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How Long Have You Been Blogging? – Poll Results

Posted By Darren Rowse 17th of September 2007 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

Thanks to everyone for responding to last week’s Poll where we asked ‘How Long Have You Been Blogging?‘ There were 2151 responses.

The results showed a lot of readers of this blog have been blogging for less than a year (58% if you include those who don’t yet have a blog). Here’s a pie chart to illustrate it.


Or if you prefer a bar graph:


Don’t forget to vote on the next poll on Full or Partial Feeds.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Are those graphs from Keynote? They look great.

  2. Okay, awesome graphics aside, and I am drooling over the graphics. I am really intrigued by the number of individuals with no blog who took part in the survey and by assumption read a blog about blogging. True, I found Problogger the week prior to starting my own blog but I don’t know that I would have signed-in and answered a survey.

  3. Oh I can’t resist it – the graphics are just out of this world. I love the way the 0-3 month bloggers are bursting forth in the bar chart…

    You never disappoint Darren – I know the learning on the particular survey findings here is more for you than for us, but you’re always teaching us valuable lessons, about being creative with what we present, and about being endlessly curious about our readership, about taking nothing for granted.



  4. That bar graph code is wonderful care to share how you made it?

  5. I’m one of the rookies in my first month and found this site immediately and love the help it offers. It’s good to know there are a lot of people out there like me.

  6. I agree with those before me, the graphics are very nice. Did you use keynote or numbers to produce them? If not, do you mind sharing what your tool of choice is?

  7. yes – graphics are from Keynote.

    G’s Cottage – a lot of people discover ProBlogger in their researching phase of blogging (ie before they start). I suspect that a lot of those voting in the ‘no blog’ category would have been first time visitors surfing in from search engines.

  8. Now why can’t Apple make a Windows-version of iWorks? They allowed MS Office in the Mac.

    Anyways, It’s very interesting that the non-bloggers were quite a significant share of the pie. I observe the same thing over at my blog.

  9. Very interesting.

    I’m one of the newer bloggers

  10. @jhay: Not to hijack this post, but Apple doesn’t make iWork for your Windows because they’re a hardware company, not a software company.

    iWork’s purpose is to provide Mac users with great tools, not just users.

    Also, Apple hasn’t “allowed” MS to put Office on the mac, anyone is free to develop Mac software — again, they’re a hardware company.

  11. kalyan says: 09/17/2007 at 10:46 am

    Nice Work ! U Seems to be very Creative !

  12. Wow. look so nice =)

  13. I’m somewhat of a rookie having only blogged for 3 months. My goal is to get as much traffic as problogger, which is a terrific site by the way. I would appreciate if any readers of problogger could check out my site and tell me what you think.


  14. It’s amazing how the numbers drop off as the years go on.

  15. Those are some pretty sweet graphs! It’s an interesting spread of bloggers and how a majority of readers appear to only have been blogging for less than I year (I fall into that category as well).

    You noted in a comment that a lot of people come to this site during the “research phase”. I also fall into that category. While I’m by no means a “pro blogger”, I still wanted this to be a serious hobby and coming here got me started on the right foot.

    Thanks for all your help Darren! This blog is an invaluable resource.

  16. I’m one of the ones who’s been blogging for about 18 months, and while I don’t feel compelled to read every single one of Darren’s posts anymore, I still follow his RSS feed and try to never miss at least scanning his headlines.

    Yes, there’s some repetition over time, but that’s OK with me.

    Darren always preaches the fundamental value of good content, not gimmicks, and I admire him for that.

  17. I have been blogging for at least year. You Poll graph looks wonderful.

  18. I’m very happy to be in the 3-4 years section, especially since I have been a little bit more serious about blogging for about a year and a half now.

  19. Wow. It’s good to be in the 3-6 month category. Its so nice that there are so many bloggers right now and still growing.

  20. Darren,

    I agree with other commenters, wonderful graphics. I am new to serious blogging (about 2 months into it). Your site has been, and continues to be, an inspiration and source of learning to me. I am struggling with two things right now: first, to set up a regular posting schedule. I am terrible at that, barely managing 2/3 posts a week on average. Second, I still think I need to add enough “quality” content before letting others know about my blog (by indexing it to google, leaving comments on other blogs, etc). I’d rather have slow build-up of loyal readers than quick passers-by. I know you have tons of information on both these issues here, and I probably read most of them.

    Thanks a bunch.

    (I realize my comment is probably out of context for this post, but good to see that most bloggers in these charts are like me.)

  21. This is really great result, I believe many people around the World are not interested in blogging, Well again quality is more important then the quantity. I think the factor which we have to keep in mind is that the contents of blog is useful for end user or Target audience.

  22. I am happy to see most are beginners as I am a beginner too. I think my blog is worth in this case.

  23. Wow Interesting Poll Results…… This Gave Me Morale Boost really My Blogs Get Results…. After Hard Work…..

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