Hello everyone! This week on the IndiBlogger Weekly Diary, we scratch the surface trying to understand IndiVine and gain some surprising insights into the type of content that you are blogging about; among other things! We support the amazing #1000Speak campaign and we take an interesting look at the last 10 days on IndiBlogger through tweets! And then, of course, there’s Question of the Week and winners for the last week who take home a shiny new IndiMug!
#1000Speak for Compassion
Rachna Parmar sent us an email asking us to see if we could support this and we thought we should! We put this up sometime on Friday and by evening there were around 25 posts! It’s heart-warming to see bloggers unite for compassion and it’s great that we, the community, want to write and read about it!
Here are some of the posts. If you want to submit or read all the posts, check here.
This week in IndiTweets!
It’s cricket fever all over!
Blogging these days is a key digital marketing strategy for brands. This was one of our primary business objectives when we set out and now that it’s a reality, we are happy to see a lot of brands put in oodles of creative effort into IndiBlogger campaigns and this one is no exception!
Tourism Victoria sent in a nice little pen drive to all the participants of the Melbourne campaign on IndiBlogger. With the World Cup in full swing in Australia, and most of the matches at the MCG, a Melbourne pen drive could be a great collector’s item. BTW, How many of you guys were supporting Pakistan last Sunday?
Have you got your IndiMug and IndiMagnet yet?
The “Blog Now Live forever” series of IndiBlogger merchandizes is definitely my favorite in the long list of different stuff that we have given out, including the most popular item; the T-shirts! Have you noticed something nifty about the design on the mug (except of course that you can get it ONLY on the Weekly Diary)?
Here’s the thing, only the one who’s holding the cup can see INDIBLOGGER written on it; the others will only see Blog Now Live Forever caption. I thought that was a nifty bit of designing by Renie.
The First Supper!
@AndPicturesIN sent over ‘The Lunchbox’ to the loved ones of a few bloggers to promote the TV premier of the movie “The Lunchbox” on Valentines Day. It even had a personalized note! Words cant really go wrong… unless..
Plagiarism and other woes!
Plagiarism is one of the worst things that can happen to a blogger. This effectively means that someone else is going to take credit for what you have blogged. You may have pondered over the subject for years and completed a post equipped with all facets of your research and in a blink it’s some one else’s bread and butter! The same goes for other intellectual properties like technology, business models, etc. In fact I think we should have a “Report A Crime on Blogging” feature on IndiBlogger so that we can join the fight against all kinds of wrong doings effectively. At the moment, a few cases are reported from time to time but we need more information and specifics so that we can build rules and a system of governance. For now, you can raise a ticket on any of these serious issues. Also please do your own thorough research on your claim before submitting to avoid any mishaps. Do let us know your views on plagiarism in the comment section below.
Yea! Us too! Maybe people who read the IndiBlogger Weekly Diary should meet up once in a while as well! What say? We can do some book reading or find someone whom we dont like and create some online mayhem Anything goes! Comment on this if you have something to say
Content marketing on IndiBlogger
This week, our stats engineer, Sai, gave me quite a bit of data to study details on content being submitted into IndiBlogger everyday. Although it is impossible for me to go over all the data in a single blog post, I have taken some interesting ones and shared in this post. Am sure you will enjoy these insights! If they surprise or amuse you, do share your views with us. I say that because I was quite intrigued to see some of these facts and figures.
As for all the stats on IndiBlogger, we use our IndiRank measure to figure out the odds and ends of activities on IndiBlogger! IndiVine has 9 main categories and 73 sub categories. Would you believe it I told you that the sub category “poetry” is the most blogged about subject on IndiBlogger with 33,307 posts submitted so far? If this subset of data on the Indian blogging scene is anything to go by, we have a lot of laddies and lassies who reckon themselves to be poets! Bring on the rain!
IndiVine has an inventory of 4,34,508 posts in its directory as of today!
Below are the sub categories that have the highest number of submissions.
It is humbling to know that a lot of people quietly carry on their everyday affairs on IndiBlogger like posting their newest links, networking and participating to help their business grow among other things. We hope you are fully utilizing IndiBlogger to your benefit as well.
There was, however, a smidgen of a difference between what people blogged about and what people liked more on IndiBlogger. For example, social causes do not have too many posts but have a lot of likes. The number of endorsements or likes by other bloggers for all IndiBlogger posts are staggering as well with 57,87,719 recorded so far at an average of 13 endorsements per post! Photography posts seemed to be the most popular; judging by the number of likes alone with 6,51,504 of them! Poetry was next with 5,23,467 likes. What I also noted was that the interest level seems to drop quite a bit after that with the next few most popular categories being Movies, Blogging and Social Causes with around one and a half likes each.
All about Blogging!
Here are some facts about posts on ‘blogging’ on IndiBlogger. This data is for a minimum of 130 posts per blogger.
# of Posts – 14,892
# of Likes – 1,50,645
- Harshavardhan M P with 267 posts has the most number of blogposts on ‘blogging’!
- Vinay Prajapati has the most number of likes in this category with 2788 on 131 submissions
Here is a table with the top ten contributors on blogging.
Here are some other curiosities as well:
- Praveen Kumar from Chennai has the most number of post submissions with 2606 posts for a single category
- Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai have over 80 Bloggers each in the top ten contributors list of every category in IndiBlogger.
- Magic Eye from Mumbai has the most number of likes for all his blog posts submitted with 94,330 from 1607 blog posts!
- The science category has the lowest number of submissions with 4849 posts
- The Offbeat/personal category and the Lifestyle category has 1,27,33 and 1,25,735 posts respectively making them the most prolific categories on IndiBlogger.
- The Most number of short stories submitted is by Vikram Karve (731 posts)
- Sanjay Gulati has submitted 286 of the 598 posts on Mathematics!
- Firoze Shakir has submitted 2752 posts for two categories namely Photography and poetry. He also has the most submissions in these two categories.
- Madhu Nair has submitted the most number of posts in the Travel category (650 posts)
- Sangeetha Menon has submitted the most number of posts in the parenting category (178 posts)
If there are any specific stats that you would like, do ask away in the comments!
Here are the winners of last weeks question:
For this weeks question!
This weeks question is based on Deckle_Edge’s tweet to IndiBlogger this week on a statement made by Renie in an interview earlier.
So! The question is:
What is Micro-Blogging according to you? and should the term “Micro-Blogging” be associated with blogging?
Well plenty to think about this week and we look forward to seeing you again! Soon!