When I first joined Empower Network we were blogging on a Wordpress-related platform.
At the beginning we all had the same template, the same header, the same colors. The same everything.
Of course the guys behind the platform made it a bit more customizable over time.
I remember a time, I was in a few weeks when I suddenly had blog posts in my blog from another person, worse, all mine were gone. Disapeared! And then it turned out, I wasn't the only one. Everybody had the blog posts of this one person in their blog!
A bug. A glitch. Who knows? A couple of days later though all was fixed. It could be in the process some might have lost a post or two but nothing major.
We happily kept on blogging for all of 2012 and 3/4 of 2013.
But then it happened.
Empower Network left the Wordpress platform because they built their own.
There was a big launch going on, with the owners of Empower Network making a 4-parter video story which was a lot of fun to watch. Very creative.
Of course we were all excited...
- we could build more than one blog with the same login
- more options for customization
- one login
- see our downline's posts
In time we realized the drawbacks:
But only members could comment.
And we all lost traffic and rankings.
This is an image from Google Analytics of the old Wordpress platform. I didn't get a lot of traffic, but hey, it was not bad, and I would get leads and even a sign up once in a while. I wish I knew or remembered what had happened in April ;-)
Once reason I stopped getting traffic to this blog here is: I started a new one - even though the support guys moved our "old" posts from the Wordpress platform to the new, formerly known "Blogbeast" and later "ENv2".
I wanted to start fresh, but I still was not able to come up with a niche target market. There is just too much interesting stuff out there and happening.
So I moved on to http://xarahdax.empowernetwork.com/ and mapped it with my own domain :-)
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