ProBlogger.net identified the following ranking for free web-based hosed Blogware, based on a survey they asked of their members/ readers.
The other Blogware tools being mentioned here are not free, browser-based, web-hosted services. However ProBlogger did not distinguish between WordPress.com free and WordPress.com VIP (premium paid-for).
Pingdom.com identified in their 2009 survey that more than one third of the Technorati Ranked top 100 blogs use a blogging service (hosted, browser-based), as follows, however this did not distinguish between free and paid-for premium services either:
- Typepad is used by 16 blogs in the top 100.
- WordPress.com is used by 5 blogs in the top 100.
- Blogger is used by 3 blogs in the top 100.