Today I wanted to reblog an article I saw in my WordPress search feed, but there was no reblog button available. The article was about Mark Zuckerberg + Alexandia Ocasio-Cortez, so I decided to search for those terms to see if there was another article that did have a reblog button. Yes, indeed: there were some available, but no those were not about the same topic, really. So I decided to reblog it the old-fashioned way: I created it by myself, typing it out with my fingers! 😯
On my way to making this decision to actually do some work, I also searched the Google. That was a horror show: oodles of articles, all plastered with ads, none with reblogging capabilities, very few with comments / comment fields (and none — as far as I can remember — implementing WordPress). A classic case of Google making lots of money off of my sorry eyes, with little or no profit reaching my intellect. Complete sucker territory! 😐
Couldn’t WordPress actually empower the blogging community by improving search results? Maybe ranking the results by other methods — perhaps even user-configured? Like: I would really love the capability to prefer blogs that include the reblog feature. Or maybe to ignore stuff (users, websites, junk like that).
Because this is really pie-in-the-sky, outside-of-the-box wishful thinking, I am going to stop here without elaborating any more… as I wouldn’t want to actually break out in a sweat unless there is proof that someone might actually agree + think the idea is good + ought to exist. What about you? What do you think?