Content creators, read this
So. In light of recent events on tumblr, and the struggle and bad situations it presents for content creators, I see a lot of people desperately fumbling for ways to go, such as Twitter or Instagram-neither of which are good for anything besides small content updates, typically with links to your actual set account on your other media. So here is a collective list of perfectly good websites that non of us have thought of in a long, long time, that are still perfectly usable and fantastic for our purposes.
- Deviant Art. Deviant Art is a fantastic wide based website with an attentive staff, well functioning organizational features, timelines, rating systems on content, and more. You can post art, writing, organize flip folders for comics, and more. Journals can be used for FAQ’s, you all know stamps will be a big thing again, and there’s fully functioning comment sections (that are disableable on specific works), for feedback. There’s mood posts, tag searching, and more. Deviant Art is one of the best overall sites we have.
- Wattpad. Wattpad is excellent for posting organized books, planners, keeping track of WIPS, posting one shots, time scaling comics in parts, and more. It’s entierly a book based community, the only social aspect being the disableable comment sections/feedback monitors and viewing profiles. You also get a counter of how many people are viewing your work, specific chapters even, liking it, leaving feedback, commenting and more.
- Quotev. Quotev is another writers site, yet this one is extremely social. You can post writing, images, start books, fully customize your page, like and reblog other posts, private message people, create large, public groups, or small private ones, and more. They have a really helpful writing section on their website, giving full design abilities, helpful tips and tools, and the ability to name, bio, and track your book, even being able to name each chapter.
- AO3. AO3 is run by a group of women dedicated to creating a safe, friendly enviroment for content creators. The site is well structured with an incredibly well done staff and management, and all profits of donation runs go entirely to keeping the servers for the site running. They have over 300 million users and are still going strong after many years.
- Twitch. Twitch is an incredibly large based website with content for just about every intrest in the world. Quickly racing far above direct compitition with youtube
which is also going up in flames, Twitch offers an interactive, fun platform for streamers, including artists, gamers, musicians and more.
- Newgrounds. Newgrounds, in recent light of
tumblr being a shit stain againrecent events, has publically posted several reminders that not only are content creators very much welcome on their website, but that they never have, and never will ban or block NSFW/Explicit content.
- Dribbble. (The following is quoted from escapemotions.com)
“Dribbble is show and tell for artists of all kind - web designers, graphic designers, illustrators, icon artists, typographers, logo designers, and others share small screenshots (shots) that show their work, process, and current projects. Dribbble’s system is very basic: you upload a 400×300 shot (120.000 pixels), the community watches it, they like and give feedback if they want to. This system is oriented to receive a lot of feedback from other designers, so you’ll always have someone to rely on when a creative crisis occurs :)”
Pass this on so your fellow content creators can see!! Remember that once you’ve made your new accounts, no matter where, you’ll want to:
- Back up art, writing, comics, animations, etc
- Set up links to new accounts on your tumblr blog and make redirective posts on long running comics/ask blogs/side blogs/etc
- Contact tumblr friends/mutuals about their new accounts
Have fun you guys, good luck!!! :) Feel free to add on if you find more good resources!!!!