Farewell For Awhile

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I fear I have upset some folks here. To keep the peace I will leave for a bit. You can find me at http://tonyburgess1969.wordpress.com I am truly sorry for offending any of you. 

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Tumblr and WordPress

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For the past couple of weeks I have been blogging on both Tumblr and WordPress. My reasons for doing so is to have a redundant solution for blogging. In the light of the changes happening with Yahoo’s intentions for Tumblr I feel that using both would be a smart thing. WordPress seems to be a stable, suitable blogging community that anyone could migrate to and maintain relationships with fellow bloggers from across the world.

My advice for what its worth is for every person on Tumblr to have a alternative ready to migrate to. There are fewer options these days unfortunately so making a decision is a personal one. Many folks who like to create original posts would find WordPress a great place. However those who do mostly reblogging of fandom stuff will find it harder to migrate. You can import your Tumblr blog to WordPress very easily.

So my friends know I am not going anywhere. There are a lot of people I have made great friendly connections with here on Tumblr and I don’t want to lose any of you. Thanks for your friendship and common bond.

Tumblr-Yahoo

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Yahoo bought Tumblr last year for over a $1 billion. They have every right to use it as they see fit. However they will keep the best interest of shareholders in mind and the users of the site will come second. Getting used to the brave new world of ads on our dashboard is something we will have to do. I do predict at some point our actual blogs will have some sort of advertising on them. 

I hope that Tumblr does not become another Facebook clone but we will have to wait and see. Some users are thinking about alternatives and considering options for the future. I am already ready for the future.

A word to you my Tumblr followers

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I am continuing my blog I have started on WordPress. It’s a great blogging platform and I still feel that Tumblr is heading into a uncertain future.

This might be a little hypocritical in light of prior posts saying I will blog exclusively at Tumblr. Both are free and it will give me some additional ways to express and create cool things online.

I won’t abandon you my friends. You are cool and are a part of my online community.

WordPress Report, Yeah I Like

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Friends, my time with WordPress has been a positive experience. There are a lot of people doing creative and original things there. A lot of full featured posts with in-depth writing and sharing of ideas and experiences.

What I have discovered is that as a social platform its not the greatest, well Tumblr has its shortcomings too but that’s beside the point. This is a platform for all ages but its a place where you will find a more mature audience. 

The site gives you loads of customizing options along with lots of ways to connect with others across the web. At its heart its a content management system where you control what you want to post. One can cross-post to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

It is not as easy as Tumblr so you have to do some homework and lots of experimenting to make things work the way you want.

It has a dashboard like feature where you can read blogs you are following and it has a built in commentary system. You can’t do anything anonymously there which is something I like very much. They put a lot into keeping spam to a minimum. 

As I discover more, I will share with you what I find. I will admit I like it a lot and I need to figure out how to use both sites to expand my social reach and to be more engaged with fellow bloggers. 

I advise to go ahead and claim the name you want there. If things go south quick with Tumblr you want to be ready to pick up your posting elsewhere. Hopefully your followers will migrate with you.