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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2010
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    yup. and if you do decide to vacate tumblr and burn your blog, all blogging content will be deleted. No backups will be kept 'for reference'
    yeah I'm looking at you facebook.

    But why would you? ;)
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      CommentAuthorVaehling
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2010
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    I tried that scrapbook thing, but Tumblr makes it hard to sort the posts and find them later. Well, there's tagging (now), but categories are more practical, aren't they?
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    Tumblr .... hosted for me (that's a pro, right?)
    That's a matter of personal preference. It's a closed-source hosted-only system, which reduces your ability to bend it to your will. It's customizable and extendable, but only as much as the owners choose to make it. Fine for lots of people. Not for others.
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    I don't know anything about this stuff and started using VOX and Blogger about a year ago. However they don't do anything. I got a build-your-own-site-for-idiots software which put an RSS feed linked to my blog, both hosted inside my website. This feed/blog actually helps my website traffic. Is there a reason I should have an external blog on Word Press or Tumbir? Is it a lot better than blogger? I know I am an internet ignoramus but am trying to learn.
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      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeSep 9th 2010
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    Is there really that much different between categories and tags? Wordpress lets you add posts into as many categories as you want, and adding a post into a child category doesnt automatically force it into the parent category anyway, so what is the difference aside from mental trickery?
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2010 edited
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    @sgrsickness - They each provide different ways for the visitor to find your content, depending on how they prefer to think and search.

    I'd pobably use Categories for displaying my content in a heirarchical structure - almost like a' table of contents'. These kind of strctures are logical ways of grouping content, but they need to be quite broad to remain useful. If there are too many sub levels, they can be confusing for the visitor, as it's more difficult to build a mental map of your information.

    Tagging is a more like indexing IMHO, and provides another way for the visitor to think about your content. Tagging is category neutral and they can make sense when displayed in a heirarchical, linear or non-linear way (...think Glossary/Taxonomy, A-Z and Tag cloud respectively), so are quite versatile.

    Tags can be useful for seeing where your writing is going too, if you have a load of posts/articles with the DOG FOOD tag, well it might be time to consider elevating that topic to become a new category?

    (Edited for brain farting...)
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2010
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    Is there a reason I should have an external blog on Word Press or Tumbir?

    Depends on the public you want to reach.
    Most illustrators in the netherlands love blogger as a platform and are hesitant to use more difficult (seemingly to them) wordpress or tumblr (But I already have a blog?) It's easier to use google connect/follow instead of the 3 extra clicks to subscribe to rss-feeds. lazy bums. ;)

    So thats why I'm on blogger as well as tumblr, wordpress, livejournal, facebook. Friends & customers all prefer different networks/platforms.
    A Posterous account (found via our fearless leader, Warren ;) helps update all those blogs at once. :)

    You decide if operating different networks/platforms is worth the effort for the feedback.
    • CommentAuthorCrackstar
    • CommentTimeSep 10th 2010
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    "...Matt Mullenweg, better known as the founding developer of WordPress, wearing a Tumblr t-shirt."
    (via thedailywhat)

    Probably should have posted this is Around the net but it seemed to fit real well in this thread... I had a giggle myself.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeSep 16th 2010
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    I am kind of using both via posterous as an exploder of sorts.
    Basically I format an email and then it kicks out to http://kuhfeldt.tumblr.com/ and http://henry.kuhfeldt.net I need to probably buy a second flickr account and use it just for those sites, as my LRP crap and oddities don't need to be on either.
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      CommentAuthorcosta_k
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2010
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    I use both to an extent, but since I'm more of a "formal" writer, I tend to use Wordpress more often. To me, Tumblr's a weird hodgepodge notebook with an odd mix of social networking and unorganized internet notebook of stuff come across reading a day of the Web.

    I've been using it a bit to host some comics too. The one thing I always hated about it that I'm glad they got rid of was Tumbularity.
    • CommentAuthorhugopaceli
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2010
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    In my opinion tumblr is somewhere between twitter and bloggin. I find it really bad for big texts, but great for photo and link sharing. So i maintain both, blog and tumblr, since I write very little.