Many people who take blogging seriously tend to treat blogging advice as though it is some type of religious dogma.
The funny thing is that a lot of the blogging advice that is given to us by blogging gurus via the internet is heavily biased.
Hey, I am totally serious; I am not kidding.
People are being brainwashed (And, I am going to tell you all about it).
Most Of The Blogging Advice On The Internet Is Geared Towards WordPress.org
Yes, it is true about most of the blogging advice being geared towards users on WordPress.org (The self-hosted version of WordPress).
Therefore, in regards to using religion as an analogy, WordPress.org is the top blogging religion.
Professional bloggers were taught that WordPress.org is the Content Management System to use if they are to be truly considered as serious bloggers.
For the record, WordPress.org is a lovely option because it has the most plugins available.
And, a person on WordPress.org has more freedom to customize their blog to their liking.
People Who Were Not Using WordPress.org Were Made To Feel Inferior
If you have ever read blogging advice from a lot of those so-called blogging gurus, they would speak highly of WordPress.org and talk about WordPress.com as being an inferior choice.
A top blogger (whose name I am going to omit) said that creating your blog on WordPress.com (the WordPress-hosted version of WordPress) is a mistake and that if you want to own your blog, you should create one using WordPress.org.
What that idiot failed to realize is that according to WordPress.com’s Terms of Service, people who blog on WordPress.com own their content.
The only setback, in my opinion, is that blogs on WordPress.com can suffer a horrible fate for violating WordPress.com’s Terms of Service.
It is as though some unseen force has put WordPress.org on a high pedestal (And, it is time that some rouge entity broke that high pedestal down).
Many of the so-called blogging gurus have inadvertently disrespected those who blog on:
The truth is that WordPress.org is not the only Content Management System on the world wide web (Yet, it is treated as though it is the greatest gift from God).
Who Really Profits From Those Who Use WordPress.org?
Truthfully, those who profit from those who use WordPress.org are:
- The companies that make WordPress themes.
- The companies that make the paid versions of WordPress plugins.
- The web hosting companies that people pay to host their WordPress blogs on.
Everything about WordPress.org is a huge money-making scheme (And, the users of WordPress.org have been inadvertently used to help fuel that empire ― one that revolves solely around the paid services of WordPress.org).
WordPress.com Is Trying Its Best To Be Appealing To Business Customers
Now, I can understand Automattic’s reasoning for wanting WordPress.com to appear more appealing to business customers because, in the past few years, those WordPress.org prophets have rallied the business community towards using WordPress.org for their business.
Therefore, in an attempt to undo the damage that was caused by those so-called blogging gurus, WordPress.com has been marketed by Automattic as a place where professional bloggers can come and set up shop.
I do not think that it was ever Automattic’s intention to have WordPress.com perceived as being inferior to WordPress.org (That damage was done throughout the years by those influential bloggers who believed that WordPress.org was the superior option).
The Majority Of The Blogging Advice On The Internet Has Been Tailored For Professional Bloggers
Let it be known once and for all, that I have nothing against, professional bloggers. They deserve to have the right type of blogging advice for them.
What is unfair is that blogging advice that suits the needs of personal bloggers is seldom highlighted (It is almost nonexistent on the internet).
Come on! Personal bloggers are bloggers too!
The Bottom Line
As a personal blogger, you cannot rely on the internet for blogging advice.
Because the majority of it was created mostly for professional bloggers that use WordPress.org.
My intuition tells me that the reason why few people make an effort to provide blogging advice for personal bloggers is that personal bloggers are not viewed as being real bloggers.
Hopefully, things should change for the better in the future.