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  1. When people say, “but isn’t Tumblr just a bunch of tweens reblogging each other’s pictures of One Direction?” I argue and say, “no, it’s much more! It’s a social blogging platform. There are lots of ways to use it!” But then I see this, and it becomes clear that the powers that be here see it as identically and exactly a bunch of tweens reblogging each other’s pictures of One Direction, and they have zero interest in any other use cases.
  2. So, I can take a hint. I’ll be setting up a Wordpress for my thoughts about stuff more pressing than One Direction, thoughts which I have about 3 times a year. It’s a mistake to use any software too much against the grain of the intentions of the creators. Only pain and misery line that path.
  3. I’ll keep this for pics and shenanigans. I’ll still be around as usual, hearting you whorishly, and being generally stunned and amazed by the characters here. I’m not going anywhere. I like One Direction as much as the next 46-year-old suburban dad. Don’t want to miss it!
  4. Why is it that social media entrepreneurs are so universally hell bent on destroying their products? Can anyone think of a mature medium that’s better now than it was a year ago?
  5. Speaking of entrepreneurs, I am getting some things going here. Not in social media, though. Those people are nuts.

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  1. lefauxfrog said: I agree about Tumblr’s priorities. I wish I could think of a way to duplicate Tumblr’s dashboard.
  2. tonimclellan reblogged this from scholvin and added:
    John’s thoughts reflect why I always recommend going with a self-hosted Wordpress (or whatever platform you prefer; I...
  3. monkeyfrog said: Tell your friends to bring me their finest dogs.
  4. thisistheglamorous replied:
  5. janetisserlis said: wait, though. can’t we still write? I have a wordpressish blog for writing writing. I like this because you all are here. if everyone goes away, then. wah. whiskey tango foxtrot. shit
  6. tonimclellan said: This is why I argue for using self-hosted Wordpress for business, so creators are not subject to the whims of the people who run these social media platforms.