Thursday, June 11, 2009

Zombie Blogs: Why 95% of Blogs Are Abandoned

From Douglas Quenqua in The New York Times:

"According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for blogs, only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracks had been updated in the past 120 days. That translates to 95 percent of blogs being essentially abandoned, left to lie fallow on the Web, where they become public remnants of a dream — or at least an ambition — unfulfilled.
...Not all fallow blogs die from lack of reader interest. Some bloggers find themselves too busy — what with, say, homework and swim practice, or perhaps even housework and parenting. Others graduate to more immediate formats, like Twitter and Facebook. And a few — gasp — actually decide to reclaim some smidgen of personal privacy."

For the full article, click here.


mld said...

In honor of your post about blogging - here's a comment. That was an interesting article and made me think about what my expectations are for my blogs. I guess I'm happy if I make a few new internet acquaintances and form some level of ongoing relationship.

Sande said...

Oops, I set that email comment under someone else's account. Sorry! It's really me, not the person who was borrowing my computer.

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