Why Tumblr?4 Sep 2020
Why do I feel like it’s easier to write on Tumblr than on any kind of self-hosted blog?
- Tumblr has no friction between deciding to write something and starting to write.
- It has a WYSIWYG editor that’s fun to use.
- I can queue posts for later.
- It’s social. There’s the possibility of my content getting seen and interacted with by other people.
- In turn, I could find other people that I like and follow them and see their posts on here.
Why do I like Tumblr better than somewhere like Twitter?
- On Twitter, I’m not genuine. I just post things I think people will want to see.
- I’m followed mostly by people I know personally on Twitter, which restricts a lot of what I feel comfortable saying.
- Twitter’s length restriction is too... restrictive.
- I like that I can tag posts.
- I like that I can edit posts.
What don’t I like about Tumblr?
- I’m afraid of losing control of my content. Like, Tumblr could just be gone one day.
- The themes are pretty bad and the lack of customization makes them feel unoriginal.
- I don’t like that my links are tampered with.
- The app feels sluggish.
- There are a lot of minor UI bugs.