Exactly same story for me (without the winks to cogdog…winks ot Jim Groom maybe haha). And for my students I ask em to use WordPress so syndication is easier… (we don’t blog really risky/vulnerable stuff so I feel comfortable w this and they use the public end of it to get feedback from the world on their projects so it helps).
I think there are some important things we get here (e.g. a good degree of control over their space vs LMS, and the opportunity to write in public and share)..but they lose if WordPress closes down (but as u say it’s exportable and someday they could download and install elsewhere).