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Ten Little Chances to be Free ([personal profile] tenlittlebullets) wrote2015-11-03 08:23 pm
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Let's try this Tumblr/Dreamwidth thing again.

Okay. I'm going to try something. Since Tumblr seems to be going the way of LJ in terms of finding ever-more-pointless ways to piss off its userbase and make the site functionally unusable, I'm going to take a stab at a hybrid approach a few people have floated. The basic idea is to stop using Tumblr's semi-broken read-more feature and instead link to a full version posted on Dreamwidth--the other main benefit being that anything you'd use a cut for probably belongs somewhere with a comments section or somewhere with friends-lock controls or both. I'm going to combine that with going back through my meta tags and starting to copy old posts to Dreamwidth.

What does this mean if you're following me on Tumblr? Not much of a change, hopefully. You can still like/reblog/etc the Tumblr post with the pre-readmore intro in it. Clicking the link will take you to the full post in a slightly different layout, that's all, hopefully with a link back to the Tumblr version. (Also, if you start clicking around or backreading, bear in mind that you will probably stumble across some very old posts. This place is a mirror of a LiveJournal account I've had since I was a dweeby 15-year-old in 2003 and actively maintained until 2013.)

What does this mean if you've got me added on Dreamwidth or LJ? Fingers crossed, a small uptick in actual activity. Mostly in MCU fandom, so apologies to Les Mis or Doctor Who people who have no interest, and no hard feelings if you decide to drop this blog. The archiving of old meta posts will be backdated, so hopefully it shouldn't flood your f-list.

Tumblr version: http://shinelikethunder.tumblr.com/post/132507316276/lets-try-this-tumblrdreamwidth-thing-again

(Anonymous) 2015-11-04 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
I guess I should sign up for Dreamwidth :/ -reconditarmonia
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[personal profile] lannamichaels 2015-11-04 12:16 pm (UTC)(link)
*waves* Hi!
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[personal profile] genarti 2015-11-04 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello and good to see you! ([tumblr.com profile] artificialities here, although I hang out on DW a lot more than tumblr, even if I'm more active in comments than in posting.)

Yeah, tumblr has always been, you know, tumblr, but it really does seem to be going the way of LJ circa 2011/2012. I like the idea of this hybrid approach.

And I admit I really like the idea of your old meta being archived somewhere with the ability to organize memories usefully without having to reblog everything!
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[personal profile] aria 2015-11-04 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
YAY, I'm glad to see you here, since I gave up on tumblr aaages ago and I'm delighted to know what's going on in your life again :D
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[personal profile] promethia_tenk 2015-11-07 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
I only ever lurk on Tumblr, but this makes an astonishing amount of sense.

*files away for future use*