Bye bye Tumblr
I have been complaining about Tumblr a number of times in the past. I would link to those posts if I could find them, but I can’t. This is one of the reasons why I have been complaining — for all those years, Tumblr couldn’t figure out a decent search function.
On top of that, there is no way one can backup or export data (unless using a Mac which statistically is still a rather low probability anywhere outside Hipsterville).
Tumblr have made smart decisions and their software is so easy to use that .. yes, any idiot can do it. I like the way I can post fast and from anywhere. Good but lacking in important aspects, as many in their line of business have noticed.
While pondering a substitute, I came to the conclusion that I wouldn’t really want to maintain a blog. Content has become bigger than the carrier and before I build yet another minimal template elsewhere, I’d rather spend my time reading and discovering and thinking aloud. That sort of thing.
I guess from here it would be Google+ for sharing linkages, photos and ranting about things that occupy my mind and Gimme Bar for collecting artefacts of aesthetic or educational value. Or no value at all. The former, as you know, have brilliant search and offer download of all data one would like to backup. The latter back your data in Dropbox on the fly. The way it should be.
Oh, and before I go: With a bit of PHP and the Gimme Bar API, some folks have put up a tumblog par excellence. Au revoir!
I have settled down with Wordpress as tumblog. At least I can export my data there.
Update2: Currently half-way posting over here at Blogger.