Wherein your noble host explains about ipodder, ponders the demographics of weblogging, gives his brief thumbs up for Doom3, hints about betta fish, and endures a thunderstorm, all for your amusement.
Dave Slusher was musing about a peculiar statistic of his audio blogging experiments: all the commentors appear to be male. That set me to wondering what the statistics of your average blogger was. Luckily, Livejournal maintains statistics that I found rather interesting.
Despite Dave’s experience, on LiveJournal only one in three bloggers who chose to identify their sex claimed to be males: women outnumber men 2 to 1. 98% of them use free accounts. The age distribution is heavily skewed towards teenagers. Only 1.1% of them are over age 40 (like myself). The most popular age for bloggers is eighteen.
This explains a great deal about the popularity of my blog.
Free Reads has a collection of short fiction read by their author Jim Kelly. More food for the insatiable ipod!