Top Blogs’ Favorite Platforms Identified

    January 15, 2009

Whether a given blogger takes pride in being a weirdo or feels safer as part of a crowd, a new report will help him (or her) sort out exactly where he (or she) stands.  Pingdom staffers took a close look at which platforms are most common among the most popular blogs.

WordPress grabbed first place with no problem, with 27 out of the top 100 blogs (as ranked by Technorati) using it.  The platform’s fans range from big corporations like the New York Times to individuals such as Chris Brogan.

Then came TypePad, with 16 followers, Blogsmith with 14, and Movable Type with 12.  There are some pretty impressive names to be found on their sections of a user list, as well.  (Think Wired properties, Autoblog, and Boing Boing, respectively.)

We’ll skip down to Blogger next.  It seems like a bit of a defeat for Google to find it in ninth place, being used by only three out of the top 100 blogs.  Worse still: one of those three blogs is the Official Google Blog, landing the platform in "my mom thinks I’m handsome" territory.

Ah, well.  Hats off to the Royal Pingdom crew for the research they did, and good luck with the transfer if you decide to choose a new blog platform for yourself or your company.