Tumblr alternatives as Yahoo steps in
After acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer promised “not to screw [Tumblr] up,” yet some fans are still skeptical and looking for alternatives.
Here are a few that do the same or similar thing that Tumblr does:
WordPress is probably the most popular alternative to Tumblr. One of the founders of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg, stated on his blog, “Sunday, over 72,000 posts were imported, compared to the 400-600 posts that we normally see.” WordPress offers numerous themes and plug-ins for posting and sharing on social media sites. This allows users a very similar experience to what they had with Tumblr.
Jux contains no ads or sidebars, making it a popular alternative to Tumblr. When you subscribe to the free service you can expect it to categorize posts by content, such as, images, video, text, and much more. It also because a very modernized view, that allows for fullscreeen optimization, which integrates well with all iOS devices; the only thing it lacks is the community aspect of Tumblr. There are not a lot of people cruising your site like there are on Tumblr. But, it is a simple, pretty, alternative to Tumblr.
Soup.io’s attraction is simplicity. It offers an easy, straightforward way of posting and re-posting content, as well as, “life streaming” all in a basic blog format, much like Tumblr. There is also a “scrapbook” feature: when you see something you like online, you can click one button and add it to your “soup” (your site). Sign-up only takes one step or you can connect via Facebook. This is very similar to Tumblr and just as simple.
Posthaven costs $5 a month, but if you’re willing to pay that you can have up to ten sites. Since Posterous was acquired then shuttered by Twitter, the owners have decided that Posthaven will never be closed, so in essence, you are paying $5 for a blog URL that will never die. It also boasts that it will never show ads. It is not looking for investors and that is why they are charging for the site.
All of these are good alternatives to Tumblr and most of them do the same or similar things that Tumblr did for users. However, it might be worth waiting to see how much or if Tumblr changes its interface, features, and stability, even though all of these alternatives have value on their own merits.