Blog readership explodes in 2005!

by Kevin Shockey

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According to a new report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project blog readership grew 58% in 2004 and now stands at 27% of Internet users. Some other great estimates from the report include:
  • Only 5% of Internet users are estimated to use RSS to receive news and other information delivered from blogs and content-rich Web sites.

  • 12% of Internet users have posted comments or other material on blogs.

  • Still, 62% of Internet users do not know what a blog is.

Some rough conclusions from this report:
  • Blog readership will continue to grow as more Internet users learn about the technology. Therefore, the news of blogging's demise are greatly over-rated.

  • RSS use will grow significantly as more Internet users learn about this technology. Expect even more readers to emerge and the over-all blogging and RSS landscape to become even more crowded.

Do you think blogging readership will continue to grow in 2005?


2005-01-05 14:05:35
I assume that as Firefox's usership increases and people start realizing what a great feature Live Bookmarks is, blog viewership will increase dramatically.
2005-01-05 20:14:52
Blog readership explodes in 2005!
If you have payed attention to search engines results, it is common to see blogs carrying the information or answers that you are looking for before other websites dedicated to the subject.