Posts tagged tumblr.
Every so often, I’m given an uncomfortable little reminder that I’m not cut out for the online world: I’m over-sensitive, I take everything to heart and (like most people) I misinterpret alot of things. Too many times have I seen people with nerves so strong that I can’t even comprehend subject themselves to vicious anonymous abuse, and watch as friends fall out with each other over comments made in jest but taken aggressively. It is these things that make me want to pack it in and escape to an easier life of isolation outside the wifi radius.
But it’s not the anon. hate and the many things lost in translation that distresses me today - it’s something more personal and something more trivial to most. More often, I find my work, art and photos popping up around Tumblr. Like everyone else, I love to get reblogged - it’s wonderful knowing someone likes a little shot so much that they want to share it with their own Followers, or that someone appreciates the hard work I put into my art and wants to showcase it on their own account. But sadly, some people feel the need to disregard the heavy linkage I provide to my Tumblr on outside sources such as DeviantArt and chose to post it themselves and this, more than anything, distresses me.
I’m torn between feeling flattered and feeling a little ripped off that people just can’t seem to use the original source when reblogging things which I am so proud of, but regardless of how I might be feeling I just know that it’s ridiculous and naive of me to even express this concern. This is how Tumblr works, we all take part in this. I should just accept this instead of having the nerve to ask people not to take my pictures when I’ve forfeited the right to exclusivity the moment I click Submit.
I wish I could say I had a wonderfully eventful day today, then commence to type about it and some other awe-inspiring aspect of my life which I may or may not have previously scrawled on my forearms with someone else’s lipstick. But thruthfully, my day was rubbish.
I could unbottle my insecurities and wail like a little bitch at the risk of upsetting the balance of my blog but, honestly, I’d rather just do what I do best and stick to the personal trivia that I force on my enduring Followers. So here it goes:
I spent the few tolerable hours I could find today working on a drawing and now I’ve realised that it’s utter bilge and a complete waste of time. Brilliant.