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Is WordPress the Top Blogging Platform?

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 12:00 AM PST

I think for quite awhile now the self-hosted version of WordPress has been considered by most to be the dominant blogging platform, but up until recently it was purely speculation.

Last Friday, Royal Pingdom did some research and published the top blogging platforms based upon the Technorati Top 100 list.  As you’d expect, WordPress took first place with 27 of the Top 100 blogs (5 more were hosted on WordPress.com).   Of the self-hosted blogs, Movable Type is in second place with 12 blogs.

For your reference, here are the 27 WordPress blogs (links are included on the original post):

  • Perez Hilton
  • Problogger
  • Chris Brogan
  • Zen Habits
  • Copyblogger
  • Think Progress
  • VentureBeat
  • SlashFilm
  • Global Voices Online
  • The Caucus Blog - NYTimes
  • Bits Blog - NYTimes
  • Freakonomics - NYTimes
  • Pajamas Media
  • Just Jared
  • Smitten Kitchen
  • Hot Air
  • Neatorama
  • TechCrunch
  • Smashing Magazine
  • Washington Wire - WSJ
  • Michelle Malkin
  • Daily Blog Tips
  • Yanko Design
  • Mashable
  • Roy Tanck's weblog
  • CrunchGear
  • Delicious:days

It is nice to see the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and New York Times (NY Times) both listed here.  It would be interesting if this study is done every year to see trends.   I would imagine WordPress will be over 50% of the Technorati Top 100 list within a few years as some of those blogs switch away from Typepad, move their WordPress.com blog to self-hosted, etc.

Related posts:

  1. Technorati Wants You to Upgrade WordPress
  2. Do You Think That Blogging is Dying?
  3. WordPress Distancing Themselves From The Competition?
  4. WordPress is More Than Just Blogging Software

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