Like many of the people who blog on WordPress, I do get a sense of joy from using it.
Besides, it is difficult for me to not log into my WordPress account (That alone in itself should let anyone know how much I love using WordPress).
After all, this enjoyable blogging platform is one of a kind.
It Is Our Digital Space For Self-Expression
Any personal blogger would agree that WordPress is one of the most ideal places on the world wide web for self-expression.
Bloggers on WordPress, express themselves in the form of:
- Publishing poetry on their blogs.
- Publishing short stories on their blogs.
- Publishing long-form content on their blogs.
- Publishing recipes on their blogs.
- Publishing arts and crafts on their blogs.
- Publishing photographs on their blogs.
- Publishing technology-related blog posts on their blogs.
Okay, you get the idea; it is self-expression galore here on WordPress.
And, most importantly, bloggers enjoy expressing themselves online.
Some Of Us Get A Sense Of Joy From Receiving Likes
Many bloggers see likes as a sense of approval from others; so, whenever someone presses the Like button on one of their blog posts, they immediately think to themselves, “I did well because someone liked my blog post.”
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that all likes are not genuine and that anyone can press the Like button without ever reading a single word that a blogger posted.
Some bloggers have pressed the Like button to indicate to a fellow blogger, “I was here!”
While others press the Like button with the hopes of you checking out their blog and pressing the Like button on a few of their blog posts.
For the record, there would be a percentage of likes that would be genuine (Unfortunately, it would be somewhat difficult to fathom the actual percentage since there are those with ulterior motives).
Some Of Us Get A Sense Of Joy From Receiving Comments
While it may be easier for a person to press the Like button on one of our blog posts, it actually takes a bit of effort to leave thoughtful comments in the comments section of someone’s blog (And that, my friend, is one of the reasons why I appreciate comments more than likes).
I am also thankful for every comment that my blog receives (Except for those that are outright disrespectful).
Do you enjoy receiving comments?
Some Of Us Get A Sense Of Joy Every Time Someone Follows Our Blog
I will admit that I am one of the many people who enjoy it whenever their blog gets a new follower.
What I have learned over the years is that numbers mean nothing; for example, if your blog has 3000 followers and only 120 of your followers interact with you, the other 2880 are dead weight.
So, never be fooled by large numbers (Especially where followers are concerned).
One of the biggest ironies is that some of us have actually had way more interaction with bloggers who are not on our list of followers.
Some Of Us Get A Sense Of Joy When Our Stats Are High
In all honesty, I have not come across a blogger who said to me, “I really could not care about the large volume of traffic that my blog receives.”
The majority of bloggers like it when people make the time to visit their blogs, read their blog posts and interact with them via likes and comments.
However, when the incoming traffic to their blog drops, they feel awful.
It is a sad fact, that there are those who contemplate abandoning their blogs when incoming views are low.
Where Stats are concerned, they will always fluctuate; one moment it is going to be low and another moment, it is going to be high.
The most important thing is that you are being true to yourself by publishing the types of content that you are genuinely interested in.
Anyone who is guessing what people want with the hopes of publishing a blog post that would rake in a ton of incoming views is playing a fool’s game.
Some Of Us Get A Sense Of Joy When Our Blogging Anniversary Comes Around
Bloggers deserve to celebrate their blogging anniversary.
Because they made it through to another year of blogging.
If you are the highly observant type of blogger, you would have noticed that there are those who abandon their blogs in a week’s time or less.
These days (especially where personal blogging is concerned), it is a big deal when a blog makes it to its first blogging anniversary.
Some Of Us Get A Sense Of Joy By Participating In The Daily WordPress Prompts
These daily WordPress prompts have appeared in the dashboard area of those who use the web version of WordPress and on the homepage of the Jetpack Website Builder App for mobile.
If you are using the WordPress Mobile App, you are out of luck; you will not see those daily WordPress prompts.
What I love most about blogging prompts, in general, is that they provide a topic for a blogger to work on and publish on their blog (And, that comes in handy for those who often have no idea of what it is that they would like to blog about).
WordPress did a wonderful job of resurrecting their daily prompts from the dead (Yes, those prompts were a common occurrence many years ago).
There are those unique aspects of WordPress that will always bring its users some sense of joy.
If by chance, you happen to be one of the rare ones who get no sense of joy from WordPress, you will need to ask yourself, “What is my reason for blogging?”
You might want to consider blogging on another blogging platform or giving up on blogging altogether.