Found some shocking blogging stats today that made me so glad I'm not a blogger.
"a 2008 survey by Technorati, which runs a search engine for blogs, found that only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracks had been updated in the past 120 days. That translates to 95 percent of blogs being essentially abandoned, left to lie fallow on the Web, where they become public remnants of a dream ï¿½ or at least an ambition ï¿½ unfulfilled." reports the New York Times
"64% of bloggers are hobbyists who blog for fun and measure their success by their level of personal satisfaction vs. blogging income. The 13% of bloggers who do consider it a part time income reported a mean annual non-salary income of $6,333. The 1% of corporate bloggers who blog for large companies reported a mean annual non-salary income of $17,101 in addition to the salaries they receive from their employers." reports the 2010 State of The Blogosphere.
If you're blogging for your own enjoyment then good for you. If you're doing it to make money you're better off starting a website.