Ok, so this post has absolutely nothing to do with Denmark, life (‘pre’ or ‘post) or the like. Apologies. I’m just quite baffled and disappointed to see some changes in the overall structure of WordPress. I know, I know… “why don’t you then contact their customer service – or similar – and stop ranting in ‘public’?” Well… because.
To start with I must say I simply can’t understand why on Earth one is no longer able to scroll through freshly pressed posts unless signed in. (Correct me if I’m wrong, but I did try to find out – without success – a way to just go the WordPress home page and read freshly pressed posts before making this assertion.) Are we really getting to the point of limiting the joys and pains of blogging to a bunch of ‘us’, thus excluding ‘them’ as many groups in waaaaay too many situations and contexts already do day in and day out? Why, WordPress, oh why can’t we bloggers share our passion for writing with those with passion for reading, why?
Why must we also comply with the most recent change (that I’ve noticed, anyway) that obliges us to scroll down the screen to look at each individual freshly pressed post (giant picture included) instead of looking at all of them – orderly arranged, decent size picture displayed – at once? Why?
Dear WordPress, please reconsider. I can’t quite find practical (or even aesthetic) reasons for these changes and, if I may add my two cents, think it does a great deal of harm to us bloggers limiting our potential readership to those already holding WordPress ‘membership’. Did you at least run a poll among bloggers to check if we liked the changes? (I did not get the memo, thank you) Is it all a subtle strategy to get us to acquire our domains so that people can access freely? It can’t be. You are not like that, you’re not…. oh my… I’d better start saving to acquire my domain… soon