Not sure if here is the right place for this poll. But what’s your idea? Which one is better, the previous blog or the new one?
1) In the Woods? 2) Tumblog!?
My choice is definitely #1
The old blog. I dont like the dumpblog
The new one is just… useless!
But They say this is a problem of money…
The can remove tumblog and use twitter instead without missing any functionality of it.
LOL – the grass is always greener…
We had a massive discussion over this a while ago right after the launch… my sentiments are still the same even though I’ve really tried to give the new blog a change. The new Tumblog just doesn’t feel right. Drew’s doing a great job with it, I just don’t really like the Tumblog format at the moment as it doesn’t really engage me beyond whether or not I’m interested in the products there. I used to look forward to the rich articles that we had on the old blog and as time passes, I feel like that original content that used to be generated was a a powerful “glue” for a good portion of people here.
As the community grows, it feels like the problems with the old blog (not enough contributors, higher cost of maintenance, etc.) should all be manageable now. I know that I’ve got a lot more spare time on my hands and I’m always down to kick out a few articles a month.
Traffic is ultimately the key metric here – if the new Tumblog is driving traffic, let’s keep it by all means. My guess is that the old blog was axed because it just didn’t drive enough traffic/revenue to justify it’s existence. I happen to think we can do a lot better as a community with a full blown blog with original content… in fact, most of the content that’s showing up in the Tumblog right now feels like it could just become a “featured on Tumblr” sidebar in a full blown blog with original content. But that doesn’t change the fact that there were presumably reasons why the old blog was ditched. My vote’s still on the old blog format though
Drew’s doing a great job with it, I just don’t really like the Tumblog format at the moment as it doesn’t really engage me beyond whether or not I’m interested in the products there.
Actually Adrian Try runs the Tumblogs for the marketplaces, to give proper credit where it is due (and I agree he is doing a nice job with them)
I echo your sentiments and those of many, I loved the old blogs too, they were great! Not that I don’t enjoy the Tumblr blogs, because I do, they are just different to me. As noted, there were a few reasons why we chose to do so, I know it wasn’t the most popular move with everyone but I think the decision to stick with the new format for a bit will be the most likely path of action for now.
To all – I know the old blog style was very well loved, I really empathize with that, and I don’t have much more information on that than what I’ve mentioned. I can tell you we have some really cool and fun community plans that we are going to unroll soon, I think it’s really going to rally the community and bring us something we can look forward to
I can tell you we have some really cool and fun community plans that we are going to unroll soon, I think it’s really going to rally the community and bring us something we can look forward to
But will them bring us the love to the old blogs back ?