It’s my birthday today and, thanks to my lovely family, I’ve been far too busy playing with my brand new iPod and going out for lunch (unsuccessfully, but that’s a story for tomorrow) to blog.

But here’s a handful of links, handily filtered with the aid of red wine, to end the day:

The latest Technorati report on the state of the Blogosphere shows growth starting to slow. Intelligent comment at Open. (Linking: saving me from writing every single day…)

And here’s some figures on the readership of The Telegraph‘s blogs. And it identifies the most popular newspaper blog in the country (not from The Telegraph). Interesting, huh?