I read some shit on WordPress – The Daily Post – but really, they are plumbing the depths.
After starting to write a blog post, the temptations of the internet can easily distract us from the task at hand. You’re happily typing along when, suddenly, the urge to check Facebook or your email overwhelms you. [Er, no it does not] Your blog post is temporarily put on hold as you reply to emails, check status updates, or Tweet about that cool new product you saw. [I am not fifteen years old]
According to a report released last December by comScore, one in five minutes online are spent on a social networking site. [Not of my five minutes] Rather than viewing social networking sites as one large distraction, try changing your perspective and make them work for use by using them for inspiration.
Look people. Why do you need a source of inspiration? If you are struggling to write something, then just don’t bother.
WordPress is obsessed with trying to get people to spend all their time blogging. Do lay off WP. Please?
If I read one more unoriginal thought generated by the inspiration of the day motivators I swear I will, um, fall asleep.
What I really wanted to complain about was the strange tagging and category thing that goes on.
I categorise something photography, (although I don’t do photography as we all know), it comes up in the photography section. Easy huh? I categorise something Gibraltar and does it come up under the rather hidden Gib section? No. I need to tag it. Sigh.
Speaking of which, why is the same boring blog still the featured Gibraltar blog? No, of course it isn’t mine or else I wouldn’t be complaining.
But, I can say that my dogblog, which I thoughtfully tagged, dogblog, has been the featured dogblog for far too long. [Pippdogblog in case there is still anyone out there who hasn’t read his blog]
So there we have it. One of my blogs isn’t featured, the other is. Either way, the featured blogs need to be changed more often. Easy WordPress. Get on with it and stop faffing around telling people where to put their commas, what photos to post, and how to seek inspiration from FB or Twitter.
Which reminds me, I must write a post advising you all how to write intros.
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