With the rise of Medium and “popular” bloggers leading the charge to turn-off comments (and now back on again), it’s been easy for me to question how we’ve done things on ChurchMag.
As you know, we never turned-off our comments, posted on Medium, nor do we ever plan on leaving WordPress.
But in these lines of questioning, it’s raised some things worth addressing in my opinion. For example:
- How can blog commenting be better?
- How can the editorial process be made easier?
- How can the writing be more about…writing?
Just because I love WordPress, doesn’t make me blind to areas that need improving. From the admin to reader comments, the entire blogging process could be streamlined and made more enjoyable. The bottom line is this:
Can WordPress provide a better blogging experience?
As WordPress has blossomed into its own and has become a solid CMS, I don’t expect it to veer in this direction. This is clearly something that will need to be addressed with some awesome plugins.
And here come those awesome plugins for a better blogging experience.
- The goal is to have the first plugin release at the end of the month.
- More plugins are in the works – all aimed at – wait for it, wait for it – a better blogging experience.
- Give them your email and you’ll be the first to know what’s going on.
I’ve got an inside look into what’s going on, and as a blogger, I’m excited (I’m sure you are, too) to see WordPress provide a…well…you know. 😉