The Trump Blog was a short-lived blogging attempt by President Donald Trump. While his overall site is very well trafficked due to his political and entertainment notoriety, the blog itself was unfortunately like many blogs out there – and only lasted a month.
Trump Blog Vitals
Started: May 2021
Defunct: (ended) June 2021
Similar Web: 2.5M Visitors/month
About the (defunct) Trump Blog
Donald Trump, the former President of the United States, launched a blog in May 2021, shortly after being banned from several social media platforms due to allegations of inciting violence in connection with the January 2021 storming of the U.S. Capitol. The blog, called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” was hosted on his campaign website and featured short statements and media clips from Trump, as well as a feature allowing visitors to share his content on their own social media accounts.
The blog was seen by some as an attempt by Trump to regain a platform for communication after being banned from platforms like Twitter and Facebook. However, the blog was met with widespread criticism and mockery, with many pointing out that the website’s design and functionality were outdated and lacking compared to mainstream social media platforms.
Despite initially gaining some attention and traction, the blog failed to gain significant traction and quickly fizzled out. In the weeks after its launch, Trump’s blog posts became increasingly infrequent and the website received little traffic.
By June 2021, the blog had effectively shut down, with the website displaying a message stating that it was “no longer active.” Trump has since turned to other methods of communication, such as issuing statements through his political action committee and giving interviews to friendly media outlets, to get his message out to his supporters.
Overall, Trump’s attempt to launch a blog was seen as a failure, with many questioning the former president’s ability to effectively communicate and engage with his supporters without the reach and power of mainstream social media platforms. The blog’s short lifespan and lack of impact also highlighted the ongoing challenges facing Trump as he seeks to maintain his influence and relevance in the political landscape following the end of his presidency.
If you ask us – next time President Trump sets out to blog – he should reach out and us for help starting his blog.