Wednesday 24 September 2008

State of the Blogosphere 2008


State of the Blogosphere 2008: Technorati writes "Since 2004, our annual study has unearthed and analyzed the trends and themes of blogging, but for the 2008 study, we resolved to go beyond the numbers of the Technorati Index to deliver even deeper insights into the blogging mind. For the first time, we surveyed bloggers directly about the role of blogging in their lives, the tools, time, and resources used to produce their blogs, and how blogging has impacted them personally, professionally, and financially."
For those looking for an easy hobby-based part-time opportunity: "the mean annual investment in their blog is $1,800, but it???s paying off. The mean annual revenue is $6,000 with $75K+ in revenue for those with 100,000 or more unique visitors per month"
just for the record, based on the back-of-envelope business plan cited in TeledyN: Being-Elvis is Dead all you need as a MUSICIAN is a mere 1000 local dedicated 'visitors' to gross $100K in revenue. 'Course, you gots to share some with the soundman, pay off the gear, pay off royalty lawyers, hire a driver ...