First thoughts on WordPress.com
Is this free? Honestly, that is the first thought any normal homa sapien has while registering on a website. And if it’s a blogging website, the next thought is – Can I earn through this?
I actually stumbled on WordPress while I was bored and searching on the ever reliable Google for blogging websites. And then I saw a blue link saying WordPress but that’s not what amplified my interest it was the word free next to it – ‘Create a free website or blog’.
The effect of a simple word ‘free’ on the human mind is ludicrous yet fascinating.
So I ended up clicking on the link and it gave me reasons to join the international team of wonderful bloggers. I read a few lines and clicked on the sign up. It took me fifteen minutes to think up of a username. I typed insanity – taken, then I typed crazygenes – taken. And I was thinking, ‘Wow! So many people think just like me’ and then I tried a few more but each time someone had already stolen my thoughts. Finally I got frustrated and came up with womanonrampage, obviously it wasn’t taken. Just my luck!
After typing my password, which I am not telling for obvious reasons. I scrolled and benefits of paying and getting privileges sat there taunting me. The urge to become a Premium member was immense especially after I saw the tick next to No Ads and the cross next No Ads on becoming a free member. Nobody like Ads. But then I thought who’s even going to read what I type, it would just be a waste of money as a beginner. And so I pressed on Create Blog below the free and I was finally a WordPress-ian, a free WordPress-ian.
I didn’t even know what my first blog would be about. I had thoughts about writing on how my day was which would be boring because my day was boring, every second I wished I was on my bed hugging a pillow and watching some movie instead on attending lectures about JAVA. But well life is never the way we wish for.
So I decided to share my first thoughts on WordPress. And after verifying my email, I realized that it’s very blue. Like everything is blue. I don’t know half of the settings and attributes and themes and stuff but I don’t think that the colour can be changed. Can it? Nevermind I like blue.
The second thought came after I clicked on Freshly Pressed. A lot of Caitlyn Jenner inspired posts and I definitely support him/her. It has become like a hot topic.
Also after reading a few posts I realized that people are really talented. The art of writing just flows from their mind to the tips of fingers and I am impressed. Playing with words isn’t easy and the fact that there such wonderful posts by equally wonderful people (though I know none) made me glad of my decision of signing up.
And my last thought was – I don’t think I am going to be disappointed with being a WordPress-ian.