It's an interesting question for anybody writing in the field, and not a straightforward one to answer. Do we measure by the number of blogs out there, or the number of times those bloggers are posting? And how do we find out these figures? Has anyone been keeping track of the number of new blogs out there?
Here's one way to get a handle on things. The below is a search for mentions of geneablogger keywords - 'genealogy', 'family history', and so on. These were searched for through Google Blog Search, which allows you to segment by date.
This is far from the final word on the subject, but it does show how in five years we have seen a near ten-fold increase in posts coming from the GeneaSphere.
There also seems to be a very slight trend towards posts appearing in the earlier months of the year. Does winter time make for staying inside and partying it up with some census documents? Or are we simply making new year's resolutions to get blogging which we just can't keep?
These are very rough figures, but we'll be keeping an eye out for any more detailed information on this topic. If you know of any better ways to figure this out, drop us a comment in the box below.
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