I have a question for all of you who use your Tumblr that I'd like to get some point of views on, if you would be willing to take the time. I have a tumblr (No need to look at it, Im not here to promote it) and when i set it up i started following other simblrs. I only use my Simblr to upload my creations, because, I dont wanna bore others with my game, because i assume no one cares. HOWEVER.... from following others i notice that most CC creators almost daily upload pics from theirs families, legacys or buildings, and then like... upload their content when they make them.
My question is, dont people get annoyed by that? Or is that what people enjoy to see? Like I said, I dont want to bore people or make people not want to follow me. So, I guess, Im wondering what kind of strategy I should have? As I only have a few followers, should i refrain from things of that nature until maybe i have a little "base" or should I just go for it? Or will that make people shy away from me, as they so far dont "know me" and only care about my CC? So many questions, lol, but Im hoping you Simblers could please take the time out and give me your input, I would really appreciate it.
Hello. I don't have a tumblr. But I do like to look at other people's game screenshots, and read their stories. Especially when they have game packs or cc that I don't have, or I don't have time to play my own game. I like when they get really creative and interesting.
Do you find it annoying yourself? Maybe the stories you find are boring...? I'm sure people won't mind if what you post is really interesting.
Now, on a completely unrelated note, here's what I've been up to:
Potting some lovely plants. ;P There is a story behind it, but does anyone want to hear it?
Post by orangemittens on Oct 9, 2015 22:36:01 GMT -5
You're more than welcome to post pictures from your game here at Studio. I personally don't find Tumblr very conducive to doing much of anything Sims related. There is no real way to carry on conversation there. My personal feeling is that forums are a better format for posting things that you want to discuss...forums are set up to allow discussion whereas Tumblr is set up to allow "likes" with no other commentary.
I think posting content on Tumblr is similarly plagued by a lack of feedback. People post content that has mistakes and there is no way to let them know there's a problem and how to fix it without becoming a "follower" so you can then comment on their post. In my opinion this is not a good thing. I've seen quite a few creators on Tumblr who could use a pointer or two on content fixes but I have better things to do with my time then become a "follower" so I can post a comment weeks later that they will, almost undoubtedly, not even notice. I've also seen content that I think is wonderful and perfectly made...half the time I cannot even find the download button for it because there is no cohesive format for downloading on Tumblr. I also realize that had I looked one day later I wouldn't even have seen the item because Tumblr has no index and no real way to find anything when you're looking for it. Downloaders don't really care for the Tumblr format...there is no index so the only way to get content is to "shop" Tumblr every day. Even then unless you're "following" people it's hit or miss whether you find their stuff. Most people don't want to be Tumblr regulars and follow every person making content for Sims 4 in that venue. A lot of creators get missed as a result.
When Studio updates I post that on Tumblr to let everyone know and 99.999% of the response I receive are "likes" with no comment at all. I'm glad that people like Studio but it feels odd having the only communication I receive from all these people be a "like". I would much rather have some conversation. If Tumblr was the only outlet for Studio I would have stopped working on this project long ago. Instead we're growing a community here where people who want to have a conversation about the game can do so. People who want to post content that won't vanish overnight in a deluge of other Sims 4 posts can do so and others who like being able to search using a real search feature, and download using a standard download format, can do so.
Paika, the little cowplant is very, very cute! I'd love to hear the story
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You're right, OM, tumblr is hard to browse for cc. And then, the only "feedback" on those posts are notes under the post that say someone liked or reblogged this. What does that even mean? I love conversations here on S4S forum and wish more of that tumblr traffic got directed this way. ;P
As for my cowplants, my sim recently grew one for the gardening aspiration. When you first plant it, there are horns sticking out of the ground, and you think "Ooh that's funny!" Then a sprout pops up and you go "OMG THAT IS THE CUTEST THING EVER!" Then the little baby plant grows into this huge, obnoxious thing, and I can't help but think "What a waste of space!" So that's why I took the cowplant sprout into S4S, and with the "miracles" of "science" (well my sim is a scientist, so that's the story I'm going with) I developed this non-carnivorous version of cowplant that thrives on just sunlight and love.
I wish I could make it pettable, like the big cowplant (that doesn't really deserve so much affection) but I haven't yet read any advanced tutorials for making cc.
Also, one of them is growing in your Twinings tin can.
Really haven't logged into Tumblr since I started working again; It was more of an Out of Boredom thing, than anything else... and LexiconLuthors' Live tutorials - Very Funny!
Went back to FaceBook - as much as I detest the site - Only place my old Friends and Family are, depressing....go with the flow.
I use Sims4Studio site to upload anything that I have time to make now because when you really need feedback, or help - even if it takes a few days...you will get it. I think it's a Great place for Sims4 Fans to hang out, even if it's some out of random gibberish thread - Funny @ times. - Not sure what to do with the Tumblr account...keep it for something, eventually....MooSick maybe....
Post by sweetsorrowsims on Oct 10, 2015 9:16:01 GMT -5
I agree with OM, I dislike the way tumblr is set up it actually aggravates me! I made a simblr to get my content sims out there (this is when I was luuluu02) and when I started making CC Sims4Studio is SO EASY to navigate! I can actually keep up on what people post with ease because they are all on 1 thread! As for what Lexi said I completely agree as well DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY! I find when you do that people take interest in you. It is when you start to try to be like other simblrs/creators that gets boring!
I love seeing ingame pics, progress pics, it makes me feel like I am connecting with you as creator-fan.
@paiki I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO enjoy your little cowplant baby! It makes my heart hurt (in a good way) <3
Don't worry, no cowplants were harmed. Except for the carnivorous one, but it's not my fault. The 1st day I fed it, and then another day I was just tending to my regular plants in the garden, which there were lots of. Then I looked at the cowplant and noticed the cake, so I was like "Oh I gotta feed... WHAT THE!?" as half a second later it turned into a skeleton. Well, that cowplant was too greedy, I say. But these babies will live forever <3
I might try animating them to sway gently, if I find any tutorial on how to make it work in the game. Or at least add more variations of colors and shapes. I was actually thinking of making a cowplant bonsai, not sure how that will go ;P
I don't have my own studio, but I can share these once they're good enough. It takes a lot of time for me to consider some stuff game-worthy. I actually tweaked these textures A LOT before they looked nice. I had some ugly mesh problem earlier on, made it look all clunky, and EA's original texture made it much worse. I fixed all that and now they look soft and cuddly.
Then I got told off for being lazy, cause I was supposed to be looking for a job that day. ;P Apparently I'm not trying hard enough. But I just wanna have a little bit of fun before I'm off to the salt mines. Heheheh
I set up a tumblr just 2 or 3 weeks ago. I was considering it as a main place to share things, but it didn't take long to figure out that S4S was a much better option.
At first I just didn't get the whole "theme" thing. I downloaded one (with reservations) but then when actually using tumblr and setting up what I thought was my tumblr page, it didn't seem to actually be a thing. I thought it must have just been sitting, waiting to be activated or not somewhere that was just not apparent to me in a very user-unfriendly way. Luckily my 20 y.o. son still lives at home and explained that when they made the site smart phone friendly, they neglected to integrate it with the rest of the site at all.
I can rail about tech 'til the cow's come home, so I'll spare everyone, but the level of incompetence is still stunning.
The thing that makes tumblr worthwhile to me, besides unfortunately having too much time on my hands, is following people who are posting about racial issues, which, because the impetus is Sims, focuses on identity and representation with other aspects mixed in. It's important to me to be respectful and not have a primarily white, whiter, and tan Sim game with a few token grey-tinged Sims around.
Anyway, to the OP's original query - I feel the same about boring others, but people who get followers do post daily, by reblogging with comments, posting their thoughts in text posts, being a resource for letting their followers know about other content, etc. If you want to make it work, post or reblog something that is interesting to you each day. If people aren't interested, they will move on to the next million things and those who are your natural compadres will follow you.
All what you all are saying, I understand. There's a big diffrence between a forum, such as this, and Facebook, Instagram or Tumblr. My question, was more about your own personal preference, I'm not really after followers, although it would be fun ofcourse, but I dont want to have a million Tumblr followers and no interaction with them, however, as I recently hit 300 downloads from my first CC upload, Im confused. I have 5 followers on Tumblr and like 9 likes on the same upload on here, and i just wish i could know where those downloads came from?
And also, I do prefer certain elements on Tumblr and then other elements of this forum, so I do want to have a Tumblr and for people to like it, feel inspired, get ideas and so on, its just that Im afraid no one will like me. I dont know, I always get the feeling no one likes me, i try and be nice and helpful to people and I get nothing, and then I try to be funny, I get nothing. Then I ignore, and someone else comes in and helps them and then they are appreciated. I guess i feel kinda invisible and that people think i annoy them. I dont know, no one ever tells me what Im doing wrong, so i guess, those few people who follows me, I dont want to post too much to piss them off or too little so people are like "Meh". I dont want to post to much gameplay if they came for the CC - that's the thing i struggle with. I myself, like seeing pics from others sims or their gameplay or builds - It makes me feel inspired and gives me a ton of ideas of what to do with my own game but I dont like the hour long story that you need to sit down and read. I like a small post with a pic and a little bit of text under. However, I think it seems like others enjoy the more text part of it. From following other Simblrs, i see when they answear questions or whatever, and im like "This dosent annoy people?" but apparently their follows enjoys asking a ton of questions, while i just think it fills up my feed with things i dont care about.
One Simblr, i wont mention names, for example is using their simblr to pretty much flirt with others, and others write how cute and good looking their think this person look like and all of the sudden the Simblr has turned into more of a personal blog with photos of that person and talk about "Oh well, we can chat here if you want?" I just had to unfollow the person eventually because I dont care - I was there for the CC, not to see strangers who will never meet eachother flirt. And I do enjoy spending time on here, dont get me wrong at all, i actually love it here, but then I dont know, it seems like so many of you all know eachother and have formed friendships and then this wierdo comes in and.... i dont know.... I dont want to force myself on people or make a fool out of myself. :( Sorry about this rant....
On a lighter note: paika - I've never liked the cowplant (People, please dont kill me) but those small little cowplants are adorable!!!
I dont know, I always get the feeling no one likes me, i try and be nice and helpful to people and I get nothing, and then I try to be funny, I get nothing. Then I ignore, and someone else comes in and helps them and then they are appreciated. I guess i feel kinda invisible and that people think i annoy them.
And I do enjoy spending time on here, dont get me wrong at all, i actually love it here, but then I dont know, it seems like so many of you all know eachother and have formed friendships and then this wierdo comes in and.... i dont know.... I dont want to force myself on people or make a fool out of myself. :(
I can relate to this. I had a forum home, now I have a new one. I come here for help but feel like that person standing on the outside looking in so I tend to not participate. I have a forum home, I have a blog home and I have a Simblr home. Being a certain age I find Simblr to be annoying, yet I do follow certain peeps and I have a very small handful that I interact with. I personally don't care much for the entire attitude of Simblr...It's most likely because most of them are the age of my children and their behaviors would never be tolerated by me as a mother. I continue to post there, nothing personal as I don't need to hook up with anyone or need to whine about how hard my life is with people I don't know outside of the internet, however I post there only to share what I create. Yes my feelings on occasion get hurt, I may not feel valued or appreciated however I share because I want to...you either like my stuff or you don't. I do the best I can with what knowledge I have, is it perfect? Heck no! Could I use advice? Oh yes, plenty of times I'm banging my head trying to figure it out and afraid to go ask somewhere because sometimes things either don't make sense or I feel like I should already know what I'm asking about. I don't ever want to be a nuisance to another creator. In the end we are all human with many of the same feelings, I guess we need to just continue to put ourselves out there and hope we find friendships along the way and brush off the negative feelings that continually creep up on us.
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