Friday, August 31, 2007

Americans Blogging Habits | WebProNews

Americans Blogging Habits | WebProNews: "'Eight percent of Americans currently have their own blog,' said Tom Mularz, senior vice president at Synovate. 'This is surprising given that a few years ago hardly anyone knew what a blog was.'

Loyalty to specific blogs is relatively strong with 46 percent of blog readers reporting that they visit the same blogs regularly compared to 54 percent who search for new or different blogs. Awareness and usage of blogs, along with people writing their own correlates to age, with younger people being more active.

Close to 90 percent of people ages 25 to 34 know what a blog is, compared to 65 percent of those 65 and over. Seventy-eight percent of those ages 18 to 24 who are aware of blogs have visited a blog, compared to 45 percent of older Americans.

The survey found that there are more women bloggers than men, with 20 percent of American women who have visited blogs have their own versus 14 percent of men.

When it comes to reading blogs 39 percent read them less than once a month, another 28 percent visit them monthly, 15 percent visit them daily and 5 percent read them several times a day.

While blog usage continues to grow, so does its potential as a marketing tool."
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