I’m really curious to see where everyone ends up after Tumblr. All the main bloggers I follow have different plans. You’re saying MeWe, others are Pateron. Both cost money but MeWe doesn’t give back to the content creator. But I love the idea of sending disappearing pics on MeWe and maybe getting some in return. Or maybe a private post. Is that of any interest to you?
The truth is – we don’t know yet. I am setting up accounts everywhere. Once I get a chance to breathe, I’ll start populating content in them all. Right now the only things that are really live are Tumblr and Twitter, but you can connect with me on all of them (besides Patreon, because I don’t want people paying me for an empty site).
Here are the pros and cons of each, the way I see them, right now:
- Not as community-oriented as Tumblr (i.e. chat windows). Almost too robust in terms of customization.
- Has a million other features too and for my content, it serves most the purposes of Tumblr. I am not an image-heavy blog so I can actually go SFW pics and be okay.
- My blog: the-romantic-dominant.com
- Great, but everyone has to pay. I have always been of the opinion that artists deserve some coin for their work, but I also believe the best model is to give people stuff free, then if they become fans, give them the option for more. Most people will pass.
- Me: https://www.patreon.com/TheRomanticDominant (Not Live)
- Patreon will never be my primary blog unless they offer a free tier.
- App is a bit clunky. Other than that Patreon looks pretty good.
- Downside: fact that your user base will drop by 95%. Reality is, I would have 40K followers had I not deleted the blog in March 18′. Even with super loyal fans, that would at most translate to 1K-2K Patrons.
- Seems like a pretty cool platform that might be the replacement.
- Has Groups (Tumblr didn’t), and chat, nudes, posts, etc.
- Great community aspect. Almost too much.
- Popular. I haven’t even posted there and I am getting more connect requests than any other platform by far.
- Me: mewe.com/i/the-romantic-dominant
- To me, this is the one I am watching closely. Like Patreon, you pay for a subscription but you get 3 free a month of any writer (so you subscribe to the entire platform), and writers get paid on merit. Most importantly, it has respect as the legitimate writer’s platform, which is inspiring. I could see this being the platform I write my best stuff on, long-term. We will see.
- Me: https://firstname.lastname@example.org
- Me: https://www.instagram.com/the.romantic.dominant/
- Not really a replacement for Tumblr but has some great features
- For one, it will stay on the Apple Store. And everyone has it.
- Downside – no GIFs, text limits at 2000 characters, which is about as long as this post, up until this point. Formatting sucks.
- I think I will use this for a special type of post. You’ll have to wait and see what I mean by that.
- Great for announcements to keep everyone up to date.
- This will never go away but only be for information, right now.
- Basically, a Tumblr skinned website that is super easy to use if coming from Tumblr because it looks and feels just like Tumblr. Easy transition, but a mom-and-pop operation and I am sure the Tumblr lawyers will shut them down eventually.
- Downside: No App and never will have one on Apple Store
- I joined just in case: https://the-romantic-dominant.bdsmlr.com/
- Same pros as WordPress – Huge
- Google owns it, and have already come out and shot down the idea of restricting NSFW content in 2015 citing free speech so they won’t pull the same shit Verizon/Oauth did.
- It will probably always have a place on the Apple Store; I can’t see Apple starting a pissing match with Google.
- I am not leaving Tumblr.
- I am going to only post SFW pics that are black and white artsy and sexy stuff with no vag shots and if that fails, I’ll go text-only.
In short – I am not ‘choosing one’. I am doing all of them. Then I will ditch some in time.
I’ll reblog this one a lot.