Last September at TechCrunch Disrupt, Microsoft announced that all 7 million Windows Live Spaces blogs would be transitioning to WordPress.com. It turned out that number was inflated, and a subsequent internal email put the real number of transitioned blogs at 300,000.
Well, the number of Windows Live Spaces blogs which have transitioned over to WordPress.com is now at “over half a million” and another half a million new WordPress blogs have been created by Windows Live users. So that brings the total new WordPress blogs created as a result of the partnership to one million.
The total won’t get to 7 million by March, 2011 when Windows Live Spaces blogs will no longer be supported. But many of those are dead blogs anyway. A million new WordPress blogs is nothing to sneeze at. Since the deal was announced, the number of new blog sign-ups at WordPress.com has more than doubled from 400,000 a month to 900,000 a month.