A few weeks ago I was invited to participate in a survey on the diversity of niche bloggers. The results of the survey appear at Mapping the Diversity of the Blogosphere: A Bloggasm Case Study. Interesting stuff.
Here’s a sampling of the results:
The Blogosphere as a whole: (These are the results if you add all the niches together)
Middle Eastern/Arab: 1%
Native American: 1%
Interesting that both categories show an identical ratio of male to female – 3 to 1. I wonder how many other law library bloggers were surveyed. Given that librarianship is a female dominated profession, I suspect that many – at least half? – of law library bloggers are women.
The author finds that the only niches where females outnumbered males were Sex Blogs, Gossip/Fashion Blogs, Feminist Blogs, and Food Blogs. The first category comes as a surprise to me.