A few interesting blogging facts

Recently, I read some interesting facts about blogging but I don’t recall where I saw that. I had made note of a few things which stood out to me, and which I will share here in case you might like to know.

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Were you aware that 64% of bloggers blog as a hobby? Only 27% of bloggers write full-time at this. I think I would consider myself, at present, full-time – or the closest thing to it. I don’t blog every day but I try to keep up a manageable routine and schedule – however haphazard that can be at times. 🙂

I learned that 21% of bloggers have been blogging for more than 6 years. I started blogging in September 2008 on another site, which makes it five and a half years ago for me.

Do you know what are the major traffic sources for blogs? I’ll tell you: Search Engines make up 48% and Social Media make up 28% – which would consist of Twitter, FaceBook, LinkedIn, and other such places. My posts are noted by me on Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and anywhere else I or my readers choose to mention my posts.

In January 2010 I moved to WordPress. I am pleased to be one of the 40% of bloggers who are using WordPress as their blogging platform.

Another interesting fact is that 30% of bloggers are 25-34 years of age, while 27% are 35-44 years old, and I don’t fit in either of those age groups! Oh well, I still feel at home here.

How do you rate with regard to the above facts? Do you have any other interesting things to add to this information?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂

 

 

 

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6 responses to “A few interesting blogging facts

  1. Like you I’m somewhere in the other 43% but I’m pretty sure we can’t be a high percentage in my group without breaking the laws of nature. I’m pretty sure you’re not in my group Lynn. lol.
    I write the blog everyday even if I only post it at the weekend so maybe I’m a full time blogger by definition?
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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    • I bet I am in your group David. I’m certainly not under 25, but definitely over 44! 🙂
      I think you might be a full time blogger, unless the stats only include bloggers who actually post every day and don’t just add to it daily to be posted once a week.That wasn’t specified, but maybe inferred to be posting daily. Never mind, I think you are a full time blogger.
      (((HUGS, David)))

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  2. Hmmm… I’m in that 43% – I’m under 25… 😉 Great post! 🙂

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  3. I did find those facts quite interesting, Lynn. I been finding blogging to be very challenging lately. Time is my biggest problem. Dial-up contributes to that immensely. It’s difficult to justify waiting for sites to load when there’s other writing to be done. Hopefully, I’ll get back into soon. I’ve pretty much given up on hoping that I’ll be able to get high-speed. Darn neighbour won’t cut his trees down. 😉

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    • I feel very sorry for your frustrating situation with dial-up, Laura. I understand about your not getting much blogging done, and I’m glad to see you when you can get here. Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment.

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