Some social media apps on mobile have some really handy features I like. I got used to these features, which is why when I join new apps and notice they don’t have the same flexibility or capability as the others, I am propelled to call this out on my blog. 😛
Twitter has this handy feature where I can switch back and forth between multiple accounts on my phone.
So if I want to read or type into my Writer of Words account (@WriterOfWords91), I simply do it.
But I have other twitter accounts. I started and abandoned one years ago, and then again a few months ago, for practice purposes. I kept both of them on my phone because twitter makes it easy to switch among them without me having to re-sign in each time with the other usernames. I simply click the icon and switch. Like in the image below:
Instragram does the same thing. When I had my kids accounts linked to mine, I was able to switch between me, my son and my daughter without having to sign in again on their accounts. (I took them off my phone though because I’d rather have a fork poking my eyes out than be constantly interrupted by the madness that is teenagers on Instragram. Which doesn’t mean I don’t go check in on them. They just don’t know when.)
Here’s how to switch in Instragram: click the down arrow and a window opens to add in an account. Once the account is in (say my girl child’s account) it will appear as a selection I can just click and read.)
This is incredibly convenient.
This is not a feature that is obvious in Tumblr. If it even exists. (I think not.)
Here’s the thing about Tumblr. They are currently on the news and all over social media. Long story short, Automattic, the company who owns WordPress, bought Tumblr. (Check out all the apps Automattic owns by clicking the link above…)
This blog you’re reading is a WordPress blog (I use the free option, I don’t have a purchased domain).
About a year ago I fooled around with Tumblr a bit (before they were bought by Automattic.)
I created a blog on Tumblr to play around with but found it slightly difficult to get used to. That Tumblr is not in my name, I created a fake name for the purpose of practice and learning.
Since this whole buy out thing happened, I thought I may as well get in on all the excitement and I went and created a Writer of Words etc Tumblr. Here it is: https://writerofwordsetc.tumblr.com/
Then I did something dumb and I can’t figure out how to undo it (I imported my Tumblr post into my WordPress blog (the one about Preacher). I no longer want to do this. How do I get out? I will have to sit and tinker like I’m some sort of internet guru (note: I am not.) 🙄
Here’s my beef:
Why can’t I switch between my Writer of Words Tumblr and the other, fake one?
Perhaps the better question is: how do I do this, if there is in fact such a way?
I did google a bit and some programmer dude mentioned something about cloning and parallel screens or what have you.
Sounds too complicated to me.
Anyone have anything enlightening to add here? Or any insight scoop?
Because as you can probably guess, this hockey mom is on the cusp of entering cold, dark rinks in the very near future and staring at my various phone apps while waiting for kids to finish practice is a handy way of entertaining myself. 🙂
It’s almost Friday…