Tumblr, buddy, listen to me. This is an unprecedented opportunity. You can snap up all of the pie here, and become defacto internet goodguy easy. All you gotta do is… drop the nsfw ban. Unambiguously. Announce that dicks are back on the menu. You want people subscribed the blogs? You want people to actually use your Post+ function? Porn. Let us use it for porn. The youngins aren’t joining this site anyway, you’re not competing with tiktok. The vaguely horny 20-40 demographic though? You can have that. You can have all of that. Think about it.
Do you know how many pinup artists alone are itching to come back to tumblr, but dont because of the unclear, seemingly arbitrary application of your nsfw policy? These are insanely talented people who are practically begging to give you content. For free. But you gotta change the policy. We can’t keep dancing around this. Just think of publicity. The drama. A complete 180. You’d kill it tumblr. You could make it happen. Please.
Every time I see a “just allow nsfw” post: you really don’t think someone would have stepped into that social media niche if they though there was a money making opportunity there?
Every time I get the idea in my head to do this myself it gets stopped because I realize it’s not sustainable past a certain point because:
A) you have to moderate this, and I can rightfully describe having to moderate anything with images and user generated content as “traumatic”
B) credit card companies are going to Throw a Shitfit about NSFW content and everything you do is going to involve them in some way