or 29% of Americans are bloggers.

        1. Where did that stat come from, Rory? The figure I found is around 30 million (2020) which would be closer to 10% of the population.

        2. Location. It should not be much of a surprise that the most bloggers (29.2%) are located in the U.S. In fact, there are more than four times as many bloggers in the U.S. as there are in the second most populated country within the blogosphere โ€“ the U.K., which is home to 6.75% of bloggers.

          https://sysomos.com/reports/blogger-demographics/

          2010 Stats

          Trying to locate a fresh outlook on figures for 2020 was proving quite arduous and l did spend considerable time trying to trace an article l read last year which displayed that desite ‘bloggers’ as in one blogger could maintain several blogs to one account’ that the USA was still one of the largest countries population wise for hosting blogs and the UK was still in a second position.

          But typically l cannot find that link in my favourites, as soon as l locate it, l will post again.

    2. Hey Ian, that’s is totally true, the USA is the worlds biggest blogging nation and the UK is actually the second biggest blogging nation – so yes, purely population figures.

        1. You are quite right, l have considered deleting my blog five times in the last three months and l feel that l may well delete this year, but l’ll not return to blogging.

        2. You donโ€™t have to delete it, Rory.
          My first blog was deleted when the platform closed down and I regret not doing anything to save my posts now; and I was given fair warning by the host.
          All my Blogger blogs – must be about seven separate ones at least – are still there. Also my two Flickr spaces (and probably some other places I canโ€™t remember). I wouldnโ€™t erase my past however bad it seemed. ๐Ÿ™‚

          I feel when things (ideas and endeavours) get too broad and a bit thin, and it all drops to a lowest common denominator, itโ€™s time to up the game or look for fresh ways to do it. Iโ€™m searching right now but have yet to find it. Iโ€™ll give you the nod if anything comes up. ๐Ÿ˜€

        3. I’ll not delete it Ian, more of a metaphorical delete if you wish. I am going to delete series in the blog.

          I created this blog in 2017 and at that time l had three other blogs , and l deleted those and condensed into this one .. l don’t regret that move. I can’t have one blog per identity, l can’t work that way as a complete person even with Aspergers, l am one person, so l must have one blog.

          I have a commercial shell or an eCommerce blog site, but l run a personal blog within the site itself.

          I think really, l just need to get my arse into action with things l want to do. The stats on my blog don’t worry me, l tend to not follow the conventional path with blogging, for instance l can’t stand the Reader so l don’t use it … but starting from this month … l will be reviewing me, my blog, my life and presenting things differently.

          But you are right Ian .. the conventional uniformity and conformity and yes banality of blogging is at times not lost on me … l don’t want to be just another bloody sheep, you know? ๐Ÿ™‚

        4. Sorry, I apologise for ranting on your blog, Rory. I should do it on mine!

          As an online shopper, I like online commerce. Itโ€™s blogs, and some other amateur expressive pursuits and exchanges, where I start to resent the intrusion of monetisation.

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