I'm sure Masto will be great for Tumblr exiles, but can I also recommend Dreamwidth? https://www.dreamwidth.org/legal/principles
It's seriously great, actually follows its principles, has always had fannish and lewd communities, can do longer-form things, has a way better comment system then Tumblr, and isn't going to be bought out by a big corporation.
And if you are new, or newly returning to social journaling for whatever reason. I recommend siderea's posts with friendly useful advice. https://siderea.dreamwidth.org/1473662.html
@hollyamory Excellent suggestion. Much better than the hand-wringing going on over tumblr.
I just think blogging is a great thing but it's ancient in internet time and people might need reminding of good places to do it.
@hollyamory dreamwidth is legit crazy awesome.
Does it federate?
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