I’ve always had a couple gripes about WordPress. I hated that every time I started writing a post, if it took me 2 hours to write it on the site, when I eventually published it, it would post it 2 hours before the time I hit post. So it would always get lost among the tags cause it would say I posted it 2 hours ago… when I just hit publish. But I see that has been fixed. Only took a good couple of years and me going MIA for 6 months.
On the topic of tags…. the tags. Sometimes I get what I’m looking for. Other times I get a purge of porn under #vent or a haul of random posts about podcasts. It’s like a less sociable version of Tumblr on here sometimes except I don’t find any real interaction.
The tag system is bent as well. Can only do 11 tags? Unless they fixed that too?? Look, I’m still learning of some of the new features. The podcast idea is cool but me putting one of my posts in the form of a podcast would literally be me talking for 2 minutes. And no one wants to hear that. Plus, I tried doing it the other day and my voice is disgusting. And I don’t want some fake person reading out my post. But honestly, I sounded like I was auditioning for a play.
I think WordPress needs to do an overhaul. Clear out the ghost blogs. That’s probably been my biggest issue with this site. I want to connect with people but there seems to be more self promotion of garbage than people talking about actual things. Or maybe all the real people don’t tag and don’t want to be found.
I have 343 “followers”. No, I don’t. Because the comments are empty and the interaction is almost 0. WordPress needs to do what Instagram did and cull the blogs that are nothing. Remember how people would have like 10k follower’s on IG and then they said “Nah.. we’re deactivating all the bots and ghost accounts”? Put it this way, my followers would go down to 10 and that would be fine. I’d rather have an number that closely resembles the interactions on my blog.
“Ohhhh… she has 600 people following her… than why does she only have 2 likes and no comments?”
My point! It looks weird and I want it to be real. If there’s no one reading, don’t put it out there like there is. It’s like people who buy followers.
And also, I know half these blogs that follow are trying to get a follow back but I can’t see myself following a web design or learn to blog site. Really?
I do respect people who have the followers and the comments to back up the numbers. One thing I have noticed is those sites usually cater to an audience. Religious American women? I see a lot of them on here. Then we got the ones who talk like their armchair psychologists and give motivational posts to people. Yeah, I can’t see me doing that. It can be uplifting though. I will say, I’m a sucker for a cooking blog though. Even if it’s just a daily post of food without the recipe. I do follow those back.
Regardless of how my blog comes across, I am the sort of blogger I would want to read and those are the bloggers I try to find. But it seems they don’t last long. They start off strong then go away (much like myself at times but I do come back). There’s actually some I miss reading from years ago and I wonder what happened to them. I loved reading about their day or hearing about the good and the bad things that have happened. I just figure if I find more engaging people maybe I will be more engaged too.
Anyhoo… That’s been on my mind a little.
Cull the fake accounts, WordPress. I want some real followers.