Six Apart which produces the Moveable Type publishing system and TypePad blogging service raised $10 million in venture funds in October. Today it announced the purchase of LiveJournal, a blogging service built on open source that claims 2.5 million users. Together they have 6.5 million blogs, according to TechNewsWorld.com. That seems way high, considering that Pew Research says about 8 million U.S. adults have a blog. (The vast majority of them only post once, however.)
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I’ve read studies saying that new blogs are being created at a record pace, so even though the majority of them are abandonded after a single post, perhaps they’re counting all of them.
I’d like to find out how many active blogs there are after a year of their inception.
LiveJournal had like 5.3 million blogs (counting abandoned.
I was keeping track here.
Was hard for me to estimate Six Apart (pre-acq) at the time. Perhaps a good guesstimate is 6.5M-5.3M=1.2M for pre-acq.
I am guessing Pew was counting active.
All-in-all hard to count with or without GAAP rules for blog numbers.
I find it easier to type on a blog than on my site.