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When Getting Bored With WordPress Puts Bloggers Into Trouble

When Getting Bored With WordPress Puts Bloggers Into Trouble

We bloggers are some of the hardest people to please. There are those moments when we get totally bored with the blogging platform that we are on (That is totally understandable since sameness can eat away at us).

What do we do whenever we find ourselves bored?

We look for something else to do ― mainly something that excites us.

And, sometimes in the name of finding something exciting to do, we register for an account on another blogging platform and begin playing around with it (We do it for a quick adrenaline rush).

It Does Not Hurt To Know How Another Blogging Platform Works

Many bloggers have admitted to me that the only place that they have ever blogged is WordPress.

In all honesty, WordPress is a superb place to blog (It is just that some of us tend to lose our minds whenever it is time for the infamous Happiness Engineers to poke underneath the hood).

Also, I find it hard to believe that few people on WordPress have wondered what it is actually like to publish articles on:

  • Blogger
  • Wix
  • Medium
  • Substack
  • Ghost

To make a long story short, the experience of putting an article together in the text editor on those services is unique.

Also, you might encounter more than you had bargained for.

Do Not Be Too Eager To Delete Your WordPress Account

Dear friend, do not make the mistake of deleting your WordPress account without thinking things through.

Why?

Because if you delete your WordPress account, it will be gone forever.

However, if you have uttered the words, “To hell with WordPress,” on numerous occasions, you can go right ahead and wipe your WordPress account from its existence by deleting it.

Also, there is a perk to not deleting your WordPress blog.

And, what is that perk that I speak of?

That perk that I speak of, is running back to WordPress with your tail between your legs when things do not work out as expected with the other blogging platform.

It Is Okay If You Want To Blog On WordPress And The New Blogging Platform That You Have Chosen For Yourself

Yes, my friend, it is quite okay to blog on more than one blogging platform.

As a matter of fact, there are WordPress bloggers who also devote some of their time to creating articles to publish on:

  • Medium
  • Wix
  • Substack

It is completely okay for you to do that.

What becomes an issue is when you have a hard time updating your blog on WordPress and find it very difficult to create and publish content on the new blogging platform that you have chosen for yourself.

The truth is that if you have chosen to blog on more than one blogging platform, you will need to be astute in the area of time management.

One of the greatest concerns for the average blogger is making the time for blogging (And, having a blog here on WordPress and another on some other blogging platform will make things somewhat of a challenge).

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that you should only start an additional blog on another blogging platform if you are not struggling with your blog on WordPress.

Why?

Because you will be spreading yourself too thin; thus risking severe burnout.

The Bottom Line

Creating another blog on another blogging platform might not be a bad thing; however, it could take a turn for the worst if you skipped the necessary planning; for example, not knowing what the hell you were exactly getting yourself into.

Hasty decisions are seldom good ones.

And, those who have chosen to devote all of their time to creating and publishing blog posts exclusively on WordPress might actually be the smart ones.

In the meantime, my friend, try not to find yourself getting bored with WordPress, because if you do, you might end up landing yourself in trouble by creating a blog on another blogging platform (And, we both know what that can lead to).

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53 thoughts on “When Getting Bored With WordPress Puts Bloggers Into Trouble

  1. Yeah you are right Renard. WordPress is a king of a application but it won’t hurt to look at other blogging sites and apps such as Medium App which I am familiar with since I used it and it is not at all bad, this app allows you to follow other writers and clap on their articles and even comment on then if they are interesting.

    Anyone can get bored with doing the same thing but I will never abandon WordPress no matter what it is just like home, I enjoy the different types of blogs and bloggers on this platform 🙌🙌🙌🔥🔥

    Good Morning Renard☕😁

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  2. You’re literally in the head of my blogging journeys past! I deleted my old WordPress account and still wish that I hadn’t. Over 75+ posts, now backyard fairy dust. And it’s obvious that I prefer WP because here I am. 🔥

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      1. You’re welcome. And yes, it did. I still haven’t fully recovered. I had poems posted on my old account in which had meaning but now? I feel, to some degree, it was for the best. Navigating my site is easier due to fully understanding theme customization and I’m able to write with more clarity but still—that old account was my baby. 😩

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    1. Have you tried searching for your deleted blog on the “Wayback Machine”? If it wasn’t too long ago, it may turn up some (lost fairy dust) cached pages; if you’re curious about it. Wayback Machine search engine is found on the Internet Archive website.

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  3. I’m glad I didn’t abandon my blog because traffic is improving. I am trying an experiment which seems to be helping with blog traffic. That being said, the stats for my Medium account are low this month and earnings are low too. Not every month is a good month, which is why I think it’s good to have more than one outlet for posting.

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          1. I haven’t attempted it before, but for me, recipes are relatively quick to write up. I’ll keep posting until I run out of recipes, but I have at least 10 more that I plan on uploading + poems I need to edit and upload. Find what works for you – it could be a quote of the day, weekly photos, a recipe etc.

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  4. I think many people are curious and want to check out the competition. Even if they’re happy with WP, it’s human nature to explore … but fortunately we also have you, dear Renard, to highlight the risks and remind us that the grass isn’t always greener elsewhere. Guess I’ve not got bored enough yet to check out other platforms, but have wondered. And I must admit Hilary’s a bit of an encouragement/role model, as I’m now thinking I could just post my blog in various places which wouldn’t take as much time

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  5. I do remember way back when as I checked into this “whole blogging thing”, looking at Blogger…maybe….can’t remember.

    I’m not even sure how I ended up on WordPress…but nevertheless WordPress is where the train stopped. I do think it is natural to be curious, about other platforms and such. It all comes down to “what do you want or perhaps need your blog to be for you?” Is it stats and views? Is it exposure? Is it monetize it to generate income? Could be all of the above. Maybe it is simply a creative outlet that allows someone to type away; create a post; share it and maybe connect with some other like minded folks.

    I suspect that ALL of the various blogging platforms have good and bad attributes. Is there really a perfect one? I have no freaking idea. In addition, there are often other forces behind the scenes doing “whatever”(like mucking about with algorithms and stuff) that we have no control over.

    Folks need to find what works for them. If it isn’t working…then make a change. If the change doesn’t create what you need….do something else.

    Complaining or stewing about won’t change anything. Take a step or calculated move and see what the result is.

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    1. 🙂 Well, Glen, the whole premise of this post is not to jump on another blogging platform without researching it first.

      And, if a blogger finds it extremely difficult to update their blog on WordPress, it would be unwise to start a new one on another blogging platform.

      Also, if a person is capable of blogging on both WordPress and Blogger without burning themselves out, they might as well go for it.

      I also agree about folks needing to find what works for them.

      As always, your insight is always appreciated.

      Do enjoy the rest of your day, my friend.

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      1. I agree wholeheartedly with you on the post. If you’ve invested a fair amount of time and creative output on WordPress, but you feel you need to move to something else(for whatever reason), then it would be silly not to fully investigate the attributes of another platform.

        Question – Do you think that bloggers pondering a move are looking for more of a fix that’s quick and painless as compared to they’re just in a lull or slight hic-up on WordPress and that if they just hang on and keep doing the things that gave them results originally, that things will right themselves?

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        1. 🤔 Now, that is a very good question, Glen.

          There are those who will jump ship because they want a quick fix and there will be those who will stay with WordPress with the hopes of things righting themselves.

          Another important factor is people’s willingness to try something new (Hence the desire to see how things are on another blogging platform).

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  6. This is very insightful. I am both on WordPress and Medium—two very different audiences. I enjoy both even though it can be quite hectic going back and forth between the two. But the sense of community far outweighs the cons. That being said, people really should think things through carefully before doing something as irreversible as deleting their WordPress account. There was a time I did that for an old account where I barely posted anything. But now, the mere thought of deleting my account will send me into a coma. Haha. We’ll persevere to the very end.

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  7. Thank you, Renard. I agree with those who’ve shared that the kind community of bloggers keeps many of us attached to WordPress — and you certainly contribute to that feeling of kinship with your informative posts and updates! 😊😊😊

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  8. I am never bored with WordPress, however, I do become bored with stretching myself too thin. Blogging on another platform like Blogger would be too much of a push for me. I suggest to those that want to delete their WordPress blog, please back it up first and/or copy/paste your work into a word doc. You never know what the future holds.

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  9. I don’t think it’s bad to branch out and try out other platforms. But I agree, one should be careful to only delete their site if they are very sure of the decision. I get bored with WordPress occasionally but I always end up coming back and enjoying it again.

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  10. This is timely i have been considering moving to another platform only because in my country (uganda) WordPress was closed off one needs to find there way around it to read the articles. Lets see how this plays out…thank you for sharing.

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