Looking for a Statistics about Current Number of Food Blogs
Does anyone out there who know where I can get a reasonably accurate statistic for current number of existing food blogs? Thanks in advance. I'm giving a presentation on food blogging and a stat would be gravy on the mashed potatoes. Thanks. Jennifer
The absolute number of blogs is anybody's guess. You can set one up in under 5 minutes and ramble on. Thousands are created every day. Whether anybody ever cares is another matter.
You may want to check the Technorati authority, especially how their Top 100 Blogs listing works. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/05/...
It tracks how many blogs link to a specific blog which reflects quality and the interest that other bloggers have in it.
The best ones get listed there and the 100s of 1000s that nobody pays any attention to never make it anywhere near Technorati.
It would be impossible to get an accurate number, since so many are inactive, some are just personal recipe journals, etc. But you might be able to get a decent number by counting the links on one of the directory/aggregator sites.
For instance, BlogCatalog lists 4,203 under their general Food & Drink heading.
Here's a few others: