Blogging systems used by Chicago Bloggers

Here’s a handy graph of how many Chicago bloggers are using blogspot, livejournal, typepad, xanga, and diaryland.

Almost half of the 2,000+ Chicago blogs registered at use Blogspot. I’m rather shocked that so many people are using that system–over 900 bloggers in Chicago.

One might find it shocking that there are only five myspace users in these stats. But that’s not too suprprising, because I’d imagine most MySpace users aren’t going to the effort of registering their blog on, because MySpace blogs are more of an ancillary feature on the MySpace service.

But a revealing detail is that almost five times the amount of Livejournal users took the effort to register their site versus the Xanga users. And 97 typepad users. Whoa. I don’t know anyone who uses Typepad.

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Tom Saaristo
17 years ago

GORGEOUS chart! Nice job, spud! I started my blog on Blogger [Blogspot”>, but moved to Xanga after you told me about it. I liked the idea of being in the same blog arena as you”>. I haven’t figured out if I want to leave [I’d like to be searchable through Google”> or not [the community is so great”>. But I’ve been thinking about it more and more as I just celebrated my 5th year on Xanga. Mystic that we’re talking about blogging and I have to enter “writing_ _” to submit my response.

17 years ago

Interesting that they didn’t include WordPress blogs in their survey!

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