Always add language translation to your blog. The blogosphere is multilingual, and deeply international. Mr David Sifry of Technorati confirms this.

Technorati charts illustrating the relative volume of blog posts based on the primary language of the post has given a different perspective of the Blog comminity. Japanese and English Bloggers are overtaking the English blog posts, at least in numbers.



English, while being the language of the majority of early bloggers, has fallen to less than a third of all blog posts in April 2006. Japanese and Chinese language blogging has grown significantly.

David notes that Japanese bloggers appear to write shorter posts more often. This could be a result of blogging from mobile phones, and may be skewing the results, given that we are tracking the total number of posts in this analysis. Korea was not part of the study as the the major Korean Blogging services are not indexed by technorati.