I’ve been saying other places that the new Tumblr rules are an annoyance to me but scary to other users. That sounds rational, because I do very little that’s actually “porn” and I don’t post photos
But that’s putting on a brave face, and oversimplifying. I think I’m scared in a different way than some of the 3d porn artists, who can at least take their work off to Renderotica or Pornhub.
My 3D work, comic and otherwise, really was born on Tumblr and of Tumblr. I know my art isn’t that good. But in a way it’s very Tumblr. Not porny generally, but not required to be squeaky clean. I could post whatever in that anything-goes environment. But I don’t think my work would fit well at a site like Renderotica.
The reasons I’m scared are the reasons most Tumblr users are scared. We are losing a place that was accepting of everything, from the serious to the shitpost.
I have thought for years that I should get my own site for art, But then if I don’t keep up the registration & hosting fees, it could all disappear. And I had no following and not even a consistent brand.
And lately I’ve been doing a lot less art. I was trying to at least post something every month, and Tumblr made it easy. That’s disrupted now.
Dreamwidth has the easygoing attitude, I think. I haven’t looked at Newgrounds, but they seem to as well. But I’m probably going to be posting art on DeviantArt and Imgur for a while, while I figure this out.
Oh, and my “Tits” post, which should in theory follow the rules it mocks, was flagged by Tumblr's new blind censor-bot, because of course it was.
(adapted from a Tumblr post [which itself got flagged].)