There is a premium mode now? I remember when they offered subscriptions/premium memberships
, but they didn't really improve experience that much - I got one gifted for a while and it didn't really improve exposure either. Just some added profile stuff.
I noticed that it was easier on Tumblr to get notes due to the snowball effect, but the feedback was also a lot less verbal. Mostly reblogs and likes for appreciation rather than thought-out comments, and with users posting everything on their blog no matter if personal or art related, it was harder to find profiles worth following because I really don't care about someone's fandoms if all I want to see is their work.