hello, I’ve not updated this place in a long while, but I’ve been updating my blogger again. Truth is I just… don’t like tumblr much. The reason that makes me not want to leave is that this is the only way to follow some artists I like.
But I can’t get used to it. The reblogging is stil confusing, hard to follow and I still find it weird. The lack of a commenting system (yes you can install Disqus but it doesn’t replace the reblogs etc, so it looks confusing on the page) doesn’t make sense to me. The looking through tags thing is not something that really interests me.
The culture of taking someone’s pictures and sharing them without asking for permission, it bothers me. I’ve found my art being posted around even though people could have clicked on the link to my own tumblr and reblog my pictures from there. I was not asked for permission even though I have messages up on my DA and blogger asking people to ask me for permission before using my pics. Yes I know this isn’t exclusive to tumblr, but the mentality of sharing anything virally here concerns me, specially when there are tumblrs that add text on top of your picture and etc with no permission (like art confession tumblrs). This is not okay to me.
The way it’s dominated by fandom (yup, I don’t like fandom *gasp*), british actors, and social justice warriors just makes me feel umcorfortable here, out of touch. The constant stream of random posts… I try to follow only artists but still get tons of things I’m not interested in looking at and there’s no way to filter it from the dashboard. The self-righteousness, the policing of others and of everything. When I think of this place, it is not a place I want to belong to. I’d call it overrated, overhyped. No offense intended but I’m sure some people will be offended if they read this. Sorry.
I guess I was and still am taken by the way everyone is on tumblr nowadays. Kind of like how everyone is on facebook, but tumblr is for the cool hip quirky people. So I joined too, I liked the custom themes I found, but lately I’ve been pondering about posting only fanart here or not posting at all anymore. I’m not leaving completely because of the blogs I follow and I’m still not sure about this.
Only a small handful of people follow me but I felt like I should write this anyway in the rare case anyone wanders in here.
I have a similar feeling here to what made me leave Tegaki as well, like… irreconcilable differences.
If anyone wants to see my latest artsys things please check my DA (Spielodia) and my blogspot (CadeaBorracha) for now.
Also, doesn’t hurt to say again, ask me for permission if you’re going to post my art okay? That would be super fine from you and you’d make me happy. I have share buttons up everywhere but it doesn’t mean I don’t want to be asked for permission. Ideally, you ask me for permission, I (most likely) give it to you, you then use the share button to repost it easily with a link to me automatically.
It is not that I don’t want people to share my work, I really do, but I want to have some kind of control over it, that’s why having permission first is important.