so, i had voiced my opinion on the whole Tumblr+ thing a few hours ago...🥀
[don't know if anyone read that post yet, cuz i deleted it for no reason LoL...]
what my problem was: what does a website that hasn't had monetized content for years, suddenly wanna make money for? so i had come to the conclusion that Tumblr was doing this on purpose just to garner attention, cuz this is basically a dead website and they're probably just thirsty sluts who will do anything to get attention again...
after thinking about it for a while though, the whole "dead website" concept was lingering on my mind, and it hit me...
what if Tumblr is not tryna make money off of us? if Tumblr hasn't made money for years, Tumblr will never make money again...
Post+ may not be Tumblr's money making project....
Post+ is Tumblr's suicide mission.
if they're gone, then they're gone. and this is how they'll bury this dead website once and for all.
you think if we do a whole day protest, that they're gonna take action? that they're gonna try to save themselves? even if they wanted to, trust me y'all, they can't. they're not YouTube. they're not Google. they don't have the man power or the money to handle what we're about to do. they can't survive, and they know this, and that's why they're doing what they're doing. to end their suffering once and for all. something that's dead is dead, and cannot die again. they just decided to bury their ashes now.
maybe they want us to protest.
maybe they wanna just get it over with.
the protest is not gonna save us. it's gonna kill Tumblr, and whether you know it, or like it, or not, if Tumblr gets killed - it's gonna kill our blogs in return.
our content is gonna go. this community is gonna die. the system is gonna crash.
they'll say they aren't making money and they'll wipe the website off the face of the internet like they always intended to.
and i don't know if i wanna lose y'all or this community in the name of tryna keep a dev. team that doesn't care about us in line...
i know it seems counterintuitive, to not do something about the whole Post+ thing, but it's gonna destroy this website. and they're taking us down with it.
if that's the case, then this website has finally become uninhabitable.
the only solution i can suggest then is that we should start searching for another platform for ourselves right away.
we need to care about ourselves, and our content, and our fans, and our friendships that have lived here. not the platform we use.
if they've done what they're doing right now, i don't wanna imagine what they might to do us in the future. if Tumblr is putting out Post+ for their own purposeful and dare i say it, much needed demise...
i don't recommend a one day log off. i recommend a permanent log out.
the internet is a vast place and i'm sure we're smart enough. i'm sure we'd find a way out of Tumblr's doom. cuz it's gonna be like fuckin' Titanic in here in this case, i suggest we leave even before we get hit.
we needn't bring an anchor onto this sinking ship.
for the sakes of our safety, our blog's safety, and for the livelihoods of our communities, let Tumblr lay themselves to rest in peace and probably hope to find another way to get our content out there, and find each other on the other side...
cuz i don't think they're gonna budge their depressed asses to continue to let us post free content if this is their plan...
it's just a theory, but i'm just tryna look at this from another set of lenses, what do y'all think?