Blogs about WordPress are a dime a dozen.
The likes of WP Mayor, WinningWP, WPKube, and WPBeginner have been around for over a decade and continue to provide the world with WordPress news, tutorials, and reviews.
Others have cropped up all over the place, whether it’s a hosting or product company investing in their own blog or someone taking on a new venture.
That being said, their quality, intentions, and ability to last vary drastically.
For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking more and more about this, taking notes as I go.
This post sums up what I think of the current situation and where it’s heading.
The following article is my personal opinion based on my involvement in the WordPress community since 2014. It may not reflect the opinion of everyone involved with the WP Mayor project.
The public opinion
I recently posted a Twitter poll asking about the future of independent, self-funded blogs like this one to see how people perceive their future. Have a look at the tweet below and share your opinion.
The majority of people see value in our blogs and believe that their voice is needed, while some aren’t sure. A few believe that they have no future.
One reason I heard for the latter is that with larger companies taking over the top 5 spots in the SERPs for most valuable keywords, the value of independent sites will decline quickly.
It’s a valid concern, but keep reading to understand why that may not be the case.
Competition is ever-increasing
As I’ve mentioned in the introduction, the number of blogs created to publish tutorials and reviews about WordPress is ever-increasing.
Some have gotten involved in the community and are getting traction, while others are relying on sleazy tactics to grow quickly. I’ve shared a few examples on Twitter in the past, but there are far more in my inbox archive.
That’s not to mention the blogs of larger product and hosting companies that have come alive in the past few years.
Look at the likes of Kinsta, Elegant Themes, and so on. Their blogs are now constantly publishing quality content that is usually helpful and ranks well.
These blogs are now “competing” directly with the “original” WordPress blogs in terms of search rankings, but in most cases, they have the
This article was written by Mark Zahra and originally published on WP Mayor.