A couple more local blogs have been added to the HumGuide Blogs category. I’m sure there are plenty more out there I don’t know about (but would be happy to add). The blogosphere just keeps on expanding, though according to this quarter’s State of the Blogosphere report from David Sifry, it appears to be expanding a little less rapidly. Sifry is the head of Technoarti which tracks these things and is a grreat source for finding what Sifry calls the ‘live web’. I guess that’s as opposed to the old style dead (static ) web sites.

The report is kind of long. Conveniently, Sifry has provided a summary of some of the more interesting statistics:

  • 70 million weblogs
  • About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or…
  • 1.4 new blogs every second
  • 3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day
  • Peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December
  • 1.5 million posts per day, or…
  • 17 posts per second
  • Growing from 35 to 75 million blogs took 320 days
  • 22 blogs among the top 100 blogs among the top 100 sources linked to in Q4 2006 – up from 12 in the prior quarter
  • Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37%
  • English second at 33%
  • Chinese third at 8%
  • Italian fourth at 3%
  • Farsi a newcomer in the top 10 at 1%
  • English the most even in postings around-the-clock
  • Tracking 230 million posts with tags or categories
  • 35% of all February 2007 posts used tags
  • 2.5 million blogs posted at least one tagged post in February

What is it do you think that makes the Japanese so blog happy? There is no statistic for how many blogs are abandoned every day. That would be interesting to know. And how many blogs have a readership of more than 2 people? I would like to see that.