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[personal profile] eldabe
So, I've started to use tumblr more actively recently. And by actively I mean, "definitely not the way the founders intended, the site HATES me, whatever." I mostly started it because I noticed that people leave tumblr (like all other sites) but by a quirk of the site, if you reblog something you basically get a permanent copy on your own blog. And I realized that three THREE of my favorite fanartists have taken down their fansites in the past few years and I PANICKED.

So one subblog is just me reblogging fanart. Great.

Then I noticed that while I was looking for fanart, I kept finding really fantastic meta. So I started a new subblog just for meta.

So there I am, my main blog where I'm experimentally crossposting, my art subblog, and my meta subblog.

I just reblog for the art. Virtually no added comments or tags, just a collection of fanart, messy and disorganized.

On my meta blog, I starting putting in tags. Not a lot, but making comments on meta I actually disagree with, or pieces I find particularly compelling or fascinating. On at least two occasions I've really written out entire response posts because the original meta was just SO interesting.

So, I'm pottering along for a few weeks, and this is tumblr so I'm not really sure how to measure success or anything so I start poking at my stats.

My main blog is still functionally unsued, so the only people I really interact with are [personal profile] lannamichaels, [personal profile] batyatoon and [livejournal.com profile] iceshade. Except...the occasional porn blog follower. :/

The fanart one is weirdly gaining a tiny following. Which is fun, and amusing as I seem to be followed by a lot of people who don't share my 'ships. Sorry! Hope you like the art! (Hope all of you don't unfollow me after my Draco/Astoria BINGEFEST tonight!)

The meta one, which is growing to be my absolute favorite little collection of mostly-organized awesome thoughts from the internet? Followed almost exclusively by porn blogs.


This would be the place on LJ where I would likely actually have conversation. Tumblr remains terrible for what I want.

That said, I have found a lovely group of people writing Cursed Child fanfic, so I just have to screw up my nerve and start leaving comments again?

Date: Dec. 4th, 2016 15:45 (UTC)
batyatoon: (cool stuff weird things)
From: [personal profile] batyatoon
... You gotta tell us when you start sideblogs! I want to follow your meta one.

Date: Dec. 4th, 2016 16:08 (UTC)
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
What are your other ones? I would totally follow! (with the caveat that, erm, I'm not on tumblr all that much, and I mostly follow through RSS feeds in feedreader, so I'm all caught up on, like, three feeds at most at one time).

Date: Dec. 6th, 2016 00:03 (UTC)
lannamichaels: Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lannamichaels
Switching to rss for tumblr was one of the better decisions I've made this year. Feedreader is great, because I get to have FOLDERS, and then if I want to catc up on "fandom-general" blogs, I can just click the folder. But if I want to read one of them, I can do that! ALSO, I SEE THE TAGS FIRST.

Yeah. Tumblr: interface so bad, I gave up.

I didn't link to the blogs because I'm trying to figure out if a random person could connect sideblogs and main blogs if they are never officially stated as connected anywhere.

I have no idea, although there are definitely blogs I follow that are sideblogs of other people I follow, but I have totally forgotten who runs each one. So. There's that. :P

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