70 Million Blogs. How Many Matter?

Posted on July 20, 2005

There are now at least 70 million blogs according to an update from Blog Herald. The update leaves out blogs from places like the Friendster and MySpace social networking services so there are likely many more blogs than 70 million. Blogs from Yahoo 360 also do not appear to be included. It isn't easy to get an accurate count of the number of blogs because some blog hosts don't provide figures.

But how many of these blogs are active and have an audience? A new figure provided on the Ask Jeeves blog about Bloglines subscriptions may offer some insight. An entry from Jim Lanzone on Bloglines says that 1,121,655 feeds on Bloglines have at least one subscriber. This number does not include tracking feeds -- just regular feeds that have one subscriber or more.

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