Blogging Insights — Regrets

For this week’s Blogging Insights prompt, Dr. Tanya wants to know…

Do you have any regrets regarding your blog and blogging? What would you like to have done differently when you launched your blog?

I started my first blog in 2005 on Blogger. In 2007 I moved to a different blog hosting site, TypePad. It wasn’t until July 2013 that I started to blog at WordPress. In April 2015, to deal with some pressing personal issues, I shut down my WordPress blog. But in May 2017, once those personal matters were addressed, I returned to WordPress with This, That, and the Other.

My biggest blogging regret is that I didn’t start my first blog in 2005 with WordPress. Maybe it was me, but I had almost no interactions with other bloggers on either Blogger or TypePad. Neither (at the time) had the functionality of “likes.” Neither had a simple way to follow bloggers you enjoyed or a Reader functionality. And I hardly received any comments on my posts at either site. As a result, for me, anyway, blogging at Blogger and at TypePad made me feel like that proverbial tree in the forest that fell, but nobody was around to hear it. Only in these cases, I was posting and posting and got little to no feedback.

It wasn’t until blogging at WordPress that I discovered a robust and supportive community of other bloggers. I wish, back in 2005, I would have started at WordPress. But I suppose I got good practice blogging on Blogger and TypePad.

12 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Regrets

  1. Sadje April 4, 2023 / 9:14 am

    Yes, that’s the unique and best part of blogging on WP.

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  2. Carol anne April 4, 2023 / 2:06 pm

    I’m glad you came over to wp! I’m glad I started my blog on here too! It is a wonderful community!

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  3. Lou Carreras April 4, 2023 / 4:13 pm

    Sometimes I resent work because it gets in the way of interacting with the other bloggers on WP. I just can’t imagine blogging for very long without the communication that goes on.

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  4. drtanya@saltedcaramel April 5, 2023 / 10:58 am

    I like to believe that no effort is ever wasted. Your efforts since 2005 have made you into the great blogger that many of us respect and try to emulate.

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  5. leigha66 April 16, 2023 / 12:06 am

    You got some good practice in on those other sites but saved the best for us here at WordPress!

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