Anne On The Web One Year Later
Monday September 24th 2007, 9:51 am

It has been one year since I started this blog. Anne on the Web began last September with topics about the tomatoes and zucchini in my garden. I wrote about politics, my cottage, my family genealogy and items in the news which interested me. When I started this blog, I didn’t know much about blogging, and I didn’t know anyone who even had one. Most people I know don’t have the time or the interest to blog.

Until I retired three years ago I wouldn’t have had the time or the interest either. For me it is something to do, especially during the winter. It is part of my daily schedule, and I like to have a daily schedule. I like to be organized even though not having an organized day is one of the things I like about retirement. After being in the workforce for 37 years, it was nice to be able to spend my days doing whatever I wanted, and that includes sometimes doing nothing.

I still don’t know very much about blogs because I seldom read any except my own. I looked up some statistics on blogs recently on Google. Technorati tracked it’s 50 millionth blog in July, 2006, with 175,000 new weblogs being created each day. Can you imagine over 50 million blogs, and can you imagine the subjects being covered by these blogs. No wonder I don’t get more than a few hundred people who read my blogs every month.

The stats show that most bloggers are young women in their teens and twenties. They usually have the most time to blog, before they get married and have children and a career. The highest numbers of bloggers are between the ages of 16 and 27. The numbers drop dramatically for people in their 30’s, 40’s and beyond. The percentage of bloggers in my age group of 55 to 60 are insignificant.

I would guess that anyone who is still blogging in their 30’s and beyond are people who usually have something interesting to say. They are more educated, have more life experiences and are interested in a broader range of things than the average person. They want to express their thoughts in a blog. With over 50 million weblogs there should be subjects about everything under the sun. Most of the ones I have seen were written by young people and the subjects had little interest for me.

Google Blog Search seems like a good place to start looking for blogs that I would be interested in reading. As soon as the weather gets colder and I start to spend more time on my computer, that is something I will do. With over 50 million bloggers I should be able to find many middle aged bloggers with things to say that I would be interested in reading.

Autumn has arrived but it is still too nice to spend indoors.

Have a great day,
Anne