WordPress.com Invitations are Random

I was explaining to someone today that just registering for a WordPress.com blog would not guarantee you got one quickly. As posted previously, I had experienced a long wait and had wondered whether they might be working through the alphabet, in which case I had to wait till they got to the Ws. Fortunately, I was saved from further waiting by an invitation from a fellow blogger, Tris Hussey.

Anyway, I googled on the matter so I could be more sure of my take on the situation. And on WordPress.com founder Matt Mullenweg’s blog I found the following from September 11:

The easiest (and cheapest) way to get a WordPress.com invite is to fill out your email on the front page notify form. We’re going to start randomly selecting people from that list starting today and will be adding a few more almost daily.

So it’s not alphabetical, it’s random.

Unless you have a friend with a spare invite  

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I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, I actually have two WordPress.com blogs now, because I finally drew one from the address I’d supplied some time ago.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The sure way to get a WordPress.com account now is to download Flock, then go to http://wordpress.com/flock/.