Blogs R Us

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (11)

The polls have closed and the results are in from
It seems over a quarter of us are writing web posts!
Simultaneous Media Survey studied 15,727 participants on the subject of the blogosphere. 26% of all adults say they regularly or occasionally blog.
* Of those, 53.7% are male
* 44.7% are married.
* 28.4% hold a professional or managerial position
* 10.4% are students.
Average age of a blogger? 37.6
More blograta:
* 69.7% of Bloggers are White/Caucasian
* 12.2% are African American/Black
* 3.7% are Asian
* 20% are Hispanic
The political breakdown can be found on EcoRealty


  1. POSTED BY walleroo  |  February 19, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

    And I thought we were special.

  2. POSTED BY katie  |  February 19, 2008 @ 5:52 pm

    You know, everyone is blogging today and it’s just out of hand. I prefer not to call my own website a blog, it’s more than that. A blog is for someone who’s going to forget about it in a month. I’ve been anti-blogging for 7 years now. I might have one of the oldest “blogs” out there.

  3. POSTED BY gia  |  February 19, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

    that’s over 100%!

  4. POSTED BY crank  |  February 19, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

    Is that 26% of all 147 million adults in America, or 26% of the 73% of those 147 million adults who go on line?
    Sloppy, sloppy.

  5. POSTED BY walleroo  |  February 19, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

    Was that post of yours a blog post, katie, or an anti-blog post? It’s hard to tell.

  6. POSTED BY katie  |  February 20, 2008 @ 12:29 am

    It was a regular blog post walleroo

  7. POSTED BY Conan  |  February 20, 2008 @ 8:46 am

    Oooh! Nice riposte, Katie; Take That! Walleroo…
    I just ran these numbers through my “Deluxe Limited Liquid Hydrogen-Cooled Cray Super Computer and Trend Bender” and discovered that (1) Gia is right: it adds up to over 100% (but some people check more than one ethnic box) and (2), at this exponential rate of growth every man, woman, and child in the US (who has not previously owned a 7-11 store) will have a blog.
    The bad news is that there will be no time for anyone to respond to any blog other than their own, so this whole blogginess thing will come crashing down like a house of subprime credit cards.
    The good news is that Baristanet is not a blog; it is a hyperlocal journal occasionally edited by adults (hah!), with content provided by screaming hordes of otherwise-frustrated and underemployed media wonks.
    And who cares what the New York Times thinks about cyberjournalism: they are still reporting that the Titanic’s maiden voyage is going well.

  8. POSTED BY walleroo  |  February 20, 2008 @ 10:32 am

    I prefer not to call my blog a blog. I prefer to call it a SchmuckerDrumdeFrichter.

  9. POSTED BY hooger158  |  February 20, 2008 @ 11:27 am

    It’s 26% of the undefined people who responded to the survey and, even more importantly, they don’t define “blog.”
    I’m guessing that they are counting a Facebook page as a blog because there’s no way that 26% of adults in the U.S. even have a blogger account, let alone run a blog like Baristanet.

  10. POSTED BY Iceman  |  February 20, 2008 @ 11:38 am

    if i told you that you had a beautiful blog would you hold it against me?

  11. POSTED BY walleroo  |  February 20, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

    My blog’s bigger.

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