State of the Blogosphere 2009

Welcome to Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere 2009 report. Since 2004, our annual study has followed the growth and trends in the blogosphere. For 2009, we took a deeper dive into the entire blogosphere, with a focus on professional bloggers. This year’s topics include: professional blogging activities, brands in the blogosphere, monetization, twitter & micro-blogging and bloggers’ impact on US and World events.

Articles in this feature

  1. Nov 04, 2009

    Brad Hill Interview: SOTB
    Weblogs, Inc. Director Brad Hill chats on blogging, digital music, the future of AOL, and much more.
  2. Oct 23, 2009

    Andrew Breitbart Interview: SOTB 2009
    Andrew Breitbart believes the media is slanted leftward, and is disingenuous about it at that. He is doing something about it.
  3. Oct 23, 2009

    Dean Takahashi Interview: SOTB 2009
    Tech journalism stalwart Dean Takahashi on Web 2.0, the evolution of gaming, and blogging for fun and profit.
  4. Oct 23, 2009

    Day 5: Twitter, Global Impact and the Future Of Blogging - SOTB 2009
    Many bloggers use Twitter and, despite all of the blogosphere's past success, believe it can do much more in the future.
  5. Oct 23, 2009

    Fred Wilson Interview: SOTB 2009
    Fred Wilson, managing partner of two venture capital firms and well known "VC blogger" at AVC.com, discusses the relationship between entrepreneurship and blogging, and what's next for blog-based businesses and the web.
  6. Oct 22, 2009

    Day 4: Blogging Revenues, Brands and Blogs: SOTB 2009
    More bloggers than ever are making money from blogs, however they are not the majority.
  7. Oct 22, 2009

    Duncan Riley Interview: SOTB 2009
    Duncan Riley — he of The Blog Herald, Weblog Empire, b5media, TechCrunch, and now The Inquisitr — speaks with Richard Jalichandra.
  8. Oct 22, 2009

    Dan Gillmor Interview: SOTB 2009
    A quick State of the Blogosphere 2009 talk with Internet legend Dan Gillmor.
  9. Oct 22, 2009

    Simon Mackie Interview: SOTB 2009
    Web Worker Daily editor Simon Mackie tells us about what blogging and social media trends are making waves, how companies and workers are contending with an array of blogging, social media, and online media publishing decisions, and what the future of blog networks looks like.
  10. Oct 21, 2009

    Day 3: The How Of Blogging: SOTB 2009
    The most read and highest Authority blogs post more than the average blogger.
  11. Oct 21, 2009

    Seth Godin Interview: SOTB 2009
    The world's most popular marketing blogger talks marketing, blogging, and the importance of spreading your ideas.
  12. Oct 21, 2009

    Mathew Ingram Interview: SOTB 2009
    Mathew Ingram is a technology journalist and currently Communities Editor for Toronto's Globe and Mail. He's also a veteran blogger (at mathewingram.com/work), which makes his take on journalism in the age of Twitter, social media policies for workers, and the future of journalism, blogging, and the web a must read.
  13. Oct 21, 2009

    Jonathan Salem Baskin Interview: SOTB 2009
    Jonathan Salem Baskin on the intersection of commerce, culture, experience, technology, and meaning.
  14. Oct 20, 2009

    Arianna Huffington Interview: SOTB 2009
    The heart and soul of the Huffington Post discusses her evolution into the world of blogging, and her ascent to the top.
  15. Oct 20, 2009

    Henry Copeland Interview: SOTB 2009
    The founder of Blogads sits down with Eric Olsen about trailblazing the business of ads for bloggers.
  16. Oct 20, 2009

    Alex Santoso Interview: SOTB 2009
    Eric Olsen speaks with the proprietor of the link sharing blog Neatorama.
  17. Oct 20, 2009

    Day 2: The What and Why of Blogging - SOTB 2009
    Self-expression and sharing expertise continue to be the primary motivations for bloggers.
  18. Oct 19, 2009

    Day 1: Who Are The Bloggers? SOTB 2009
    Overall, bloggers are a highly educated and affluent group.
  19. Oct 19, 2009

    State of the Blogosphere 2009 Introduction
    A look into our methodology and a glance at the findings.
  20. Oct 19, 2009

    Steve Rubel Interview: SOTB 2009
    Steve Rubel, SVP and Director of Insights for Edelman Digital, is well known as the blogger behind Micro Persuasion and, more recently, SteveRubel.com. Steve talks about why he made the switch to a Posterous-powered blog, the meaning (or lack thereof) of lifestreaming, digital curation, and PR 2.0, and PR and online marketing trends that form part of his "flow."