My friend started using tumblr again and at first glance, it was pretty attractive because it’s simple, to the point and very classy. It also links nicely to other sites and has some sort of a community. So after some consideration I made one and then waste a whole day making a nice layout for it. I’ve just been test driving it for the past few days to see if I like it and if I should move completely. But I still miss this blog ): I have more freedom here to do whatever I want, and best of all I have all the entries in my hands–well, servers. So I don’t know what I should do ):
So far the pros of staying here is:
- Complete control over everything: layout, entries, plugins
- Long-entry-friendly! While you can still post photos in text entries, actual photo-posts only allow 1 photo per post. Same for youtube videos
- Comment-friendly. I could use disqus for tumblr but I can’t change the comment layout, and the comment count cannot be displayed on homepage. I like my comment page layout ):
- I already blogged here for a few years, moving is a hassle
- This blog is nicely integrated into my site, so it’s some sort of an incentive for visitors for my site to read the blog and vice versa.
The pros of tumblr is:
- much easier for tumblr users to follow my blog. A standalone blog without a community only works well for very famous/popular people (eg I would use lj but aside from the huge userbase, lj sucks balls for what I want out of a blog)
- different types of posts allow entry layouts to be stylized and look awesome
- If I want to link entries to twitter, I don’t have to run to tinyurl to make a short url for it
I think what I want out of blogs is basically control, aesthetics and community… this blog has control and aesthetics, while tumblr has aesthetics and MAY have community. but I wouldn’t be surprised if I realize later that I made tumblr because I enjoy figuring out codes and making layouts LOL. I dunno we’ll see after a week or two of test use!
In the mean time MOAR MANGA
I am SO INEFFICIENT AT THIS LOL FML