So, why do I like Tumblr so much for Websnark and the like?
Well, there’s a bunch of reasons, but here’s one to be pointed out.
Every so often, when you write something, someone doesn’t just miss the point — he’s flat out wrong. He’s asinine. He’s stupid. He goes beyond misreading and straight into “making shit up in his own little universe.”
Sometimes, someone might stick that in the discus comments, and then someone needs to engage it — whether me or someone else — and that always leads to trouble. But most of the time, post-tumblr? They reblog it and comment on their own page.
So. Not only doesn’t it appear on my page (unless you go digging in the note, and most people have little reason to bother), but it actually counts as a note in the header, so it adds to the little ego boost that someone’s reblogged.
It’s like delicious candy, really.