Blogging has always been simple: read; comment; blog.
First, I gotta admit, wordpress has a decent blogging platform.
But, if you want to really blog.
Second, you have to begin to move away from wordpress.
Sadly, what made wordpress a great blogging platform will become your downfall if you continue to blog on wp.
They focused on making money out of a free blogging program. For years, that worked for them and for the blogger. BUT, now they have scaled beyond a point that they can actually support. And many people are experiencing problems.
Missing content, posts, blogs, comments.
A lack of support for their software.
My guess? That outage they had a couple years back scared them. AND I think it POSTPONED their public stock offering. I think they decided that instead of telling the world if they had a problem, they would just hide the problems.
Instead of embracing the bad news, they have tried to hide all news. And that means they intentionally decided NOT to SUPPORT their clients.
I might be wrong. But, I really don’t think so.
But, like I said, from the old days of blogging. The way to be a great blogger is simple: read; comment; blog.