How To Escape Tumblr Jail
If you’ve been flagged as an adult blog, you will now be nerfed.
No one can see your posts unless they’re your direct followers. Even your followers have to click through some warning screen about sensitive content to get through to your blog page.
That’s bad. It means your blog will die. Even if you’re migrating to some other platform, you probably want to tell people where and you want them to hear.
What to do?
1. Don’t do the hack. There’s one making the rounds about messing with the code. It works but it’s a short term fix that will get you banned.
2. Back everything up. Many haven’t. To back up - on your dashboard, hit the person looking icon. Then the gear - for settings. Then click on your blog name on the right hand menu.
Scroll to the bottom. Find the export option. Mash that button.
It’ll take a while. It took me three days. It worked, though. It gives you a file to DL. You may need to use 7-zip to retrieve. The native Windows extraction tool doesn’t work.
3. Delete ALL your posts.
That sounds extreme. But they should be backed up, if you did step 2.
The risk calculus is as follows. To stop being flagged as a porn blog - you will need to APPEAL. You only get ONE appeal.
If you post a slightly racy photo later? You can appeal it and see how it goes.
If you lose your appeal? Gg. No re.
If you’re unfamiliar, google mass post editor tumblr. It’s much faster.
4. Appeal to tumblr.
Tell them you’re switching to SFW and you want to be characterized as such.
Tumblr made me - a slightly notorious smuthound - a lifestyle blogger in TEN MINUTES.
They WANT YOU TO STAY. Obviously.
There may be larger questions about which platform is best, or even the ethics of staying.
I hear those concerns, but don’t just stay in nerf limbo, gleefully posting porn that no one sees. It’s pointless. Clean up if you want to redirect. Delete your account if you want to send a message.
Feel free to message for further advice on this process. Thanks!