>.> How do you guys deal with MILF blogs that follow you? I get so many and It's really awkward because I'm not a milf. I'm 22 years old. O-O ; and it just makes me really uncomfortable.
I have to admit that I totally giggle when I find our stuff reblogged and tagged with a bunch of milf-related terms.
When it comes to people who follow you, remember that people who run milf (or anything else) tumblrs also have other interests and probably just want to see your posts showing up on their dash. There doesn’t have to be any other meaning, or a statement on your content. I probably freak out a lot of random vanilla tumblrites who are like “hmm, let me look at my recent followers, why that’s a funny name *click* OMG”.
But at the same time I feel like a lot of bloggers, ourselves included, can relate with what you’re feeling. Anyone posting anything online has to accept the basic fact that they cannot control their audience, and the nature of Tumblr really shoves this in your face. This isn’t always easy.
We had a relatively easy time with it, possibly because of how we got started here in the first place. Our posts to a tiny reddit spanking subreddit were reposted all over the place before we even got here. We had no idea about any of it for a while - our posts were all in a niche forum and rarely broke a hundred karma, so finding out that we’re way more popular on tumblr was kind of a shock. And, of course I found our images on all sorts of seedy blogs with all sorts of strange captions. I guess what I mean, is that we were already prepared, and our expectations of the community were… cautious.
If anything, our audience surprised the hell our of us, by generally being really awesome.
But we do have a lot of followers, and there is an even larger cloud of people who repost/reblog our content, which is also a type of interaction with us. Tumblr is a wild place, and the fact that anyone can add their own touch to anything is part of its bizarre charm - unsolicited additions/recontextualizations/edits are built right into the platform. We don’t always like what we see on our feed, but in general we try not to take any of this internet stuff too seriously. If we did, we’d probably have stopped posting long ago.
I guess poking fun at some of the stranger stuff that shows up in our activity feed is our primary coping method.