It was the best of times.

It's with a heavy heart that I announce the end of times for Picloadr.

Tumblr's communication has been non-existent and subsequent developer accounts have also been terminated almost immediately. So with that, I've decided to shutdown Picloadr.

Some of you may have been around long enough to remember Tumbloadr--the predecessor to Picloadr. But what some of even those people may not know, I started Tumbloadr when I was 18 and just starting college.

Tumbloadr started as a solution for my own problem. Uploading and building content on Tumblr was so cumbersome. It took so many repetitive actions to fill a queue of content. I set out to make a script to automate the process for me. I signed up for free hosting and put my script on the internet.

Little did I know, other users looking for the same thing would find it and start using it. I was blown away. I couldn't believe that others would find value in the small script that I had written. As freshman in college, I was so excited. I immediately started working on creating a better website for everyone.

After a year or two and lot of improvements to Tumbloadr, I realized I couldn't maintain and increase my vision for Tumbloadr without an overhaul. There was no concept of accounts. It was still a single page website with a basic upload.

With that, I pursued a vision of sign ups/accounts, remember a user's blogs and connection details, ability to upload to not just Tumblr, but Facebook and Twttier, too.

Fast forward a year or two, Picloadr was born. With Tumbloadr as it's base, Picloadr was able to build the additional functionality needed to help users continue to thrive. With the additional functionality, the user base grew drastically. I couldn't have been more excite how much Tumbloadr and now Piclaodr was helping other people.

Not only was Picloadr a big part of my life, it was also with me through major milestones. Finishing college, finding my to-be wife, getting married, starting my programming career, and everything that comes with. Because I was now paying college loans and for a weeding, I knew I couldn't maintain the website without financial help anymore. For the first time, I needed to ask for money.

So I created Picloadr Pro to give some additional features and help with the financial burden. It was such an exhilarting time. I was excited to get help paying for server costs but scared to death to let down those who decided to financially support Picloadr. I setup alerts to wake me up in the middle of the night anytime someone signed up. I'd immediately jump out of bed, ensure their account was setup correctly and uploads were going smooth. Every user meant (and still do!) so much.

Tumbloadr, Picloadr, and you all taught me and gave me so much about programming, customer service, and best of all, community. I'll be forever grateful for that. Without you all and this community, I wouldn't be who I am today.

Also, thank you to everyone who had reached out and said such kind words. It really has been such a pleasure to have been apart of this community.

Again, thank you all so much for your support through out the years. I'll always be eternally grateful. Feel free to reach out with any comments or questions you may have by emailing me.

Best,

Brandon

So what's next?

Anyone that had a subscription active during the time at which Tumblr removed Picloadr's developer account (December 29th, 2020) has received a full refund for that month and any payment that may have happened after.

I'll begin to migrate the server to something cheaper since I won't need as much bandwidth anymore. The note above and this message will remain until that migration is complete. After the migration is complete, Picloadr will be officially taken offline.

Feel free to reach out with any comments.