Two nights ago I experienced Tumblr Terror - the feeling one gets when his four-year-old blog with over 50,000 posts and more than 60,000 followers is suddenly and inexplicably “terminated” by Tumblr. And when they terminate, it is with extreme prejudice. This blog, and virtually every reference to it throughout Tumblr, simply vanished. No posts, no followers, no lime avatars on other blogs indicating that The Sublime Cock had ever posted, reblogged or liked any photos - all of these ceased to exist in an instant. And of course I could not communicate with TSC’s followers to tell them what had happened, or even to say goodbye.
After all of this sank in, my first reaction was “fuck it.” I would simply retire with equanimity. Yesterday, however, I decided to launch a replacement blog, and that poor slip of a blog can now be found at sublimecock2.tumblr.com [I’ve adopted its lime/2 avatar as a reminder of what can happen; I’ll show you what the masthead looks like in the next post]. Most of you probably remember how difficult it is to get noticed when no one knows you are out there and no one is following you. I guess I had kind of forgotten that.
I started TSC2 by reblogging about 350 choice pics from over 100 different blogs and “liking” another 200 or so pics. By last night I was following 125 blogs, and I sent messages to about 30 of those bloggers telling them my predicament and asking for their help. As of noon today, TSC2 had precisely two followers - and neither of those were blogs that I followed, liked, or had reblogged from (now it has 10). That was frustrating, and it gave me an even greater appreciation for all of you, TSC’s faithful followers. I was already considering pulling the plug on TSC2.
And then this afternoon, just as suddenly and inexplicably as TSC had been terminated, it was resurrected. I was in the process of reblogging to TSC2 a photo that TSC had posted last week, when I saw my lime avatar again for the first time in two days - I clicked on it and was taken back here, as if I had never been raptured at all. I brought a few of the TSC2 photos back with me and I’ll continue to import some of those, because there’s a lot of great cock on Tumblr.
I still don’t know why the plug was pulled on The Sublime Cock in the first place and I don’t know why or how it was given a new lease on life. But I do know this: It is virtually impossible to get the word out to your “former” followers once you’ve been terminated and you’re trying to start a replacement blog. So I make all of you this promise:
As long as TSC is alive and well at Tumblr, if your blog gets terminated and you are moving to a new address, let me know and I’ll tell TSC’s 60,000+ followers where to find you.
Thanks again to each and every one of you for your continued support.
I thought you’d taken a break from posting as you do on occasion. I’m glad TSC was restored and will follow TSC2 as well.