Sunday, June 07, 2009

One Out of 7.4 Million

According to this story by Douglas Quenqua in today’s New York Times, out of the 133 million blogs tracked by Technorati, only 7.4 million have posted updates over the last 120 days.

“That translates to 95 percent of blogs being essentially abandoned, left to lie fallow on the Web, where they become public remnants of a dream — or at least an ambition — unfulfilled.”

It isn’t easy keeping a blog going. Some days, like yesterday for example, life gets in the way and there just isn’t time to spend on the blog. Other days, writers block sets in and nothing seems to work for a blog post.

For now at least, Tales of Two Cities is one out of 7.4 million. It may not be the most rarefied group but it sure beats being one out of 133 million.