My website’s blog is now powered by Tumblr!

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Over the weekend, I decided to make a few changes to the blog on my website and switch it over to using Tumblr. It was previously built using Contentful, the headless CMS, but I was finding it difficult to post things up as it could only be accessed via the desktop and not mobile.

I prefer to post small pieces rather than long posts, so Tumblr was a perfect option for this, and their API ensures everything works seamlessly.

Update: April 2021

So, after almost a year of using Tumblr, I decided to shake things up and migrate over to a static website using Jekyll. I dropped Contentful, PHP, Google Cloud hosting and Tumblr for a simpler setup using Jekyll and Netlify. You can read more about it here: Switching my website to Jekyll was easy peasy.

Tumblr was okay to begin with, but it became frustrating to publish posts due to the formatting differences between the web admin and the mobile app. For some reason, they both publish different post structures making it somewhat difficult to manage with the API. I’m not sure why they decided to do this, but I spent more time tweaking my website code to handle these differences rather than publishing new content.

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