We interrupt this regularly-over-scheduled "day job" workday to bring you this fascinating prediction/estimation:
Blogging and community contributors will peak in the first half of 2007. Given the trend in the average life span of a blogger and the current growth rate of blogs, there are already more than 200 million ex-bloggers. Consequently, the peak number of bloggers will be around 100 million at some point in the first half of 2007.From "Gartner Predicts 2007" special reports.
It doesn't say what the "the average life span of a blogger" is (that's presumably in a for-charge report). I'd hope it's a lot more than 48 years old.
(Perhaps they meant to phrase that "the average blogspan of a blogger"...?)
I know it seems like Emily and I are "ex-bloggers" in recent months. No matter how long it takes, "we'll be bohck," as Ahnold vudd say, and this blog will always and forever be here for people to find resources for help, healing and others who've gone through or are going through what they're going through, as needed.