LiveJournal puts Weblogs.Com over the top

Dave points out that LiveJournal blogs have started pinging This means that gets a new high water mark almost for free. My data has been updated, and the chart is below:

linear plot of high water growth, 22 jul

I was definitely right to hesitate about predicting exponential growth of the blogosphere back in May. Look at what has happened to the shape of the curve since then. I think what happened was that the end of the war made a lot of people update less frequently, and may have driven some warbloggers off the map entirely. But I also noticed that the traffic on systematically flirted with the high water mark throughout May and June.

I think the time has come to start investigating the data more systematically. Time to look at starting that cron job…