____So I've been less active on Newgrounds, and more active on social networks like Twitter and, most recently, Minds. Newgrounds for as long as I registered (and this was before deleting all the embarassing whiny teen blogs) has been my only platform for blogging (long before doing art submissions) and enjoying other people's animated content.
____Since the growth of YouTube, the content here was getting stale and a lot of the animators were leaving. This meant that I was less likely to search for entertainment in this site. Fortunately, the Art Portal gave me a reason to stay longer. Besides, it's a better alternative to the foot inflation that is Deviant Art (no offense to the well talented artists who use that site).
____Layout wise, Newgrounds does a great job at the Games, Movies, Audio and Art portals. However, it's not very good for blog feeds, nor does it encourage it as much. Compared to the year I registered (2008), the way blogs are made has improved with the editing and the new emoticons, sure, but that's about it.
____Just recently, I found a new social network called 'Minds' (though still in beta). The way it works is that it's suppose to be a free speech alternative to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube since PC and SJWs took over. Not only does it have a Twitter-ish timeline, it also lets you create blogs in almost the same way you write them here, but with the addition of a user defined image background, lisences, making them public or private, and even marking some of your blogs as Mature Content if applicable.
____This is not to say that I will move to another site. Instead, I'm going to use Minds.com to write full versions of my future blogs, and I'll use this site to write the short versions (or even previews) while linking the full versions here. The format would look something like this:
<<<link to the minds.com blog>>>
<<<short version or preview of the minds.com blog with 1024 characters max>>>
IF: The minds.com blog is less than 1024 characters long.
THEN: The blog is directly copied here.
ELSE: The Newgrounds blog gets the shorter version plus a link to the full version.
I'm not going to stop using this site. I'll still post some of my art and stuff here (and there as well), so I'm not going anywhere.
All I'm saying is, you can also follow me on the websites that are on the left of my NG page. Thanks for reading.