It has now been more than a week since I got my tumblr account terminated. I sent a mail to tumblr support the very same day, asking them to clarify what I did wrong and if I could do anything (like remove the offending content, whatever it is) to get my account back. I got a confirmation mail that said they would reply in 1-2 days. Even if you don't count the weekend, they should have replied to me by now... but they haven't.
This is not just me. I've heard of other people never recieving a reply from tumblr support. And frankly, I'm just tired of waiting. If another day goes by it just feels like another day is wasted "doing nothing".
So, to cut to the chase.. Yes, I am going to start up CitruSmoothie again
Or well, it won't be the exact same blog ofc. But I have gotten help and think I'll be able to retrieve all links, information and pictures from Citrus (Wayback Machine only gives the cached site from May, but I think I'll be able to retrieve it all up to the last models I featured with some help).
As it looks now I have also gotten some assistance so I'll be able to start up my own site
(Instead of depending on tumblr, blogger or similar). This brings a whole lot of benefits such as I'll be able to make the site in almost any way I'd like, and I will not have to adapt to any stupid TOS (yes, I'm looking at you tumblr).
After starting up the new site the first thing I'll do will just be to "restore it" to what it used to be.
I'll do this work in different phases. The first phase will be setting up the pages section. (You know the place where all models were organized in lists and there were different pages for "Hatsune Miku", "Anime", "Touken Ranbu" etc). This is so that you guys will get access to ALL the links as fast as possible.
After this is done I'll start adding the posts themselves. I will start with the oldest first, so it will take a while before you see any new models being featured. (Although you'd still be able to find and download ALL models ever posted in the pages section, so it's not like you'll only have access to older models).
When all posts are done, which will probably take some time, then I'll continue to feature new models as usual.
Some of you might remember that in the beginning when I set up Citrus I used to feature the models with a stage, but later changed this to feature them only with a transparent background. Now when I'm restarting the blog I think I want a little more consistency, so I'll remake the oldest pictures to match the new style.
It is still some work to be done before I can start up everything, but I will ofc let you guys know when it's ready.
If people would like to assist me somehow in this (very big) project, there are mainly 3 things right now that you can do to help;
1. What would you like to see on the new site? Was it anything you felt was missing on Citrus or anything you think should be added? When it comes to the structure of the blog, should anything be changed or are you happy with the "pages & posts" setup that I did earlier?
2. This will be an entirely new blog, so I'm thinking to perhaps come up with a new name for it. Any suggestions are welcome! (Or if you feel like the name should remain CitruSmoothie, please say so!)
3. As I mentioned above, the older models will get new pictures that match the style of the newer models (simple full-body picture without background or effects). If you'd like to help out with making some pictures please comment!