Is WordPress Dead?

Is WordPress dead? I’m starting to think so. I have this Blog and there is, if I say so myself, a better batch of variety of Topics than many Blogs which tend to be only about one thing.

But still, almost no one comments on anything. I have alot of categories listed. And the blog has been here for many months. But almost no one says anything. Could this be because I am using the totally free dot com version, and not paying any monthly fee? Is the SEO lousy for free accounts? Even with the Tags I put in my posts? To make them easier to find?

Or, have most people switched over to places such as Parler? or Bitchute? or Wix.com?

I feel I have here “a good body of work”/posts. I’ve posted Old TV shows, Music, books and more. But the whole atmosphere, response-wise is so….dead. As B.B. King says: : “The Thrill is gone.” Or close to it. Maybe I may still write here now & then. If I stop, I might just leave what I’ve written. Some people may discover it and like it. But anymore, it feels like “mehh, there’s gotta be something better out there.” And more fun. What do they say? –38% of the world is on WordPress? But I’d never know it, here. It has gotten to be too boring for me. But I’ve posted alot. Explore my old posts. Click on my Categories. There’s alot of variety.

Other Options to Facebook

Are you on Facebook but feeling like you’re ready to try something new? There are other options.

The is a place called GAB, and it’s growing. There is also http://www.MeWe.com and it’s growing, too. Some people are using BitChute instead of Youtube.

There is also a place called: Telegram. Have a look at these and see what you think.

A Criticism of Youtubers

Think about this.

Do you have any videos on Youtube at all? If you do, one thing I am noticing, as a viewer, over a wide variety of topics on Youtube, and it’s thoroughly aggravating & disgusting is, people who don’t:

. . . . . .GET TO THE  F*n!&#m%y*  POINT!!

Seriously, if your video is 8 minutes long (or more) and it’s 2 minutes and 30 seconds into it before you are–finally—-just starting—-to say what your first point, tip, or bit-of-advice is, then something is seriously wrong. People tuned in, for an answer, and now you’re boring the hell out of them, abusing their patience, and already sounding unfocused.

Are content-creators really so pathetically clueless?

REGARDLESS of the topic—-DO NOT take more than –20 seconds– in the very beginning, to “get-right-to-it” with your specific advice and point #1 to solve the problem or start giving your tips and advice. It’s that simple. Really, it is.

Example: “Hi there! Have you ever been frustrated by….or, what can you do when?….Today, I’ve got 5 bits of advice that you can put into practice and be more effective, right now. Lets get started. The first thing is”……..NOTE: Re-read that example out loud. How long did it take to say that? This is what viewers want. It’s why they clicked on you.  And yet, an astonishing number of  videos don’t practice this!  But it’s easily do-able. Your viewers will thank you for it. With more “likes” and Thumb’s Up’s.

So STOP RAMBLING!  If it means that your video is “only” 4 minutes long,  or more of a “dry” presentation of info—don’t worry about it.  Simpler is better.   People don’t want, or need, 14 miles of irrelevant back-story, or un-focused blabbering.  Be Aware!   Thank You. Your viewers will, too.

 

Inventing a NEW Social Media

Many people are dumping Facebook. And Twitter.

Whatever happened to “My Space” ?  Should there be a My Space 2.0 ?

Many people like WordPress. Some like Instagram, Tumblr or Wix.com

So I have a question for you:  If you imagine the “coolest” kind of Blogging platform or social media “thingy”, what would it be like? What would make it The Best? Name 3 must-have features you would want in it.

Some things on my wish-list would be

1. No Text limit  (or, a 12-page limit per post should be enough. Having it doesn’t mean that you always have to use it.). 2. Find other users by Topic/category, and by City. 3. I would actually LIMIT no more than 2 pictures included/attached with any post.

Here’s more: 4. MUCH better control/filtering of any “Timeline” and comments. Such as the ability to Block up to say, 50 users. And also something like: Only show/allow comments and only show me other posts from the country I created my account in. For example, I have no interest in reading posts or getting comments from Bolivia or Uzbekistan or from languages that I don’t speak. Give us the option.

It would also be nice to have some choices to alter colors and fonts. What do you think?