The Sims 4 has such a large social media presence on YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter that it can be easy to overlook the ever growing simming community on Tumblr – one of the internet’s most active blogging platforms! With users boasting upwards of thirty thousand followers, content creators around every corner, and a fair number of EA Game Changers in the mix – the “simblr” community is not one to be underestimated.
Tumblr’s easy to navigate platform encourages users of all ages and follower counts to join in on the fun and start sharing their own unique content! Jumping into such a large, close knit community can be intimidating, so here’s a few tips to get you started.
Step one, get down with the lingo!
The first step in understanding such a vast community of users is understanding what all of their unique abbreviations stand for! Veteran simmers may recognize some of these common terms, but first-timers in the community may benefit from a handy cheat sheet!
- Where can I find… (or commonly abbreviated as “wcif”) is a quick and easy way to ask other simblrs where they downloaded content they’re currently using! Common practice is to include links to the requested content in the reply, as seen in the example below.
- WIP (or work in progress) signifies something a user is currently working on! Often seen in the context of creating edits or custom content, such posts are usually created to build excitement for an upcoming project or receive feedback from their followers.
- MM (or maxis match) refers to a specific style of custom content! Originating from the days when Maxis exclusively created Sims, maxis match content is made in the existing style of the game.
- Alpha, the direct opposite of maxis match, signifies realistic content! It is created in a similar style to what you would find in real life, as opposed to the cartoony style of most sims games.
Step two, create a space to showcase your content!
Whether you decide to share gameplay pictures, write stories, or try your hand at creating custom content… You need a platform! Choose a username and icon that somewhat relates to the Sims so other users know what to expect from your blog. A common theme amongst the community is to choose icons pulled straight from the game.
Step three, get to work blogging!
With some basic knowledge under your belt, it’s time to hit the blogosphere! Start posting your content of choice. Try not to stress about followers or notes – this is the fun part! Post what makes you happy, and everything else will follow.
Whether you grow into a blog with a large, devoted following one day or remain small – enjoy every step of the way! Every single milestone is an accomplishment and reason to celebrate.
I’m new to The Sims Community and I can’t wait to get to know all of you! If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out to me on either of the above platforms.