I’m at the point now where I am seriously considering deleting my tumblr account.
I’ve turned off asks, but I still get an influx of harassing spam messages - almost daily into my inbox from one particular user. I have blocked/ignored the account - but I still get notifications that the messages are coming through even if I can’t actively see or read them.
It’s enough to make me worried and uncomfortable to the point where I dread logging in here - knowing that there will be another 35 notifications of one person’s obsessive need to contact me so incessantly.
What I love about tumblr is how creative and genuine it is. And I love answering all the real, and lovely questions from everyone else who takes the time to be so honest and forthcoming. It’s a great space away from the chaos and childishness of Facebook.
But it seems even here I can’t fully protect myself from abuse. At least on facebook you can block and ban with conviction as necessary. It frustrates me that tumblr doesn’t provide the same level of account privacy.
I have been considering starting my own website - but I guess the thing that’s so great about tumblr is its ease of access to a variety of content through people’s feeds, etc - and I want to remain a part of that.
I honestly don’t know what to do. I’ve had this account for so long, I’m really attached to it, but I also hate what I have to face through its direct line of communication to me.
Anyway - sorry to complain. And apologies to literally everyone else who has followed my reblogs of forests and so forth for so long and shared this beautiful space with me.