Today, I hit my first real milestone since joining Medium last month and I have hardly been paying attention over there the past couple weeks, so that is encouraging. It is encouraging because today marks the first day that I am finally free to start developing new content in the manner I’d like to – on all the new platforms.
My plate just cleared and things in all aspects of my creative and expressive world are about to is about to get really, really good. I have a fire in my belly some free nights ahead of me and I am excited about that.
It’s Bizarro World in Blogging Land. So much has changed in the past month and a half regarding all of our activity after Tumblr went and became Mormon or something. I think like many others, I am still trying to get my bearings on where the fuck I go, in some sense, though it’s becoming clearer where I don’t want to go. Twitter, bdsmlr, and MeWe – I tolerate because apparently other people have found them not as completely useless as I have. I seriously hate even opening those sites, but whatever, I guess I will for now. Am I the only one that visits those sites and wonders “WTF?”.
Anyway, in the past month, I’ve spent most my prior “Tumblr time” building very little new content, because I was dicking around with and making sure I kept all my existing content and building something people could actually use. Now I am finally free to start writing again, developing stories, audio, and just generating whatever content comes to mind – and I am excited about that. The last month I have been dealing with WordPress plugins, HTML and CSS code, PHP, SQL, migrating and editing thousands of posts, and I am fucking done with that step, thank God.
I am referring to the WordPress-Patreon integration I just launched, where I am building content, then doing some voodoo shit to push it all out. I am not sold on anything other than “do what is best for the people involved”, especially those paying Patrons, so if the current implementation is just confusing and frustrating, let me know and I’ll adapt. I know it needs some tweaks and I probably will look more into the Patreon.com to store premium content, but I am giving it a moment first.
It’s just so bizarre to see this all shake out. I am now writing this from a WordPress MacOS app, which posts to a WordPress site that uses a Patreon gateway for Premium pieces and pushes content to Tumblr and Twitter – it’s just fucking weird.
All those people like exoticeva and freelydone and submissive-seeking – I no longer see. I hope that all this community aspect starts to develop soon because it sure fucking feels like Tumblr is getting their way, from where I sit – and that part sucks a dick and makes me sad in a way.
Maybe that is partly my fault for being non-existent here, just clicking reblog until people lost their minds seeing the same shit over and over. The downside of setting up that Patreon-Wordpress is that it meant that I ignored everyone on these other platforms since around December 3rd when Tumblr announced that they would be dropping 75% of all my content. Fuckers.
Anyway. I am rambling and getting the click jitters out. Look for new content to come soon, across every platform, tier, etc. Thanks for always supporting.