For the longest time, I was totally a Tumblr warrior. I swore by it being the best and most user friendly blogging platform I’ve ever seen. That says a lot considering I had at least 6 pages on every blogging platform made for the last ten years (I was a really ambitious teen..or maybe just really angsty?).
Lately, I’ve realized that Tumblr isn’t as user friendly as it originally was before it was bought by Yahoo. A few months ago, my blog got hacked by lord knows who, and they completely tore through everything I had spent years formatting and building. Needless to say, it was not a good day. I think it took me an entire two days and a few packs of cigarettes to get everything back as it should be. I noticed that the themes are a lot less customizable, they’re harder to build, and they’re not nearly as user friendly as is necessary for this kind of blog. There are so many loopholes that it’s insane, especially when it comes to actually interacting with your followers, that make running a successful blog nearly impossible.
On top of that, I’ve been sleuthing around YouTube a lot lately and have noticed the avid disdain of most people for Tumblr as a blogging platform. Unfortunately, I see where they’re coming from. In the last five years or so, the site has become overrun with “special snowflakes” who just want their opinion out in the world, regardless of how insane or generally socially unacceptable.
Frankly, I’m not in the mood to compete with that. College is behind me, I’m married and trying to start a family, and I refuse to talk about the social and political climates of the world so I don’t implode. I’ve made the leap and decided to make this blog in hopes of being taken more seriously (since this is a long-time passion of mine), and in hopes of looking more professional. I don’t want to be the only oldhead on Tumblr attempting to run a successful beauty and lifestyle blog amidst the millions of SJWs who are offended that they can’t be taken seriously as a wolf-hybrid (I’m not kidding).
All that being said, I’m going to try my absolute best to keep this blog as professional as possible while still being true to myself. I’d rather you see and judge me based upon my writing than on whatever else is going on on my chosen platform. I still love Tumblr for certain things and I still plan on keeping mine running, I’m just making a conscious effort to keep that world separate from the world that I’m a functioning adult in. Does that make any sense? I hope so.
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