What is our main focus on blogs: is it about our “work” (and how it works) or about us having “fun”?
Icerocket’s blog search engine (see graph) presents clear trends: on average 6% of our posts contain the phrase “work”, while about half (2.9%) contain the phrase “fun”. Are we really that much concentrated on the “work” and neglect the “fun”?
I have compared these frequencies to the data collected on frequencies of the English language (edict presents frequency word lists which reflect general non-academic English used in newspapers, magazines and books). There, it seems that these two words have a greater frequency difference. While “work” ’s frequency in language is 0.07%, the fun word frequency holds only 0.0043% – this is a 17 times difference in the English language (compared to the 2 times difference found in blogs).
We can conclude that while blogging we dedicate more attention to “work” than to “fun”, but we do write more about fun in blogs than mentioned in conservative newspapers, magazines and books. Might blogging be the ultimate solution for working with fun?
icerocket: “work”, “fun”