45 thoughts on “Top 100 blogs

  1. It’s an interesting statistic, but I wouldn’t get too excited about growing the stake in the “top 100″ bloggers.

    The top 100 newspaper columnists are concentrated among a dozen high profile newspapers. But the goals of WordPress are opposite from that. It’s all about the top 1 Billion bloggers ;)

  2. I think you’re probably right. I think you’ll probably see an influx of people using WordPress not only as a blogging tool but as a whole site solution. btw, it was great hanging with you in Vegas. Take care.

  3. I’m quite surprised at that… I would have thought that more people than that would use WordPress.

    I actually only discovered the other day that WP was written by an Irish guy! I expect that 40-50% is a good estimation.

  4. I noticed something on that article:

    “An interesting side note is that very few WordPress blogs in the top 100 have updated to WP 2.7 so far.”

    First of all it’s WordPress not WordPress.
    Second of all wow I wonder why people don’t upgrade when things come out?
    Third of all it is going to be 50%-60% by 2010-2011

    Interesting article.

  5. Congrats Matt. As long as you stay popular among the theme designers and plugin developers, WordPress will continue to grow. I’ve been using it for 2-3 years(after switching from e107.

  6. Is not Pingdom biased anyway, running WordPress themselves? There really should have been a disclaimer about that somewhere :)

    It would be interesting to compare this with data from other blog ranking sites. But most, including Technorati, require you to register your blog with them. So you loose all those that don’t bother registering. Of course they are probably unlikely to make it to the top 100.

  7. WordPress.org is one of the best blog platform. But I have much trouble with this. Why I didn’t see “stats” in wordpress dashboard? I’ve installed WP_plugin “Stats” but it must be activated from wordpress.com. Anyone can help me?

  8. For all the people I’ve helped install/upgrade over the years I found one thing to be true. People in general do not like to upgrade…anything. Not computers, phones, software or WordPress for that matter.

    About 6 months ago I finally had to draw the line at upgrading any WP install below 2.3 and now I’m thinking of changing that to 2.5 here real soon.

    It’s amazing how many folks out there are still running 2.2.1 for example, with severely outdated plugins and databases that have had not a single bit of maintenance done since WordPress was first installed.

    But it’s not just upgrading WordPress in particular that’s the problem. It’s your average user that just seem to despise (more or less) upgrading in itself.

    With all due respects to all those “average users” who always keep things up to date. ;)

  9. 2.7 has already provided with an improved user experience and I am sure going forward this will excite more and more netizens to shift to WordPress.

    Three cheers for WordPress!

  10. Blogging is democracy !
    Every individual of blogging world forms an integral part of it & skimming 100 out of them will be something like putting rel=”nofollow” for a link lover :D

  11. I sincerely wish to be placed in the list, but, my blog is a one man show, as many of the others are. So, I am fine if WordPress stays free and caters to the needs of the bloggers. No hard dreams of staying in 100 and blowing off my torch. :)

    Sure that WP will come into the said % Matt. You guys are so awesome.

  12. 40-50% has got a to be a minimum target! One thing about the survey which did surprise me was that very few of the blogs had upgraded to 2.7 – are they mad?!

  13. I’ve written a blog on Typepad since 2003 and only in the last 6 months changed over to WordPress. I think the variety of applications available and the ability to self host makes a far more secure and flexible platform. As long as the “community” continues to be well supported, I expect to see a growth in the numbers of authors using the medium

  14. I spent my first year with my website maintaining it through my server’s program in cPanel. It was a real pain. My blog was separate from my site, and with Word Press. I was so excited when I learned that I could use Word Press for both and switched everything to it. Thanks for your great technology. I love it and believe Word Press will remain No. 1 for years to come.

  15. Not surprising. WordPress is probably the easiest to use, most fully-featured platform out there. I originally used b2Evolution, but was easily won over by WordPress. :-)

    …Hmmm. Why are the Wired blogs taking over several spots..? They are all run on the same domain…

  16. I think it’s quite possible that by 2010 WP will get even more popular. Version 2.7 is all I could ask for, wonder what version 3.0 will look like.

  17. WordPress is the coolest software app ever created. I tried other blogging and CMS products and WordPress is by far the easiest to use.

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