i keep trying to get into Pillowfort, but it keeps failing to connect with me for some reason. it doesn’t have the community feel that Tumblr did—Mastodon is the replacement there—but it doesn’t have enough non-art posts to have much of its own original feel. i haven’t found a use for it for anything but casually browsing fanart, since ’s federation makes discovering that on here harder than it needs to be.
maybe Automattic will unfuck Tumblr so i can just use that again, who knows
for all that WordPress is almost the single most successful project the internet has ever seen, Automattic has never done hosting sites (not services) themselves very well. i cannot remember the last time i have seen a single person use or care about WordPress-dot-com.
i am not very enthusiastic about their ability to understand the things that made Tumblr good and reinforce them after years of atrophy, but nor am i very apprehensive about it. it’s a solid We’ll See.