Moving from WordPress to Substack
Why Life from the Road is changing our platform.
I never imagined there would come a day when I would move any of my websites from WordPress to another web publishing platform.
Being one of the first WordPress theme designers and helping grow one of the largest companies in the industry, it seems sacrilegious to abandon something that literally changed my life.
WordPress allowed me to make friends all over the world, to coach thousands of freelancers, and to build a very profitable and lucrative business.
Yet here I am. Excited and ready for change.
WordPress has become a distraction.
There is no doubt that WordPress is one of the best website publishing platforms to ever be created. Over the years it has become an invaluable tool for launching blogs, websites, and eCommerce stores. It provides so much flexibility that the options are almost endless. You can do almost anything!
Unfortunately I’ve come to have a love/hate relationship with WordPress.
In the quest for developers to make it easier, it’s also become more difficult. The platform has become cumbersome with the continual plugin updates or conflicts, the upsells and expensive upgrades, the gobbling up of companies in acquisitions, and the “UX improvements” of WordPress itself.
WP was created to make publishing simple but it’s become an overwhelming distraction to actual writing and creating.
I will continue to design and build websites on WordPress because it is great, but for anything writing related I believe Substack will be the future solution.
Substack is limited but refreshing.
Substack is designed for writers who want to write, publish, and grow an audience. It’s as basic as it gets.
There are no plugins to purchase and continually update. There aren’t unlimited options for design or layouts. You don’t have to install anything and it’s free to use; they only take a 10% cut from any paid newsletter subscriptions you sell.
Substack makes it easy to focus on what matters … delivering content.
This is why we are excited to move WorldDalmanation.com to this platform. We want to spend more time writing great content and provide valuable information to our readers. And we want to grow our community and reach in a way blogging hasn’t done for some time.
I’ll share more in our next post about why we’re going to a subscription model, but for now I hope you check out this new platform.