It’s been three weeks since I migrated from Posterous and I am liking WordPress so far. Widgets are super handy. It makes me wonder how I managed to maintain my old blogs without them. WordPress even has its own bookmarklet, something I discovered only a couple of days ago. Incredibly helpful for when I want to share some games writing stuff from other sites.
I don’t know exactly how, but my last few posts have attracted a few likes from random passersby, and even some meaningful comments. And I didn’t even share my posts on Facebook or Twitter. The visitors just keep coming and liking/commenting. My guess is that using the correct tags and keywords will eventually lead other WordPress users to your posts. This is something that Posterous and Blogger severely lack: they have very little “connectivity” to discover other like-minded topics and users.
I’m glad that you folks like what I am writing because it’s proof that I am not spouting complete and utter rubbish. Also, I hate writing about myself in first person: it’s super boring and devoid of any entertainment. Which is why you will very rarely see me blogging about my daily activities or whatnot — my life as a whole is pretty uninteresting and unexciting.
Whenever I write, I always believe in the three Es: to Engage, to Educate, and if appropriate, to Entertain the reader. If I cannot get any of the single Es to stand out then I won’t bother writing that topic at all.