*Over 12 million American adults currently maintain a blog.
*More than 147 million Americans use the Internet.
*Over 57 million Americans read blogs.
*1.7 million American adults list making money as one of the reasons they blog.
*89% of companies surveyed say they think blogs will be more important in the next five years.
*9% of internet users say they have created blogs .
*6% of the entire US adult population has created a blog .
*Technorati is currently tracking over 70 million blogs .
*Over 120 thousand blogs are created every day .
*There are over 1.4 million new blog posts every day .
*22 of the 100 most popular websites in the world are blogs .
*120,000 new blogs are created every day .
*37% of blog readers began reading blogs in 2005 or 2006 .
*51% of blog readers shop online .
*Blog readers average 23 hours online each week .