As I wrote on my “About” page, you can find a bit strange to navigate the first months of this blog: I started it on an old Tumblr account and so, instead of being composed by articles as in the last times, it’s made mostly of photo posts and random thoughts. I already have a blog (two, if you count the english version) for CartEssenza, my jewellery brand, but from some time I wanted to open another one that was not only talking about it: I’m having a particular life with all this traveling back and forth, and I have a ton of different interests. Facebook, that was kinda my “online headquarter” in last years, bored me: too big for my thoughts, too many “friends” and work contacts, too much unwanted opinions and negativity. Also, I manage work stuff on it, so there, for me, it’s almost impossible to have a pause from my job. And, last but not least, I can’t share easily my contents with people out of the social media: I wanted to show my dad, in love with Ireland, photos I took, but it was awkward to make it possible.
So I thought of Tumblr: fast, easy to use, flexible and free (talking about money as about contents…mostly I don’t post things that can be censored, still I don’t look favourably at random limitations). For some time I posted my contents there and all was ok: I gained followers and some of my posts were reposted and liked by the huge international community of the platform.
But then I started to feel a bit uncomfortable for some reasons:
- I was not there to repost things, but as a content creator, and I felt I was losing control on the ownership of my posts.
- Even if the Tumblr community is very uneven, it’s mostly made of people younger than me.
- It’s probably my fault, but I couldn’t get to organize properly my contents: from theme to theme, at the end I was passing more time changing settings and codes than writing.
- I was feeling uncomfortable with posting written articles longer than some lines, instead of just photos and thoughts.
- I was needing a more personalized and professional looking channel.
So I thought that a more traditional blog like WordPress was the right choice to move my contents. I read around the web that there was a big migration of Tumblr blogs to WordPress when Yahoo acquired the platform: my decision has nothing to do with it. I’ll continue, via the “Publicize” tool, publishing some articles on Tumblr. I still like the platform and the social community there, but I want to give more relevance to the written part and to keep under control my own contents 🙂