When I quit using Tumblr in a few days, this picture will succinctly tell the story of why I’ve given up on it.
I know this post is a bit “Inside Baseball” for a big chunk of my regular readers — to whom I apologize — but, honestly, the update that Tumblr pushed out to users this week is hideous. Worse than the aesthetics, though, is that it’s now significantly more difficult to use the blogging platform than it was a few days ago (and its ease of use has always been one of my main reasons for blogging here).
Apart from the fact that I’ve tried to save this post four times and just keep seeing a spinning wheel that tells me something isn’t working properly somewhere, does someone really think the above photo looks like a good way for people to edit what they’re writing? Can you imagine using a word processing program that put footnotes in the middle of a random line of text or that forced you to constantly scroll down to get around the “Save” button?