Blogging : Philippines Leads World in Interest in Blogging, According to Google Insights for Search

So it looks like 2010 will end with Philippines still leading the world in terms of interest in the keyword 'Blogging'.

Based on aggregate data gathered by Google Insights for Search (source) from January 1 to December 8, 2010, the Philippines still holds the top position vs. all other countries when it comes to the number of people searching for the keyword 'Blogging' -- which I believe translates to interest in blogging - the activity - itself.

Here's the regional interest chart for 'Blogging'* for the above-mentioned time frame --


1. Philippines 100
2. Singapore 68
3. Malaysia 58
4. South Africa 55
5. United States 55
6. India 53
7. Canada 43
8. Norway 38
9. Indonesia 37
10. Australia 36

If Singapore won't make a sudden run for the top spot, 2010 will be the 3rd consecutive year that the Philippines will be holding the #1 position for the said keyword.

*Blogging is the act of creating or maintaining a blog. A blog, according to Wikipedia, is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.

TP Thoughts:

This is a great title to hold. Blogging is a worthwhile activity that's very rewarding not only artistically, emotionally or psychologically but also (potentially) financially. This is definitely something we should be proud about.

Now, what I want to do is to find out just how many blogs actually come from the Philippines and are being maintained by Filipinos. Because if the Philippines also has the most number of local blogs vs. all other countries in the world, then Pinas won't just be the texting or call center capital of this planet --

We'll also be the Blogging Capital of the World.

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