Daily Archives: May 1, 2013

The State of Tumblr

I’ve been a big fan of Tumblr for a couple of years now. It’s arguably the simplest micro-blogging out there. The problem is that I haven’t really been able to figure out what niche it fills for me. Tumblr is one of those things that’s a little more than Twitter, but less than WordPress. Most Tumblr blogs that I’ve seen are sort of geared at short posts that provide a link to something. They’re meant to provide a little description. This is different from Twitter in that there isn’t much room for description next to a link in a tweet. This is also different from WordPress in that most Tumblrs aren’t designed to be written long prose.

Nonetheless, I figured out a use for my Tumblr blog that works well with my ecosystem of online content. Whereas now I have auto-post set up from my principal blog, I’m going to transition my Tumblr into being the back end for my all of my blogs in a way. I’m going to use it to talk about things that I have in the works, projects, and goals. The first post will be my belated New Years Resolutions so be on the look out for that. There are a lot of things I want to get done before the year is over, but in regarss to the state of Tumblr, I have definitely seen an uptake in the use of Tumblr and if you’re someone looking to dip your toes into blogging, Tumblr is a great start.


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