Saturday, February 28, 2015

Tumblr or Blogger?

For the last few days, I've been posting over on Tumblr as I work on setting up that platform for my captions. But my attention was directed to this post from Google:
Hello everyone,
This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities. So rather than implement this change, we’ve decided to step up enforcement around our existing policy prohibiting commercial porn.  
Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an “adult content” warning page.
Bloggers whose content is consistent with this and other policies do not need to make any changes to their blogs.
Thank you for your continued feedback.  
The Blogger Team
Hmm. But this whole Tumblr thing seems kinda cool. So maybe I'll try to live on both platforms?


  1. It's a matter of convenience versus future-proofing, I think. Blogger is outright a better client for this sort of thing, better commenting system, etcetera. It's a better client for caption blogs. But Google has showed that it thinks of adult content as undesirable. Who knows what they might do in the future? Meanwhile, far, far too much of Tumblr's content is adult for them to ever pull that plug.

    It's really up to you.

  2. As far as real content, tumblr is pretty weak IMO - whether for posting more than a single image (or lengthy descriptions, etc) at a time or allowing "normal" comments or anything else.

    I'm going to look at wordpress as a more viable short term alternative - or at least the toolset - while planning for a standalone site.

  3. Hi Mindy, I actually came to the same conclusion and I'm going to try to keep both Blogger and Tumblr up as mirrors of each other. So far, Tumblr certainly doesn't have the full tool set that Blogger has available, but the more I dig into it, the more I find. In the beginning, my biggest concern was the lack of commenting as Thrandrall mentioned above, but I've fixed this by adding a free third-party platform called Disqus. It's really quite impressive, plugs right into Tumblr and even allows for importing of old existing Blogger comments. I'm testing this part of it out now. Best of luck.


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