Market Watch reports that Google now hosts more than 8 million blogs on Blogger, according to data from Perseus Development Corp. Live Journal is the second heavyweight with 6.6 million accounts.
According to Jeffrey Henning, chief operating officer of Perseus, some 31.6 million Web logs have been created on hosting services, a number he expects to grow to 53.4 million by the end of the year. The survey on which these figures are based was a review of 10,000 blogs.
I want to know: who is writing all of these blogs? Is there still two-thirds of the population that stil does not know what a blog is? Blogging has grown so fast that as soon as a set of stats come out, they are out of date. Thanks to Dave Winer's Scripting News for pointing out this new stat.