It was 2008 and a co-worker showed me Tumblr for the first time. Like many social media things back then, I was on it… but mainly for work. Tumblr was one such site. After my return to a more managed online social media usage, I started The Apparent Hipster. One reason was a need to find a creative outlet for myself, but the other was it’s simplicity of Tumblr’s design and it’s integration into other social media (aka Facebook, Twitter). I jumped back on board once again… I do not have the time to describe to you the incredible amount of pain Tumblr has caused. The site is buggy, and reminiscent of what Myspace became. I have lost more queued posts to where I have lost count. Tumblr’s inability to run on IE9 is just plain wrong. Tumblr, you are nothing but lazy to make a site where it only works well in a WebKit-based browser. I will not change browsers for a website… if that is your solution… you are going to lose a user. And that’s what’s happened. I will be shutting down my Tumblr account and moving elsewhere. So what happens to www.apparenthipster.com? It will live on… when I switch over, all you will notice is a design change. www.apparenthipster.com will continue… My blogging schedule may change a little bit in a few weeks and I may try some more innovative ways to blog, but The Apparent Hipster will live on… So hear this… it is no longer deck to be on Tumblr. The Apparent Hipster… signing off.