WordPress Use Declines Among Top 100 Bloggers

…but just barely. Last year, 34 of the top 100 bloggers used some version of WordPress. This year it’s 32. Movable Type / TypePad use has increased—again, barely—from 23 to 28 of the top blogs.

Most of the changes seem to be a result of blogs coming and going from the ranks of the top 100. Glancing at a diff of the two lists, it appears the only blog to have actually changed its CMS is Crooks and Liars, which switched away from WordPress to Drupal.

Although I wish I could share Matt Mullenweg’s optimistic hope that next year WordPress will be used by “between 40-50%” of the top 100 bloggers, the little amount of change from last year suggests that things will remain mostly the same. That makes sense, given that most of these blogs are big business, and big businesses tend to act conservatively.


  1. Posted January 17, 2009 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Don’t forget to pull this post back up next year. :)

  2. Posted January 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm | Permalink
    Austin Matzko

    If you’re right, I won’t mind eating some crow. :)

    But as someone commented on your blog post, it’s the long tail that really counts, and there WordPress will continue to dominate for the foreseeable future.

  3. Posted July 6, 2009 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Do you think it’s possible that microblogging, Twitter and such, has become popular because people are far too lazy to even write a full blog posts these days, and this might have something to do with the drop in traditional bloggers?

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