The Most Interesting Blogging Facts
Blogging, one of the most common works a person does either as his/her hobby or for a passive income. Blogging has been one of the most famous online activities from last 15 years. Blogging is considered as the power of the internet to share their experiences, stories, facts, knowledge etc. with others. Blogging is an interesting way to create your audience or readers with whom you can share your articles. Well, the first blogging fact is that blogging has evolved a lot throughout a long time and many changes took place.
Maybe you are also a blogger! But how many of you actually know the facts of blogging? I’m not talking about the technical things like SEO, page speed or whatsoever. Here I’m talking about the GENERAL facts that only a few peoples know. The bloggers, especially the new ones who are like “die to make money” type are totally unknown to this Blogging Facts. So now The Bloggies re-discovered those unknown Blogging Facts you should know like When it started? Who was the first blogger? How blogging expanded as a career and lots more.
1. The word Blog is a short form of Web Log.
2. Jorn Barger used the term Web Log for the first time on 17 December 1997.
3. In 19 April 1999, Peter Re-arranged the letters in weblog and came up with a term we blog. This is how the term blog was coined.
4. Justin Hall is believed to be the first blogger ever. He is an American journalist and he published his first blog in 1994. is known as the pioneer in the field of blogging.
5. WordPress and Blogspot are two most popular blogging platforms. WordPress, a relatively late entrant in blogging, has surpassed its elder brother, Blogspot in terms of popularity. More than 40 percent of bloggers use WordPress.
6. In 1999, there were just 23 blogs. Today, there are over 1.5 billion blogs on the internet. WordPress.com alone has over 60 millions of them.
7. Every half a second, a new blog is created. There are 28% more blogs than there when in 2015.
8. Alok Kumar is considered to be the first Hindi blogger. He began to write on his blog called Nau-Do-Gyarah [9-2-11]. He also coined Chittha for Blog.
9. Isaac Mao is the first Chinese blogger. He published his first post on 5th August 2002 in which he wrote “from today, I’m stepping into the blogosphere.
10. Steve Gibson was the first ever hired blogger. He was hired to blog full time by ritual entertainment on February 8, 1997.
11. In August 1999, Evan Williams and Meg Haurihan launched the blogger.com. The site was later bought by Google in February 2003.
12. Tom Knighton, the owner of Knighton Media, announced that his company was purchasing The Albany Journal in 2011. The first time when a blog purchased a full-fledged newspaper.
13. Open Diary introduced the reader comments feature for the first time in the blogging world.
14. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary declared blog as the word of the year in 2004.
15. On January 2016, there were more than 276 million blogs on Tumblr.
16. About 59 million new posts are published every month on WordPress.com blogs. Total number of comments in one month is about 49 million.
17. People write blogs in over 80 languages. More than 71% blogs on WordPress.com are in English. Spanish comes at a distant second place with 4.7% blogs. The Dutch language accounts for 0.6% blogs at number ten. The Hindi language is nowhere to be seen in top ten languages.
18. 409 million people read about 23 billion pages on WordPress.com blogs.
19. More than 53% of bloggers are in the age between 21 and 35 years. The minimum age is decreasing more rapidly, which means that sooner this bucket size would be 18-36. So your major target audience is youngsters.
20. Bloggers are also active on social media platforms. On average a blogger uses 5 social media websites.
21. Over half of the blogging community has more than one blog. Professional bloggers have 4 blogs, on an average. Only about 27 percent of bloggers are full time into it.
22. 1 in every 5 bloggers updates his/her blog daily. Most of the blogs are read in the morning between 7 AM to 10 AM.
23. Link-sharing among blog readers peaks around 7 am.
24. Commenting on blogs peaks around 8 am. So time interval between 7 am to 10 am is really crucial for bloggers. Taking advantage of which you can actually schedule all your post updates and publishing early morning.
25. Bloggers use social media to promote their blogs. A blogger on an average uses 5 social media sites.
26. Earning from blogs requires a long time. About 20% of the professional bloggers are in blogging for more than 6 years.
27. A blog post is powerful enough to influence a purchase. Businesses that blog get more visitors to their website. Almost half of the companies in the US use blogs for the purpose of marketing their product/services.
28. Earning from a blog is not something that happens overnight. It takes a sound strategy along with a high dose of perseverance. About one-fifth of bloggers have been into it for more than 6 long years.
29. Less than 10 percent of bloggers earn enough to support their family. More than 80 percent never ever make it to even $100.
30. According to a survey, Affiliate sales is #1 source of earning through blogging. Selling own products is #2. Ads come in the 3rd position.
31. The highest earning blog is Huffington Post. They earn over $28 million.
32. “Useful, Important, Critical, Free, discounted, best, top” These are all terms used by approximately 80% of companies in reference to their blogs. Email marketers have shown blogging to be the most significant explanation for increased email traffic, given those who blog see two times as much email traffic as those who do not.
33. The most widely available blog niche is Entertainment. HowTo/DIY is the second.
So here was some of the most amazing and unknown blogging facts. If you know more, comment down below. Share it with your friends.
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