And while this impacts anyone who used or wrote for or just appreciated any of those websites, it hits communities living as outliers — particularly queer folks, and gender-nonconforming folks, or anyone, really, nestled just outside of our supposed mainstream — particularly hard. That began, probably, with the decimation of Geocities in , before stretching towards Gawker and the Toast , while grazing Grantland , killing the Awl , and then, just last week , Rookie. In that decision process, some of the communities inhabiting Tumblr were evidently deemed expendable. His first collection of stories, Lot , is forthcoming from Riverhead Books. For a period of time, there was a galaxy of opportunity on the internet. The last time, we met in a bar and joked over video games, until neither one of us could breathe from the laughter.
Karina. Age: 28.
A part of whatever story you were trying to tell.
Madelynn. Age: 27.
Tumblr Has Closed The Door To Users Who Don’t Have Many Places Left To Go
Other blogging platforms, like Pillowfort, will have their shot to nab newcomers, too. Tumblr, until just this week, despite everything , served as the mascot for a sort of glorious human messiness. I met the guy off of Craigslist a few more times afterwards.