I’m a bit late getting to this one, but Jason Fry wrote this blogging article for The Wall Street Journal earlier this week. Among other sources, he talks about blogging statistics from a recent Gallup poll. The most disappointing numbers I saw in this are the combination of how only 9% of Internet users read blogs frequently and 66% never do. So despite all the buzz surrounding blogs, two-thirds of all Internet users still don’t bother to read a single one. Yikes.
Another sad but not exactly surprising statistic in Fry’s article: Although the blogosphere is doubling in size every 5.5 months, less than half those blogs are still getting posts three months after their creation. I’ve tried to keep this blog active with new posts, but I’m guilty of abandoning another blog I started a few months ago. I got tired of ranting about sports and seeing that nobody cared what I had to say. (I guess that just goes back to what Shel Israel and Robert Scoble always say about how you really need to be an authority on a topic to have a successful blog; I was just another obnoxious sports fan.)