Why I Think WordPress Is Sabotaging Its Bloggers
Recently, I’ve noticed some weird stuff happening on WordPress and I can’t tell if they are doing it on purpose or if this platform is just incredibly glitchy. I’ve been noticing for a few months now that my following randomly goes up and down. I get about five new followers on average every day. But my follower count hasn’t been reflecting this for quite a while. And when it does go up, it will suddenly go up by like 50 followers even though I didn’t get those many that day. Because of that, I decided to check how many followers I have each night before bed. And recently my followers randomly went from 25,999 to 25,943. That made me wonder, is WordPress sabotaging its bloggers?
Is WordPress Sabotaging Its Bloggers?
It’s not just about the followers. I’ve seen so many weird and suspicious stuff happening on WordPress that has made me feel like we’re being sabotaged. For example, when they introduced their Blaze feature a very large number of bloggers saw a decrease in their traffic, following and overall growth. And it just so happens that Blaze is a feature that helps you promote your blog posts via paid promotion on WordPress. A little too coincidental if you ask me.
Next, I’ve been noticing this whole followers increasing and decreasing thing for a while now. But this is the biggest decrease I’ve seen. Now, with over twenty-five thousand followers I don’t really care about numbers that much. But I do care when I and many other bloggers work their butts off trying to grow their site and their hard work goes to waste because of the platform. This has led to so many of my favourite bloggers who I considered friends either leaving this platform altogether or blogging a lot less.
At first I believed that maybe it’s all a coincidence or that this platform is just very glitchy. But, it’s just odd to me that every glitch has to do with decreasing the organic growth of blogs. Sure, it could be a coincidence. But what’s odd to me is that WordPress used to work fine before. So why did it only get this glitchy after the introduction of Blaze? And the fact that the company is worth so much but they can’t hire someone to help make their platform better? Kind of weird, if you ask me.
I don’t generally buy into conspiracy theories but I do believe that the greed of companies knows no bounds.
Anyway, everything I said is alleged. I’m a little crazy so don’t take my rants and whining too seriously. (Just putting that out there for legal reasons please don’t delete my site WP!)
I just wanted to warn you guys about what has been happening on my site because it could happen to you as well. As i mentioned, we all work hard for our followers and it’s unfair for WP to mess with our sites. I haven’t reached out to a Happiness Engineer because I don’t think they’ll help. Or they’ll attempt to fix the issue and break my site like they did last time. And a handful of followers doesn’t make much of a difference to me at this point. But just be careful and keep an eye on your follower count.
Do feel free to share this post so more people are aware of this and can keep an eye on their following.
What do you think- is WordPress sabotaging its bloggers? Have you noticed a sudden increase or decrease in your followers? Have you experienced a difference in traffic since Blaze was introduced? Let me know in the comments below because I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Or simply stop by and say hi!
For more blogging and WordPress related posts click here.
If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment!
Enjoyed this post? Then follow me on social media:
Email me on(guest posts welcome!): email@example.com