Bloggie Friday is back! To kick off the return series I’m sharing an infographic about why people start blogs, the challenges of blogging, and what concerns bloggers the most.
I’ve been following Ramsay at Blog Tyrant almost since I started blogging, and can recommend Blog Tyrant as a hugely helpful resource on all things blogging. If you want to start a blog or improve your blog pop over to his site.
Ramsay has developed a fantastic infographic, which I’m sharing with permission, below.
I was glad to see that the 50 – 60+ age group are featured strongly 🙂 which strengthens my resolve to keep on blogging. What the graph shows below is that there are more mature bloggers and blog readers than ever before.
A few years ago, one of the challenges of blogging for me was that many people over the age of 50 had no idea what a blog was! Now they do.
You’ll be surprised how many hours bloggers spend on their blogs per week, and how many of them are making any money. From $0 to a million was quite a surprise to me, although the small percentage of people making a lot of money was not surprising.
The challenges of blogging are many – as this infographic shows. Bloggers are concerned about security, readership, how to write a popular blog, web traffic, hosting, themes and plugins, outsourcing, lack of earnings, and the list goes on.
I hope you Enjoy!
Would love to know in the comments if you have a blog and do you consider yourself a pro-blogger (in it to make money) or a just-for -fun-personal-blogger (in it to share your life and views, and make connections)
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Interesting statistics there, it seems longevity is an issue for many bloggers and there are new ones popping up all the tine. It will be interesting to see if Ramsay runs this again and if there is much change. I’m definitely not a pro-blogger but I do make a bit of money, not something I want to calculate an hourly rate for though! Lucky I enjoy it.
Hi Jan, yes it was interesting wasn’t it, on many counts. I’m pretty sure Ramsay will run this annually and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the stats vary year to year.
I’m definitely a hobbyist blogger Jo. I write when I feel I have something worthwhile to say in the simple/sustainable living niche. It’s liberating to not have a FB, instagram, and twitter account associated with my blog, and it is also being true to my purpose. I’d prefer to see people ‘doing’ some of the things I write about, rather than spending their time following me! The question I ponder is what moves readers from just feeling inspired to being influenced to act. This bothers me at times, but perhaps I need to surrender to the reality that many people will say ‘I should do that’ whereas some, like me, will actually follow through and do it! But I remain curious about why. Thank you for sharing these very interesting stats Jo.
Some interesting thoughts and perspectives Jo. Yes, I also wonder what moves readers from being influenced to act, but I think it has something to do with the stage they are at in their buying cycle. Just looking, wanting to be inspired, or actively searching for a product to buy.
Great that you make money selling your photos Jill. Although I know your photos are absolutely amazing and look great on cards, cushions and clothing, it’s a crowded market out there, so I think you’re doing really well. Yes, I know what you mean about spending so much time in front of the computer!
Life Images by Jill
Interesting statistics Jo. I am definitely NOT a pro-blogger, and I spend more time on it than I should, but occasionally I do make a small sale to someone looking to buy a photo I might have. I would like to spend less time on my blog and more time on enjoy life away from my computer.
Happy blogging Jo!