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Day’s Verse:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

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Have you ever stopped to consider the vast number of start-up blogs there are out there? Those blogs that somebody just thought “Hey, everybody else has a blog, so I guess I’ll get one too.” Take this one for example. If you keep clicking the “next blog” button at the top, you will quickly be amazed by the vast number of blogs started this January or – more amazingly – February. An even vaster number have not yet reached a 6-month mark which, to my mind, is something like the 15-year-mark in a marriage. Most marriages break up within the first fifteen years (granted, that is a long time), I hear, so hanging on that long is quite the feat. Thus I am curious how many blogs die before they really gain a foothold on the internet?

Interesting links relating to this:

  • A historical “map of weblogs
  • A blog claiming to be the first one ever; it has archives from April 1, 1997 to the present
  • According to the LiveJournal count they have 5,975,272 blogs
  • A BBC article that says that a new blog is created every 5.8 seconds
  • Technorati currently watches 6,637,349 blogs
  • PubSub counts 8,322,766 total blog sources (but by the time you read that, it will be outdated, of course)

And that, as they say, is enough of that.

– KF –

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