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
    Dubai

    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!