things tumblr needs to change:
things tumblr changed:
I’d settle for a New Post notification thing which actually works. That can’t be so tough, surely? December 2011 I made this, SIXTEEN MONTHS AGO, and that was only after months and months of the damn thing not working in the first place.
Does it work for the rest of you? Am I the only one? WHY IS IT STILL FUCKING BROKEN?
It’s nice that even though they updated the other stuff, tumblr’s keeping it real by still not fixing their perma-broken new post notification, even though the fucking thing hasn’t ever worked.
It’s your weekly stats-dump: The t-shirt blog now 8 weeks old, up to 76 followers. The follower numbers have picked up a bit over the past couple of weeks. I’m averaging about two a day at the moment. I wonder if it’s starting to snowball. Likes seem to be up a bit too, though reblorgs don’t seem to be much different.
Oh my God I have typed the same six tags over and over again in every single damn post on the t-shirt blog:
OVER TWELVE HUNDRED TIMES NOW.
Why didn’t someone tell me about the Missing E plugin?
For the past six weeks I’ve been running a little experiment on Tumblr, following a comment from Warren Ellis about how he’d found some kind of loose proportionality between post frequency on his Tumblr and the number of followers he gained.
I figured I’d give it a whirl, and have been running a blog that simply posts pictures of t-shirts. The posting frequency is 24 per day, so later this week it’ll be hitting four figures for the post count. That’s all it does. I think it helps that I’m not just posting any old crap, but trying to make a bit of an effort to curate it and keep the quality high. Otherwise, it’s pretty basic.
I’ve also not banged on about it here, to see how it generates traffic organically.
The current follower count is 46 unique organic follows, after 42 days, so it’s running at just over one follower per day. The numbers have been a little up and down, but it’s held fairly steady at this rate. To put it another way, the t-shirt blog is currently averaging a new follower for every 19.3 posts.
Perhaps most interestingly, this main blog of mine (i.e. the one you’re reading right now) is currently a little over two and a half thousand posts, and I’ve got 122 followers, so my main blog is getting a new follower for every 21.2 posts. These two numbers are surprisingly close to each other, considering these results have been collected over vastly different time scales, with one blog posting on topic regularly 24/7 for a month and a half, and the other one being erratic, drunken, covering a range of topics and padded out with all sorts of crap over three and a half years (aaaahhhhh, remember Tumblarity?).
Anyway, thought you’d like to know. At this rate my number of followers on the t-shirt blog will overtake my main blog some time in March. Not gonna link you to it still, because Science! I’ll let you know in a month or two whether the numbers start to snowball over some certain threshold.