Those WordPress developers been building a community and the new WordPress.com home page is really great.
I told Om Malik yesterday (I had lunch with him over on Pier 38 at TrueVentures’ offices — thanks to TrueVentures for the sushi, by the way!) that my reign at #1 is almost over. His “Web Worker Daily” was at the #2 spot yesterday, and I expect him to overtake my blog soon.
Speaking of Om, it’s his fifth blogging birthday today. Congrats Om, and can’t wait to see what else you’ll do. I notice the number of tabs along the top of Om’s page are increasing in number.
I also talked with Automattic’s CEO, Toni Schneider, yesterday (that’s the company that makes WordPress) and he told me they are looking at ways to turn on advertising without encouraging spammers to join their service (they want to keep WordPress.com as spam and splog-free as possible, which is one reason why they are keeping people from advertising).
It’s interesting that most people haven’t caught onto the community aspects of WordPress.com. The new home page surfaces popular tags where you can taste some of the community aspects there. More stuff coming soon, Toni says.
Oh, and Microsoft has a new home page too today. How come no one sent me the “it’s new home page day” memo? Heheh.