WordPress passes fifty million blogs

Who could have imagined that when Matt Mullenweg was thinking about WordPress that this backbone of the blogging world would now be hosting over fifty million blogs, that is both self hosted and wordpress.com blogs, but who is counting! In celebration there are some interesting stats being thrown around, so it would be rude not to have a look at few;

How many posts are published on WordPress.com? WordPress.com users produce about 500,000 new posts and 400,000 new comments on an average day.

How many people read blogs on WordPress.com? Over 283 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each month.

Where in the world is WordPress.com used? We host WordPress blogs written in over 120 languages

According to Matt Mullenweg, creator of the WordPress blogging platform and founder of Automattic;

“I think the reason WordPress has been successful…is because people have found themselves empowered to create beautiful blogs and websites without having to learn a ton of technology,”

Well done Matt Mullenweg and WordPress we would not be here without you!

Source [The Next Web]