Do you know Tumblr?
Sometimes writing a wordy blog post can seem like just too much work. It’s enough, sometimes, to keep us from getting anything done at all. Other times, the idea of reading all of those words makes us feel tired, or like we don’t already have enough to do. Sometimes we want to just let the images wash over us.
Drag that little button to the toolbar of your browser, and you can sail along through your daily news reading, flickr perusal–whatever you do on your trip around and about the Internet–and when you see an image that stops your heart, just mouse up and click that little “share on Tumblr” button. The code for the link is included, so the source is automatically credited.
You can also share quotes, your own thoughts, links, sound files, video… If other sites are diaries, newsletters, and newspapers, then Tumblr is that scrapbook or binder where you store your favorite torn-out magazine pictures and notations.
One of my favorite things to do is to return, periodically, to the images I’ve “heart-ed”. It’s a little visual reminder of my obsessions, and can be an interesting way to dredge up new ideas.
Pay a visit to our Good Mail Day Tumblog, which is maintained by myself and curbside treasure. It’s all mail art and postal love, with a little dash of office supplies thrown in. You can even add it to your favorite blog reader, should you be so inclined.
Then start your own, and let us know! It’s a Tumblrevolution!