Nearly 19-percent of the Internet is powered by WordPress. Wowzers.

Interestingly, only 4-percent of people who sign up for a hosted WordPress site (on stick with it. Curious why that is (bad user experience on WordPress’ end or lack of commitment on the user’s end). Also curious about how that 96-percent attrition rate compares to other self-hosted blogging platforms like Tumblr and Squarespace.

What I’m excited about is the fact that Automattic acquired the developers behind two of my favorite iOS apps: Simplenote and Poster (the latter being the app I use to post to this site from my iPad and iPhone). The WordPress iOS app doesn’t even come close to meeting my needs, so hopefully we’ll see some serious growth in how WordPress handles mobile for its users.

WordPress Stats: 2013