…. when you’re having fun.
I was stunned when this arrived yesterday in my Comments folder. Who knew? I can’t believe it’s been so long, I’ve had such a lot of fun along the way, have met so many new people in far-flung places, received so much kindness and encouragement, and have made many treasured friends.
And you know what? I’m still on my old free plan. I’ve never felt the need to change how my blog looks, or to add a load of new widgets. I have no intention of monetising or commercialising, and while I welcome new followers with open arms, I don’t feel any urge to aim for SEO, actively attract new followers or sell or endorse anything for payment. Boring? Perhaps, but it suits me.
At some stage I’ll probably run out of data storage space – I do post fairly often, and with photos – and will have to change to a paying plan, but hopefully they won’t force me to change how the blog looks. With luck, all that will change is that I’ll be able to drop the .wordpress part of the blog’s name. I know I’m an old stick-in-the-mud; I don’t like the way they keep changing things ‘to improve your blogging experience’. It doesn’t improve it for me, but I guess it helps and works for others for whom their blog is an income stream or a commercial necessity.
I hope the next 7 years with WordPress will be just as peaceful and enjoyable, and that you’ll all be along with me for the ride.