Help me understand something.
There are however many millions of blogs on the net now (just check BBC News for the latest estimates, they won’t stop harping on about the novelty that is blogging), the typical bloggers are techy young men, and trendy young women. I’m working and living in that type of environment day in, day out, yet I know so very few bloggers.
Sure, I’ve got one work colleague who blogs, I’ve talked a couple of friends into keeping a Blogspot diary while living far far from home, but that’s it. The concept of blogging doesn’t even seem to be that familiar within quite technical social groups, so I can only imagine how right the BBC article is about current expressions Brits seem to be most familiar with (because I’m not repeating that word on my blog).
Either I am surrounded by bloggers, who smirk when I turn my back because they’ve been wiser and haven’t told anyone about their blog, or it simply isn’t half as popular as the media makes it out to be. Do the regular bloggers blow stats up out of proportion? For the sake of statistics, I’d be the owner of 5 blogs, even though only two are live nowadays.
In no way do I think blogs are the be-all and end-all of new trendy technologies, but why do none of my real-life observations match the supposed worldwide estimates?