@manton I like micro.blog precisely because it's simple, without a lot of unnecessary hooptedoodle.

It's also true that micro.blog is not suitable for everything. It's not a commercial blogging platform--I would not recommend micro.blog to someone trying to create a marketing blog/website, and Tumblr is better for sharing found media (GIFs, memes, etc.) But micro.blog is a great personal blogging platform.