I just checked out the August Wrap-up post on WordPress.com’s main blog, and I was blown away by some of the figures.
In August you guys created about 56k blogs, 57k users, 1.2 million posts, 188k pages, 1.3 million comments, 3.5k support requests, 196k file uploads, and around 45 million pageviews. (Not counting admin section, images, CSS, RSS feeds, etc.)
The most popular theme is Regulus, about two thousand blogs are using the Meebo widget. The tag surfer is more popular than â€œmy commentsâ€, but both are dwarfed by the number of times you guys look at your stats everyday. About 4200 of you have added avatars to your profile.
I wonder how many of those were spam blogs?
Anyways, that is besides the point. I think WordPress is doing very well for itself. I still wonder what the long term monitization is going to be like, but I am sure they will continue to release some premium features that will bring in the funds. It would also be interesting to see how many custom CSS add-ons have been sold.
I know atleast one will be given away on a contest I am running on one of my sites, thanks to the nice prize donation from Matt and his Automattic crew.