Here's an interesting article on blogs with some fascinating statistics:
According to blog search and indexing site Technocrati, around 75,000 new blogs are created every day. US-based Technocrati said it tracks about 1.2 million new blog posts each day, about 50,000 per hour. Nearly 14 million bloggers are still posting three months after their blogs are created, the report found. And, at least 2.7 million bloggers update their web journals at least once a week.
"The blogosphere is more than 60 times bigger than three years ago, and is doubling in size every 5.5 months," said Technorati's Dave Sifry.
However, the report also found that about 9 per cent of new blogs are spam or machine generated. "Nine per cent of new blogs are spam or machine generated, or are attempts to create link farms or click fraud," added Sifry.
In October 2005, the number of online weblogs recorded by Technocrati was nearly 19 million.
We also note with some pride that according to the rankings at N.Z.Bear who tracks such things (but does not track Viewpoint because we apparently are a stealth blog), to be among the top 2000 blogs in the country requires about 200 hits per day which we've been averaging for several months now (actually our traffic is about 225 hits/day). Out of the tens of thousands of blogs in the U.S. we're feeling pretty good about ranking that high.
Thanks for putting us there and please remember to link us to your friends.