TechCrunch shared some news that made me crack a big smile as I read it:
In the past 30 days alone, 15 million posts have been imported into the platform [WordPress.com]. The top two services that tend to migrate to WordPress are Blogger and Tumblr, Mullenweg tells me. And then there is Posterous.
It’s neat to see how many people are finding WordPress as a go-to solution for their blogging needs and yet how many try another service first, either out of ignorance of WordPress’ existence or because they didn’t feel like it “solved” their felt needs.
But I wish more people would consider highly WordPress the first time instead of having to go through the somewhat difficult (at times) task of migrating content once these other solutions go the way of the deadpool. It’s our mission to contribute to that global awareness as well as provide the right resources to our growing community.
I love what Matt says near the end:
I’ve always believed that if you make it easy for people to leave, they’re more likely to stay.
And stay they do. I think I may start adding #neverswitch or #neverswitchagain on some of my WordPress-related tweets. Why the heck not.
I’m sorry to hear about Posterous and am excited that some of the original developers have created Posthaven but I still think WordPress is a much better solution.
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