Well, I have had a play around with lots of the blocks, widgets and features in the WordPress block editor and now it is time to give my verdict.
If you are modest in your use of social media, if you are blogging on WordPress for fun, as a hobby, then it is likely that you recognise that the main tool that binds WordPress bloggers together is simply the WordPress Reader. If you find a blogger you like and you “follow” them, then their new posts will appear in the WP Reader as they are published. If the blogger has used all these fancy editing blocks, you may not even realize it. Sometimes, the blocks can make a post look odd in the Reader.
However, if you use other forms of social media to generate traffic to your website, then people will see all the fancy editing you have thrown into your site.
So, if you are almost exclusive to WordPress, my advice is to keep things simple. You can do all the basics, text, single images and videos can still be used to make an attractive post. I am content with the basics. I have learnt a lot from blogging friends about how to make posts look more interesting and more appealing to readers by just using a few simple blocks.
It’s your choice though. You probably have a good idea where your readers are coming from, if they are mostly WordPress bloggers or if the are coming via other routes. I think whether your readers are using the WordPress Reader to read your work or are going straight to your site via other gateways is going to make the difference as to how much you want to play around with mastering these blocks.