In my never-ending search for a blog that will fit my needs, I had forgotten about Posterous. Posterous seems like Tumblr’s nerdy and oft-forgotten brother.
Tumblr’s stupidity in dealing with the Missing E “issue” seems to be a turning point for many people, myself included. That Tumblr doesn’t get why its service is so popular (mostly due to the functionality Missing E provides, actually) just seems to show that they’re obviously too cools (read: CLUELESS) for me. Add this to the fact that Tumblr’s service was sporadic last night* (and I heard it was this morning, too) just kind of kills my enthusiasm for the platform.
I’m beginning to wonder if we don’t just need a service that combines the functionality of Missing E with the ease of use of Tumblr.
Could Posterous be that platform?
Recently, on my Tumblr page, I changed the theme. I wanted bolder colors, and I wanted something a little less mundane than the theme I had.
The shit thing about the theme I chose was that it didn’t have Disqus functionality built in to it. That meant that I had to hack the HTML source for the theme to add it. The fact that I have to do that to get the full blogging functionality that I’m looking for (i.e. interaction) just shows that Tumblr and I may not be a good fit.
WordPress is another possibility. While WordPress features are dreamy, I often feel as if I spend as much time “turning knobs” and “flipping switches” as I do with my creative endeavors (i.e. writing blog posts).
[*] The timing of this “sporadic” service seems to me to be highly suspicious, particularly when you consider this post: This morning’s Tumblr downtime NOT related to ‘Missing e’. At least, it seems mighty suspicious to me. The timing of it couldn’t have been more perfect for Tumblr.