For those who’ve been following this account for a while might have seen this coming. I started Tumbler of Cats almost 3 years ago with the sole purpose of sharing people’s beautiful cat pictures because I missed my cat, and for a while the blog thrived well over my expectations, with literally hundreds of submissions.
Then at some point things started going less well, and it’s kinda hard to pinpoint why – it’s most likely a mix of different reasons anyway. First, “I” started to interact a little bit more directly, instead of remaining an unknown entity behind Tumbler of Cats (for the first year, it could have been a bot behind it, it would have made no difference aha). A posteriori, I think it sent confusing messages and maybe people were not too sure what to expect from this blog.
Second cause that it’s hard to forget is Tumblr’s Great Purge ™ from last year. And I think everyone on the platform felt the impacts. This blog alone lost thousands of followers (that were banned) in a few days, and many more simply left and went to other platform, and I can’t blame them as I almost did the same thing.
Third cause is that the drawing part is not necessarily enjoyed very much by everyone (I was loosing followers on Insta each time I posted a new drawing lmao), and I think it turned the blog in an even more confusing mess.
As a result, Tumbler of Cats is slowly dying, with no signs of improvement in sight. At the same time, and as I grew more interests, I started creating side-blogs that are really hard for me to maintain.
So I’ve been thinking about it hard and long, and now is the time. It’s time for Tumbler of Cats to go. I want to regroup all my interests in one place, and I want focus a bit more on myself. I still won’t use my real name (I still need to split my internet life vs irl life), but I’ll be a lot more personal. I’ll still talk about cats, but also other things I create, like polymer clay figurines, custom drawings and paintings, candles… I’d also like to start writing again.
I’m still working on a new name and meanwhile, I’ll try to draw the remaining cats that were submitted recently.
I don’t know yet if I’m going to leave the existing content here or if I’ll wipe it all and start fresh. Also Tumblr won’t be my main place to go, it’s gonna be a proper blog.
So, if you were here for cat pictures in the first place, it’s ok, feel free to unfollow as I’m afraid this blog won’t meet your expectations for much longer now. Though I can recommend some really great kitty blogs to follow, like @chubbycattumbling, @penguin-and-kiwi, @princesstigerbelle, @mostlycatsmostly, @world-of-cats, @theoreocat amongst others!