salonI have just updated the full Directory of Active Salon Blogs. You can download it in Excel format by clicking on the link at the top of the right sidebar just below my e-mail link. It contains current information on the owner and subject of each blog, plus current sortable data on  hits/month and inbound blog counts. Please send me details of any missing and new Salon Blogs, and any errors in the Directory. I promise to post any updates I receive to the Directory spreadsheet regularly. Here are the summary statistics for the last month:

  • Total hits for the month were about 950 thousand, down 12% from last month (the decrease was due entirely to a drop in hits for two blogs). Of that total, 700 thousand hits (72%) went to the top 11 (7%) active blogs. Median hit count remains about 700 per month, or about 20 hits per day.
  • Inbound blogs totaled about 3700, up 16% from last month, with the top 11 active blogs accounting for almost exactly half of them. Median number of inbound blogs remains at 7.
  • The approximate proportion of female Salon bloggers was 42%, the same percentage as a month ago.
  • No longer blogging, it appears, are Subdude Citizen, who I’ll really miss, Scott Summers’ Taiwan Weblog, the Return of the King Countdown blog, Paul & Chris’ Paris Travel Commentary, the very stimulating Mambrino’s Helmet, and four relative newcomers, Quakergreen, Struggle for Progress, Graphite Furnace and Gabriela’s Radio Weblog.
  • Storyteller Hugh Elliott’s Standing Room Only is back, as is Short ‘n Oblique.
  • Of the roughly 85 new Salon Blog numbers assigned this past month (#3326-3411), about 30 made at least one post, and the following 12 appear to be posting regularly. That leaves the number of active Salon Blogs at 160, almost unchanged from a month ago. Welcome to all new Sloggers.

If I’ve missed your Salon Blog, or if you know of any active (posted within the last month) active Salon Blogs not in the directory, please let me know.

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  1. Rayne says:

    Thanks, Dave, fascinating reading as always.

  2. Conor says:

    One of the best things about Salon – and one of the reasons I subscribe – are the wonderful blogs. Dr. Omed’s and your blog are my two favorites. Totally fantastic! Keep up the great work!!!

  3. paulapalooza says:

    Dave, you are the KING of statistics.

  4. Mambrina says:

    Hey – don’t count me out just yet! I’m still blogging. My computer is back from the shop and I hope to posting by the weekend. Look for a complete blog makeover….

  5. Dave Pollard says:

    Mambrina — that’s great. Now I’ll get to mention you again in the next monthly update for having returned.

  6. David says:

    Thanks for the mention. I’m glad to know I exist!

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