Hello. I was wondering if you are okay with people tagging you in fics they write. I don't want to force you to read it but I consider you a friend and would love your input. I look up to you as a writer. Thanks!
YES!!! Absolutely feel free to tag me in whatever you see fit (except anything involving, you know, illegal, racist and/or discriminatory stuff. I think that covers a broad enough spectrum to not need further detail. That’ll earn you a kick in the teeth)
There’s two main problems I encounter on a daily basis however: one, sometimes Tumblr is all like “HEY BISH. YOU GOT TAGGED IN SOME NEAT ASS STUFF BUT LEL, I AIN’T GON’ TELL YEWWwwWWWw,” and then I never see it. And two, my notifications stream is…hoh boy. I can’t keep up sometimes and it frightens me, cause I know there’s art/writing/quality shitposting/questions/FYI’s and everything else that I may miss in the flow of notifications. AND FOR ALL THE STUFF I HAVE MISSED IN THE PAST, I AM SO, SO SORRY! :c
Sometimes I’ll be knee-deep in older posts and I’ll see I’m tagged in it, and my reaction is basically this:
like WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN? WUT?! HAVE I AWAKEN IN A TIMEFLUX OF A DIFFERENT ERA ALTOGETHER WHERE I MISSED YEARS OF CONTENT? DAFUQ?
Okay. Time for some IRL angst, yo. *grumbles, I promised I’d never share this because it’s offering the person who submitted it a gratification and DAMMIT I AIN’T HAVIN’ IT*
Around the time I published Focus, which most of you know was my first really NSFW, full-fledged writing on Tumblr, I decided to tag a few blogs that I’d been following/lurking/liking content from.
Almost IMMEDIATELY after I posted it, I got this Anon:
And you know what I did? Scurried back and deleted all the tags before the story really began to circulate. Probably the worst way to deal with an ANONYMOUS MESSAGE FROM LITERALLY ANYONE ON THIS SITE. I could have addressed it, could have responded with a remark, could have nipped it in the bud right away.
But I didn’t. I screenshotted it, deleted the message after it sat around in my inbox for far too long, and felt…Really, really horrible about it.
Because that’s just what some people want, isn’t it? To affect you, deep down.
But, I didn’t give up. I tagged even more people, and you know what the best thing was to come of it, something that made the amount of notes my posts got seem trivial?
YOU GUYS. MY FRIENDS. MY MUTUALS. MY FOLLOWERS.
You all seriously make my day brighter and better. So, from the bottom of my widdle heart, THANK YOU.
But even to this day, with the multitude of friends I’ve made since joining Tumblr, I get a little pang of nervousness. What if they don’t like it? What if they get annoyed with me tagging them? What if I tag them in something that literally bothers them? I’m human and insecure AF. Sometimes I get the better of it, sometimes I don’t want to leave my bed. VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE.
H’OKAY JAYSUS, I’ve talked way too long for a simple question. The bottom line is:
ABSOLUTELY, TAG AWAY FRIENDS ❤️
However! Feel free to follow up with a message. I don’t mind and if anything, it helps me keep track should I get a backlog of reading to ketchup on (which I inevitably have, but I love to have a bunch of your goodies lined up to enjoy) Don’t worry, I don’t bite.
Sorry again for drawing this out so damn long and wordy. Just had to speak my mind 💜