A Modest Proposal
As a few have noted I am back on Word press. Word Press is a blogging site not a social site. I often enjoy the “community” of social sites.
That is where I met most of you.
Word Press is a well written site that is it’s own photo host. An active link is a copy/paste (or drag and drop) away without a ridiculous 5 step “helper box”.
I can compose a blog in “Text Edit” (my Macintosh writing program) complete with photos… select, drag and drop it into Word Press. Voila.
Videos are easy here too. It is a well designed and written site. Like any web site it takes a bit of exploring, testing and learning the lingo. Unlike some social sites there is a “help” option that answers your “how to” questions.
I love the easy functionality of Word Press.
When someone posts a comment on your blog for the first time you are asked to approve/moderate it. Once approved that person has free rein to comment your pieces in perpetuity. One more advantage is that first time commenters must submit their real email address. Only the blog author sees it. Guess what? Trolls find this very discouraging.
And they call blogs BLOGS over here… 😉
The site stats are amazing. You know if anyone clicked on the links in your blog or not and how many times… You know the country of origin of a view. Apparently I have a few real fans in Chile, Canada, the UK and Brazil.
I see no reason why we can’t get more interactive here. Like any site it takes some work. I need to read and comment other Word Press blogs and some will generally return the favor. If any of you want to open your own blog let me know and I will redo my “what I read” section and send traffic in addition to supporting it myself.