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Picking up the Pieces: Recovering from a Terminated Tumblr Account

Starting Over and Rebuilding Your Tumblr Empire

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You know that feeling when you've put in countless hours and invested so much of yourself into something, then — poof — it's gone? That's what happened to me yesterday: my beloved Tumblr account was terminated, without reason, I might add! 

This is where I was previously hosting this blog. Gone were the almost 1500 posts and memories I'd accumulated over the years (since 2008). To add insult to injury, all my social media posts now feature broken links. Yes, it was indeed a sad evening. 

However, as a true warrior in the lifestyle blogging world, I am determined to rise from the ashes and rebuild A Little Bit Of Me by any means necessary. But how you ask? 

Well, strap in, because I'm about to take you on the journey of making your own terminated blog comeback.

Damage Control

Fix Those Broken Links

It's time to clean up the mess that Tumblr left behind. It's going to take a lot of time and effort but you have to replace the broken links across your social media platforms and inform your followers about your unfortunate fate.

  • Notify your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook followers about your terminated account
  • Edit any Tumblr links on your blog or website
  • Respond to comments or messages left by concerned followers 

Rise from the Ashes

Creating a Brand-New Tumblr (or Other Platform) Account

Your social media presence shouldn't suffer just because of someone else's decision! Create a fresh and fabulous new account where you can begin rebuilding your lost work. 

Personally, I want nothing else to do with Tumblr, which is why I've come over to Blogger; it's much easier to integrate with Google's products anyway, like Adsense, Analytics, and Search Console, which is exactly what I need!

Whichever route you decide to go:

  • Choose a unique and catchy username
  • Find or design an attractive and memorable theme
  • Fill out your profile with updated information about yourself and your interests

Rebuild and Conquer

Restoring Your Best Content

Mayana peak by Yukie Emiko on Unsplash
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While you can't recreate every single one of those 1500 (or however many) lost posts, you certainly can bring back some of your greatest hits to kickstart your new blog's experience (hello, Google cache!).

  • Post a mix of old favorites and fresh, new content
  • Reach out to friends and ask for their help in reposting previous collaborations, reblogging posts, or participating in challenges together
  • Explore new niches and ideas, and take this as an opportunity to grow your brand

More Visibility, More Power

Spread the Word About Your Comeback

No one should get away with terminating your account unceremoniously! Use your newfound momentum to gain more followers and visibility than ever before. Use the termination as a learning experience and motivation to grow twice as much in the next 6-12 months.

  • Inform your followers across all social media platforms about your new account 
  • Engage in the Tumblr community by following, engaging, and interacting with other content creators
  • Utilize SEO tactics and long-tail keywords in your posts

It's Never Too Late To Start Over

Alright Tumblr warriors, it's time to wipe those tears and take back what's rightfully yours! Now that I’ve imparted some blog-rebuilding wisdom (which I'll also be using myself), I’m curious: how would you handle a terminated account? Share your thoughts, revenge plots, or phoenix-from-the-ashes strategies in the comments below!


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