WordPress is trying to be too much like tumblr and other micro-blogging platforms. Their whole interface change to minimalize and simplify is a mistake because all it does is confuse and become convoluted. This is like have a size 10 foot (U.S.) and trying to cram your way into a size 6 because you think those heels look more cute, fab, fun smaller. Are you really wanting to go through the torture of mutilating your foot to get the fit?
Why try to fit in over rising above? I’ve worked for both CVS and Walgreens. Front store and Pharmacy. Yes, they are competitors, but I will tell you one thing; CVS is innovative and all Walgreens does is trying to fit in and mold and once in a while try to make a great business idea sound like their own when CVS was doing it 6 months – 2 years before them. Would you rather be a Walgreens or a CVS?
Show someone what they can do if they used your product vs another in the market, let them see they have to learn it and you will come up farther in the race because they’re going to want to show and tell everyone about it.
Copy another business or fad, become so user-friendly that a monkey can do it and it lacks appeal and that consumer comes out feeling less satisfied.
Think of programs like Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Avid; anyone can use those programs if they learn them. Not everyone wants to take that time because they like instant gratification, a couple clicks and bam, they have their ad/movie. The person who knows how to utilize those professional programs, may take longer than click-click-boom, but because of their knowledge, their ad/movie is going to blow click-click-boom out of the water.
I know, I know we are talking about a free blogging platform here, but they sell product. Domains, customizations, etc. WordPress is worth a lot more than following a clique it doesn’t belong in. Let tumblr compete with other micro-blogging plats. Why aren’t we growing and going against platforms like TypePad, SquareSpace, etc.?
- Walgreen profits skid in first quarter (upi.com)
- Walgreen fiscal 1Q profit sinks nearly 26 pct (miamiherald.com)
- Walgreen Ready To ‘Blur Retail Channels’ In Stores Across U.S. (forbes.com)
- CVS Forecasts 2013 Profit That Tops Analysts’ Estimates – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- CVS Caremark sees Obamacare as expansion opportunity (uk.reuters.com)