Monday, June 22, 2009

Stat of the day

The New York Times says ninety five percent of blogs have been abandoned.

I can think of three reasons blogs get abandoned: (1) the blogs never acquired an audience, (2) the bloggers got burned out, or, (3) both (1) and (2).

(No stats were given on how many blogs get taken private.)
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about the reason 95% of blogs died out is because they are generally put together by high school graduates too lazy to get an education and earn their stripes in the journalism field while writing about nothing but gibberish enjoyed by about 200 simple minded others sharing the same views.

John Altevogt said...

And the benefits of earning your stripes in the field of journalism include.....? Aside from getting dumped, or receiving a salary lower than the clerks at Walmart.

Anonymous said...

"How about the reason 95% of blogs died out is because they are generally put together by high school graduates too lazy to get an education and earn their stripes in the journalism field while writing about nothing but gibberish enjoyed by about 200 simple minded others sharing the same views."

Kind of like this site.

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Anonymous said...

8:29 PM You need to take a good look in a mirror.

McClatchy Watch said...

8:29 deleted for violating the rules.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:17/ 7:52

Please read the chart of the day juxtaposing your revenue with Craigslist, and then please tell me all about those smart news types who "Earn their stripes"


From the original article:

The image comes courtesy of KICKASS TKC READER smart enough to see the writing on the wall and the fact that the business model for the daily newspaper is dead.

As for the elitists running The Star and touting their role as information gatekeeper . . . Their demise couldn't come quickly enough if their plan for survival was to push scooter stories in order to save their dying institution.

Anonymous said...

95 percent of blogs are flat-out boring, which explains why people say "no thanks." Blogs have one function - to be extremely entertaining. Factoids and serious journalism will kill a blog faster than an editor.

Anonymous said...

I think the biggest reason they are abandoned is they are boring, ok two reasons, mostly irrelevant.

Like discussing politics at a family reunion, useless.
Ken