Where are the Top Local Markets for Bloggers?
- Austin, TX – 15%
- Portland, OR – 14%
- San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, CA – 13%
- Seattle/Tacoma, WA – 13%
- Honolulu, HI – 12%
- San Diego, CA – 12%
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX – 11%
- Columbus, OH – 11%
- Nashville, TN – 11%
- Colorado Springs/Pueblo – 11%
- Washington D.C. – 11%
Holy Moly! Colorado Springs made this list!
They define a blogger as an
adult (over 18) that read or contributed to a blog in the past 30 days. They also noted that, “… the cities that rank highly for bloggers are also prominent Internet-usage markets.”
Other interesting findings on this report included:
- Bloggers are attracted to user-generated content. – Um, really? No way …
- Bloggers are early adopters of new technology. – Again… Really? No way …
- Bloggers tend to have a different relationship with the internet than regular users. – Yeah, THAT is quite true.
- Bloggers are middle class people who are 66% more likely (than the national average) to be between the ages of 18-35. (Middle class? Who said I had any class? They must not know me very well.)
- 50% of bloggers have children in the house under the age of 17. That would explain my 12 and 4 year old, “Mom, are you blogging again?”
After reading this report (thanks Brian), I did a little research and found that there are about 4 real estate bloggers in Colorado Springs, with me being the most active – by far…. So far. We have a lot of religious and political bloggers, as well as a very healthy news blog community. Interesting.
To see where you city ranked, check out the recent Scarborough Report.