We kicked off the new year in style with a new theme and the launch of WordPressTV. (More themes on the way.) We also broke the two-billion mark for combined pageviews across all WordPress blogs we track. I’d say that’s a pretty great way to begin 2009. Here’s to more fun and surprises this year.

Here are the stats for January:

  • 372,519 blogs were created.
  • 393,836 new users joined.
  • 4,592,097 file uploads.
  • 2,710 gigabytes of new files.
  • 808 terabytes of content transferred from our datacenters. [corrected]
  • 6,528,657 logins.
  • 1,073,421,738 pageviews on WordPress.com, and another 945,105,050 on self-hosted blogs (2,018,526,788 total across all WordPress blogs we track).
  • 1,373,108 active blogs and 18,768,022 active posts where “active” means they got a human visitor.
  • 1,295,531,829 words.

Other cool stuff:

7,111 blogs were imported to WordPress.com from Livejournal. (We have some new LJ import stuff coming soon.)

January WordCamps: WordCamp Las Vegas, WordCamp Indonesia, and WordCamp Whistler.

The People’s Choice Awards selected WordPress.com VIP to power their Live Blog, and our VIP expert Raanan got to attend the awards show.