This is nice - this allows me to tie up a couple of loose tabs - the image at the left came from here but it was made with this - a generator that lets you make your own Demotivator posters. I hate those Motivator/Successories posters and Despair, INC does a great job poking holes in that stuff.
All that is just preamble to the obligatory coverage of the latest Technorati "State of the Blogosphere" report. So, aside from the shocking fact that there are more blogs than ever, what is interesting here - actually there is a lot to wade through so here are my high points:
I do like this image -mainly because - in the best ego-surfing modality of the blogosphere - this blog seems to be one of the 76,000 blogs with a Technorati Authority of 50+ (now granted, I just squeak in with a 68 but hey a win is a win).
As I sit here writing this blog post with my Twitter open, my Yammer going, Facebok up and going, meebo online, having already pushed photos up to flickr - I also totally grok this quote from the report "The word blog is irrelevant, what's important is that it is now common, and will soon be expected, that every intelligent person (and quite a few unintelligent ones) will have a media platform where they share what they care about with the world.” Seth Godin.
The report goes on to break down into "Who the Bloggers Are" (interesting stat - 59% have been blogging for 2 years or more), the What and Why of Blogging (here I like the breakdown of blogging styles - most bloggers - almost 80% consider themselves sincere, while only 1 in 5 consider themselves snarky), the How of Blogging, Blogging for Profit and Brands Enter the Blogosphere.
So there ya go. Dig through it at your leisure but it does seem that the blogosphere is alive and well and IMHO, rapidly converging with other publishing modes.