Indie-Mainstream Blogs Never Scaled in Toronto
I enjoy following Scroll on Twitter because he's always thinking aloud about the new media and traditional media and how the two should coexist. Earlier today, he made the following tweet:
I will peg the current number of active Twittererers in the Greater Toronto Area at 8,000; too high/low/what?
I actually think 8,000 is a pretty good guess. I took Scroll's opening and threw him a question I've been pondering since September. How many active blogs are there in the GTA? Scroll responded:
@torontomike no way the number in Toronto who actively maintained a decent hobby blog ever passed 500; trumped by Facebook; now must be <100
Scroll thinks there are less than a 100 active bloggers in the GTA. Why so few?
@torontomike always lots of fiddling or niches but the # doing it as an indie-mainstream "broadcast" never scaled here; maybe mommy bloggers
I'm glad I hedged my bets by picking up TorontoMommy.com.
It's time for a census. GTA bloggers, post your links below!