Tumblr: *rolls out “best stuff first”*

My blog:

on the one hand this is a joke post because lol i have never made a good post in my life, but also, if i hadn’t made the connection

between this update and my sudden nosedive in activity, i would have been really fucking discouraged about all the shit i’ve been working on lately. i guarantee there are people on tumblr right now who haven’t made that connection, and who are trying to figure out why suddenly no one likes anything they’ve made. and that fucking sucks.

Reminder to go into your settings and turn off ‘Best Stuff First’ because my activity’s tanked a couple days ago for no reason so this stuff IS happening.

You WILL miss content with that setting on.

i ain’t joking when i say that my activity looks JUST like this too and i wasn’t sure why

I can only find the option on the app under Settings > Dashboard Preferences.

To support content creators do us a favour and turn off “Best stuff first”. Open the tumblr app (Android or iOs) and go to “Settings > Dashboard Preferences. And please reblog this post, so that everybody will see this. Thank you very much!

I assumed I just wasn’t writing very well, but maybe it’s not just me.

Am I supposed to pay to get my writing in front of followers now?

We interrupt your regularly-scheduled sci-fi content because this is important for app users, and it sucks. We all follow blogs because we want to see their content, not to have a crappy algorithm decide what’s best.

This blog is down approximately 80%, which doesn’t affect me other than as an annoyance (as this is a hobby and @okayto is small-ish) but the issue undoubtedly hurts others.


Below are instructions for turning it off. You have to do it individually–it doesn’t matter if a blog you follow turns it off, you’ll still be affected unless you do the same.


We don’t normally reblog PSAs, but this is very clearly affecting us, too! If you haven’t been getting your daily dose of RPG humor, this setting is probably why. Turn it off so you can see all the silly shit players say!

Trying to reblog the versions of these instructions with the most notes, so they’ll actually show up for the people afflicted by this update.

My activity has nosedived too, despite posting the same kinda content and just as regularly- this absolutely sucks! 

Please turn it off <3, this is my job :’), I get 90% of my commissions through tumblr, and this is really not looking good for me!

Please @staff – just….default it to off! It’s not a bad setting but people don’t even know it’s there.

Just a reminder ! All blogs are feeling this ! Even me ! Please please pleaaaase turn off ‘best stuff first’ !💚💚

Oh, interesting. The Facebookisation of tumblr.

This is good to know.

I know I have turned this off in the past, but after seeing this post, I checked it, and lo and behold, it was turned on! Please go in your settings and see what you’re set at.

I noticed a huge drop in interaction a while back and had no idea this button existed. Also remember to check who your folloing if you haven’t seen some of your favorite blogs, tumblr unfollows people at random AND if you have blocked some blog they will not only unblock but then have you follow.

Sometimes I wonder I still use this shit show app.

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