Well, I didn’t realize Tumblr was deleting explicit blogs – I always hear rumors of this but they have never even sent me an email about my blog, except for years ago when I violated policy unknowingly on previous blogs by uploading video, and even then, they never deleted my blog, but just warned me.
I know a lot of people get pissed at Tumblr, but let’s be honest – it is a free platform with minimal advertising and they let you post almost anything, with a few rules. Abide by the rules and you are fine.
I know they have in the past deleted other people’s blogs but that usually is for a reason. I make sure I don’t violate any of their Community and Content Policies (i.e. uploading videos), so I am careful not to lose my stuff.
If they deleted my blog for no reason at all, I’d have to consider if I wanted my readers to use their platform at all, or go to WordPress, Medium, Blogger, Patreon, or other competitors. I would probably opt for WordPress initially because it has the largest community and the best similar flexibility.
But for now, Tumblr has been a good platform for this content, so even though little things piss me off with their recent veer away from being a completely open platform and their pretty poor mobile apps, overall they are still the best thing out there and the complaints are pretty small.
To answer your question, I have everything – and I mean everything – backed up in several locations.
- I’d publish a new blog with the same name or something similar and I’d lean on people in the community who write to post announcements and I’d see the community grow.
- Additionally, all the writings will be available on Kindle soon enough, in case you just want to read the existing stuff.
- New stuff, I’d either do it here or somewhere else.
- Also, you can find me on Twitter at @trd_blog, where I’d make announcements there.
- You’ll be able to find me on Amazon soon enough
- You can also email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For now, I will just keep building and informing people as these sites grow. My plan is one day to be platform-independent.