Whats the first thing you think of when you hear the word Blog? Do you think about Tumblr or WordPress or do you even think of TypePad? Tumblr isn’t actually a blogging platform though! It is actually a microblogging platform and is also a social networking site. Like most social media sites, it has multiple uses and multiple abilities. Some of these are made of nothing but picture. No words included. Which is technically a blog, just a different type of blog! Tumblr was created back in February 2007 in New York by David Karp. Today, Tumblr has expanded and has grown tremendously. They host official Tumblr meet-ups where bloggers can meet and share their interests in person. Tumblr isn’t actually the worlds biggest blogging delivery system, WordPress.org is.It was created back in 2003 “with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes”.
WordPress has a paid service where you can create your own website for a yearly fee or you can use their free system on wordpress.com. It’s actually the site that you are reading this off if right now! Over tens of millions of people go onto WordPress site daily and has thus become the “largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world”. There are upon millions and millions of different types of blogging platforms but WordPress is still the words largest. I have included a study done back in 2013 by yost.com about WordPress’s statistical facts. It seemed to help me and give me more information that I can take and use for my 21st Century Publishing paper.