It has been a sad 48 hours for Tumblr. The microblogging/blogging site has been down with no ETA as to when everything will be back to normal. Tumblr users are starting to panic and get frustrated and sharing their frustration on Twitter. I have a tumblr account as well but I’m glad it’s not may main website or I too would be a little upset at this point.
Regardless this is good reminder as I tell clients it’s always better to host your own blog using WordPress vs Tumblr or similar sites. Still if you are using a self-hosted WordPress installation you need to back up your blog for those just in case moments such as a server crash or you need to move your blog to another web host.
To back up your WordPress blog see my post: 3 plugins to backup your WordPress blog. Another option is http://www.backupify.com/ which supports various social web platforms but Tumblr is not one of them.
I wish the Tumblr team luck and I hope they’re able to bring Tumblr back to life soon. In the mean time visit: http://whentumblrisdown.com/
Do you use Tumblr as your main website? What do you think the problem is?