The blog rush has slowed down from 175,000 new blogs posted per day in July 2006 to 120,000 new blogs per day as of March, according to Technorati, a blog tracking company.
Blogs with staying power, Endgaget’s techno-blog and Boing Boing’s curios-blog, stick around because they have a direct purpose, Carroll says.
…This month will mark a potential peak in the blogging phenomenon, according to research from Gartner, Inc., an information technology analyst firm.
In December 2006, Gartner estimated that based on the “average lifespan of a blogger” and the growth rates of blogs, the number of bloggers would peak at around 100 million “at some point in the first half of 2007,” according to a press release.
After June, it’s all downhill: data byte by data byte. Already, more than 200 million people call themselves ex-bloggers…
…Dead blogs are nothing new. In 2003, surveyors found that one in four blogs were “one-day wonders,” never to be revisited by their authors.
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