Tumbling Experience

"This Tumblr may contain sensitive media." Really?!

My most recent personal blog was on Tumblr but they hid it saying it had "sensitive content". They'd specifically said "sensitive media" but I didn't have any unparliamentary videos or pIctures, so I wrote to them and their reply just reiterated their message and suggested writing to them to rectify (mother of all self-references). This reminded me of the ancient symbol Ouroboros, a dragon that continually consumes itself, denotes self-reference.

Most friends know that I'm not exactly superstitious but this I thought was a sure sign of the end of this blog and my dalliance with Tumblr. I don't really have much to say about the platform, except that I enjoyed reading a couple of fellow tumblrs, the incomparable Neil Gaiman and two of my best friends, blibberingschrodinger and Poornakatha.

I kind of knew around when this happened so I deleted the two latest posts and checked but when that didn't help, I just deleted all my posts with pictures or videos. As this was done in a fit of "rage" of sorts, I didn't really look for a way to 'unpublish' the posts instead of deleting them, and also didn't back them up or make a note of what I was deleting. Paraphrasing Susan, one of the brilliant characters envisioned by the singularly gifted Stephen Moffat, making sense gets in the way when one is angry.

I do remember a couple of posts that I liked and have also cross-posted them at other places, and plan to give them a permanent residence here, so do come back to check them out.