There are 3 million active WordPress.org blogs (!) This is quite a bit higher than the 500k-1 million we had estimated in the past (the ability to track the exact number is relatively new – since WordPress 2.3). If we add that number to the over 4 million blogs we host for people on WordPress.com, we can now quote total WordPress blogs in the world: 7 million. And since the average WordPress.com blog has 50 readers, one could extrapolate that all WordPress blogs combined have 350 million monthly readers.
I usually don’t talk politics here, but wanted to mention that I watched some of Sarah Palin’s ABC interview last night. As far as I can tell she makes Obama look like an elder statesman, which would seem like a good thing.