OH MY BLOG!
According to the PEW Report on Bloggers I am spending far too much time Blogging! Here are some of their findings...
49 Million Blogs and
57 Million Internet Users reading blogs..
and a new blog is being created every 5 minutes!
54% of bloggers are under 30
30% are 30-50
14% are 50 -65
55% use a pseudonym
47% do not have a f*#%&n' clue how many people read their posts!
22% have fewer than 10 hits per day
17% have 10-99
13% more than 100
50% of bloggers do it as a hobby
to network and meet people
for creative personal expression
for documenting and storing personal experiences
sharing practical knowledge.
37% write about their personal experiences
1% about their hobby or health issues
60% blog 1-2 hours per week!
25% 3-9 hrs/wk.
10% 10 hrs/wk or more
28% blog every couple of weeks!
13% post daily
25% 1-2 times a week
15% 3-5 wk.
52% say that they blog for themsleves 32% for others
87% allow comments
40% have blogrolls with an average of
13 links to other bloggers and
10 links coming in.
I would love to be able to keep up with all of the 60 blogs on my roll that I not only enjoy but also feel compelled to read as well write 5 posts a week..
but it is taking atleast 5 hours out of everyday to complete the 4Rs of blogging:
read, write, respond & reply
....I may need to reconsider.
I am getting frustrated because I am constantly behind other people's posts and I could be writing twice as many posts...but I feel that if I can't maintain a
reciprocal, symbiotic, relationship
with as many other bloggers as is possible, then I am defeating the purpose!
..and only in America would they invent a tip jar for bloggers..
imagine paying to read a blog?!
I am starting to feel
How do you do it?