I was curious to break down which blogging platforms this years Wales Blog Awards finalists used.
Google’s Blogger is the clear winner, powering exactly 50% of the blogs up for awards. The rest are evenly split between the hosted WordPress.com service, and the self-hosted WordPress.org version. Only two blogs used some other platform.
Only 13 of the 28 blogs in the list use a custom domain name.* Others are content to use the free subdomain provided by their host.
Of the blogs that ended up winning, 60% used Blogger, with the remaining 40% split evenly between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
All the nominees are listed below. Category winners in bold.
I think Blogger is a great choice, but I’m a little stumped why so many are serious enough about their blogs to seek awards, but are unwilling to spend the £5 to £20 to get a proper domain name.