Matt writes about WordPress.com’s 2nd Birthday:
Has it really been a year since I almost missed our birthday last time? How time flies. Next thing you know it’s a million blogs later.
It’s overwhelming to even begin to chronicle everything that has happened, but a year ago we didn’t have domain mapping, custom CSS, private blogs, auto-save, any language-specific homepages, the tag surfer, my comments, avatars, VIPs, friend surfer, space upgrades, Snap, click stats, audio embedding, a blog switcher, LaTEX, OpenID, contact forms, and dozens more features.
Congratulations WordPress.com. It’s pretty hard to keep up with all those changes, but it’s great to see such a fantastic service growing into such a strong offering.
It’s more than a year now since the book Maria Langer and I wrote was published: WordPress 2 Visual Quickstart Guide. Some of the info is becoming a little dated, thanks to the speed of changes at WordPress.com, but remember that the fundamentals remain pretty much the same.