WordPress.com by the Numbers: The July 2013 Hot List
When you hit “Publish” and send your work out into the world, do you stop to think about the larger ecosystem in which your blog is embedded? After all, one of the things that makes a blog a blog and not simply a website is that it’s part of a larger community and conversation.
Well, we do, so we thought we’d take a look at July by the numbers to get a sense of the scope of your creations.
Ready? You might want to sit down first — you’re an impressive bunch!
You started 1,204,432 new blogs, for an average of 38,853 a day. Tuesday, July 2nd, was the most popular day to start a new blog.
You wrote a grand total of 11,549,273,687 words in 47,231,836 posts, which racked up 4,000,863,171 pageviews.
That’s 133,672 words every single minute…
… or 20,624 copies of the English translation of War and Peace…
… or 7,537,707,792,351,330 bytes of data. (Whoa! We’re gonna need a bigger blog.)
You’re on the go.
1,259,096,024 pages were accessed with a mobile device.
279,579,298 of those used an iPhone. 3,756,390 were on a Windows 8 phone.
You care a lot about politics, and a tiny bit about spelunking.
23,969,983 of those posts were about politics.
8,357,758 were about cars.
645,633 were about Iraq.
8.979 were about George Zimmerman.
875 were about Daft Punk.
19 were about spelunking.
An unquantifiable number were about cats.*
Overall, you followed 259,402 different topics in the Reader.
*Actually, it was 5,442.
You’re highly sociable.
You left 68,696,188 comments on each others’ blogs.
Thursday the 11th was the most popular day for comments — you wrote 2,360,990 of ‘em.
(We nuked 134,109,468 spam comments. You’re welcome!)
You also left each other 7,501,667 Likes, and shared each others’ posts to Facebook 3,072,294 times.
We’re hard at work.
We deployed 4,252 changes and updates WordPress.com to make your blogs better, faster, and safer.
We also hired 10 new folks who will work full-time to make WordPress.com even more awesome. (And we’re still hiring!)
Happiness Engineers left 22,429 replies to your questions on the Support Forums.
We added six new themes to the Theme Showcase.
Story Wranglers highlighted 225 of you on Freshly Pressed, bringing you 52,942 clicks.
Your blogs are way more than simple posts.
If these numbers seem staggering to you, that’s because they are! We’re amazed every single day at the incredible things you create. From the searingly honest stories to the otherworldly photos, ways you make themes your own, and original art, music, and film you publish, the creativity of the WordPress.com community knows no bounds. We’re proud to play a part in facilitating that.