A longer explanation follows, but if you’re in a hurry simply know this: this Tumblr named Skandalon is not updated anymore. However, if you still want to follow my activities (and see similar content) than you should head over to aphelis.tumblr.com : it’s a mirror of my Wordpress blog where I’ve been publishing stuff on a weekly basis for the past year and a half. Alternatively, one can monitor this content on Facebook and Twitter.
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Although I haven’t updated this Tumblr blog for a while, I haven’t stop producing content. As I explained a little over a year ago, I moved my activities over a self-hosted Wordpress blog. There, I post entries similar to those one can find here, on Skandalon (see the archive for a quick overlook): vintage photos, movie related images, paintings from past and present artists and occasional quotes from novel or philosophy books. I publish less often (weekly instead of daily), but I try to put more research and thoughts into each post. And just as I used to do here, I systematically provide adequate source attribution (original author, relevant URL, date, etc.).
It’s clear that following a Wordpress blog through RSS syndication is not as convenient as following a blog through one’s Tumblr dashboard. Tumblr users love their dashboard (I know, I was a Tumblr user for more than two years).
Skandalon –the blog you’re currently following– is an indexed blog (Google and other engines are allowed to search and index it). I was not willing to duplicate content from my new Wordpress blog over here: duplicating content is something to avoid (read what Google has to say about this). What to do?
I set up a brand new Tumblr blog which is and will remain and active, unindexed mirror of my main Wordpress blog (I’m using the Wordpress plugin Tumblrize to push a copy of each new post appearing on Wordpress to Tumblr). Since this new Tumblr blog is not indexed, it won’t exist to the eyes of any search engines (one will not be able to find its content through a Google search, for example).
The sole purpose of aphelis.tumblr.com is to allow Tumblr users interested in doing so to easily monitor new content produced on Aphelis.net on their personal Tumblr dashboard.
I’ve already pushed some posts over the new Tumblr blog: there’s a post about Jeremy Geddes paintings, a small comment by photographer Martin Parr about what he calls the “Facebook syndrome”, a quote from artist László Moholy-Nagy, Jason Salavon’s experiment averaging “Every Playboy Centerfold” for the past four decades, a comic strip by Quino and I dug up the story behind the photo showing Dennis Hopper, John Ford and John Huston in the same bed. It gives a good idea of what is coming out of Aphelis.net on a weekly basis.
That’s about it! Thanks for reading.
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