Look, we all know the problems with Facebook and Twitter. Facebook is the place where older relatives share fake news, millenials share memes, and nobody particularly like doing the basic “sharing news about themselves and their day” thing that we all went there for. Twitter is great for breaking news, sharp humour, Nazi propaganda, and for piling on people we suddenly decide need to go full Lord of the Flies on for whatever reason.
The internet loves negativity. So, here are some of the current downsides of WordPress. If we are looking for a service which will allow you to
- Write blogs
- Have a website
- Avoid coding
- Avoid the hassle of setting up host servers and buying domains
- Have some flexibility around how you present yourself online
and you’re evaluating WordPress, here are some downsides.
My first post on this WordPress-hosted blog is from 12 March 2012. It begins with the immortal words “This isn’t the first time I’ve done a first post on some blogging platform or another, but I’m hoping this one will stick.” It then goes on to talk about posting “every week” and, with around eighty posts to date in the nearly eight years I’ve hosted this website, you can see how well that went.
Productivity aside, I have stuck with WordPress for this length of time, mostly out of idleness – I’m still with O2, despite all reasonable advice saying there are better phone contracts out there. but also because it has handily succeeded as Good Enough for my purposes, and has changed over the years in response to the digital environment.