Indian Blogging Statistics

Eco­nom­ic Times quotes an MSN Research Report cit­ing sta­tis­tics on Indi­an blog­ging. Here are the high­lights:

  •  58% of blog­gers start­ed blog­ging as they want­ed to express pas­sion­ate views
  • 14% of net users blog active­ly
  • 87% of blog­gers spend up to 5 hours per week updat­ing their blogs or read­ing oth­er blogs
  • 50% of all blogs receive 10 or less vis­i­tors per week
  • Besides cur­rent affairs and tech­nol­o­gy, per­son­al expe­ri­ences is next best con­tent
  • Males dom­i­nate the Indi­an blo­gos­phere
  • Unlike oth­er Asian coun­tries, Indi­ans are not that attract­ed to blogs by indus­try lead­ers

I won­der how they’ve col­lect­ed these sta­tis­tics. Couldn’t trace the ori­gins of the report. If any­one knows, please drop a line.

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  • Ramesh Natara­jan

    Dear Mahen­dra,

    Inter­est­ing sta­tis­tics. I per­son­al­ly see blog­ging is more than a win­dow to express pas­sion­ate views. It is a best tool for net­work­ing, mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion and get­ting con­nect­ed with like mind­ed peo­ple.

    Best Regards,
    Ramesh Natara­jan

    Vis­it my blog : >

  • mahen­drap

    Hi Ramesh,

    Thanks for the com­ments. Please under­stand that pro­mot­ing your own blog via com­ments left on oth­er blogs is not very favor­ably looked upon by the blog­ging com­mu­ni­ty. Just a friend­ly note of cau­tion. I did check out your blog briefly and please do con­tin­ue. Best luck!

  • Blog­ging is a unique tool in the hands of the indi­vid­ual. Quan­ti­ta­tive stats apart, one won­ders whether it has achieved its true poten­tial.

  • Hi Hiren,

    Thanks for view­ing and respond­ing. Yes, it’s a unique tool — I can see from your blog that you’ve read Friedman’s “The World Is Flat”. Well, he does talk a lot about user-pub­lished con­tent and how that’s a unique phe­nom­e­non that has the poten­tial to change the world.

    IMHO, I think achiev­ing it will take time, more so in coun­tries with less­er Inter­net pen­e­tra­tion like India. We’re already see­ing how the pow­er of the Inter­net-empow­ered democ­ra­cy is affect­ing politi­co-legal issues in the US — take Hillary Clin­ton and Oba­ma on YouTube, or the mass offen­sive launched against Digg by thou­sands of users today for exam­ple.

    Like in every­thing, I believe we have to be patient and per­sis­tent. The results will show, even­tu­al­ly!