Generative platforms, while often being not as tailored to the user’s needs as closed platforms, allow users to modulate it in any way they see fit.
WordPress is an excellent example of how open-ended platforms function. There’s a reason why UOW recommends that students use it for their blogs (including this one). While it may not be as user friendly as Squarespace at times, at least WordPress is free. Its accessibility and lack of vetting or censorship allow anyone to create a blog and start a conversation about any topic they choose.
Rather than locking its users into a pre-designed illusion of choices and options, WordPress allows them to curate their own blogging experiences. Simply looking through blog sites from other students in this subject shows how WordPress doesn’t seek to control its uses, but to give them the chance to make their own creative choices.