Recently Acquired – What’s the most important (or interesting, or unexpected) thing about blogging you know today that you didn’t know a month ago?
That when it gets right down to it, WordPress treats its customers as if they are ever so slightly contemptible, as if there is something a bit shameful about following the prompts they provide.
They prefer insulting their customers (and/or making fun of them) to fixing problems they themselves created. Service is not their “thing.”
Apparently things like the daily prompt, which I and many other like to write to for the challenge of writing about something we didn’t think up ourselves, according to WordPress is entirely designed to get more people to read our blogs, because people like me couldn’t survive without their help.
While there may have been a time when these prompts boosted readership, the way they have handled the prompts (and us) for the past year has cut the participation by at least half. It has so reduced the following for the prompts that of all the things I post, the Daily Prompts get the smallest response.
Probably that also has to do with the frequent reruns of the same prompts and prompts so dull and unimaginative, it’s hard to figure out anything to say.
But no matter. It has become a kind of social network for those of us who have stuck with it. It is fun being in touch with a group who enjoys giving it a try, even when it’s stupid and seeing what other people can do, given the same starting point.
And just to brighten this Sunday morning — the first day in the past week that hasn’t been darkly overcast — enjoy the latest bouquet from my romantic husband who felt I needed new flowers.
He was right!
Have a great Sunday.