WordPress is by no means perfect; it has its flaws like any other blogging platform on the world wide web.
Now, in spite of my mild dissatisfaction with WordPress (I am referring to the decisions made by Automattic and not its wonderful blogging community), I have chosen to stay with WordPress.
Today, I will let everyone know why I have chosen to stick with a blogging platform that I am not fully satisfied with.
I Placed A Lot Of My Valuable Time And Effort Into Blogging
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that I am fully capable of building an audience from scratch elsewhere (I did it in the past with Blogger).
Also, starting a new blog is something that I am not looking forward to at this point in time (New blogs are akin to newborn babies; they require lots of care and attention).
Do you remember what it was like for you when you first launched your blog?
You were probably:
- Bending over backward to create content for your blog in a consistent manner.
- Working overtime in the area of promoting your blog on social media.
- Doing your best to grow your readership by acquiring subscribers.
Truthfully speaking, not every blogger would go out of their way to do the things that I mentioned; but those people who are serious-minded about blogging would have carried out those types of actions.
I would also like to add, that I have invested a lot of my valuable time and effort into making my unique brand of magic work here on Renard’s World (And, I will continue to do so despite the challenges).
Besides, I am not the type of individual that gives up easily.
I Love My Viewing Audience
People know that they can rely on me to see a new blog post weekly (And, so far, I have managed to deliver on that promise).
So, I might as well continue to:
- Pass on what I have learned about blogging.
- Entertain those people who have chosen to peruse the blog posts on my blog.
- Share my perspective on any topic that I choose to publish (Which is one of the perks that comes with a blog that deals with miscellaneous topics).
As a matter of fact, Renard’s World would not even have half of the impact that it has currently without the love and the support of my viewing audience.
And, it is good to know that my viewing audience is appreciative of my work.
When I published, Should I Delete Renard’s World?, back in January 2020, many people pleaded for me to not delete my blog; they wanted me to stick around.
I would like to take this moment to say to my beloved viewing audience, “Thank you for your loyal support!”
The WordPress Blogging Community Is Amazing
Yes, my friend, it is really true about the WordPress blogging community being amazing (Most people who joined WordPress can attest to this).
The WordPress community has a reputation for:
- Reading each other’s blog posts.
- Leaving thoughtful comments in the comments section of their fellow bloggers’ blogs after they read their blog posts.
- Pressing the Like button on the blog posts that they enjoyed.
- Following the blogs that they are interested in.
Now, why would a blogger in their right frame of mind say, “No,” to those things that I highlighted?
Dear friend, the truth is that they would not say, “No,” to any of those things.
And, the best part of all, is that the WordPress Reader helps in the area of finding the categories of blogs that we are interested in perusing, as well as keeping in touch with the blogs from all of those bloggers that we are following.
I Am Curious About The Evolution Of WordPress
I have often wondered, “What WordPress would look like in ten years’ time?”
Now, if you think that the Block Editor is a virtual nightmare, the worst is yet to come.
The Happiness Engineers are always changing and upgrading things (due to the orders given to them by Automattic’s boss and founder, Matt Mullenweg); thus making it somewhat impossible for a person who has not logged in to their account for a period of eight months or longer to find their way around WordPress or use WordPress as they did in the past.
Could you imagine the horrified facial expression of the WordPress user who logged in to WordPress after an extremely long hiatus?
They would want to know, “What the hell did WordPress do to the editor?”
Apparently, one needs to be a regular user of WordPress in order for them to be fully aware of all of the changes and to figure out whether or not they are willing to adapt to those changes.
I Want To See How Long Renard’s World Is Going To Last In The Blogosphere
Unfortunately, a large percentage of blogs on WordPress.com are short-lived (Many of them barely make it to their first blogging anniversary).
As long as I am alive, coherent and still have my eyesight, I will make it a priority of mine to publish fresh content on Renard’s World.
My article, Will Your Blog Be Around In The Next Five Years?, highlighted some of the things that a blogger will need to do in order for their blog to have a fair shot at surviving in the blogosphere (If I continue to believe and follow my own advice, my blog will be around in the blogosphere for a very long time to come).
Anyway, no one really thinks of their blog as one that comes with an expiration date.
The truth is that when we expire (die), our blog will come to a standstill due to the fact, that we would no longer be around to add new content to it (That thought is one of those thoughts that is far from our minds).
Hey, that is not going to stop me from trying to see how long Renard’s World is going to last in the blogosphere.
WordPress has its pros and its cons (I am of the opinion that the pros outweigh the cons).
Also, when I created a blog on WordPress, I was fully aware of the fact, that there is no such thing as a perfect blogging platform.
I expected to see the following things:
- Technical glitches on WordPress.
- Upgrades being made to WordPress.
- People being dissatisfied with the constant changes being made to WordPress.
Now, in spite of all all of those things, I have chosen to remain on WordPress.
There will be a few disappointments here and there, but that does not change the fact, that WordPress.com is still a fairly reasonable blogging platform.