This is a reminder that you should not post your precious original content only and foremost on tumblr or any other free platform. I’ve chosen tumblr.com as an example here, because of my experiences with it.
The 3Dx community loves tumblr. Every day new 3Dx accounts appear on the scene, reposters as well as creators. The reasons are simple, tumblr is free, looks cool, is easy to handle and there’s a huge community. It feels great to receive likes and reposts quickly.
I agree, expecially for beginners it’s cool to start simple and check out how the people react to the content…
But after all – and there’s no doubt about it – your content always belongs on your own personal homepage! The reason is: Censorship and sudden account termination.
Do you want to spend tons of money and huge amounts of time in your 3Dx creations, just to see all the stuff being removed from tumblr one fine day? Not only that, but also losing contact to your fanbase.
Why would that happen, you ask. Because somebody at tumblr/yahoo decides to delete your account. For whatever reasons. And there’s nothing you can do about it. Posting porn, 3Dx and alike on tumblr is like walking on thin ice!
As we all know, those companies have not much of a problem with hate-speech, racism and violence – but erotic is a “no-no”. But that’s a different story…
A few years back, tumblr deleted my account. Not only one of my blogs, no, the whole account with all its little sexy sites i had. Some also with original content i haven’t posted anywhere else. It happened just over night, no warning, no explanation, nothing.
This can happen to you as well, anytime. But here’s a checklist:
- Do you have your own webspace/domain/homepage? You should.
- Do your tumblr fans know where else they can find you? Tell them!
- Do you have backups of all your posts, pics, texts, files? Well, hurry then.
Most important: Do you run ads or affiliate links on your tumblr blog? Then it’s getting really dangerous!
Make sure to see your own homepage as the first place to go. There’s no problem with posting stuff on tumblr too. But only teasers, eye-catchers and random stuff, just to have fun, show up and support other creators.
Don’t say i haven’t warned you ;)