7% of Norwegians read blogs daily, and 840,000 read blogs at least once a week, according to a survey by Mandag morgen, writes Dagbladet. There are about 4.6 million people in Norway, so about 18% of the population (infants and the elderly included) regularly read blogs. I’ve ordered a copy of that issue of Mandag morgen from the library, since subscriptions are rather expensive.

11 thoughts on “blog reader statistics for Norway

  1. ElisabethIC

    I will write this in norwegian, since I have a question for you, but I don’t
    expect an answer (and my english is as good as a penguin):

    Jeg lurte p om du kunne ta deg en liten tur innom bloggen min, jeg
    vet ikke helt hvorfor jeg vil det, siden du er s flink med dette,
    kanskje forelle meg litt om hvordan jeg gj¯r det? Og jeg pr¯ver Â
    f flere lesere… Uansett, jeg vet ikke helt hva jeg skriver her.


  2. Jill

    Elisabeth, I don’t think I can really give you advice – just blog because you want to and write the way that you want, taht makes you happy. I mean, yeah, that sort of sounds clichÈed. Can’t do any better, sorry…

  3. scott

    I would recommend that you blog as a penguin. Their movie was very successful, and very few people actually speak their language with any degree of proficiency. If you can speak penguin as well as you can write in English, your blog would be a unique and fascinating resource.

  4. Jill

    Ooh, I’ve never seen a penguin blog. That’s a great idea.

  5. ElisabethIC

    I think I actually are bloggin like a penguin in Norwegian already, as a
    hard-core teenager (17) with a mental age of 28 (I took a test),
    I think that I alredy are rocking the surface of Antartica. 😉
    But still, my english is a little rusty.
    Btw, Jill, I simply LOVE your blog!

  6. Niklas

    Hmm I wonder if that figure is applicible to sweden as well?

  7. Olav A

    Statistics Norway published its Media barometer 2005 today with new statistics of media use in Norway.

    To clear up something in the mentioned Mandag Morgen statistics in Jill’s post: This was a web-based survey, so the 7 percent daily blog readers is related to the total number of Norwegians online, which according to TNS Gallup is 3,2 Million. Hence when the story says that 840.000 Norwegians read blogs at least weekly, that’s 26 percent of the online population.

  8. Kjerstin

    Does the survey say anything about what kind of blogs people read? For instance, it would be interesting to know how many people read blogs because of the content, or writing style or whatever, and how many read blogs because they have friends who blog.

  9. Olav A

    Kjerstin: Agree, but we didn’t have the possibility to ask more questions this time around. The survey also showed that most people read from one to four blogs, only 2 percent followed more than ten blogs. Norwegian blogs were much more popular than foreign.

  10. Jill

    I just got a copy of the article through my library (which I’ve asked to start subscribing to Mandag morgen since there are lots of good stats and surveys in it) and there’s more info there – I might have time to blog a little more later…

  11. Cheryl Hagedorn

    I stumbled in here while looking for a Norwegian blook. Do you know of any? I just found what I think is the first Danish one and the first Nigerian one. [I have a blog about blooks]. Any help you might give me as to where to look would be appreciated. Thanks.

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