Imagine how differently things would be if WordPress were never created. Before I started my blog five years ago at ZacJohnson.com, everything I did was through basic HTML and if I ever wanted something complex done, I would have to contact a programmer or just didn’t end up pursuing it.
Jump ahead a few years and WordPress and blogging is everywhere! WordPress isn’t just for blogging anymore, but it’s a full content management system that can do anything you can dream up. Thanks to all of the programmers, coders and designers out there who have made a living out of WordPress customization, we can all focus on using WordPress to create anything we like.
The days of blogging just being for people to write their thoughts and opinions online are over… WordPress is free, yet it still powers some of the world’s most known web sites that are worth billions of dollars! The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, eBay, People Magazine, New York Times, Wired, Mozilla… all WordPress running platforms and blogs!
State of the Blogging World in 2012
Just the thought of blogging and WordPress in itself is enough to blow your mind, but having some fun stats and an infographic to break it all down is even better. Let’s take a look at some of the mind blowing numbers behind WordPress and the millions of users who rely on the software every day.
There are an estimated 31 million bloggers in the U.S. as of July 2012.
Businesses Blogging Stats
- 60% of Businesses have a Blog
- 35% Blog At Least Once A Month
- 65% Haven’t Blogged Once In The Past Year
U.S. Blogging Stats For 2012
- 42,000,000 Blogs in the US
- 329 Million People View A Blog Monthly
- 25 Billion Pages Viewed Monthly
- 500,000 Daily New Posts
- 400,000 Daily Comments
For even more crazy WordPress stats, check out the full infographic below.
Special thanks to Blogging.org for the creation of this infographic.