My Tumblr experience

My thoughts on Tumblr and WordPress but also my experience, and me talking about what I don’t like. :P

Using Tumblr has been an interesting ride as a blogging platform. It’s makes blogging somewhat easy. You make the post, tag it, And you are done with that post. Tumblr is pretty great but as great as it is to blog on Tumblr…

Tumblr has a few cons that makes it hard to enjoy it but the same can be said of WordPress.com and chances are, It’s just me that feels this way.

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I like how easy it is to tag posts on Tumblr. I love Tumblr’s Tag System, it’s better then WordPress’s Tag System. But the problem with Tumblr tags, is that you are a drop in the sea of art post, questions.

Now, WordPress is not any better by any means. Their search system is full of unrelated posts from any website that is powered by WordPress.com or WordPress.org (Self-hosting website) 

While on the Tag subject, I really do hate the “3 Post per tag” rule. I can understand wanting to stop spam but it’s a bad way to go about this. Nothing is stopping you from ignoring this rule other then your posts that break the tag rule. They won’t show up or lag a bit before showing up.


But even with the 3 Tag rule, Your posts is in an ocean of question posts, chat posts, audio posts, art posts, and other posts. I feel text posts are boring to people but I enjoy blogging, ranting, and posting other things but I know that my type of post are not for anyone really but that’s fine.

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But with Tumblr changing in the past, it’s hard to say if things are better or worst?

At least you can search up terms or hashtags on WordPress and Tumblr but it’s better to search by tag on Tumblr from what I seen in the past if you want better..

My next issue is a me thing but when making a text post. I never understand why when you insert a video link, that the video goes to the very bottom of the post and Having to drag it back up to the top is eh…

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Making a text post is simple and pain free, other then the video embed issue I mentioned, it’s not too bad if the post are short but it’s an issue or pain if the post are long

The last thing is A Tumblr problem that Tumblr staff thought they could fixed. The porn bots, they thought if they could hide all post with links that the porn bots could be stopped but the porn bots found a way around this.

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Porn bots just reblog posts that may do well and they can just spam that way. And yes it is old news, but the effect of this URL Ban* is that all posts that has links that are blacklisted are hidden from Tumblr Search, and there are a lot of that are hidden, counting mine posts…

And Maybe this is me but I had a post where I added a link that was not whitelisted to Tumblr post source and removed it. The post was still hidden after removing the link..

And I have a lot of post with links but sadly, not sure removing the links will make my post show up again, if they don’t show up that means I have to re-upload the post to make it show up again.

With the cons out the way. WordPress is the same but Minus the 3 Tag per post rule and the URL ban.

Tumblr has been a fun time for me. Tumblr let you turn your blog into a piece of yourself. Make your blog how you want with no limits. I love that freedom when it comes to Tumblr themes and changing your blog site.

With WordPress, your freedom to edit your blog is very limited. You may edit the widgets or other theme features if they are free. If you wish to edit a blog theme on WordPress akin to Tumblr, you need to have an upgrade on your account for that right.

Now If I can figure out how or why it is taking some long for Google to index my site. My WordPress site has been index and is almost up to date but my tumblr is lagging behind and it has been four or five years? And only see 4 results..

And Need to figure out what this means “Only the first 20 tags on a post will show up in searches” (On tumblr search or off tumblr search and something like google?) I’m sure in time I will understand this more but for now, I will learn as I go. Just talking about tumblr. :P

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Well…Got a lot of post to remove links in, re-tag them better, and more.

Oh, and I love that you have infinite image space or it seems to be that way. :3

Tumblr Purge aftermath

Tumblr…Tumblr…Tumblr. What the fuck? Before I lose my mind, I want to go over what has went down on Tumblr and the such. This is a rant

Update: You can view blog that been banned / shadow banned / flagged by viewing them in your dashboard only

So. Not long ago, Tumblr was removed from the Apple App store for having child / kitty porn on their platform, reblogged by blogs that are run by porn bots. Along with other blogs that promote racist, sexism, misandry, misogyny and neo nazis.. But I’m getting ahead of myself here.

After Tumblr was taken off the app store. Tumblr addressed the changes with a long ass post with the title A better, more positive Tumblr which to sum up. Tumblr is removing all / any adult content or any content that may be “inappropriate”

We can thank the CEO of Tumblr, Jeff D’Onofrio.  And after this post, Tumblr went dark. There was nothing. No updates, no news, just silent.. And what’s funny here is that a few days after that post, Tumblr was placed back the Apple app store but Tumblr was still going through with this plan to kill off a user base.

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Tumblr banning adult content

So, when you think that Tumblr couldn’t fuck up anymore. They find a way to prove everyone wrong.

Starting December 17th, all and any adult content is being removed / blocked because Tumblr couldn’t stop the issues or the porn bots. So, as a result, anyone making adult content is out of luck

This move is by far, a dumb one that is going to hurt them in the long run. Tumblr was once a haven for artists to post NSFW or even sfw with no fear but it seems the haven is gone.

So, if Tumblr ever did go back on their word in the future, the damage is done. Tumblr is unstable. And it’s clear that it does not want NSFW artists or any adult content on it’s platform..

It’s more true after the Tumblr purge where NSFW accounts got hit and safe for work accounts got hit as well. And I am 100 % sure once they ban all the adult content, the porn bots will continue to run wild and posting adult content while everyone who is a NSFW Artist, NSFW roleplayer, NSFW blogger is going to take the blow

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Tumblr Purge

So, it has happened. Tumblr had a /great/ idea to help make tumblr better. Free it of Porn bots that retweeted posts that had a link leading off the site to who knows where. You might think, “Oh! this sounds great. No more porn bots. ^^”

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The Idea sound ok on paper. And if this was Tumblr before Yahoo took over, then it would have been better. But good old Yahoo does not like NSFW on anything they own.. So now picture them getting rid of porn bots. But Yahoo having a hand in the pot.

The result was less then perfect. Rather then purging all the porn bots as planned. A good number of NSFW Artists have been purged, and even blogs that don’t show porn or are safe to view have also been hit.

And they managed to take down some porn bots  that posted awful content but there are more out there, this did more harm then good.  Porn bots are still running wild, luring poor souls to who knows where…

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As of now, searching for blog posts on Tumblr’s search no longer works at the moment. So, If you planned on looking for a blog or looking for a good post. I hope you can find them by post tags.

But this goes to show how much Tumblr has changed for the worst. Your blog can now just be wiped out cause Tumblr said so, for no real reason.. And I loved tumblr but what is the point when being there, if the following happens.

  1. Your blog no longer shows up in tumblr search
  2. Your tumblr blog getting wiped cause why not?

I know some tumblr users love tumblr but It’s not worth it when anything can happen. I also know if your blog got deleted unfairly, you can email tumblr.. But is it worth it with the current state of the site?

I have a blog on Tumblr but because the issues that happened in the last few days. My tumblr site is just hidden from anyone unless the know my name or follow me..


And cause of this Tumblr purge the NSFW artists have now been moving over to Newgrounds. it’s all I wanted to say on this matter.

https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1436452