It's time to say goodbye to my Multiply account. Since 2008, I've blogged and posted photos at gwapoi.multiply.com. That's where so many things started. My literacy about online codes, layouts, and terms. My passion for photography, fueled by friends and contacts who were generous enough to make "bola" comments on my photos - I knew some were empty flattery, but it definitely encouraged me to continue and strive to improve (we all need our share of "bola" to go with critiques). Multiply gave me the avenue to voice my opinions and hear the opinions of others (I loved the arguments). It was also thru Multiply that I got to know a lot of new friends. And it was Multiply that introduced me to Bulacan Letratista (BULLET), the photography club I now belong to.
When I launched this website (www.jersandel.com) back in February, I stopped posting in my Multiply account but wanted to keep my Premium subscription and leave my "gwapoi" account as is. It's good to have something to look back on. I even dedicated a section here in my new site ("Old Blog", which I'll now be linking to the new site). My first ever post here, in fact, was a farewell to Multiply.
But then plans changed when Multiply announced that by December 1 they would be shutting down the social networking platform of their site, and would concentrate on its online shopping portal. Left with no other choice, I migrated my Multiply posts to Tumblr. The restriction of 100 latest posts set me back though, since I had over 250 posts . Well, Tumblr cut me some slack and I was able to transfer 120 posts. I tried getting around the limit (deleting new posts so the system would read my older posts as new ones), but to no avail. I've always backed up my photo albums posted on Multiply so there's no problem there for me, but it still sucks that my posts from 2008 to April 2010 weren't included in the move to Tumblr.
Anyway, it is what it is.
You can view my Multiply archive at jersandel.tumblr.com and just keep scrolling down the page to load all the posts. It's the best I could do to salvage the shutdown situation. I do like how the content appears in Tumblr. Almost seamless transfer, and it looks even better. The comments are all gone, but I can live with that.
Before I bade goodbye to Multiply, I went thru my every post and listed down the stats. The figures in the photo above is as accurate as it can get (thanks, MS Excel).
I'm sure a lot of people share this sadness. But it's time to move on.
Thank you, Multiply. Goodbye, Gwapoi.
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