Seeing more and more blogs without a [username] site which means you can only view their blogs in[username] mode, and I realized just the other day that nowadays you have to manually go to your blog settings and toggle the “enable custom theme” switch to have a browser site activated.

I REALLY recommend activating this! Especially if you’re an artist or if you have a themed blog, like if you reblog fanart for a specific fandom or ship. First and foremostly you can change the whole theme if you want to, you can really just go wild with building your personal aesthetic for your page.

But what I think is even more important, is that you NEED to “enable custom theme” to enable access to your archive! The link [username] doesn’t work if you don’t have this enabled!

If you post art or archive fanart or fandom content of any kind, letting people access your archive makes it so much easier for people (and yourself) to find older art on your blog or to look for something you drew a while ago that they remember loving and want to look at again.

We talk lots about how on Tumblr old art gets to circulate, and the archive is part of how that works. It’s a really useful tool in finding good content that isn’t brand new. And especially if you are good at tagging, it’s very easy to filter the archive to find ship content or meta or fics, whatever you want to find.

Checked on this and you have to activate it on web view – the option isn’t there in the mobile app. I didn’t have it activated, so even if you’ve been here since well before Dashcon, might want to check on that.

It looks like they’ve fixed the inability to view “/archive”, but I recommend having a browser site anyway.


#fight the slippery slope towards Internet silos #PSA #reply via reblog #Tumblr: a User’s Guide #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #disappointed permanent resident of The Future



I hope that once everyone’s done laughing at the important blue checkmarks (no rush, it’s fucking hilarious), Tumblr considers other icons we can put by our names. Like little hats or something we can send to friends for a day for a dollar. Little animal companions. Good job stickers.

You-tried stars, maybe


#The Great Tumblr Apocalypse



Hi! We’re introducing Important Blue Internet Checkmarks here on Tumblr. They’re a steal at $7.99—that’s cheaper than some other places, when you consider that you get not one but TWO checkmarks for your blog on web only (for now). Why, you ask? Why not? Nothing matters! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Get yours here!


#…I’m going to go ahead and tag this #today in Apocalypse Memes #Twitter #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #advertising



Tumblr now has “community labels”. When I see a description of them that only describes how they behave on the dash, not on the view, it allegedly makes me want to engage in cartoonish and unrealistic violence, such as hitting staff with a giant mallet, which I will for this purpose choose to tag with the “violence” label!

This post is in fact viewable at, even in private browsing mode.


#The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #Tumblr: a User’s Guide




Tumblr Blaze is very good because tumblr correctly deduced that if they ran a real advertising service using targeted demographics we’d have burnt this site to the ground, but ALSO correctly deduced that we would be overjoyed to collectively pay large amounts of money to spread shitposts onto completely random dashes in a delighted flurry of slightly malicious mischief. You really do gotta hand it to em on this one, A+ problem solving.


Incredible content brought to MY DASH with OTHER PEOPLE’S money? Yeah, I’ll support that

I do not know what this is about at all but that is arnold


#staff-as-a-collective-entity *does* seem weirdly competent lately? #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #advertising







If tumblr had a revenue source that wasn’t primarily ad based and they could start allowing wild shit again

Man if this was the offer I’d definitely pay $5/mo

Staff saw this post and agreed so hard they got it implemented in 1 day.

Oh! This is great. I have signed up for this. I’d much rather tumblr make money from me directly than from the Weird Ad Industry. And I straightforwardly want to pay them for the storage and engineering costs of hosting my blog and the precious social ecosystem it lives in.


#The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #adventures in human capitalism #I’m glad this exists but I’m not going to sign up for it for the foreseeable future #if they start allowing wild shit again I’ll reconsider *then* #besides I’m already giving Automattic money #(and I can barely afford *that*)






YOU CAN turn off “based on your likes”; it’s in preferences > dashboard.

I also turned ON “timestamps on everything,” which is awesome


Thanks. That’s where I looked, and failed, to find it yesterday.

I just looked again. It’s there now! They unloaded the update on me before they unloaded the toggle for it. Thanks!

I’m still leaving Tumblr Labs off, though, I think

The toggle wasn’t in my settings when I looked yesterday, either, but it is now, and I’ve switched it off with considerable determination.

Still no toggle for the “Hey Look At This Random Post!” thingie, though.

(FWIW, I’ve had Tumblr Labs switched off the whole time, so I don’t think that’s a factor.)


#The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #Tumblr: a User’s Guide



bringing this meme format back since history is repeating itself.


#I didn’t actually laugh aloud but it still amused me enough to reblog #The Great Tumblr Apocalypse #The Last Tumblr Apocalypse #(”but Brin you can’t have more than one last apocalypse” this isn’t a second one this is a continuation of the first one) #yes I *have* heard about the opt-in-switch thing they’ve since promised #and that’s better than nothing but it’s too little too late #they could bring back porn and it wouldn’t be enough to regain my trust #this Tumblr is just a scouting outpost now‚ not home #anyway I have scouted this post and I deem it worth retrieving #I hereby place it into my web of backups

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