The two classes originally listed as “Primary” Healers, we vie for group spots, raid spots, cloth drops, and the Taunt/Growl cooldown of our raid tanks. In all the years of fierce competition between Druids and Priests, however, never has an issue of such weight, such consequence been brought to bear…
Why do Priests choose WordPress but Druids choose Blogger?
Don’t believe me? Check out the holy trinity of Priest blogs: Egotistical Priest, Priestly Endeavors, and Holy Light. All WordPress! Even World of Matticus written by a devotee of both the Priest and the Shaman publishes via WordPress! In direct contrast are the Druid blogs: Balance of Power, Big Bear Butt, Laser Chicken, Nurturing Instinct, Of Teeth and Claws, and Tree of Life, all of which are published via Blogger. Even Megan from Out of Mana, player of several level 70 characters including a Druid but nary a Priest in sight has chosen Blogger! What could possibly be the divisive force driving our two platform selections? I attribute this phenomenon to one or more of the following possibilities:
- WordPress offers many more themes than does Blogger.
Perhaps tired of their constant relegation to only being able to wear cloth armor, Priests crave the diversity offered to them by WordPress’s numerous blog templates. Druids, on the other hand, are constantly forced to select from cat, bear, Moonkin, seal, bird, cheetah, and Tree. After a hard day of Powershifting, it’s nice to only have to consider a handful of options for your blog’s aesthetics.
- WordPress themes are typically more elegant and refined while Blogger themes are more universal.
This directly parallels our Tiered Armor Sets. While Priest-specific sets are beautiful and regal, the Druid-specific sets are … brown. And clunky. And while one generally associates robes and long swaths of glistening satin with a Holy Priest or face melter, the Druid sets have to be more universally designed, avoiding looking too much like a restorer’s garb or Tank Girl’s uniform.
- New Blog Authors take a page from the book of those who have gone before.
A Druid who regularly reads Big Bear Butt might be more inclined to use Blogger because it is a solution she has seen in practice. Similarly, a Priest who reads one the Priest blogs is probably more likely to choose WordPress, both because it works and in a subconscious effort to be more readily assimilated by her peers.
I’m not recommending one blogging platform over another. Both have their strong points (WordPress is a great deal more flexible, for instance). For me, I chose Blogger because I enjoy working with Google products and because I had used Blogger for a personal blog in the past. And this isn’t to say that there aren’t and will never be exceptions to the rule. But any Druid caught rolling a WordPress blog will be ostracized until they reroll.
To the other class bloggers out there, what are the reasons you chose the platform you did?