To the Daily Post Community: Thank You!

I’m very late due to still not having my own computer or laptop yet, but I just found out about this and am very disappointed.

The Daily Post

Almost seven and a half years ago The Daily Post opened its virtual doors to the WordPress.com blogging community. It’s been an incredible ride, and incredible rides, too, sometimes come to an end. As of the end of this month (and 2,000 Daily Prompts, 380 Photo Challenges, 260 Community Pools, and 100 First Fridays later), we will no longer publish new posts, prompts, or challenges on this site.

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5 thoughts on “To the Daily Post Community: Thank You!

  1. Over the last 1-2 years I’ve watched WP shifting gears. What started out as a community of bloggers engaged in conversations and “Hey, look at this” – pretty much a network/gathering of friends and characters worldwide (with the normal few grumps, trolls…).is now becoming more like FB in that the management is shifting to appeal to and accommodate business and commerce. So many of the “subscribed to your blog” clicks are now companies/businesses it seems.
    It’s not just sticking ads on posts( if you don’t pay for them not to) it’s like sticking all those annoying ads on the notice posts sent to emails. So many of the “new” changes/tutorials are to help businesses – not actual bloggers. This is a sad thing.
    I remember when authors were scolded by WP for promoting their books too much.
    Now you can add payment options to your blog to make handing money over easier.
    Guess it was inevitable. Things change. Management was not satisfied with the income from ads which benefited by traffic from so many big blogs (Not to mention WP absorbed/bought so many other blogging platforms.)
    Dramatic shift in the community.
    Blog traffic is what used to be important to them. Remember the push to have everyone link their blogs to all social media? Google did tell them that only the blogs with social media linkups would be looked favorably on by them for placement in searches. Bloggers and writers’ post contributions supported WP – it’s what brought people to WP and created that traffic/data that became valuable to WP
    They apparently have decided to refocus efforts by their staff. Guess they figure bloggers will stick around.

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      1. Feeling the same.
        Been looking around to see where the kids went. Fb is done (In publishing/web design we used to say when elm. school teachers get into it, a thing is done….Business may drown WP too.Toss away the Golden Blogger Geese? It is a shame. Has been fun

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