helpful links for fen moving from tumblr

— Originally posted on my Dreamwidth, crossposted here for safe-keeping. —

Making this partly for myself so I can keep track of things as I move over to DW; if you find this useful, please share with friends and/or leave a comment! 🙂

Updated: December 12, 2018. New links have this * in front

How to Dreamwidth
Basic Dreamwidth for Tumblr users by staranise. How to navigate DW, find friends, privacy controls, comments.
Building your circle by dreamwidth-help @ Tumblr. How to find friends (/followers) through searching interests, friending memes, communities.
*Dreamwidth Tips and Tricks! by sylvaine. Lots of great stuff, including how to do tiered tagging.
how to dreamwidth: commenting options by farfromdaylight @ Tumblr. How to moderate comments, ban users, screen comments, comment notifications, etc.
how to dreamwidth: a primer by farfromdaylight @ Tumblr. Expansive guide on using DW, including tags, markdown formatting, and making your layout mobile-friendly.
How to filter out tags by kore. Must have a paid account, but this is one way to filter out un-wanted tags/topics on your reading list.
How To Make Discussion Happen On DW by melannen. Tips for encouraging comments on your posts.
HTML markup and Dreamwidth-specific markup tags. Basic coding for posts, plus DW-specific codes (like cut tags!).
*Image hosting – mediafire by mific>. An alternative to using DW’s more limited image hosting option.
More DW-related rambling by laylainalaska @ Tumblr. Differences between discovering new content, finding new friends, and discussion preferences on Tumblr vs. DW.
The Recipe, Or What you don’t know about LJ/DW by siderea. Figuring out a schedule of post topics to keep readers interested and commenting.
A Tumblr User’s Guide to Dreamwidth by aniamra @ Tumblr. DW etiquette, plus info on access filters, paid accounts, tags, reblogging, & more.
Welcome Back to Social Journaling by siderea. The importance of making an effort in communication/socializing on DW. Plus using filters, tracking, and managing your reading page.
Welcome to Dreamwidth, Tumblr folks! by denise. A nice intro (and welcome) to DW from one of the creators/owners.
10 pages of comments, sifted through by honigfrosch. An organized collection of links from stuff people talked about in the above post.
Workaround for scheduling posts on DW by miome. No queue, no problem. Schedule posts using emails!

Moving from Tumblr/Recreating Tumblr
Backing up your Tumblr by seperis. With Python, on Windows.
Fandom platform of the future by pearwaldorf @ Tumblr. Discussion of a what would be in a desired fan-run Tumblr-style website.
Differences/same stuff between DW and LJ/Tumblr by seperis. This might be in the wrong section.

Fandom Meta/History/Discussion
greywash: “My point, here, is just that we have been here before. Exactly here. We have done this before, exactly this. Tumblr may take a while to bleed out, and they may try to triage it, but the writing is, in fact, on the wall: Tumblr will throw us off whatever cliffs they need to to try and eke out a profit for the morons in Verizon’s boardroom; and in the end, our data’s going to get deleted, or it’s going to get sold, because that is just how these things go.

So we need to figure out where we go next.”

seperis: “Fandom does not and never has adapted to what we were given; we weren’t ever given a goddamn thing. We take what we like and make it work the way we want it to. Yeah, the transition period can be rough and very often sucks, but eventually, we’re going to get to a place where we holoprogram our fic and try to work out how to comment on our experience in someone’s holofic which will probably redefine TMI.”

Themes/Icons
dreamwidthlayouts – edited and fancy versions of the standard DW layouts.
fandom-icons – multifandom, something for everyone.
icons – non-fandom specific icons, still a good resource.

Fandom Communities
Another post about getting set up at Dreamwidth by dwarfvania @ Tumblr. Community recommendations for fen moving to DW.
fancake – multifandom fanwork reccomendations.
fandomcalendar – a list of fandom-centric events (big bangs, fanart contests, etc.).
fandom_on_dw – “Consider this a free promotion space for your fan opportunities, as well as a place to connect to create new opportunities, all here on Dreamwith. If you’re running an event or community here on Dreamwidth, or would like to find interest for one, just tell us all about it.”
Fannish comm directory by jainas. Includes a little something for everyone: general fandom, specific fandoms, fandom meta, writing comms, etc. Some comms seem to be inactive, so now’s a great time to get in there and wake them up!
fictional_fans – “Did you make some great fandom content? Did you find some great fandom content? You should share it here! Do you have a question for fandom or need help about something fandom related? You should ask (and answer) here!”
Masterlist of Masterlists of Communities on Dreamwidth by old-man-of-hoy. What it says on the tin!
post_tumblr_fandom – discussion on fandom movement/hubspace after Tumblr.
snowflake_challenge – “Welcome to The Fandom Snowflake Challenge, an annual event to highlight the best parts of Fandom and the people who make it that way. It’s a celebration about all of us and all the creative things we do, all the ways we touch each other and make a difference.”

Friending Memes/Communities
addme – non-fandom friending comm, works the same as the fandom one.
addme-fandom – general multi-fandom friending comm. Post a bio, make new friends!
the-great-tumblr-purge – Tumblr users moving to DW.
Return of the No-Frills Multifandom Friending Meme by snickfic. Post a comment using the “about me” form and find new friends!
*sherlock fandom friending meme hosted by yaycoffee.

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