OK so while I’ve been doing this whole blogging thing, I’ve been using two sites to try and compare and contrast the two and as in the title they are this site and Tumblr. Since I’m fairly new to the whole blogging thing initially Tumblr was easier to use and a good tool to try and learn how to blog on, so in all honest I’ve been using that one more because it’s fairly simple to use. Once you start to use it on a regular basis, you get to see that although it is good for getting started with it’s simple user interface you do start to find that there a few minor annoyances, they are only minor but they do affect how much I enjoy using it. For example they’re doesn’t seem to be many people that post stuff for themselves, on the stream of posts that come up on the dashboard, Tumblrs version of the news feed, a good 95-98% of them are reblogged from somewhere else some of them only have a few “notes” meaning that there’s a few degrees of separation from the person re-blogging it and the original poster, but some will have thousands of notes meaning that it will just passed from pillar to post as people share it and although this isn’t bad thing in a way, it just irks me that for a site where a lot of users “hate” Facebook and it’s users for being unoriginal and perpetually sharing mundane material, they seem to act like them in that sense
WordPress on the other hand seems to be for more serious bloggers, users are also a bit more coherent when it comes to blogging, something I admit I suck at, a lot. The user interface although more complicated for noobs like me, isn’t too bad once you get used to it and the fact that you can store a certain amount of “media” to have available to you whenever you want to use is a great feature and something that Tumblr doesn’t have. I enjoy reading blogs on WordPress because they usually mean something to the person and are well thought out whereas Tumblr seems like a large collection of brain farts and emotional young people.
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