- Category: Cake Recipes
- Published on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 15:50
- Written by Lara Landis
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Asexuals who use Tumblr know that it is a good place to connect with other Aces. It has a different tone than AVEN. Whether the different tone is good or bad often depends on who is doing the commentary. Asexual bloggers who are not on Tumblr or who did not start there have accused the microblogging platform of killing the Asexual blogosphere. This seems strange as many Blogspot and Wordpress Asexual blogs are still active. Personal blogs do not get the attention of impersonal blogs. This is due, in part, to their lmited audience.
The limited audience factor is also true for Tumblr, although there is one key difference. Tumblr allows users to search through for topics of interest using hashtags. Blogspot and Wordpress allow a similar functionality, but they allow this only for a single blog. This allows Tumblr users to have their ideas, odd though they may be at times, viewed by many more people than would view a traditional blog. The software combines blogging features with the features of social networking sites.
Tumblr users and the bloggers need to realize one important point. There Is a limit to the amount of visibility that can be gained on the Internet. Some observers believe the Asexual community reached it several years ago. The best visibility increases are now gained by developing a real-world presence and working with other organizations with greater resources to promote Asexual awareness.
As hard as it may be for the bloggers to accept, there is a limit to the number of people they reach. If they want to have a greater impact and earn the potential to reach more people, they need to support efforts to spread awareness off of the Internet. The Tumblr community has not killed the Asexual blogosphere. It has greatly expanded it, although it may be hard for a few elitists to accept this.
Which bloggers are you talking about, hmm? Can you cite a single example besides me (http://skepticsplay.blogspot.com/2012/05/tumblr-is-terrible.html)?
I feel that you are misrepresenting me in many ways. You imply that I think tumblr has a worse tone than AVEN, but that's not what I think. You imply that my complaints about tumblr come from elitism, but my complaints are about the tumblr format. You imply that I begrudge the growth of tumblr, but I think growth is great; I dislike the disappearance of non-tumblr blogs. You imply that I think the primary goal of blogs is visibility and outreach, but that is not how I see it. I think the primary goal more resembles the goal of Asexual News: news, views, and opinions for the ace community.
I have come across Skeptic's Play so rarely that I don't know if it should be added to our resource page or not. (Nor can I remember if I have already done so).
If your blog were the source, there would be a link labeled "source" at the bottom. It may be that I have unknowingly mischaracterize d a position you hold.