According to Jim Lanzone, Senior Vice President of Search Properties at Ask Jeeves, there are 36,000 blogs that “really matter” since they have 20+ subscribers. That means only a small percentage of blogs have enough relevant material to gather a community around them.
The thing that is generally useful from Lanzone’s analysis is that subscriptions for blog feeds through Bloglines gives us a relative understanding of the blog world:
Level 1 — 36,000 blogs that are serious enough to garner 20 subscribers.
Level 2 — 14,363 blogs that have +50 subscribers
Level 3 — 437 blogs that have +1,000 subscribers
Level 4 — 60 blogs that have +5,000 subscribers
Level 5 — only one blog with +50,000 subscribers
The lonely most popular blog? Slashdot.
[Via Octavio Rojas Orduna]
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