Friday, December 15, 2006

Gartner on Blogging

There's been some bold predictions by Gartner on blogging and how the trend might see saturation around next year. (via BBC)

Here are some insightful excerpts.
"Everyone thinks they have something to say, until they're put on stage and asked to say it."

The analysts said that during the middle of next year the number of blogs will level out at about 100 million.

The firm has said that 200 million people have already stopped writing their blogs.

"A lot of people have been in and out of this thing,"

I like the first one. A number of people I know have started and then have stopped blogging. Despite wanting to blog, most don't. Many say they don't find the time, but I guess that's one of those simplest excuses you could come up with.

Even if it saturates at 100 million, that's a lot of blogs. That requires every 1 soul of 70 in the world to blog. A tall order, one can say.


At Friday, December 15, 2006 1:01:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It is not only the time but also the mentality that "who and How many will read my blog?".. How many have got the inspiration of having 52,000 hits?.. Moreover, lots of people use blogs as a diary rather than to express their views...

At Friday, December 15, 2006 8:20:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

@About the diary part, it is a question of whether you want to put personal stuff on the web. And how far you want to go.

About the inspiratin part, its a vicious circle. Peoplee don't visit blogs without posts... and nobody gets the inspiration to post without visitors. I really don't know how one can achieve the balance.

At Friday, December 15, 2006 1:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A number of people have multiple blogs .. Like - u have all these aggregators/team blogs etc etc .. So i guess that inflates the numbers a bit !! But i do agree when they say that the numbers would stabilise - a natural occurance which may be hastened if the next big thing arrives soon !!

At Friday, December 15, 2006 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

"Next big thing" ?? You mean Web 2.0? Why would that hasten this process?


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