I recently caught up with David Sifry's bi-annual State of the Blogosphere, in which he gives some interesting data and trend analysis. He's been tracking the number of blogs, posts per day, new blogs per day, languages, etc. for 4 full years now. Key takeaways include:
- 70M weblogs tracked by Technorati now, up from 57M in hist October 2006 report. Whereas the blogosphere HAD been doubling every 6 months since March 2003, it's now doubling in size about every 320 days.
- Roughly 120K new blogs are created every day, or 1.4 per second.
- 1.5M posts per day or 17 posts per second, compared to 1.2M in October 2006.
- Japanese is the #1 blogging language at 37% (of blogs), followed by English at 33% and Chinese at 8%.