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Religion takes a plunge

20 November 2010

Amatomu stats for RSA religion blogging

I had a look at Amatomu just now to see what South Africans were saying about Religion. A lot less than usual, apparently. That’s quite a drop.

Does it mean that in South Africa religion is a Sundays only affair, or at least a weekend affair. Perhaps a Jewish affair, because Saturday’s posts seemed to be higher than Sunday’s, or perhaps not, as Haredim (Orthodox Jews) might regard blogging as work, and therefore to be avoided on the Sabbath.  And perhaps Muslims take the same line, since Friday’s posts were lowest of all.

If you’re a Soputh African blogger, what day of the week are you most likely to blog about religion? Any particular day, or whenever you have the time and inclination?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Carl permalink
    20 November 2010 12:36 pm

    What period is the sample? Is this not a function of secularising SA?

    • 20 November 2010 12:38 pm

      A week. Nearly a two-thirds drop.

      I’ve noticed slight fluctuations before, but not as dramatic as this.

  2. Darrell permalink
    20 November 2010 12:45 pm

    Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! Says the LORD.
    Jeremiah 23:1

  3. 20 November 2010 1:09 pm

    It seems that there was a drop in blogging in general recorded on that site, although the “religion” category was more pronounced than the general trend.

    It also seems like a drop in posts by bloggers who categorise themselves as posting on religion, so it may not reflect all posts on religion as such.

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