Keeping track of the everything going on in the WordPress community is hard. There are hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals who produce great WordPress oriented content. No single news blog can cover it all well, and social platforms like Twitter have a lot of noise.
Post Status is a place to get the most interesting content available in the community in a very short amount of time.
Why not RSS / Twitter / etc?
Every medium has pros and cons. In my opinion, Twitter is the best way to see everything. But it’s very noisy. RSS can be good too. But that assumes you are subscribed to the right blogs, that the content on those blogs is worthwhile 100% of the time, and it assumes a blog is wholly focused on WordPress. That’s not often the case.
My goal with Post Status is to eliminate the noise and reduce the barrier to news. If people want the most important happenings in the WordPress community at any given time, they can have it without reading a thousand tweets or mining hundreds of posts in an RSS feed.
Haven’t I seen this model before?
You have. It’s not terribly different from the Hacker News, Reddit, or even Imgur model. But it’s completely focused on WordPress content. And there is the added twist that it’s not wholly automated. I (Brian) am always keeping a keen eye on what’s on Post Status, and I will always aim to feature the absolutely most interesting content there is.
How do I know this will last?
Even if the social layer of Post Status completely fails and people don’t up vote, comment on links, or submit posts – it will still be here. I’ve spent years sharing content on Twitter that I spend a great deal of time finding. I’ve fine tuned the people and blogs I track in the community, and I do my best to stay on top of things. But oftentimes, I just end up tweeting what I find, and then I never see it again.
Well, with WordPress I own my content, and I can easily find those links. So if all else fails, which I really hope it does not, Post Status can always be my little link blog. I hope that you’ll find this to be a pleasant place to catch up with what’s happening with WordPress.
Who are you?
My name is Brian Krogsgard. I’m the creator and editor of Post Status. I’ve been using WordPress since 2008, build websites with WordPress for my career, and absolutely love the WordPress community.
I hope you will join me in this little endeavor, and utilize Post Status as a resource for your content consumption, and maybe even submit some new posts once in a while.
Of course, I welcome your feedback. Kick the tires around here, and let me know what you think in the comments.
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Post Status is on Twitter. Or you can subscribe by RSS to new posts or featured posts only. You can also subscribe to the newsletter, which I promise will never be just a feed of posts, but Newsletter-only custom commentary.