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Deleting the Tumblr

Did you know I made a Tumblr page for the whole Ten Hour Guy thing? I figured the more social media, the better.

Outside of posting the same stuff I posted to Facebook and Google+ (R.I.P.) I didn’t really get much use out of it. It’s a lot like all the other social medias — you follow stuff you’re interested in and it pops up in your feed.

My favourite aspect of Tumblr is the versatility given for crafting your own page. On most other websites, your page looks a lot like the rest, with only a different profile picture, banner art and obviously content to distinguish it from the rest.

On Tumblr, you can do anything with your profile. Whatever custom HTML/CSS/JS you want, you can throw at it. This usually results in people using pale, small text you can barely read, but the flexibility is much appreciated. Adding to the fact you get a subdomain (e.g. tenhourguy.tumblr.com) it’s basically your own little website to do with whatever you please.

How did I take advantage of this customisation, you ask? Well, I mostly didn’t, during my short time there. But after retiring my profile, I did add <script>window.location = "https://tenhourguy.com";</script> to the top of my markup. Surely forcibly redirecting Tumblr users off the website violates some terms of service, but that redirect is still working to this day.

At least, it was working to this day, because I’m deleting the account now. Not much point in keeping it around when I don’t use it.

One reason to not delete the account would be to keep the name. I imagine someone else might be able to snap it up after deletion? But big deal. All the Ten Hour Guy stuff is dead and I’m letting this website’s domain expire in September.

Wouldn’t it be cool if dates were shown more prominently on Tumblr? The goodbye post is from 2016.