As I have mentioned recently, I am leaving WordPress as a blogger. The writing of my blog will go, but commenting on your blogs, will still happen.
I have not been happy for about 2 years with WordPress. You may remember that time I paid for a year blogging on the cheapest plan, only to find a few months in it wasn’t that cheap, as they sent an email to say how one of the parts that I paid wouldn’t be included when renewing in a years time. But if I pay to renew by a certain date, I would save so much money. But still, it worked out expensive and not reasonable like before. Especially when I write for pleasure. I don’t earn money from this blog.
I found this very sneaky of WordPress. There was nothing in their small print.
They still do that cheap offer when signing up, as I seen it again after choosing not to sign up further. So be warned, it’s not impressive down the line and price does go way up.
I regret paying that year subscription and it was from that, that WordPress really got me pissed off.
Then there were a couple of other incidents. Again, not happy how they dealt with it. But one of them, they eventually changed their tune and did something about it, when other bloggers affected by the same thing were all fed up and blogged about it, targeting both WordPress for not originally doing anything and the site that was copying stuff, without first getting the authors permission.
Now, the final straw for me. Block editor.
I can’t get on with block editor. It’s certainly not mobile friendly.
But even if I could get used to block editor, it is not my style of editor to write with. So why should I be made to love it?
Why do people say to those who don’t like it, that you get used to it?
We don’t have to like it, or get used to it. It boils down to that it is time consuming. Other bloggers have said its time consuming. The old editor was much quicker to write with, than block editor.
The editor they are getting rid of did not have any issues. I certainly never had any problems when creating my post with this editor.
This editor helps keep my writing flowing. The block editor does not do that for me. I know I am not alone in that feeling either.
The block editor is the one that will crush my enjoyment of writing, the more I force myself to use it.
This blog wasn’t my first blog. My previous blog, I came to WordPress from Blogger in 2008. I have had many years here of happiness. The last 2 years here, is where I have become unhappy with WordPress. The block editor, my final straw.
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