I’ve had a number of people tell me that what I’ve told them about my early blogging experiences has encouraged them to consider also starting a blog, and for that reason, and now that I am past my first 100 days as a blogger, I thought that I would summarize how to start a blog, based on my own experiences.
You can read the statistics here. I’ve copied a selection of them here (per another ‘Matt’ on wordpress.com) so that I can comment on them:
Here are July’s stats:
- 394,609 blogs were created.
- 5,666,839 posts were published.
- 418,946 new users joined.
- 6,594,795 file uploads.
- 3,762 gigabytes of new files.
- 839 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters.
- 7,890,707 comments.
- 6,681,646 logins.
- 1,253,217,900 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 1,289,187,116 on self-hosted blogs (2,542,405,016
total across all WordPress blogs we track).
- 2,146,576 active blogs where “active” means they got a human visitor.
- 1,419,364,230 words.
Some amazing figures here. Over 2 million ACTIVE blogs. Wow. Over 2.5 billion pageviews in a month. Astounding.