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.
Aug 7th at 2:44 pm
Wow, amazing stats. Would be even better with infographic! By the way, i started my blog 4 days after the most popular day.
Aug 7th at 3:05 pm
Interesting stats. Keep them coming regularly. I love numbers.
Aug 7th at 3:44 pm
I’m really proud to be part of the WordPress community. We rock!
Aug 7th at 3:49 pm
Impressed with the information.
Aug 7th at 4:01 pm
Aug 7th at 4:56 pm
Wow! Weird feeling to know that I’m a minuscule speck (almost invisible) of this eco-system! Great job, WordPress, and thank you for doing what you’re doing, and for putting everything in perspective. Love the info-post! Congrats on your growth!
Aug 7th at 5:21 pm
I love WordPress for letting me do what I do, even though I’m a total noob, so thank you!
And I love how big the numbers are
Aug 7th at 5:56 pm
I always knew people loved cats..but not that much..wow…
Aug 7th at 6:15 pm
Thanks to 19 bloggers, I learned that spelunking has nothing to do with butt plugs! Thank you Word press community!
Aug 7th at 8:38 pm
Wow, that’s amazing!
Aug 7th at 8:50 pm
I love WordPress.
Aug 7th at 9:48 pm
I’m confused, your stats say ’8,357,758 were about cars’ note CARS not cats! So how come the orange shows the stats for CATS not CARS?? Am I missing something? Love the stats by the way.
Aug 7th at 11:22 pm
So are cats going to get into cars and “run over” politics?
Aug 8th at 12:56 am
Woah. Theses stats just blew my mind.
Aug 8th at 5:23 am
Amazing figures that’s why i always love to blog on word press.Simply Best!
Aug 8th at 11:49 am
I can’t wait for Worpress to allow bloggers on this platform to access more detailed traffic stats relating to their individual blog posts than is the case now. I am interested in return visits and devises used to access my posts
Aug 8th at 4:00 pm
Sounds like I need to write more about my cats to increase traffic to my blog. But they are lively, adorable, cuddly — what’s not to write?
Thanks, WordPress people, for all your hard work and dedication to making this a great place. Special thanks for filtering out all that SPAM.
Aug 8th at 5:32 pm
Aug 8th at 6:39 pm
Dogs need some love! And awesome! We love you WordPress!
Aug 9th at 3:46 am
These are amazing numbers. A big hand to all of us and to you WordPress. You do the hard work.
Aug 9th at 10:01 am
very nice, these sort of insights are cool to see, hope you guys do more of these.
Aug 9th at 12:33 pm
I started one of those new blogs, it’s my first one. WordPress is awesome!!!
Aug 9th at 3:43 pm
This post is so amazing – it really gives me a sense of where each of us fits in the crazy world that is the internet. Helps when you’ve been sitting at your laptop by your lonesome all day, painstakingly editing a post!
Aug 10th at 2:41 am
Overall, very impressive. But, are you sure you counted me in this. It seems like I’ve been busier than that! (lol)
Aug 10th at 8:36 am
WOW! fantabulous !! nice knowing about it in a holistic way. There is so much to read on wordpress, so its no wonder my blog gets less followers & visitors. Care to follow my blog guys/gals?
Aug 10th at 8:54 pm
Wow amazing! And I just wanted a spot to express and process feelings and emotions safely and privately. Well I guess anonymously would be true
Aug 12th at 3:18 am
Wow, very impressive.
Aug 12th at 5:01 pm
wow..wow..wow… I like..
Aug 12th at 6:44 pm
Happy to be part of this community.
Aug 13th at 1:27 pm
Really cool. I never thought that i am part of such an big thing.
You rock !
Aug 13th at 3:21 pm
That is amazing! Wonder how many join up in a month! lol
Aug 13th at 9:31 pm
Awe. So happy to be a part of it all! Wait … I’m a number, a statistic … hmmm.
Aug 14th at 6:52 am
Oh dear! I am but a drop in the ocean! Woe is me!
Aug 14th at 6:31 pm
Aug 14th at 7:23 pm
I can’t remember posting that many, but it has been a busy week.
Aug 18th at 3:07 am
Heheh good to know everyone of us is one of them. Together we can make WP take over the bloggong world~
Aug 18th at 10:05 pm
I think that’s why I love WordPress..com so much! Thank you.
Aug 19th at 8:31 pm
WordPress: best thing I’ve joined since yoga. Fascinating stats!