After my recent move from the community of, once again I truly feel like a ‘Blog in Isolation’. There are a few features I missed from

  • Dashboard - I can still check the WordPress blog, Top Blogs and Top Posts independently.
  • Forums - While I can still participate, I don’t really feel like a member of that WordPress community any longer.
  • Comments - signed up for coComment that tracks all comments (not just those on
  • Tag surfer - can create Technorati feed(s) to replicate this but this was a nice, dynamic feature.
  • New WordPress themes - If I like them, I simply download and experiment on this blog.
  • Latest WordPress posts - an occasional diversion. No real equivalent (unless I login to my placeholder WP account)
  • Avatars - Not bothered but favicon is your friend.