Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I AM MOVING TO TUMBLR FROM BLOGGER

When I see the tons of bloggers that I follow on different platform, the service that they use significantly differ on the types of posts they do.
  • Fashion bloggers tends to prefer WordPress or Blogspot because they are much more customization-prone and they look much more like a website rather than blogs. Ex: Andy from stylescrapbook.com and Rumi from fashiontoast.com
  • Beauty bloggers are basically the same as Fashion Bloggers. Ex: Essie from essiebutton.com
  • Then there is another category of Internet People. The people who are notoriously famous and influential on the internet seems to use Tumblr a lot. Ex: Hank and John from vlogbrothers, Joshua Topolsky from Bloomberg Digital (formerly Verge).
I’ve tried using Tumblr as my main blogging platform back in the day when I had time to blog every single day and actually wanted to write a lot with big pictures and graphics etc. But nowadays I find Tumblr seems to suit my blogging habit much more than Blogger.
Advantages of moving to Tumblr:
  • Easier interface
  • Smarter platform
  • Shorter text body - hence less stress on writing quality posts as a blogger.
Disadvantages of leaving Blogger:
  • I was on the Blogger platform since 2009.
  • 'Losing' the followers I've gained over the last 6 years of period along with the page view.
  • Opting out of Google’s service. I quite like the idea of having one environment that I can use with only one account - Google+, just like Apple ID.
ESSENTIALLY THE ANUHARCHU.COM DOMAIN WILL STILL BE MY MAIN DOMAIN, BUT IT WILL REDIRECT TO ANUHARCHU.TUMBLR.COM INSTEAD OF ANUHARCHU.BLOGSPOT.COM FROM NOW ON. THE POSTS ON THIS BLOG WILL STILL BE UP, BUT IT WON'T BE UPDATED AS LONG AS THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge

Hello people of the internet,

I got challenged to do "2015 Reading Challenge" by Mishka/Shirako the other day, and I am accepting the challenge. Really gonna do it.

This challenge includes 50 categories. If you look at them individually (click on the picture to zoom in), the challenge looks scary. But you can cross of several categories by reading one book. e.g. read Pride and Prejudice and cross off the first three along with 6, 9, 23, 28... so at least 7. Not that scary, right? Thus I invite you to join me in this challenge if you dare this year.

Also, I'd like to intentionally tag some people in this challenge: Indra a.k.a. Indralina, Shirako (back at you), Eny Rebel (I don't think I should use your real name) from Flight of Fancy, Khulan Jugder from KhulanJ.com.

Here is to another great year of reading.

Love,
Anu

Update (Jan 1, 10pm): Bindi from sis blog and Revenge of the Nerd has joined the challenge. Indra and Tim have accepted the challenge so far. Also Eny Rebel has just accepted it as well.