I originally had another post planned for today, but I decided against publishing for now because something seriously important came up that I thought would be worth mentioning. And without it, your blog is pretty much doomed to failure.
Did I get your attention? Good. Because this just might be the very wake-up call you need.
Just this morning I was making my daily blog rounds, reading blog posts and giving everyone my two cents. But today, something happened in the midst of things (a light bulb moment, if you will) that really got me to think about where this so called blogging venture is headed and why, at the rate that blogs are created today, do most blogs slowly die off and fade into dust.
In fact, according to Marcus Sheridan in his guest post over at Blogging Bookshelf, less than 10% of all blogs live to see their first birthday.
Really? Incredible, isn’t it?
And it only gets better. According to Candace Lombardi, staff writer of CNET News, a blog is born every half second. Get that? TWO new blogs are born EVERY SECOND! That means that 7,200 blogs are created every hour.
Going by these statistics and if what Marcus says is true, only 720 blogs out of the 7,200 ocean of blogs per hour ever see the light of day and a whopping 6,480 die before their first birthday! Continue reading