An Indefinite Break From WordPress

The Bad

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.

The Worse

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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252 responses to “An Indefinite Break From WordPress”

  1. Good luck. I’m also a Linkin Park fan and love this song. Sorry this has happened to you.

    1. Thanks so much.

  2. DON’T GO

    1. Unfortunately, it’s caused more issues and has become more complicated. But hoping to return to blogging soon.

  3. Hope you come back. Sorry this is happening to you!

    1. Thanks and hoping to come back soon!

  4. I understand not wanting to live with that kind of stress and uncertainty, although I hope everything gets fixed and you will be able to come back! I enjoy your posts so much, and I’m sorry WordPress has chosen to act this way to you.

    1. Thanks, I’m hoping to start blogging again soon when the issues are solved. Thanks again!

  5. Ohhh I am so sorry to hear this and unfair.. I hope they work it out fast enough so that you will stay. I am just starting to follow you..I’d hate to lose you at the beginning of getting to know you Pooja:)

    1. Thanks so much, I’m hoping it’ll be fixed soon and I plan on coming back when things get better.

  6. Oops. At least you didn’t say “fvck it” because you had black ops intelligentsia handling your SEO against your viewership like a bad Truman Show bvllshlt fest you couldn’t get out of trying to force you into the “your only job is parent because you have a vagina between your legs” lane.

    1. Well, that is true…

  7. Oh no, Pooja, this is terrible! I’m really sorry your troubles are continuing and getting worse. I have really appreciated getting to know you through us following and commenting on each other’s blogs. Lots of fun.

    Hopefully things will straighten out and you’ll stay… if not, maybe I’ll see you on social media. Take good care and keep your head up!

    1. Thanks so much and I’m hoping everything will be fixed soon too so I can get back to blogging.

  8. Pooja, please don’t give up, rather, check your blog maybe once a week to see if anything has changed. You should 100% get better service for your paid website! I think we both have the Business plan. Perhaps you can move your entire site to a self-hosted platform where YOU are fully in charge. I hope to see you on IG. Feel free to use the Contact page on my site if you want to chat! ❤️

    1. I’ve been doing that in the hopes that things are eventually fixed. I’ve been checking daily but not fixed yet. I agree, we definitely deserve better. Will do and feel free to DM me if you ever want to chat too! ❤️

      1. I will! I am in Michigan now for a few days. ❤️

  9. I’m so sorry. I hate to see you go, and I really enjoy your blog. Hopefully things will work out.

    1. Thanks, I appreciate that. I’m hoping they fix everything and if they do I hope to return to blogging.

  10. I got your email, finally. Thinking of you.I know how frustrated you must be.

    1. Thanks, I really appreciate that.

  11. So sorry! I got your email today though I think it’s working?!

    1. Thanks, they said the issue isn’t fully fixed yet as it’s caused other issues. Hopefully, it’ll be fixed completely soon.

  12. So sorry to hear this. Maybe all you need is a little break. I will miss you.

    1. Thanks so much, appreciate that.

  13. Pooja, I hope it is fixed soon, please do not leave us.

    1. Thanks so much. I’m planning on returning when things are fixed.

      1. Wonderful, we need our awesome posts from Pooja G. I am saddened this happened.

  14. 🤔 First of all, I am sorry to learn that your situation has worsened.

    Instead of giving you the run around for days, they should have told you about the issue pertaining to the 10,000 followers.

    Unfortunately, they have discouraged many people from upgrading their free WordPress plan to one of their paid WordPress plans.

    I have been kicking myself mentally for joining

    If I had money to burn, I would have chosen to blog on Ghost.

    In your case, you should think of migrating to

    I believe that your blog will show up on the WordPress Reader if you install Jetpack on

    You started a business and you should not give up on it.

    Think about the clientele that you already have (You want to keep them and not lose them).

    1. Yes, the service is what made me most annoyed. First, they kept denying the issue and I was the one who had to show proof until they believed me. That should be their job not mine. I’m seriously considering self-hosting once I can do some research on it and find a good platform. Thanks so much for your encouraging words.

  15. Oh, Pooja I am so sorry!!! You were my first follower, back when you weren’t so far away in Africa! I understand your theory, and you might be right. In crime books and shows (which I’ve read/watched a lot) they always say “Follow the money.” It makes sense to me in your situation. Does it really matter, though? It sucks any way you cut it! I’m so sad for you and for all of us, missing out on your posts! Please come back to us soon and may God bless you abundantly!

    1. Thanks so much and hoping to return soon once they fully fix the issues.

  16. Oh, my friend, I will miss you please feel free to contact me whenever you want. You are one of the good ones

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that.

  17. I am sorry this is happening to you. I enjoy your posts.

    1. Thanks so much.

  18. Oh no! Hope everything gets better….will miss reading your posts:(
    hope you come back soon❤️

    1. Thanks so much, I hope to be back soon ❤️

  19. Never heard of importing followers. Sounds like a terrible misunderstanding and I hope you can sort it out. Must be very stressful.

    1. Yes, I’m sure it was a misunderstanding or the system accidentally flagged my site. I don’t even know how to import followers let alone do so successfully. Thanks.

  20. OMG! 🥺 WP is ruining a whole community! That sucks. Wherever you go, I’ll support you there.😭

    1. And, I think it works now.

      1. Unfortunately, some issues aren’t solved yet. But I have decided to keep blogging. Hopefully, I’ll be back soon.

  21. Sorry to hear that you are having such difficulties. Take some time to figure out what you want to do, and focus on your mental health. That is much more important than anything else. We will miss you here.

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that.

      1. Hang in and just do what is best for you!

  22. Ah, Pooj! I’m so sorry to read this… I was just coming on to say — I got your notification email for this post. 💔

    1. Thanks so much. Yeah, the email issue seems to be solved but more have come up that need to be fixed. Hopefully, they’re solved soon.

      1. More? Ugh! So annoying. You replied … does this mean you’re staying? 😁

        1. Yeah, I decided to fight back and keep bugging them till they fix everything 😅

          1. Good on you! 👍

  23. I’m so sad about this! They’ve gotta fix it so you can stay!

    1. Thank you!

  24. Oh no! This sucks and I’m really sorry this is happening to you. WP should be taking care of accounts like yours (large, highly interactive, actively growing their platform), first and foremost. It’s so self-defeating on their part *not* to do that.

    I definitely encourage you to take care of your own mental health. But after that, light the beacons, and we ride at dawn. Your readers are with you.

    1. Thanks, I really appreciate that. I hope I can stick with blogging if they eventually fix the issues.

      1. I hope that they do. Your post actually inspired me a little bit to be a better steward of my own website. Usually when someone comments that there’s a problem with my site, I usually just kind of shrug and say that it sounds like a WP problem.

        1. Yeah, I ignored the little stuff too but recently it’s been bigger stuff I can no longer control which is what has sort of backed me into a corner with WP. Always keep a look out for those little glitches because they turn into bigger issues.

          1. Yeah, that makes sense. I hope you’re able to work it out on/with WP. It makes no sense to me that a big account wouldn’t get a lot of help/care from them. Maybe there’s something to your conspiracy theory.

  25. I’m fond of WordPress, too, but this is insane on their part. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this frustration.

    Though I hope you’ll get this resolved soon, I want to say before you abandon the blog totally, you might consider porting your WordPress site to some other platform. There are tools to move it to Substack, SquareSpace, and Wix, amongst others. You have a great audience and I hope you can keep this community together.

    If I can be helpful, let me know.

    1. Thanks, I really appreciate that. I’ve been looking into other sites and will eventually be self-hosting. Will definitely let you know, thank you.

  26. Omg Pooja… this is horrible.. I have know words but Deva stead to hear this. YOU ARE WP. YOU BUILT them up and this is absurd and you can’t leave. We won’t let you-:(

    1. Thanks, I really appreciate that! 😊

      1. Of course!!! I hope things are improving!!! I’m sending good energy and love!!! 💕❤️💕💕

        1. Thank you!! ❤️

          1. ❤️💞❤️

  27. Have you thought of . . . And I know it’s a horrible thought, but starting from scratch but with a different domain name or slightly different one?

    This makes me feel like WordPress has won, and I don’t want it to be that way for you, but I truly understand if you need to take a break. I left WordPress for almost 2 years at one point before I came back under a different site name and domain.

    But that was for other reasons, totally not connected to what you’re going through. I’m sure you remember me leaving because I remember I had to reconnect with you.

    It sucks that this is happening, and I’m wondering if there’s a way to escalate your issue and actually speak to/chat with a manager or higher level rep. This can’t be life.

    I’m sorry, Pooja.

    1. That’s what I’ve been thinking. I can actually transfer my domain and enter blog to another account so I have been thinking that would be easier than waiting for them to fix the issues since that doesn’t seem like it’s happening any time soon.
      Thanks, I really appreciate that.

      1. You’re most welcome! I’d like to see you stick around for as long as you can. Don’t let WordPress push you so far against the wall you can’t find your way out. 🙏🏾💙

        1. Thank you, I’d like to stay here as long as I can too. I’ll definitely be fighting back!

          1. 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

  28. Sounds so frustrating. I hope you get it all sorted out. Will miss your posts. Hugs.

    1. Thanks so much, really appreciate that.

  29. Yes, your mental health is important and this whole crap is affecting your mental health. Which is very bad.

    First, please take care…..

    Second, please don’t give up. You are my favorite blogger and will always be. I want your help and guidance further. I want to read more of your work and I want to see your here daily.

    This is your hardwork. You gave 7+ years to it, I know this experience is terrible. But, please don’t give up.

    On our conversation on wp, there were likes and replies to all of them. What you had was a glitch. Like I am seeing so many glitch and it pisses me off too. But, I don’t want to give up because I know I have so much to learn from you.

    Please take care of your mental health.
    Thanks for the shoutout, but sorry I don’t want that, not in this way.

    I want my favorite blogger to be back with better mental state.

    Take care buddy 🤗

    1. Thank you, I really appreciate your kind words. I truly hope everything goes back to normal soon and I can go back to blogging.

  30. InspiritedLouis Avatar

    Pooja, we wish you much healing! You did nothing to deserve this. But I believe is correct. You have a good 10,000 fake followers. And I believe you. You did not buy them or import them.

    It looks like you were attacked. That massive amount of signups and Follows is a cyberattack. If you were using a host + and a firewall plugin, you could see if the Follower IP addresses are all originating from the same country. That is a dead giveaway.

    You are the victim here, Pooja. Cyber criminals attacked you. Have delete the Followers and fully reinstate you. Then leave We will support your new site.

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that. I don’t have any fake followers because there has never been a time where I’ve suddenly gotten over 10,000 followers overnight. That’s what they claimed happened- that I got over 10000 followers overnight at the end of May. I believe what really happened was that their algorithm falsely flagged me since I have a larger following. And I think you’re right, it could have been cyber criminals too.
      Thanks a lot.

      1. InspiritedLouis Avatar

        That’s good! We are glad that you are still here.

  31. You’re just too successful. We can’t have that.

    I’m really sorry.

    1. Thanks and I think that’s the problem lol.

  32. I hope some peace of mind for you. Mental health is way more important and you shouldn’t have to go through this. I’m going to find you on Instagram till then :))

    1. Thanks so much, really appreciate that 😊

  33. It’s going to sort itself out and it’ll be okay. Take your mental break and come back when you’re feeling more centered. You’re not going to lose your blog because you’ve worked super hard to make it what it is. Everything is going to work out ❤️

    1. Thanks, I really hope so. Really appreciate that ❤️

      1. Everything will be resolved soon ❤️

  34. ““Asgard is not a place. Never was. This could be Asgard. Asgard is where our people stand.” — Odin
    What I want to say is that “You are the LifesFineWhine, and it includes we, the LifesFineWhiners”. We’ll come to read wherever you write, whenever.💪🌍🚀
    We’re with you, Pooja.❤️
    (Atleast, I’m with you, for sure.)

    1. Reading this blog post made me cry.😭😭
      You know I have already quitted WordPress for two times.
      Then why I restarted again?
      i) I felt guilty for not telling my fellow bloggers that I’m quitting.
      ii) I have promised them to help them in tough situations and read their blogs regularly.
      You are the person who continuously remained in the touch, when I started writing again for this time. My drawing skills have also improved.
      Please don’t leave.🥺
      But I also wish, you should “not compromise” with your 😇‘Mental Health’ because of us.

      1. Thanks so much, I am hoping to return to blogging as soon as possible 😊

  35. Is the like feature still not working? I’m able to like your blog post from my end….

    Honestly, I would switch to a different provider if I were you but idk what that would mean for follower count. For WP to conclude that they had blocked emails without telling you any of this beforehand when you were asking them what was going on was totally unprofessional from their end. What angers me the most about this is that you’re paying for the Business Plan. You deserve better than this. What they did sounds like gaslighting to me. It’s OK to be angry, upset and cry. Your feelings are valid.

    1. So, I wasn’t clear on the post but the like feature is not working on my end. I’m unable to like and follow. The Happiness Engineer told me everything is interrelated and they are working on fixing their issue. I was definitely gaslighted. Until I showed them proof that people were not receiving emails they kept telling me nothing was wrong even though they had blocked my emails. I am definitely looking into self-hosting in the future.

  36. Pooja, like others, I am sorry to read about your frustrations. I trust everything will work itself out. Take a break from the situation and take care of yourself. 🌻

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that 💕

      1. You are welcome, Pooja.

  37. Aww man. I’m so sorry to see you go, but you always have to put YOU first. I’ve definitely lost faith in WP after this ordeal. I hope they get it together soon for your sake, and all their users. *Hugs!*

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your support!

  38. I’m so sorry this happened to you and have enjoyed following you for awhile. I hope this isn’t goodbye

    1. Thanks so much, I hope to come back when everything is fixed.

  39. aw thats lame. I’ll try to folow you on whichever other blogging you go on. I do like reading our articles so you will be missed. That’s so lame about the blocking of the emails. Also I’ve had that problem with liking others posts too, I talked to another blogger who said she has similar issues with commenting. Like her comments won’t go through.

    1. Thanks, I really appreciate that. Yeah, there are so many glitches with WordPress these days, multiple people have told me they are having such issues too.

      1. It’s such a shame that they don’t fix it . Which platform are you moving too?

        1. I haven’t decided yet but SiteGround is looking pretty good so far. That way, I can still be a part of WordPress but I have control over my site.

  40. That’s horrible.
    I really don’t want you to go, but please take care of yourself and i hope things get better soon.

    1. Thanks so much and I’ll come back when things are fixed.

  41. Such sad news. I don’t think you’re being overly dramatic. Take care of yourself. By the way, I’ve sent you a request on LinkedIn.

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that.

  42. I started to read your blogs only recently and you are someone whom I looked up to in the field of blogging. From your blog structure to everything that you wrote in it has always kept me on my toes. I’m so sorry that you’ve had to go through this, but I hope things take a good shape and change for the better soon! Till then, take care and I’ll miss your blogs!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m feeling much better now and I hope to come back to blogging soon.

  43. Most issues I have had with WordPress resolved themselves after a few days / weeks. Don’t let this glitch destroy your joy. It is very fine to like and comment on people’s posts – but if there is a temporary issue – it really truly is not going to cause anybody else any stress, so do not allow it to cause you stress.

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that. I hope it is resolved soon and I’ll be blogging again from next week.

  44. perhaps taking a break will help, Pooja.
    we will have to rely on your passion for this… to bring you back…

    do take care 🤗🙏✨

    1. Thanks so much, I will definitely be back soon. I think I just needed a break 😊

      1. glad to hear. always a pleasure ✨🤍✨

  45. I’m very sorry this has happened to you Pooja and like many others commenting, I’ve enjoyed your posts in the past and see the hard work you put into every post. I truly hope you do come back!

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that. I hope I can come back soon once everything is fixed.

  46. It sounds like it has something to do with WordPress being hacked recently, where it has been used by the hackers to upload large amounts of email addresses so that WordPress could be used to help large numbers of people/avatars get onto other websites.
    If WordPress is not disclosing their problems to you it is because they are covering their hoops and employing a policy of forward defence in letting you feel apprehensive.
    Kenya is still part of the Commonwealth? You will have a post master or post master general. Small claims… don’t pack it in. Be patient and conservatively, and regularly, check up on them.

    1. Thanks so much for that information, I didn’t know about the hacking issue and now that you mention it, that definitely explains a lot. Yes, we’re part of the commonwealth. I’ll do just that, thanks for the advice.

      1. I just found it in a google search. Otherwise, I am very aware of how it works when you are an innocent party and someone responsible is covering their ass. People including corporations as that term and amendment was fought for, when in a privileged authority will never relinquish their seat in the equation; they will never ever utter that word “sorry”. Anything but be part of the solution. A little shift of perspective, omission of some words easily volunteered, and they will allow you to feel you did something wrong.
        They might even sell you a treatment or cure in round 2
        It is a marvel that corporate abusers can even get home to the dinner table to hone their emotional abuse.
        Sorry, I just understand too well how they roll.

        1. You and I are on the same page about these corporations. And yes, they don’t apologise and try to shift the blame onto you for legal purposes. It’s so sad.

          1. They will let someone finish themselves on a misunderstanding and knowingly neglect to tidy it up. I worked out long ago that cowardice is the new bravery… maybe if I were 6 foot and advertised it with tattoos… well it would just be amazing. In the meantime, I train and when someone was attacked on a train… I just stand up and put my rig in the way and stop her from being dragged off. My bad when I wouldn’t sign off with the oink that it took them 10 minutes to get there. It took 5. I was not brought up to lie.

      2. Mark McCormick, Harvard MBA would ring my father for these meetings. I was 3 and I simply knew that the man was a pig (and worshipped by other males wishing they could be pigs too) because their was something severely inadequate about him. I was 3 and I understood how guys like he and Sir Cuthbert Collingwood had such a hold over my father when he was responsible for putting on the Australian open.
        I just understand entitled male pigs (and their enablers, including the honorary female members of the boy’s club) 😂 it’s like whopping sand rats out at Beggar’s Canyon

        1. Those type of people are just the absolute worst kind of people. They have the worst attitude.

          1. They’re daughters are often the only ones to stop them in the end. She protects her mother being made a fool of.

  47. If you do leave I will miss you, I hope you don’t, but if you do, I hope you’ll remain connected to us on other sites.

    1. Thanks so much, I hope to come back when things are fixed.

  48. Sorry this happened to you🥺. I hope you’re not gone for too long

    1. Thank you and I hope to be back soon 😊

  49. I’m glad I don’t have these issues. Most of them appear to be baloney. See you. Oh, I mean, I won’t see you…

    1. Thanks, hopefully I’ll be back when things are resolved.

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  51. It’s working now. Hang in there. Okay?

    1. Thanks so much.

  52. I am still trying to understand your goof -up with WordPress

    1. I am too, they don’t tell me anything so I have no idea what’s happening.

  53. I feel for you Pooja. Do whatever you need to do for your mental well-being. Take as long as you need to take and be well, always!

    1. Thanks so much!

  54. I’m so sorry that the situation is so bad and you’re forced to take this step. Perhaps the WP people will fix this issue and apologize to you and you’ll come back. I’ll miss your amazing blog.

    1. Thank you and I hope they fix it sooner rather than later. I hope to be back soon.

      1. I hope they do. It’s such a needless bother for you. 🤗🤗🤗

        1. It is but I know I’ll get through it with the support of all the wonderful people here 🤗

          1. Oh yes, we are here for you. And we don’t want you to stop blogging.

  55. Sorry to hear the trouble your having. Take care of yourself and I hope this works out.

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate that.

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  57. That is a real shame that this is happening to you, Pooja. I hope for your sake WordPress does sort your issues out and that you do come back after your break 😊

    1. Thanks so much, hoping to come back soon 😊

  58. If WP accused you of importing followers, and there was no recourse for you, even if things get sorted out, it will happen again.
    I know I recommended in a previous post about looking for another hosting company. Well, I’d say this is the final straw. Give it some serious thought. And good luck 🙁

    1. Thanks so much. I am definitely considering self-hosting and am currently researching it.

  59. I left WordPress over a month a go myself. I started my blogging website. Good luck on your journey.

    1. Thanks so much and good luck with this new step too.

  60. Their evasiveness is suspicious but doesn’t change you being caught in the crossfire. I’m sorry this has happened to you and I hope you get the best result for you in the end.

    1. Thanks so much, I’m really hoping things are fixed soon.

  61. Wishing you a relaxing hiatus and hope to see you back refreshed! 🙏

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. You are very welcome! 🙂

  62. Terrible news about WordPress and your experience Pooja. I hope it is something that works out soon for you.

    1. Thanks so much and hoping the same.

  63. I’m so sorry to see you go, Pooja. I know I’ve had issues myself but I think that was Google, not WordPress – my views jumped from 2-300 per day to, if I’m lucky, about 40 a day. That’s organic traffic from SEO alone though, I don’t do social media (other than Facebook). The Twitter feeds of global news and comparing myself to others on Instagram would wreak havoc for my mental health, so I stay away. Either way, I wish you every success wherever your journey takes you next!

    1. Thanks, I’m probably coming back when things are fixed. SEO does cause an increase in views, it really helps with traffic when done right.

  64. Peter Craig-McFeely Avatar
    Peter Craig-McFeely

    Keep blogging, your thinking is a joy to behold and your writing eloquent and bright. Come back soon.

    1. Thanks so much, really appreciate your kind words.

  65. Please don’t go Pooja! Or if you must, please come back! You were the first one to take any kind of interest in me at all. I know what they’re doing is unforgivable. Big corporations are like that; quite unfeeling. But you can still post. Isn’t that the main thing? Maybe this will get worked out for you in time. Maybe they’ll discover their mistake about you. I need you Pooja! Please don’t go :0(

    1. Thanks so much, I do plan on coming back soon once things are more sorted out than they are now. I’ll still be visiting your post since I genuinely enjoy your content so don’t worry about that.

      1. Oh! Happy to hear that much at least. But sorry things aren’t working out so well for you. I do so hope they’ll solve that email problem!

  66. Hi Pooja, I feel really sorry to hear about your nightmarish experience with WP. It’s disheartening when a platform you’ve invested so much in poses such challenges. The outlandish accusation of buying followers instead of providing timely support is frustrating.
    Taking a break for your mental wellbeing is a wise decision in such trying times. There is no denying that you have touched many lives through your blog, and your community will keep supporting you, whether on WP or elsewhere.
    Take time to recharge yourself, knowing you’ll be missed a lot. Stay strong, stay connected, and take care of yourself.

    1. Thanks, I really appreciate your kind words and although I am disappointed by WP’s response I do plan on coming back soon.

      1. Really miss you here. Looking forward to see you back on WP.

  67. Oh wow,Pooja this is awful. Im so sorry this is happening to you. I know how hard you’ve worked to make your blog what it is today. I sincerely hope this wont be the end but I understand that mental health is no joke. I’m always here for you and I know it’ll work out. 🥹🫶🏾

    1. Thanks so much, I so appreciate you saying that and hopefully things will be back to normal soon 🤗💕

  68. Oh, no! I am so sorry to hear this, Pooja! I can’t believe this is happening to you. If I were you, I would consider going self-hosted. There are many that have done so and can help you make the switch. Good luck, take care and don’t be a stranger. 💖

    1. Thanks, I am definitely looking into self-hosting once everything is settled down. I’m hoping to come back to blogging soon 😊

      1. Wishing you the best of luck, Pooja!

  69. I got the email for this one! I hope that you let us know where you land next so we can follow you there!

    1. Thanks and for now I’m sticking to blogging here but eventually moving to self-hosting which means I’ll still show up on your reader!

  70. Find peace within yourself and come back very soon.

    1. Thanks so much, hope to be back next week.

  71. Oh no! I’m really sorry things have got so much worse. That’s awful that they accused you of buying followers too. I hope you are able to come back <3. Take care of yourself

    1. Thanks so much. I’ve had some time to calm down and will be back to blogging soon.

      1. Take care!

  72. Well, this is sad. I hadn’t found your blog that long ago, and I have enjoyed your writing greatly. The information and perspective you provide is admirable and frankly inspiring. I shall miss your presence. WordPress has given me pause for concern as well.–Christopher

    1. Thanks so much. I really appreciate that and I hope to be blogging again soon. I hope you’ll receive the email when I post again.

  73. Wow, Pooja, I am so incredibly sorry. I have never been placed in a position like this, and my little websites never had this much traffic, so I can only imagine what a massive blow this is. WordPress is also directly involved in your livelihood so they are 100% messing with the way you make a living.
    If it is any consolation, I haven’t received any interruption in email alerts (that I know of). I know you said some communications are getting through.
    Either way, their ban/partial ban of you is utter nonsense and even worse they’re being super vague about things and sparse in communication. I’d hate to see you leave, but if you do end up going away I’m 100% sure you’ll find success elsewhere because you’ve proven that you’re very resourceful.
    Wishing you all the best. <3

    1. Thanks so much. I’m glad you’re getting the emails and some of the issues are fixed so far. Hopefully, they’ll all be fixed soon and I am hoping to stay on WordPress but eventually move to self-hosted so I don’t have to rely on WP anymore.

  74. well may you return. I didnt find your blog that ago, although you found mines first. This goes to show what big corporations really want, MONEY, and nothing else [which the conspiracy is real]. If you return, don’t let them shut you down or even attempt to.

    1. I completely agree, all these big corporations only care about money and never their customers. I am definitely returning and will be fighting back in any way I can.

  75. So sorry to hear about what you’re going through, I really hope it gets sorted in some way so that u can return to a space thats better for your mind to be in. Take care 💕

    1. Thanks and I hope things are sorted out soon so I can get back to blogging again. I hope to be back next week.

  76. This is a scary situation for many bloggers. Feel well Pooja. Do try to come back to the blogging world. We are all gonna miss you. Take care.

    1. Thanks and I’ll hopefully be back next week.

  77. I’m getting email notifications from your blog, please stick around.

    1. I’m glad to hear that and I’ll hopefully be back next week.

  78. Noooooooooo!!! I don’t want you to stop blogging. I really enjoy reading your posts and your humor.
    I’m so sorry about the whole WP fiasco…it seems like it’s happening to some bloggers and that’s devastating. Shouldn’t you get better customer service with an upgraded plan?!
    Cheering you on!!

    1. Thanks and yeah it’s definitely happening to multiple people, hopefully WP gets their act together soon. Thank you and I’ll ba back to blogging next week!

  79. “Three feet from the vein of gold” that’s how close to a breakthrough one unfortunate miner was when he/she decided to quit.
    Pooja dear, please consider resilience. It will be sad to watch you give up on all your hard-work.. match on trouper! Success is on the other side. Sending hugs 🫂

    1. Thank you so much. I will be back next week. After giving it some thought I have decided to continue blogging 😊

      1. Yeey 🤸🏾‍♀️

  80. I just got came back from my hiatus with WordPress.
    I’m so sorry this is happening to you.
    I hope everything works out fine and you come back. WordPress certainly won’t be the same without you.

    1. Thanks, I really appreciate that. I hope to be back next week.

      1. I hope to see you soon then ❤️

  81. I’m so sorry to hear about that !! I hope everything is fixed as soon as possible and you can continue blogging like you always do. I also wanted to let you know I got an email for this blog ! Yay 🙂

    1. Thanks so much and I hope to be back next week!

      1. Of course.

  82. Be patient, Pooja. I think you have to wait for 2 more day’s.

    1. Thanks so much.

  83. I really hope this gets resolved! You will be missed!

    1. Thanks and I hope to be back next week!

  84. I understand your frustration my fellow Jedi. I would miss you and your posts but follow you on instagram

    1. Thank you and hopefully I’ll be back to blogging soon too.

  85. I understand your frustration and hoping all this gets resolved asap. Take care 💛

    1. Thank you so much 😊

  86. NOOO! Don’t go! 😭

    1. Thank you and hope to be back next week 😊

  87. Pooja, I understand how disheartened and frustrated you must be feeling with the issues you’re facing on WordPress. It’s unfortunate that they haven’t been responsive or provided satisfactory answers. Your hard work and dedication to your blog are evident, and it’s understandable that these challenges have taken a toll on your mental health.
    I want to encourage you not to give up. Your voice and presence in the blogging community are valuable, and your readers appreciate your content. Have patience, things will definitely get better.

    1. Thanks so much. I took some time to think things through and decided to stick with WordPress. I’ve put a lot of hard work into the blog and didn’t want to lose it over something like this.

      1. I am so happy that you have decided to continue WordPress. Yes, you have worked so hard to reach to this level and you cannot let this issue become a reason to lose all your hard work and dedication that you put through over the years.

  88. they band began at ten to six when wordpress began their trix. i ll miss you my dear. you are irreplacable even if that maynot be a word.

    1. Thanks so much, I hope to be back next week.

      1. sounds good. go o s!!

  89. Oh my, I’ve been off WordPress for a while, so I tried to catch up with everything, and I can’t believe what I’m reading. It would be such a pity to see one of my fav bloggers go away. Hope this is just a temporary thing and will be resolved as soon as possible.
    My thoughts are with you. Take care, dear Pooja ❤️

    1. Thank you so much and yes I hope to be back soon. ❤️

  90. Oh, Pooja, I am sorry to hear this and I hope you are not leaving. However if you think other platforms are better, please share it with us and we might go there too. LOL. I will really miss you.

    1. Thank you so much. I’ve decided to stay and just move to self-hosted soon so I’ll still show up on the Reader. I just can’t leave lol.

      1. I thought you were not coming back and it really felt like losing a friend. LOL.

  91. I’m sorry to hear this is happening. I hope things work out in a good way for you.

    1. Thanks so much, I hope so too. I’m planning to move to self-hosting eventually.

  92. I haven’t been on WP for a while and I’m sad to hear you are having technical issues once again with your Blog and hope everything will be resolved very soon as you have put in way too much quality work to leave behind. Stay strong and I look forward to reading your inspiring work very soon ❤

    1. Thanks so much and I hope it’s resolved soon too. Hoping to come back as soon as things go back to normal.

  93. Quantez Xihuitl Avatar
    Quantez Xihuitl

    Internet conspiracy rumors have been saying for a long time your a National Security Intelligence officer aka Kenyan government spy. So What country are you going to spy on during your absence this time.

    1. Lol, well I guess you’ll just have to wait and see…

  94. Omg Pooja!😭
    Not when I just finished exams. I’m so sorry this happened to you. That’s so unfair and I can’t imagine how you must feel but I try to believe that things like this happen for bigger things to take place. And I’m sure whatever you decide to do, you’ll do it excellently. I’m always rooting for you Pooja and I’ll try to keep in touch through mails. Love you so so much and thank you for being one of the best things that happened to me in the blogosphere 🤍🤍

    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your support. I’ll be staying here for now and eventually move to self-hosting. But even still, feel free to reach out via mail if you ever need anything or even just want to chat 😊

      1. That’s great. Self-hosting is the best

  95. If you want to go and blog somewhere else, I will go too. My page link issue still isn’t fixed. Let me know if you are going to blog somewhere else.

    1. Oh no, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re having this issue with WP’s Happiness Engineers too. I don’t know when they became so incompetent. I’m eventually thinking of self-hosting which I would recommend you do too. This platform is no longer stable enough to use long term. At least in my opinion.

      1. Good news I found someone that pointed me in the right direction. My links are fixed.

  96. This treatment from WordPress is beyond bad customer care.
    I thought that bloggers having many followers is a good thing, but seems like to them it isn’t.🥴

    It’s okay Pooja, I hope you enjoy your break and return soon.

    1. I know, it’s so odd that they don’t want people to engage with other blogs. Why have this platform then 🤔
      Thanks so much.

  97. Wow, so sorry Pooja!

    1. Thanks, luckily everything seems okay now!

  98. Oh wow this is awful! How do they and why would they assume you have purchased followers. They shouldn’t care anyway!

    1. I have no idea because they refuse to answer my questions. That was literally the first thing I asked and they said they would get back to me which they never did. So weird!

  99. You would never buy followers and clearly their logic is flawed due to the lack of sudden increase. It isn’t worth being frustrated as it isn’t your fault but hope you feel better soon 🙂

    1. Thanks so much. Yeah, I was very annoyed but decided to let it go and move on.

      1. Very sensible and very welcome 🙂

  100. That’s real sad Pooja. Your hard work and effort is evident from your writing. And that’s why you didn’t receive my request over mail. Stupid WordPress people. They are just jealous of the success that your writing brings you. Keep writing. Would you like to do a podcast episode for my channel ?

    1. Thanks. It was really disappointing but things are back on track now. Unfortunately, I’m too busy with work at the moment but maybe sometime in the future.

  101. Oh my!! 🤣😎🙃

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