Gut Rumbles
 

August 05, 2005

competition

Four years ago, I didn't know what a blog was. Now I have one. I've had it for almost four years, too. That's amazing when I think about it.

Something about writing on the internet will suck you in if you give it the chance. My blog has been a real adventure for me, from the days when I had NO visitors, to today, when I have thousands every day. I never marketed my blog. People just found it and liked it all by themselves.

I once called it "putting notes in a bottle and throwing them into the sea." That's the way I STILL look at it. I opine, cuss and talk about whatever I want to. I think it's GREAT that we now have a tool that allows you to do such a thing.

Read this:

The reason for asking that question is the announcement this week by blog tracker Technorati (a great site, by the way, for continuously following the state of the Zeitgeist), in its annual State of the Blogosphere report that the number of blogs in the world has jumped from 7.5 million in March to 14.2 million today.

In other words, in appears the blogosphere is doubling in size every five months. Or even more staggering ó a new blog is being created out there somewhere every second.

I hold with the Den Beste theory that 90% of blogs are pure crap. But YOU do the math on those numbers (I was an English major--- I don't do math) and you'll find that 10% of 14.2 million is... well, it's a LOT.

I find good new ones every day. And I think it's a good thing.

Comments

10% is 142,000, which is STILL a LOT.

Posted by: Tom Caiafa on August 5, 2005 12:11 PM

Whoops, I ment 1.42 million. Disregard the last post.

Posted by: Tom Caiafa on August 5, 2005 12:12 PM

Dayum! A new one every SECOND?!?!?

That totally rocks. Makes me want to go exploring.

Posted by: blondage on August 5, 2005 12:38 PM

It is addicting,is it not?

Posted by: GUYK on August 5, 2005 01:05 PM

Rob;
Methinks you're thinking of Sturgeon's Law...

http://www.jargon.net/jargonfile/s/SturgeonsLaw.html

Den Beste grabbed it from him.

You know your sci-fi.

Credit where credit's due.

Art

Posted by: Art on August 7, 2005 01:11 AM
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