It would seem there are plans aiming to integrate self hosted WordPress.ORG installs with WordPress.COM hosted blogs, as if they are hosted by WordPress.COM, when they aren’t.
Wouldn’t you WordPress.COM hosted bloggers just love to see the WordPress.COM Editors retire the Freshly Pressed posts page, replace it with the Discover page and include the selections from tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands sites that are not hosted by WordPress.COM?
I’m sure those with posts on self hosted WordPress.ORG sites would just love to gain traffic from the high SEO WordPress.COM Staff selection Discovery page promotion but how about you as a WordPress.COM blogger? In terms of increased competition for traffic do you love ❤️ that idea?
Wouldn’t you WordPress.COM hosted bloggers just love to be faced with your posts competing for traffic with posts published on tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands self hosted WordPress.ORG installs not only on the WordPress.COM Discovery page but also on the WordPress.COM Category and Tags pages?
I’m sure those with posts on self hosted WordPress.ORG sites would just love traffic from the high SEO wordpress.COM Categories and Tags pages but how about you as a WordPress.COM hosted blogger? In terms of increased competition for traffic do you love ❤️ that idea?
I do not love ❤️ either one.
I think that it would be unfair to WordPress.COM hosted bloggers for Staff to include any posts on the WordPress.COM Discovery page and WordPress.COM Categories and Tags pages that are not published on sites hosted by WordPress.COM.
If you think that increased competition for traffic from sites that are not even hosted by WordPress.COM would be unfair, like I do, then prepare yourself for the worst because here it comes!
Here comes your 19th nervous break down.
November 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm comment on Discover: The Best Content Across WordPress
Are you kidding me?
Why should we wordpress.COM hosted bloggers have to compete for traffic with posts on any self-hosted wordpress.ORG installs that are not hosted here? That’s not fair at all.
I sincerely hope that notion will be tossed where it belongs ie. directly into the rubbish bin.
I also sincerely hope that we wordpress.COM hosted bloggers won’t also be faced with having the posts from self hosted wordpress.ORG installs appearing on the wordpress.COM Category and Tags pages either because that wouldn’t be fair either.
Oct 26, 2015, 1:24 PM
WordPress.com and WordPress.org are easy to mix up! If you want to be listed on WordPress.com, then you do need to be hosted on WordPress.com and it’s possible to setup hosting elsewhere. We’d like to include all Jetpack sites more inclusively in the Reader in the future too—we’re working toward that.
- Be sure to read the rest of the thread.
There’s no doubt in my mind that many WordPress.com bloggers will not respond to any such integration by expressing appreciation for the additional competition for traffic with posts published on sites that are not hosted by wordpress.COM.
So after reading all the way to the end of that support forum thread let me know when you are scheduling your 19th nervous breakdown.
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UPDATE: Now that I vented and I’ve sung a few ♫ Alleluia ♫ choruses at the very top of my range (I’m a mezzo-sporano) I am feeling much better. I’ve devoted a year to relearning everything I forgot about singing and it’s lifting my spirits. Also my passion for stand-up comedy has been re-ignited.
My favorite mezzo-sprano who has crossed over to pop recordings and folk songs and classical vocals from operatic arias is Sissel Kyrkjebø. And, yes I can hit all of the high notes you hear here.
For opera lovers ❤️
For those who do not love ❤️ opera
re: future wordpress projects
I’d love to see a WordPress Opera created and to have Robyn Okrant’s comedic brilliance featured in it.