Thanks to Hashtracking I was able to track the #Blogchat stats for 2013, and came up with some pretty interesting results that I wanted to share with you.
First, a caveat: Hashtracking switched me over from their account to an account just for me in February, so there’s a gap of 9 days where we didn’t have stats for #Blogchat. So all stats associated with the chat are approximate.
Actually the number I currently have is right over 116,000, so if you add in the gap in February and the final 12 days of this year, we’ll end up with right at 125,000 #Blogchat tweets generated this year. Yes, we are a chatty bunch!
Here’s how those tweets break down (Feb-now):
As you can see, 39% of the #Blogchat tweets are someone replying to someone else. It’s a conversation, which is why #Blogchat has been so successful and what I love about the chat. Smart people sharing what they know and learning from each other.
Amazing number, isn’t it? That’s the size of many small towns! It also speaks to the diversity of the #Blogchat community.
I think this is really interesting. 26% of the tweets come from the 20 most active contributors, and 48%, almost half, of the tweets come from the 100 most active contributors. So half the tweets are coming from 0.5% of the members!
Thanks to Patrick, Linda, Bruce, Georganna and Janice for being the 5 most active members of the #Blogchat community this year. If you are new to #Blogchat, these guys are a must-follow!
Of course, one of the things that makes #Blogchat so valuable is all the amazing co-hosts we get to learn from. 2013 was certainly no exception…
We were extremely lucky to learn from Kerry, Chris, Mitch, Jay, Carrie, Dave and Sheila this year. As an added bonus, here’s the transcript from each co-host’s #Blogchat:
Kerry – Legal aspects of blogging
Chris – Incorporating video into your blogging
Jay – How to create Youtility in your blogging
Dave – Leveraging your blog as a networking tool
Carrie – How a small biz can make money from blogging
Mitch – Lessons learned from a decade of blogging
Biggest #Blogchat of the year? That came on the Sunday of March the 10th, when 3,038 tweets were generated!
Oh and who was the person with the most followers that used the #Blogchat hashtag in 2013? That would be this guy:
Ok granted he only tweeted twice about #Blogchat and they were both RTs but hey, it’s MC Hammer!
And the biggie:
Isn’t that amazing? And no, ‘Reach’ and ‘Impressions’ aren’t always the most accurate measurements around, but still, the number of people exposed to the #Blogchat hashtag this year cannot be denied. It’s a staggeringly large number.
Finally, thank you to everyone that has helped make #Blogchat the amazingly valuable and helpful community that it is. Here’s to an even better 2014, which will be #Blogchat’s FIFTH year!
PS: Want to sponsor #Blogchat in 2014? Here’s price and details.
Wow. This will come as no surprise to my mom. I’ve always been chatty, but this shows chatty with a purpose! I love that. Seriously, #BlogChat is such a great community and forum that I try to make time to participate every week. Over the course of the year that really adds up!
Thanks for everything you do darlin’
Jake Parent says
Super cool. Congrats and thanks for putting together such a valuable resource. It’s so cool to have something on social media that’s actually….. social!
Thanks for the shoutout and for the great forum to talk blogging each week!
Collin Kromke says
I’d be curious to find out who the top 5-10 most popular participants were in 2013 (most mentioned/retweeted).
Mack Collier says
Good question Collin, you were 7th in the Top 10. Besides the people already mentioned, Heidi Cohen was 5th, Kenna Griffin (@ProfKRG) was 8th, Linda Sherman (@LindaSherman) was 9th and Steve Case (@JoeBugBuster) was 10th.
Tom Caldwell says
Congrats, this was a good sucess of 2013, wish you to achieve at least same for next year…!