Do you have any tips on how to get a blog up and running?
yeah sure! i actually have quite a few of these so bear with me here!
the most important thing about having a blog is to have fun! if you’re not doing this for your own enjoyment then you shouldn’t have the blog!
masterposts are important. i’m currently working on mine, but it’s a great way to spread your writing around! if someone reblogs your masterpost there’s a much better chance of someone seeing your work than a single post (especially if said blog reblogs a lot of react posts)
be friendly!! this one is very important. if a blog owner isn’t friendly with their followers than you’ll have a very low chance of someone sending a request to you. nobody wants to worry about a blog owner judging their requests
notes aren’t everything! i started out this blog getting 10-20 notes per post and now i get 40-150 and i was happy both ways. your blog will get bigger as long as you keep writing and have the passion for owning a blog
i would also highly recommend installing grammerly. people are much more likely to read your posts if the spelling and grammar are correct (for the most part at least) plus, it works with writing tumblr posts!
don’t go out of your comfort zone if you know you can’t handle it. for example, i don’t write nsfw unless i really like the prompt and that’s because i know i’m not good at it if i don’t have a strong passion for it.
don’t let your blog become a chore. if you realize that you’re starting to find it as a chore step back for a while. i usually read some other reacts or some fanfics to regain my love for writing.
establish rules and stick to them! i have my rules and regulations that i link on most of my posts and it really helps me when it comes to receiving requests.
try to keep your react blog as a react blog. meaning, try and post the minimal of non-react posts to make it easier for your followers to find your react posts. i have a few non-react/ask posts here and there, but for the most part, my blog is just reactions! if you have to make another blog for shit posting that’s perfectly fine!
so, that’s pretty much it! having a blog isn’t nearly as scary as it seems and it’s all about the fun of it! i hope this helped you and let me know if you ever need anything!
https://www.youtube.com/user/billwurtzYeah, that’s the guy who made History of Japan, that really popular pit of memes. I’m probably not the only person that really wants him to make more shit, but that’s gonna be hard.
If you haven’t heard of this thing yet, it’s called patreon. See how he gets only 72 bucks a month for stuff from 26 people?
These are his views on the History of Japan video. Bill Wurtz deserves to have more support for the stuff that he is doing, and he should be able to make a decent living out of this entertainment. I would appreciate if you either reblogged or donated to his patreon: http://patreon.com/billwurtz
I don’t even know Bill Wurtz personally but he needs more support
We have officially reached 36 patrons, $100 per month, and over 1000 notes. This has been an amazing breakthrough, thank you tumblr, and keep spreading this around! (Still can’t even begin to believe this has only been less than one day)
42 Patrons, $111 per month, over 2000 notes. I understand 10, maybe 100 notes, but 2000!!! In this one day I’m sure Bill Wurtz will be thankful that people are out there who can support him. Thanks to all of you who donated and most importantly, reblogged this post.
it’s also okay to be totally terrified at the thought of having sex with a girl- internalized homophobia affects all of us to a certain extent
it’s okay to want to make out with a girl for hours on end (seriously, it’s totally an okay thing to think about)
it’s okay to fantasize about girls, even in a sexual way. you are not dirty for doing this.
you can absolutely wear clothes that are stereotypically lesbian, such as flannels. in the same note, you can totally cut your hair short if you want. you aren’t perpetuating a stereotype, you’re embracing who you are
you can also completely stay away from any clothing that would signify you might be a wlw (especially if you’re in a situation where the suspicion that you’re a wlw could cause you harm)- it’s completely your choice, just don’t shame anybody that does decide to take on that style.
it’s okay to not immediately date a girl once you come out. take some time to figure out your feelings, it’s okay. you’ll find somebody that you want to date in your own time, or you can just decide you don’t want to ever date anybody. that’s also perfectly okay.
it’s okay to dream about a future with a wife
it’s okay to hold your girlfriend’s hand in public and be affectionate in public. it’s not gross or icky, it’s good and cute, i promise.
it’s okay to come out to everybody you speak to (there’s nothing wrong with you, and if people judge you, they’re the ones who are wrong), but it’s also valid to only come out to a small select group of people. both approaches are fine.
it’s okay to masturbate while thinking about girls. it’s okay, you’re not weird for doing this. it’s a common thing.
it’s okay to watch movies or tv shows with wlw, even the ones that are cliche and really cheesy. if they make you feel validated and happy, continue doing so.
I would really appreciate it if people would spread this around! What YouTube is doing to LGBT+ videos and content creators is affecting intersex people, and, between the lack of intersex voices on the internet as a whole and the lack of people talking about intersex issues at all, this has a huge impact on what little we’ve been able to put out there.
One of the reasons we’ve been unable to create as much as other LGBT+ groups on the internet is because the stigma against us and how strong it is. What YouTube is doing is revoking the visibility we are getting and reinforcing the stigma that keeps us hiding.
The solution here is not as simple as turning off restricted mode. This sends a message to people that who they are is unfit to be seen, especially when done by such a huge, popular company whose tagline used to be “Broadcast Yourself”. And this still affects kids whoee parents won’t let them turn off restricted mode.
Please don’t just let this get 10 notes and disappear, please reblog this and make people aware. And, if you can, I encourage you to support intersex content creators on YouTube, including Emily Quinn (Intersexperiences), Pidgeon Pagonis, and Jenn Levine. You can find plenty of other good videos if you search “intersex” on YouTube.