After a year wandering through the internet wilderness, I’ve returned to WordPress, paid for an account, sat down heavily in the corner, and let out a huge sigh.
I’m done trying.
I’m settling for the easiest way out, and the most trustworthy place to just write, post, and not have to think about anything else.
Along the way I’ve tried out both Medium and Substack. Medium is full of people mansplaining how to make money on Medium (a story that gets old really quickly), and Substack is full of journalists hoping to monetise. I had hoped it might be more.
As you may have read yesterday, Tumblr deleted my account. I’m not sad about losing content – more the friendships and connections I have no way of recovering. I sent out a few private messages on Facebook this morning, but they were a small part of a once huge community.
I’ve paid for WordPress – for the next year at least. I’ve transferred my domain name back. They’re busy wiring up certificates and whatever else while I’m writing this – it could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. If you’re reading this, it’s already happened.
In other news, I had something of a nothing day today. I spent the morning doing chores before everybody else got up, the afternoon helping my youngest daughter find her bedroom floor, then cooked dinner, washed up after dinner, and am now up to my eyeballs in this blog re-engineering idiocy.
There’s a bottle of prosecco in the fridge with my name on it, but it’s already too late to open it. Fizzy wine should be accompanied by friends, stories, and laughter.
Right. I’m going to sign off for the night. If you receive this in an email, you’re already subscribed – not need to worry (not that you were worrying, but still…)
I’ll shut up now. I’m tired.
5 replies on “If you can’t beat them”
Yay! You’ve made the decision! That should be a load off of your mind.
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More like giving in, than making a decision 🙂
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As long as it works.
about being kick-out of Tumbler and loosing all your contacts.
It is the old saying in computer tech: BU, back-up.
Nothing is safe in the internet nor the cloud (the provider can go bust, the cloud can get hacked, you can loose your pw (for those safe internet sites that are E2EE and no-knowledge based, e.g. META) and you can be kicked out of your account.
BU all the is important even it is in the cloud.
And this points towards the biggest problem with Tumblr – there was no way to backup your list of contacts – not least know who they were outside of Tumblr in any way, shape or form.