I believe it was Benjamin Disraeli who said there are three kinds of lies - lies, damned lies, and statistics. Back when I was in university, I enrolled in a stats class and the prof said, on the first day, never trust anyone who quotes statistics because statistics can be so easily manipulated to suit the person/group quoting the stats. Needless to say, I dropped the course - who needs to learn about something like that!
But, that being said, here are some interesting stats I heard this morning (for what it's worth!): 8 million adults in America now have blogs, and that number is expected to increase to 10 million by next year. 26 million currently read blogs, a 58% increase since 2004.