Information Today (2012)

 

copyright 2012 by Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo, M.L.S., Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University

 

 


 

Frequency of Comments to Blogs Written by Individual Librarians (avg. comments per post)

 

A few of the blogs listed below are “group blogs.”

 

This list is a random sample of blogs from four lists: GetDegrees “Top Fifty Librarian Blogs,” Walt Crawford's lists from Cites & Insights (June, 2009), Blake Carver's “10 Librarian Blogs to Read in 2010,” and the list of individual weblogs at LISWiki.

 

Blogs had to go back to 2008, and needed to have at least five posts. Tallies are from three randomly chosen months in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

 

Note: go here to compare with academic library blogs; go here to compare with public library blogs.

 

Community Ranking

Blog title/URL

Listed by

total no. of posts

total no. of com-ments

Avg. com-ments per post

1

The Annoyed Librarian http://blog.libraryjournal.com/annoyedlibrarian/

GetDegrees

35

2497

71.3

2

Information Wants to Be Free

http://meredith.wolfwater.com/wordpress/

GetDegrees

14

120

8.57

3

Judge a Book by Its Cover

http://judgeabook.blogspot.com/

GetDegrees

19

159

8.36

4

In the Library with a Lead Pipe

http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/

GetDegrees

11

91

8.27

5

Free Range Librarian

http://freerangelibrarian.com/

GetDegrees

23

179

7.78

6

A Librarian's Guide to Etiquette http://libetiquette.blogspot.com

GetDegrees

49

343

7

7

The Ubiquitous Librarian

http://theubiquitouslibrarian.typepad.com/

LISWiki

9

58

6.44

8

The Cool Library

http://coollibrarianblog.blogspot.com/

WaltCrawford

9

52

5.77

9

 Librarian.net http://www.librarian.net/

GetDegrees

23

117

5.08

10

Swiss Army Librarian

http://www.swissarmylibrarian.net/

LISWiki

14

65

4.64

11

Walt at Random

http://walt.lishost.org/

GetDegrees

21

81

3.85

12

David Lee King

http://www.davidleeking.com/

GetDegrees

74

277

3.74

13

Library Garden

http://librarygarden.net/

BCarver

23

70

3.04

14

Never Ending Search

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334.html?nid=3714

WCrawford

46

141

3.06

15

Virtual Dave…Real Blog

http://quartz.syr.edu/rdlankes/blog/

GetDegrees

21

56

2.66

16

the.effing.librarian

http://effinglibrarian.blogspot.com/

 

WCrawford

66

166

2.51

17

Unquiet Librarian

http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/

LISWiki

33

77

2.33

18

Not So Distant Future

http://futura.edublogs.org/

LISWiki

25

57

2.28

19

Academic Librarian

http://blogs.princeton.edu/librarian/

BCarver

11

24

2.18

20

Bad Librarianship Now!

http://www.badlibrarianship.com/

WCrawford

93

180

1.93

21

Closed Stacks

http://closedstacks.wordpress.com/

GetDegrees

21

37

1.76

22

Tame the Web

http://tametheweb.com/

GetDegrees

102

181

1.77

23

Long Books & Large Cups of Tea

http://whitneyskywalker.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

21

35

1.66

24

Mammusings

http://mamamusings.net/

LISWiki

8

13

1.62

25

Chornomore

http://chornomore.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

6

9

1.5

26

Librarian in Black

http://librarianinblack.net

WCrawford

159

223

1.40

27

The Cheeky Librarian

http://cheekylibrarian.blogspot.com/

WCrawford

23

26

1.13

28

Library Crunch

http://www.michaelecasey.com/

WCrawford

38

43

1.13

29

Killin' Time Being Lazy

http://lazygal.blogspot.com/

WCrawford

53

59

1.11

30

Invisible Library Blog

http://sanchezkisser.com/blog/

WCrawford

24

25

1.04

31

Library Juice

http://libraryjuicepress.com/blog/

WCrawford

45

41

.91

32

The Gypsy Librarian

http://gypsylibrarian.blogspot.com/

WCrawford

17

15

.88

33

Everybody's Libraries

http://everybodyslibraries.com/

BCarver

7

6

.86

34

Chronicles of the (Almost) Bald Technology Trainer

http://baldgeek.wordpress.com/2008/03/

LISWiki

14

11

.78

35

Stephen's Lighthouse

http://stephenslighthouse.com/

GetDegrees

206

149

.72

36

Phil Bradley's Weblog

http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/

WCrawford

104

63

.6

37

Books to Curl Up with

http://bookcurl.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

7

4

.57

38

The M Word – Marketing Libraries

http://themwordblog.blogspot.com/

BCarver

45

25

.55

39

Librarian of Fortune

http://www.librarianoffortune.com/

LISWiki

27

14

.52

40

Hedgehog Librarian

http://hedgehoglibrarian.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

44

16

.36

41

iLibrarian

http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/

GetDegrees

102

28

.27

42

Bibliotherapy for Obsessive Compulsive Readers

http://readersanonymous.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

5

1

.2

43

Baby Boomer Librarian

http://babyboomerlibrarian.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

32

6

.19

44

Bessie Chin School

http://libraryleaves.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

16

3

.19

45

Typo of the Day for Librarians

http://librarytypos.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

66

5

.075

46

The Blah, Blah, Blah Blog http://neflin.blogspot.com/

GetDegrees

70

5

.071

47

The Centered Librarian

http://centeredlibrarian.blogspot.com/

LISWiki

73

5

.068

 

3 additional librarian blogs with a total of 82 postings had NO Comments.

 

Totals for the 47 librarian blogs having comments: 1,954 postings,  5,858 comments; approx. average = 3 comments per post

 

 

 

 

 

 


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