Feedback Wanted: Moving GeekFitness to Tumblr?

Recently, I set up my author site on Tumblr, and I’m loving it. It’s a simple platform without the bloat that comes with self-hosted WordPress. I’m in the middle of trying to make a decision as to whether to make that same move for Geek Fitness.

I already have a Geek Fitness Tumblr set up that was really active for a while (but I had no idea what to do with it–I do now). I was thinking of taking the domain name here and pointing it over there and importing all my old posts from here to Tumblr.

Since I originally set up this blog to be full of quick and simple posts that included a great deal of sharing from the absolutely amazing online fitness community, I was thinking that platform might do a bit better for that than WordPress does–for that purpose.

I know I haven’t been keeping up with this blog nearly as often as I should have, but with summer here, I do a ton of social networking, writing, and exercising. To me, it screams like it’s a nearly perfect solution

My two concerns are that it would break incoming and internal links to the blog, and that I would lose any SEO cred that I’ve built up in the past six months.

What do you guys think?

B.J. Keeton

B.J. Keeton

B.J. is a geek, gamer, podcaster, and livestreamer. He has been the co-host of the Geek to Geek podcast since 2016, and he helped start the Geek to Geek Media Network. His biggest pet peeve is when someone spells Wookiee with only one E. One time, he told his friends he liked vegetables maybe more than he did Star Wars, and they made him put a dollar in the jar. That should tell you everything you need to know about him. Find him on Twitter as @professorbeej or on Discord as @professorbeej#1337.

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4 Comments

  1. rowan

    Do what you need to. Your readers will follow.

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  2. a.

    I wouldn’t follow you – I hate the tumblr format, so I’d stop reading.

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    • B.J. Keeton

      That’s a fear I definitely have. One thing I’d like to point out is that the format wouldn’t necessarily change too much. What got my attention with it personally was how so many blogs I read these days are on Tumblr, and I had no idea. They are text posts with comments, a sidebar, and pages. And that got me thinking: it would almost be like a small themes change and remove a ton of bloat.

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  3. Neri

    First, Tumblr just got bought out by Yahoo! So while it may be awesome now, there is nothing to say that they won’t start meddling with things.

    Secondly, ew. While I’ll still read, you will have my condolences for having to deal with Tumblr format 🙂

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