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How likely is it that you would recommend WordPress.com to your friends, family, or colleagues? (0: Not a chance, 10: Absolutely)
I'm not prepared to assign a score from 1 - 10 with regard to recommending wordpress.com to everyone I know who wants to set up a blog. My family members, friends and colleagues do not all have the same requirements and same expectations from a blog, nor do they have the same skill sets. and same levels of willingness when it comes to learning new skills. . Also some may be prepared to pay for additional features and others may not be prepared to do so.
There are many different blogging platforms and I have blogs on several. They all have different features and some of those features on other blogging platforms, may better suited to meet the requirements and expectations of my family members, friends and colleagues than wordpress.com is.
I value my relationships with family, friends and colleagues too highly to fob off a 5 second "one-size-fits-all" answer on the survey. My approach has been and will continue to be assessing the needs, expectations, skill sets, willingness to learn, and financial preparedness of each individual, and researching the features of all the different blogging platforms before I made a recommendation. And, those are the reasons why the construct of the 5 second survey produced a FAIL! from me.