Introducing Milestones on

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Good news! rolls out a few terrific badges for achievements, which will keep you motivated, and not only to post more often, but to post quality content, because the new badges are for likes¬†and for followers. Here’s a screenshot of how it looks:

Followers Milestone on

With all those new features introduced on — likes, reblogs, achievements and badges, I’m really loving the social aspect it brings to blogging. I’ve been thinking about moving my blog to for several months now, but I’ll really miss the “dot org” freedom, so I’ll probably stay here for a while ;)

What about you? Would you give up the “freedom” for all the “dot com” goodies introduced this year? Or would you rather wait for Jetpack to bring more goodies to self-hosted WordPress? What’s your favorite “dot com” feature that’s still unavailable in Jetpack?

About the author

Konstantin Kovshenin

WordPress Core Contributor, ex-Automattician, public speaker and consultant, enjoying life in Moscow. I blog about tech, WordPress and DevOps.


  • This isn’t surprising, I pitched Toni on this over a year ago. There’s a lot of directions one can go with game mechanics, I’m glad to see that they found a way that works for users.

  • I will stick to dot org and would like to see these features available to self hosted wordpress users aswell. I mean we are already .com users since we use Akismet API. So I think there could be an API and a plugin for these social features too.