How many posts? (Liblog Landscape 2007-2008, 2)

What do The PlanetEsme Plan, Librarian on the edge, Rambling Librarian, Card Catalog of Creativity, Shelved in the W’s and have in common?

The Liblog Landscape 2007-2008: Introductory Offer

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How Many Posts?

Chapter two considers frequency–the number of posts on a blog, and how that frequency changed from 2007 to 2008. As with most other metrics in this book, the analysis and comments are based on March, April and May 2007 and 2008.

The most prolific blog had 200 fewer posts in 2008 than the most prolific blog did in 2007, and there were significantly fewer posts for the 533 countable blogs in 2008 than for the 523 countable blogs in 2007, even though more blogs were involved. (The strikeout? I’m not sure that a difference of less than 10% is significant.)

Indeed, of 523 blogs with countable posts for 2007, slightly more than 60% had at least 20% fewer posts in 2008–but slightly more than 20% had at least 20% more posts in 2008.

You’ll see the full discussion in the book.

Who’s here (part 2)

Here are 50 more blogs included in the book, with the number of index entries for each blog:


You’ll find the answer on pages 56-57.

2 Responses to “How many posts? (Liblog Landscape 2007-2008, 2)”

  1. Lynne Thomas says:

    Hi Walt,

    I wanted to submit my blog for next year’s list. I’ve maintained “Confessions of a Curator” since August 2007. It focuses on my job, popular culture curatorship in a mid-sized library special collections department.

  2. walt says:

    Hi Lynne,

    If there is another list–which is a big “if”–I’d be delighted. You certainly qualify on all counts I can think of. Have you added your list to the LISWiki list of blogs? If not, that may be why I didn’t spot you this year…