Technorati State of the Blogosphere in 2011

Technorati has published its survey of 4114 bloggers and 1231 consumers.

In 2011 we are seeing bloggers updating their blogs more frequently and spending more time blogging. The type of information influencing blogging has shifted from conversations with friends, which was the primary influence in 2010, to other blogs, which for 68% of bloggers are having more of an influence in 2011.

Professional Part- and Full-Timers bloggers represent 18% of our total group. This group primarily blogs about personal musings and technology

Corporate bloggers make up 8% of the blogosphere. These bloggers primarily talk about technology and business in their blogs.

13% of the blogosphere is characterized as entrepreneurs, or individuals blogging for a company or organization they own. 84% of these bloggers blog primarily about the industry they work in, with 46% blogging about business and 40% about technology. 76% blog to share expertise; 70% blog to gain professional recognition; and 68% to attract new clients for their business

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