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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tumblr is a lot of fun if you are really involved in the community. I am kind of meh about it and wasn't too impressed. But, I think that involvement is the secret to success there. If you are social, you will love it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get quite a few links from Tumblr, but I have to admit I don't understand it...
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vaslittlecrow



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fat Bunny

As I understand it, reblogging has a lot to do with it.
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pjperez



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tumblr is good for some things. It's basically Twitter-meets-Instagram. But unless you're a code guru who can go in and customize it like crazy, I wouldn't recommend using it to host a webcomic. While the potential to spread the comic is exponential (thanks to the "reblog" feature), you really want to have your content primarily hosted on a server you control, and to which anyone can easily find and/or comment/share your comics.

I have two Tumblrs. One is basically an art blog, where I cross-post stuff from DeviantArt or upload in-progress shots and other behind-the-scenes stuff. But my other one, Homemade Comics, I kind of wish I'd just created as a standalone blog. While it has gained some notoriety thanks to the follow/like/reblog functions (195 followers is a lot more than any of my other webcomics allegedly have according to stat reports), I wish I had more robust commenting options for non-Tumblr users, as well as expanded navigation. But oh well, I lived, I learned, and now Tumblr - as a user - is one of my favorite social media sites, even if it makes me feel old as crap.
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pjperez



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyDiGerolamo wrote:
I say, build your own site with wordpress. More control. I think Tumblr, blogger or any other site can limit you. You can always promote on Tumblr too.


Exactly.
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Tricksfortreats



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyDiGerolamo wrote:
I say, build your own site with wordpress. More control. I think Tumblr, blogger or any other site can limit you. You can always promote on Tumblr too.


I've recently started a Tumblr and have to agree 100%. While I like the site and have had some success with a few followers, I don't want to reblog the work of others. I'm gonna look into Wordpress and try using Tumblr as a meet and greet.
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smbhax.com
No! Don't post it there!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iaviv wrote:
But you can comment without reblogging. I've seen it. How do you do that? And can you respond to a comment?
I'm still confused.

When you make a post and end it with a question mark, a "Let people answer this" check box appears--apparently if you check that then people can respond with a comment.

There is no reply to a comment feature as far as I know, so what you do is just highlight the comment, CTRL+C (or whatever) to copy it, then paste it into a new post and type your response in below it. :P
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No! Don't post it there!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I can figure is that it's intentionally designed to suppress comments/discussion. With just "Like" and "Reblog," your browse through new posts is highly streamlined which means you'll read and spread more of them, maybe is how the theory goes.
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Justinfh



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyDiGerolamo wrote:
I say, build your own site with wordpress. More control. I think Tumblr, blogger or any other site can limit you. You can always promote on Tumblr too.


I 100% completely agree.
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