I figured since I don’t know much about blogging, I’d troll around some other blogs, see what they’re up to, and make sure I don’t inadvertently rip anyone off. I’d hate to go to all this trouble just to replicate what’s already been done.
So, using the handy Next Blog button, which Blogger indicated would take me through a series of random blogs, I conducted a scientific survey of approximately 62,000 sites. At least that what it seemed like. It only really took me about ten minutes. By the way, Blogger’s definition of “random” appears to be “twenty, then we start repeating.”
Here are the results:
Only 10% of all blogs are written in English. I admit, this was a little shocking to me too, and it somewhat limited the scope of the scientific survey since English happens to be the only language I read. However, if only 10% of bloggers are blogging in English that means most people are doing something else, and that means English could be just the niche I’m looking for. That’s good news.
Now, of those 10% English language blogs, roughly 72% want me to look at pictures of their children, 15% want to save my soul from the fiery depths of Hell, and 8% can get me a good deal on athletic footwear, as long as I don’t mind waiting six to eight weeks for delivery from
In addition to the raw numbers, here are some other various tidbits I picked up along the way:
There are a lot of amazingly talented photographers eating up global bandwidth.
“The current crisis with astronomy and particle physics in the
Spanish language blogs with Content Warnings = naked women. Admittedly, this is where the scientific survey bogged down a bit.
So, to sum up:
Write in English. Check.
No family photos. Check.
Never consult Blogger in matters requiring an accurate definition. Check.
Also, visit more Spanish language blogs. No problemo.
And I thought this was gonna be hard.