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30 April 2014 @ 04:08 pm
I kind of hate Tumblr. It's confusing, I don't really get how posting works there, or commenting on things, or the fifty-billion hashtags people use, or whatever. Where's the fandom interaction, or is it just people posting quotes and graphics and "reblogging" from other people?


I miss old fandom.
Current Mood: sadsad
L.A.frenchroast on May 1st, 2014 01:05 am (UTC)
It takes some getting used to--it's pretty chaotic at first, but you get used to it. Also, it helps to install a plugin that lets you filter posts, so you can avoid seeing things marked as spoilers, and block stuff you're tired of seeing reblogged.

The hashtags aren't really used on tumblr the same way they are on twitter--there's some of that, but there's also a lot of people that use them just as another way to add to their post. There's lots of interaction, usually through reblogs with comments added. Also, most blogs have an "ask" feature where you can ask the blog owner questions (anonymously if they have anon turned on) and they can answer you.

You'll get used to it (I never thought I would, but it only took about a week), just go slowly. Follow maybe 5-10 people at first, and that will help with stemming the chaos. As you get used to it, you'll get more comfortable adding people.

I do prefer LJ because I communicate better through text than i do graphics, but fandom is where it is.
Stephstephdub on May 1st, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
:( Yeah, it's pretty much exactly what you described.

If it helps, my friend grav_ity is posting about shield at the moment. She's awesome, so feel free to head over there. I can't remember how to do an LJ user tag anymore (I tried, and failed) so here:
Stephstephdub on May 1st, 2014 01:23 am (UTC)
Aaaand just realized her SHIELD stuff is locked.
rhienellethrhienelleth on May 1st, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
Maybe she'd be willing to add me. :) I can always ask.
Thanks, btw. :)
Stephstephdub on May 1st, 2014 01:49 am (UTC)
I mentioned you to her, so if you ask it won't be "Who is this random person?"
rhienellethrhienelleth on May 1st, 2014 01:50 am (UTC)
Awesome, thanks! :)
xlanaxlana on May 1st, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm statelywingmanor. I reblog lots of stuff but very little fandom (I tend to be kinda private about my squees (except Mr Hiddleston (I always tag his posts "tom nom nom"))) I do knitting, art, interesting photography, feminism stuff, and things I think are cute (like the Disney Jaegers)