I come bearing bad news about WordPress. So, they got back to me recently and said that they had blocked emails from their end (even though some of you are still receiving the email notifications). Apparently, they claim that I had imported over 10,000 followers aka bought followers at the end of May. Obviously, I didn’t. I have never and will never buy followers. I genuinely don’t even know how. And I don’t understand why they think that considering there have been no sudden increase in my followers. Ever. I work hard for what I have and for what I have built here.
It’s been days and they refuse to answer any of my questions about the situation. They just keep saying they are working on it. I don’t see how this helps me at all. And how long do they have to work on this? Shouldn’t people with paid plans get better service than having to wait weeks for a basic response.
Today, I was reading and commenting on some blogs that had commented on my blog as I always do. And I finished and went to make dinner. Once I was done eating, I logged back in and my “like” feature had stopped working. I contacted them via chat and the person I talked to said it’s related to the email issue and they can’t tell me anything more.
To say I am devastated would be an understatement. I am writing this with tears in my eyes. To have worked this hard to make my blog what it is today and to have all that taken away from me without doing anything wrong is the worst feeling I have ever felt. I genuinely feel hopeless and heartbroken. I can feel my depression working overtime.
Although I had posts ready for this week I have decided to take a break instead for the sake of my mental health. I don’t know when I’ll be back or if I’ll be back. I’m not mentally strong enough to deal with this situation. Blogging used to spark joy for me. These days it’s making me wake up anxious to check my mail to see if I have anything from WordPress. And in the eternal words of Lizzo, “I’m way too fine to be this stressed.”
A small part of me thinks, I call her Dee Niall, thinks they’re doing this on purpose to minimise the damage. I keep posting about how awful WordPress’s service is and many people in my comments said this made them not want to upgrade. That means they’re losing money because of me. Probably not much but we all know how greedy these big companies are. Of course, that’s just a conspiracy theory and probably not true.
In case I don’t come back to WordPress, I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported my blogging journey. You guys mean the world to me and many of you have become actual friends not just WordPress friends. Stay amazing. And do keep in touch via email or social media. Some of you may think I’m being melodramatic and I probably am because I tend to do that. But for now, this is how I feel. I’ll be booking an emergency session with my therapist, holistic doctor and black magic/voodoo person. Yes, I have a guy for that… Jk. Jk?
If you’re looking for someone else to follow check out these wonderful people who have gone out of their way to help me during these difficult times:
Brian: Iridium Spear
Devang: Fat Guy Workout
Aeryn: Aeryn’s Ramblings
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