Let me talk to you about a concept called Reblog Karma
It’s not an official Tumblr Rule yet, but I think it should be
If you see an askbox meme being reblogged by someone, it means they actually want you to send things to their ask. They aren’t just sending around to signal boost it, they want you to actually talk to them.
If you see an askbox meme tagged with #reblog karma, #reblog karma is in effect, or anything like those tags, PLEASE CONSIDER THAT BEFORE YOU REBLOG THAT MEME.
- But I don’t talk to this personBut see, that is what Anonymous is actually for.
- They don’t have Anonymous onSo they see your URL – big deal! If they are like me, then they will appreciate ANYthing you send to them.PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE. PLEASE.This irritates me personally, because I reblog a lot of these, and people don’t send me anything, but they still reblog it from me. Please please please consider this a lesson in Tumblr etiquette.EDIT: Because Tumblr published before I was done.
- I don’t want to bother them over and overIn my experience, you won’t be bothering them. Roleplayers, in most cases, do like things to prompts them into headcanons, or AUs, to keep the creative juices flowing.
- But I can’t think of anything to send them
Chances are, if you’ve reblogged something from a player, you’re following them, and if you’re following them, you see them interact with people on a daily basis, in main plotlines and in AUs, and even if it’s a really small thing, guaranteed the player will be very excited that someone was paying attention enough to ask them about whatever it is.
IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE INPUT, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD THINGS AS THIS GOES AROUND – if it does go around.
TL;DR: Common courtesy, if someone reblogs a meme, drop an ask or two to them. You have an ask limit of 10 (I believe) each hour, and I guarantee you are not using all of them each hours.
PRAISE YOU BLESSED CHILD FOR THIS WONNNDDERRFUL POST
I realize I’m not very active for people to “know" my character, but FFS that’s half the point of some of these memes/prompts. It’s also really frustrating and discouraging to keep reblogging things and never getting a single ask. It’s one of the reasons I’ve mostly given up reblogging them. I think I had to send myself a prompt on one of them just so I could feel like I was participating.
Nothing says “no one likes you" like a consistently empty ask box.