I got the official word from Tumblr support. The short version is, their new queue system forces you to publish something every day if you use the queue at all. And since I try to line stuff up well in advance, that doesn’t work for me. I love(d) Tumblr, but there is really no way around this.
I’m going to try moving to another service, Blogspot. It has some different ups and downs, so we’ll see how it works out. If I can’t make it do the same kinds of things Tumblr could, I may stop altogether or just buy my own domain, or do something completely different. I like the way it looks better, so enjoy the new site!
If you have any suggestions, or see anything different from the old site, feel free to comment. I may have to tweak a few things to make it feel like home.