Birthdays and Whiteout
This blog is officially three years old.
Funny how time moves away from us. A measurement that we place so much significance on. Even the best of us cannot escape it.
And so most of you may know that Yahoo! is in the process of purchasing Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Cash. Billion. That’s a lot of money.
Which puts a funny feeling in my stomach. I have a lot of questions that already found the inbox of the Tumblr support folks. They may never get answered, and so I will put my concerns here as well.
What will happen to the three years of my original content if this sale goes through? Will the privacy and protection conditions change? Will I no longer own the rights to what I have put here for three years? I don’t know.
What I do know is that I will begin the painstaking process of taking a good portion of my material off of Tumblr. Not all of it, but the possibility of my thoughts, feelings, and words being in jeopardy has my stomach in knots.
And the reason for this is I may remove myself from Tumblr altogether, leaving only a skeleton of my progression as a writer. To look back on from time to time. To cherish as a place where I poured out my heart.
Happy Birthday, words. Perhaps it is time to move on.