At last! The 2008 Technorati state of the Blogosphere is out. Nice to see it back to being blog-focused rather that being a report into the notional “live web”. The report is being published in five sections over five days. Only section one – Who Are The Bloggers – is up so far.

A couple of interesting things I’ve noted:

  • Only about 1.1m blogs are updated in the last week. Now, obviously there’s a large hinterland of abandoned blogs in the rest. Frequency seems to be the exception rather than the rule in the whole of the blogsphere these days.
  • The majority of bloggers do NOT live near the largest metropolitan areas – OK, it’s a US finding, but I’m pleased to see that blogging is not a purely urban phenomenon.
  • And I think this graph could be very significant for what I do:

State of the Blogsphere 2008: Blog types

Lots of people blogging about their jobs. That’s very interesting for B2B media indeed. Oooh, [day 2](http://www.technorati.com/blogging/state-of-the-blogosphere/the-what-and-why-of-blogging/) went up while I was writing this post.