With just under two weeks until the inaugural Aussie Bloggers Conference, I thought I’d make the most of my cold-induced madness and made a chart of the attendees.
Don’t you love the things your brain comes up with when you’re sick? I ended up spending about 3 hours going through the list of attendees, checking out their blogs and subscribing to as many as I could muster (in between bouts of sneezing and nose-blowing).
What I was interested to see was what type of bloggers are coming along. I started with the perception that most attendees would be mummy bloggers, but the results turned out quite differently to what I was expecting:
Points of note:
- My categorising technique was far from technical, but I took into account the name of the blog, the blogger’s bio (if any) and the first handful of posts. Many blogs cover multiple categories, but I looked as what their main focus seemed to be (when I checked, anyway)
- “Parenting” is quite a diverse category, including dads as well as mums, personal as well as more magazine-style blogs
- “Personal” covers those of us who touch on a broad range topics, even if they include parenting.
- “Business” refers to blogs that are directly related to a company or product/s
- “Miscellaneous” included activism, housework and finance blogs
- Some blogs were either password protected or no longer active. Some attendees don’t have a blog listed
- “Vanity” is a term that Danimezza uses to describe her blog ;)
I’ve been putting quite a bit of thought into “blogging categories” in the last few weeks, and I’m going to test-drive some in the near future – anyone want to join me? :)