And now a word from a blog we usedta love:
Hello Doctor Who Tumblr!
You folks are awesome. Without you I never would have been able to launch my Doctor Puppet YouTube series, which has become so big it has taken over my life. So maybe I shouldn’t thank you..? Haha. Just kidding. That’d be silly of my. SO THANKS!!! If you ever want to have a picnic in the park with a puppet (and his maker,) you know who to ask. 🙂
Why don’t we love it anymore? Three reasons – which we’re giving here so that all those involved, as well as all those who want to start really successful blogs, whether on Tumblr or elsewhere, can, you know, learn:
- The Doctor Puppet’s creator is now so busy with her YouTube series that the pictorial messages that this blog was all about are now few and far between.
- The Doctor Puppet is no longer just one incarnation of the Doctor. Now there are two of them. Which screws up the focus by taking it away from – let’s face it – the cutest, sweetest-looking Doctor ever, Numero 11.
- Instead of it being the Doctor Puppet’s blog, with his voice speaking directly to us, it’s now the creator’s blog, in her voice. Which is a shame because the voice of the original Doctor Puppet, even though we only read and never heard it, is also the cutest, sweetest ever-lovin’ thing in the world.
Moral of the story: It’s the creation that the audience loves, not the creator.
Another moral of the story: Content Creators, make sure you know exactly what makes your creation work…and stick to it. (Oh, you can and should add elements, sure, but it’s always a mistake to subtract from success.)
Yeah, right. Here I am giving free, unasked-for advice. See the things that love makes us do?