Last week I asked readers a simple demographic question – ‘how old are you?’
My reason for asking wasn’t because I’m gathering data for advertisers (although I’m sure they’d be interested) but to test a theory that I’d been hearing a number of commentators say recently – that blogging is just something that ‘young people’ do.
In constructing the original poll I messed up the categories a little by having some 5 year ranges and some 10 year ones. This made it seem that the 31-40 year old range was the biggest – however when you add the 21-25 and 26-30 groups together it shows quite convincingly that the biggest group is actually 21 to 30 year olds.
Here’s how the spread of results look:
For those of you preferring to see the percentages:
- 57% of respondents are 30 or under
- 77% are 40 or under
- 88% are under 50
I guess the question of whether blogging is just for young people depends how you define ‘young’!
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