October 29, 2013
It is actually probably lower than most in the Brussels Bubble would guess.
The headline figures and a graph follow, or just grab the data (Google spreadsheet).
Total blogs currently followed: 1116
Of this a good number are inactive – regularly pinging blogs for activity should be in my specs for the BloggingPortal reboot.
Total posts curated since 2009: 317676
It would be interesting to investigate further – e.g., how this and the previous figure have evolved over time.
Unsurprisingly, only around 500 of these were manually submitted – i.e., they were not published by a blog ‘followed’ by Bloggingportal.
Just over 50% of the posts were published in blogs classified as English.
Bloggingportal does not currently classify individual posts by language. If a multi-author, multi-lingual blog is classified ‘English’ when it’s entered into the system, all posts from that blog will be classified (and displayed as) ‘English’, no matter what language they’re written in.
The reboot will tackle this via automatic language detection.
The next five languages accounted for almost 38% (graph, top): French (14.6%), German (11.7%), Swedish (4.1%), Spanish (3.7%) and Polish (3.4%).
The remaining 11.7% – some 37000 posts – were classified as one of another 15 languages (graph, bottom).
Make of this what you will, but I for one am surprised by the sheer volume, particularly given the fact that the entire thing was done purely on volunteer labour.Mathew Lowry