Inside Story : Favourite blogging platforms of Top ranked blogs

Year 2009 is going to be the blogging year of all time. Blogging is becoming a daily routine for people who wants to share something with the net community. Once you start thinking about creating a blog, the very first question arises is “on which platform?”. Here is the current statistics about the use of blogging platform by Top 100 blogs ranked by technorati.

The article will let you know the blogging platforms of GigaOM, Engadget, Huffington Post etc. Here you will also find that which platform is the Market leader.

Pingdom released a blog platform statistics for Top 100 blogs on 15’th January  2009 where it is explained that WordPress is the Leader with the data as 27 out of 100 blogs uses WordPress.

Pingdom Stats

Related data about other platforms are as below:

  • More than one third of the top 100 blogs use a blogging service.
  • Typepad is used by 16 blogs in the top 100.
  • Blogsmith is used by 14 blogs in the top 100.
  • WordPress.com is used by 5 blogs in the top 100.
  • Blogger is used by 3 blogs in the top 100. (Including, of course, The Official Google Blog.)

List of Groups who are dominated the Top 100 blog listing

  • AOL-owned Weblogs, Inc. has 14 blogs in the top 100. All use Blogsmith as a blog platform.
  • Gawker Media has 8 blogs in the top 100. Gawker Media uses its own, custom-made blog platform for its blogs.
  • Wired’s blogs are plentiful as well. There are 9 Wired blogs in the top 100, all using Typepad.

Top 100 blog’s platform list:

Blog nameTechnorati rankPlatform
Perez Hilton18Wordpress
Problogger46Wordpress
Chris Brogan69Wordpress
Zen Habits77Wordpress
Copyblogger89Wordpress
Think Progress27Wordpress
VentureBeat56Wordpress
/Film80Wordpress
Global Voices Online95Wordpress
The Caucus Blog - NYTimes22Wordpress
Bits Blog - NYTimes51Wordpress
Freakonomics - NYTimes70Wordpress
Pajamas Media45Wordpress
Just jared86Wordpress
Smitten Kitchen97Wordpress
Hot Air48Wordpress
Neatorama59Wordpress
TechCrunch2Wordpress
Smashing Magazine10Wordpress
Washington Wire - WSJ38Wordpress
Michelle Malkin39Wordpress
Daily Blog Tips63Wordpress
Yanko Design81Wordpress
Mashable11Wordpress
Roy Tanck’s weblog20Wordpress
CrunchGear49Wordpress
Delicious:days99Wordpress
Popwatch76Typepad
Seth’s Blog14Typepad
The Daily Dish21Typepad
Threat Level - Wired Blogs24Typepad
Gadget Lab - Wired Blogs26Typepad
Wired Science - Wired Blogs31Typepad
The Pioneer Woman32Typepad
Listening Post -Wired Blogs52Typepad
Political Radar53Typepad
The Underwire - Wired Blogs57Typepad
Epicenter - Wired Blogs60Typepad
Danger Room - Wired Blogs61Typepad
Geekdad - Wired Blogs71Typepad
How to Change the World73Typepad
Marginal Revolution82Typepad
Game | Life - Wired Blogs93Typepad
Engadget4Blogsmith
TMZ23Blogsmith
Joystiq25Blogsmith
BloggingStocks29Blogsmith
TUAW30Blogsmith
Cinematical33Blogsmith
Gadling36Blogsmith
Download Squad37Blogsmith
TV Squad40Blogsmith
Autoblog43Blogsmith
Slashfood47Blogsmith
Luxist85Blogsmith
Engadget Mobile94Blogsmith
Engadget Japanese100Blogsmith
Power Line Blog96Movable Type
Huffington Post1Movable Type
Talking Points Memo35Movable Type
Gothamist66Movable Type
Beppe Grillo’s Blog74Movable Type
http://kottke.org78Movable Type
Microsiervos79Movable Type
Stereogum91Movable Type
TreeHugger28Movable Type
Pharyngula92Movable Type
ReadWriteWeb15Movable Type
Boing Boing5Movable Type
Gizmodo3Gawker Media platform
Lifehacker6Gawker Media platform
Gawker12Gawker Media platform
Kotaku34Gawker Media platform
Consumerist50Gawker Media platform
Valleywag67Gawker Media platform
Defamer87Gawker Media platform
Deadspin88Gawker Media platform
Apartment Therapy65Custom
Seeking Alpha72Custom
Ars Technica9Custom
The Corner on NRO44Custom
Google Blogoscoped58Custom
MacRumors75Custom
A List Apart83Custom
Ben Smith’s Blog41Custom
GigaOM55Wordpress.com
I Can Has Cheezburger?13Wordpress.com
CNN Political Ticker17Wordpress.com
Scobleizer84Wordpress.com
Swampland - TIME90Wordpress.com
Dooce42Drupal
NewsBusters62Drupal
Crooks and Liars64Drupal
43 Folders98Drupal
The Official Google Blog7Blogger
PostSecret16Blogger
The Sartorialist54Blogger
Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com68Bricolage
Gigazine19Expression Engine
Daily Kos8Scoop

Conclusion

Market is dominated with the WordPress users because the environment provided by wordpress is very open. Internet Techies is hosted on KnownHost VPS and the platform used is WordPress.org. Please let us know what is your blog platform?

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.