Tumblr doesn’t play nice

They say hind­sight is 20/20, and often it’s vin­di­cat­ing.

I haven’t looked back since I switched from Tum­blr to Word­Press. Host­ing my own blog is much more sat­is­fy­ing and I have much more con­trol and flex­i­bil­i­ty over my con­tent and its appear­ance. It’s reas­sur­ing to see that oth­ers have found the same.

So I real­ized last week that Tum­blr doesn’t hon­or pingbacks/trackbacks; two friends linked to my blog and I got noth­ing. Word­Press does them auto­mat­i­cal­ly, and I’d think Tum­blr should (to fit the no-non­sense blog­ging plat­form that it is.) I guess it fits the some­what solip­sis­tic nature of Tum­blogs, but it cer­tain­ly doesn’t help build an online rep­u­ta­tion.

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