On Tuesday, I was on tumblr and was “deleted” by the admin. Not sure why but it was a rather abrupt move for me. I was not a mod. But I knew that the “deleted” mark wasn’t permanent and that I would receive a message to explain why I had been deleted. I was a bit upset that it hadn’t happened sooner.
Well, it turns out that it was just a matter of time before tumblr deleted my blog, and then there was no explanation given as to why. This is not a case of the Admin not caring, the admin simply took matters into his own hands and got rid of the offending content themselves.
I feel bad for the people who were affected by this. I had to do a pretty extensive bit of work to get my blog back up. It was worth it though.
I have to say that I am not surprised. I am not entirely sure what was going on with tumblr, but I am fairly confident that if Tumblr was a social media site then the administrators probably would have known about my blog when they were trying to do something about it. They were only asking for my social media information anyway, so why not just have me do a little bit of work to get what they wanted? This probably explains the deletion of my blog.
It is entirely possible that the admins did not know that my blog had a Facebook page. They did know that I had a Tumblr blog, so perhaps they assumed that since I had a Facebook page, that I had a Tumblr page and was just doing my Tumblr thing. If this is true, then I have no reason to believe that the administrators did not delete the Tumblr page to silence me.
Well, it sounds like a pretty easy answer. I suppose. I mean, why take the chance? I mean, is it really worth doing the work to get what you want? I don’t know.
I suppose it is. I do think that it is important to have a Facebook page to maintain and I do think that it is good to have a Tumblr blog to keep up the conversation. But it seems pretty clear that that Tumblr page wasnt actually very active, so I would think it would be okay to delete it.
To be fair, the Tumblr page was just an experiment for me. I was going to put up some stuff, but one day I just stopped posting. So it’s a real shame that it is gone now, but then I guess you could also say it was a good thing that I stopped posting on it.
I don’t think that it was just a bad idea to create a page for Tumblr to talk about. I think that it is bad to keep something like that for years without actually posting anything there. Tumblr was a very active blog and I think that it would be a bad idea to delete it.
But that’s a topic for another blog. For now, just know that I think that it is very weird that Tumblr made it to the top of the list of blogs to have their blog deleted. I guess you could say that Tumblr was doing something right.