Greeting WordPress Community,
This is an open letter of sorts, and also somewhat of an attempt to rediscover why I created this blog in the first place. As some have already noticed, my activity online has sharply declined over the years. I am surely not the only one exhibiting such a trend. However, I fondly remember a time when WordPress was much more stimulating, engaging and even downright exciting. A new like, a good comment, a share, and so on, all seemed so novel. But beyond any novelties was the fact that I seemed to a part of something, a part of a greater whole – WordPress and my small circle of active followers seemed like a fairly tight knit community, and I grew to thoroughly enjoy hearing from various bloggers on a semi-regular basis. This is perhaps the “Golden Age” for the life of my site.
What happened? Now WordPress seems dead! There is little activity, even if I compose what used to be a discussion spurring post. This, in turn, de-incentivizes my productivity on here. I find myself making posts with less and less frequency, to the point where a few days, to a week or more, might pass and I have yet to logon to my site once. Overall, the trend is taking me to the point of questioning whether or not I should bother to keep up with my account on any level. I do not see myself deleting my account totally, but there is no longer any excited anticipation about logging on, expecting some likes and comments and perusing WordPress for forty minutes or so. These days same to be a thing of the past, and is a bid sad for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the life of an amateur writer “publishing” my own work online and garnering feedback.
Does anyone else share my sentiment? What words of advice might you suggest? I realize this is a personal decision, and I would like to revitalize my WordPress experience, but is this feasible? Is WordPress truly dead?
PLEASE, share your thoughts, I would love to hear some opinions on the subject matter. ALSO, if there is a new platform people have been migrating over to, I would love to know!