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Sometimes I wish Tumblr had a way to turn off Likes for specific posts. Or that there was a "Bookmark" button and a "Like" button.

I don't want Likes on my fic. I seriously just don't want them. What the fuck does a Like tell me? NOTHING, that's what. Did you Like it because you're saving it for later? Did you Like it because you thought it was good? But not quite good enough to reblog?

Idk man. Tumblr is moving so fucking fast, people who create things kind of rely on reblogs for their stuff to get it seen at all. If nobody reblogs, things just get lost in the flood of posts. And especially for writers and artists who spent hours/days/weeks/months working on their stuff, that can really suck.

And yeah, this has been brought on by my last fic getting barely any reblogs other than my own. Doesn't make it any less true.

I know I haven't always been very good about reblogging either. I also sometimes put stuff in my Likes to read later and then I don't have time to go back to it until much, much later. But maybe that's a thing to work on.

No idea why I'm even posting this to LJ. Completely wrong platform. I know. I just kind of need to think out loud here and get out some of my frustration at the same time.

Okay, time to go be frustrated somewhere else. I'm ready for this week to be over, honestly.

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Date: 2016-05-05 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LJ is the perfect place to complain about tumblr. Because here people listen. And when we read and like a fic, we usually comment. And rather than reblog, we used to rec the gems we find to our friends or to communities.

Tumblr goes way too fast, and I see too much stuff in my timeline that I have no interest in, too many repeats of the same picture post. The format is the absolute worst for creating discussion and friendships.

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Date: 2016-05-05 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I miss LJ fandom culture. Tumblr is not worse in every aspect, but I can't get used to how fast it's moving. If you post something at the wrong time it's pretty much lost forever unless you get someone "popular" to reblog it for you at a better time. Not that the same couldn't happen on LJ. I remember being endlessly frustrated about the weekly rec posts at the kurt_blaine comm because it was basically the same ten fics over and over again while my friends and I were never even mentioned. I recommended less well-known writers a few times but was mostly ignored because for the most part people wanted to use it as one more pace to flail and fangirl about the things they already knew they loved. But I still think that in general, it was easier for a new writer to get noticed. It was easier to have your stuff seen by people. Tumblr is moving *so* fast and while I do like the pretty pretty pictures I just can't keep up sometimes.

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Date: 2016-05-05 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I like things on Tumblr to save them and read them later. Then, after I read them, I reblog them if I like them.

I REALLY wish Tumblr had a bookmark option as well.

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Date: 2016-05-05 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do that too a lot of the time but I'm starting to wonder if there's a better option. I have some stuff in my Likes that has been there forever and I just never got around to it and I feel really guilty about that. Because I know how much I hate it when people simply like my fic and then I never hear from them again. Now that replies are back at least I get comments on tumblr sometimes. That's nice. I like that. But yeah, it would be really great if there were a Bookmark option.

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Date: 2016-05-05 09:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Whenever I post fic to tumblr, I feel like I'm throwing it into the void. Thank god for Ao3.
and then i see how many hits and kudos you're getting on the check please fics and another friend writing Malec fic is getting, and it's like omg i need to get some ideas for these new fandoms! writing for an 'old' fandom like qaf is also like yelling into the void.

have you found any check please ljcomms?

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Date: 2016-05-06 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, it feels a lot like throwing stuff into the void. There are so many factors. Sometimes there are barely any reactions at all to fic. Other times it does well. And I've never been able to figure out why. I'm already only posting at times when Americans are awake because most of the internet runs on American time, but sometimes it's still impossible. And it's just not predictable what will be well received and what won't. I mean, now I'm writing in a new fandom and I'm actually very pleasantly surprised how much fun that is - but tumblr is still a source of endless frustration. The only time in the Klaine fandom I actually deleted a fic was because it got lost in the mess of tumblr and I got tired of reblogging it myself, LOL.

But yeah, writing for the check please fandom is so much fun! And thank god for the AO3 indeed, I mean, YAY COMMENTS. \o/

I haven't found any check please comms yet! Are they even any? I'll let you know if I find one!


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