“ Tumblr is a social networking and blogging website „
I adore 'Tumblr', the creative possibilities that this blogging platform offers are endless. It is beautifully yet simply designed yet very customisable and easy to personalize. It supports every type of content from text to pictures and videos allowing its users to express themselves freely.
I find it is a fantastic way to keep a record of everything I love: things I find inspiring and also ideas for future projects. 'Tumblr' is also accessible world wide because it is available on several different platforms. I access the site mainly from its iphone app which is very dynamic, well layed out and easy to use. And for this reason it allows its users to create blogs that reflect their personal tastes and opinions quickly and easily, which can be 'reblogged' to different 'dashboards' all over the world.
'Tumblr' is blogging at its best, its simple and an account can be made in minutes. I strongly recommend that you sign up and come and join the blogging revolution.
It is actually physically impossible to describe Tumblr, because there is such a diverse range of content available from all over the world, it is used by every single continent.
To sum it up:
It is a blogging site, you can choose whatever URL you please followed by tumblr.com, for example: ilovedooyoo.tumblr.com (I don't know if that exists, but there's an example for you).
So on your blog you are free to post whatever content you like, some people use it as a diary, some people upload pictures, it's totally down to the individual and you can 'follow' other blogs which take your interest.
The thing that makes tumblr unique to all other blog hosts is the 'dashboard'.
On your dashboard you have a live feed of updates from the blogs that you 'follow', so when the blogs that you follow post some new content, it will show up, in chronological order on your dashboard, with me?
If you see a post that you really like the look of and you want it on your blog, tumblr has a 'reblog' tool so that you can have the content on your blog without looking like you're taking the credit for it.
Exaple: On my dashboard, I might see a really nice picture I like, or a poem that I can relate to. To have that copied onto my blog, but to show that I'm not taking the credit for work that isn't mine I'll click 'reblog' and the post will appear on my blog but show my followers that it isn't my original work.
(Note: people that copy and 'repost' without reblogging aren't thought of highly on tumblr as they're essentially stealing other peoples work, if the tumblr community find you have done this, you will receive 'hate')
There is also an 'ask' feature on tumblr, this means that your followers can ask you questions and you can either answer privately (so it sends a direct message back to them) or publicly (so it posts the Q&A on your blog).
You can also opt to have 'anonymous' turned on, which means that people can ask questions without revealing their identity and people who don't use tumblr can ask questions.
I have quite a lot of people who read my blog who don't use tumblr, so a benefit of this means that they can send questions in without having to sign up for an account themselves.
To find blogs that match your interests, people will 'tag' their posts and you can search these 'tags' ie: into funny stuff, check out 'lol' 'funny' 'humour' tags, and so on.
There's a lot of opinions voiced on tumblr, and it can get fairly political around times of hardship in the world or during elections, but it's usually positive (ie: racism and homophobia on tumblr is a HUGE no-no unless you want to get hunted down, which I think is a good thing because it nips that kind of thing right in the bud).
Overall, tumblr is now my favourite website, although it can be immensely time-wasting if you get hooked.
There is an app for smartphones too so you can post on the go!
A few years ago, a friend was getting all these obscure pictures of an old (call us mad if you will be he is also deceased) musician that we both enjoyed fan-girling. We do love the music as well; we wouldn't have found him without it but being girls, by nature, we have taken to collecting photos of him and drooling over him and sharing them all on Facebook or back then, MSN. However I'm 23 this year and keep my schoolgirl frenzies in my head now! So I am less obsessed than I was (hundreds of photos stored on my laptop was a bit much and now I concentrate mostly on the vocals and guitar playing..) but many months ago when I was hot and flushed over him it occurred to me that my friend was discovering all these rare photos and I wasn't. When I asked her where she found them, she pasted me the link to her Tumblr profile. I'd never been on it although I'd seen the name around. I then realised that I was missing out on some fun with other fans. I said I would sign up which I did but somehow wasn't too excited when I got there...
I signed up with my user name, blog name and password which takes seconds; however I didn't take to it straight away and let it sit dormant there until about spring of 2011. It just looked so uninteresting at first but I was wrong: so in April last year I decided to use my Tumblr account. I chose a theme which couldn't be simpler (there are plenty of simple, crisp designs but also many more extravagant ones which can be edited to suit you in terms of colouring, background images and descriptions). Some people have very impressive designs on theirs - some are arty and others pretty. I went with a simple yet colourful design and description which I have changed since but the theme was simple to install - a click of a button and you're there. I personally prefer the simple, crisp designs now but used to have more picturesque ones, it is up to you.
Once you've sorted your theme / blog design out to suit you, it couldn't be more simple to get started. Tumblr works very much like Twitter; you'll get followers and you can get follow other bloggers if you choose to but unlike Twitter, it is more of a photo blogging platform. It does help if you can get a few friends already on there to follow you from the beginning but the more you post, the more followers you will attract. Of course you do get followers who basically like to spam and those who follow you in the expectation you'll follow them in return; not that you have to do of course. It is best to follow the people you know personally or those who share the same interests to you and post similar things. I flitted between the music, film and photography posts I like but the great thing about Tumblr is that although arty and youthful, it does provide a good laugh. Sometimes there are some very amusing posts, usually in the way of gifs. If fact the best gifs online are probably on Tumblr. The likelihood is whatever actor, singer etc. you like you're sure to find a Tumblr dedicated to them.
Tumblr allows you to post pictures, videos, text, quotes, gifs, links and audio and all you have to do is click on your desired post and upload the photo, URL etc. and click 'post'. You're able to view a preview of your post first. Once you've posted a post it will appear on your blog and on your followers' dashboards. You will see the posts on your dashboard of those you are following.
Posts can be kept private or set aside to post at a specific time in the day as well. You don't just have to blog your own original posts to add to your Tumblr, you can reblog your followers' and other people's posts as well and many go viral. I often use the search engine to find something tagged with something I like and I often find something worth reblogging. If you'd rather not reblog a whole post or post it to your blog, you can 'love' a post and your list of 'loved' posts are kept separately.
The two downsides to Tumblr I find is the addiction and like many websites, the spammers and generally annoying messages. Most Tumblrs have an 'Ask me anything' option where people can ask you or post a message to you, and when you reply it is posted on your dashboards. My last message was from, surprisingly, 'Anonymous' stating how I can see them with no clothes on, basically ;)
I have also experienced my old theme completely crash and eventually I lost my background and colouring and was made to go back to the 'customise' page to redo it all over again. Thankfully this hasn't happened to me since but it's another reason I prefer a plainer theme.
I used to be on Tumblr an awful lot, too much; in fact it took over my Facebook addiction until the end of last year where I decided to hardly frequent either with a little willpower! Tumblr is simple and well set out and fun. I love Tumblr as I've discovered so many obscure photos I'd never seen previously of people I like and it's very creative and often gives me a laugh. Also it is wonderful to be with other fans of whatever you enjoy, even if it is only in cyberspace. It also provides a place to blog your creative side, especially photographically. However, I feel as you get older the novelty could wear off. Where Twitter used to have a 'mature' following, stereotypically speaking, Tumblr to me has always been the opposite; however supposed the arrival of Mick Jagger, Barack Obama and other famous faces may have changed that! I would assume the reason Obama and the White House have enrolled into the Tumblr community is to appear trendy and keep in touch with the USA's younger voters.
If you are like me and a little bit of a procrastinator, Tumblr is terrible! 'Tumblring' means to go from one blog to another and look at photos, which I do often, and you can end up spending as much time looking at other people's output as you spend on your own.
The good thing is you are provided with an 'archive' whereby you can sit and sift through a number of great photos from the months gone by, a bit like an online scrapbook. There are lots of brilliantly creative Tumblrs out there. I have two under the same log in, one I use and the other is relatively quiet. One of them is here: manderleydreaming.tumblr.com.
Mine is not the most interesting but there are some well worth checking out - some creative, others very amusing and then there's a few you'd rather ignore!
It is hard to judge the whole of Tumblr on one blog however, as they all differ in theme and subjects so much.
Overall it is a good, fun, simple, addictive way of blogging photos and arty content and sharing pictures, videos et al of your favourite people/hobbies with your friends / other fans.
A lot of the reviews I have read on Tumblr (www.tumblr.com) are explaining how to use the site, so here is an actual review, a small window into what "Tumblr" is all about.
The art of blogging can be done in several different ways, for example "vlogging" which is slang for video blogging, using text blogs; writing your feelings and emotions down or simply your thoughts on how your day has been, or you can just spam the website with hundreds or thousands of your own pictures. All of these methods can be used on Tumblr, you can create Texts, post Photos, Quotes, Links, Conversations, Audio clips or Videos onto your blog, all of which have different layouts on your page.
If you search around on Tumblr there are many of these "personal" blogs to be found, blogs which were solely created to vent the creators thoughts, but around 90% of the time you are likely to enter an endless maze of teenage blogs thats contents are either posts which are really happy, or really depressed, there is never really a medium between the two. Most of these teenage blogs contain posts which will relate highly to other bloggers on the site, therefore they will obtain several "reblogs" and/or "likes" which will undoubtedly increase the amount of followers the poster attains.
On Tumblr a large handful of users will use the site to become internet famous (or Tumblr famous) which here means they will have hundreds, maybe thousands of followers that will start to ask the questions and want to know every detail about their day to day lives. A small handful of these "Tumblr famous" will put adverts on their blogs, meaning the visitors to their page will in turn, be paying the blogger for simply having so many followers.
I believe that Tumblr has/had the potential to be a really good blogging network, although it may be being spoiled by teenage celebrity wannabees.
I can't remember how I managed to stumble across Tumblr, but it has somehow managed to become part of my day to day life!
A blogging website at it's easiest! The Tumblr community is one of the strongest sharing jokes, meme's and keeping up with the latest news as and when it happens.
Signing up to Tumblr couldn't be an easier process. Once you've reached www.tumblr.com the homepage has the registration form holds three spaces.
1.Email address 2. Password and 3. Your selected URL. Once you've filled these in click start posting and you're onto your -as Tumblr call it- dashboard.
On your dashboard across the top you will see the Tumblr. logo in the top left hand corner which once clicked will refresh your page. Next is the word 'Dashboard' which is the page that you are on, once clicked it also refreshes the page that you are on. After that will be the title of your blog mine just for example is One Love.One Life<3. If you click on this it will show your own blog on the dashboard.
When you've clicked on this down the right hand side there will again be the title of your blog and a choice to customise the appearence of your blog page. The next tab down is settings which allows you to edit your vital information. The tabs under that show your posts, amount of followers, messages, drafts of posts you have made and a queue (it is possible to queue any posts that you wish to have posted later in the day)
On the top right of the web page are the following options My blogs (which looks like a small notebook to me). An envelope which is where users can send you messages as an 'anon' or logged in as their user. It's possible to reply to another user privately. Finally there are Help, Preferences and Log out.
Back to your dashboard down the right hand side there is a green bar which says follwers and will tell you how many you have and the option to follow more underneath this.
Liked posts can be found underneath this and will come up once this button is clicked-More on the like button shortly!
Under this comes the fun part of tumblr! Explore!! There is an explore tab when which clicked will take you to a page with trending tags such as "fashion" "art" and "memes" when these are clicked a dashboard of these things will come up for you to look at. A short cut for exploring can be found under the tab on your dash by typing in a subject you like...lets say music. Once you hit the enter button all posts tagged with the word "music" will appear.
So how do I get all these things onto my blog your wondering? Or not wondering if you already love tumblr! Every image that appears on Tumblr holds information across the top of the white bubble it appears in.
On the left hand side it will show the username of the person you are following and who they have reblogged that image from. On the right hand side it will show the number of notes it has, a note can be a like, a reblog or a comment if they are enabled.
To reblog an image simply click on the word 'reblog' which will take you to another page. On this page you will be able to make a comment about the post add your own tags in the right hand side (to do this type a word in the space and press enter after each word) and add a source location if you are posting your own work. Once you have clicked reblog now the post will appear on your dashboard, your blog page and the dashboard of the people you follow. You also have the option for this post to appear at a different time which appears down the right hand side of the page.
To like a post simply click the heart in the top far right corner. This will then appear in your liked posts spoken about earlier.
If someone likes your post or reblogs it, you will be told in your news feed in a small sentence.
You can post absolutely anything on Tumblr with options on the homepage to post Text, Photos, Quotes, Links, Chats, Audio and Video.
Tumblr is aimed at young adults and should parents air on the side of caution when thinking about letting children use this site as it does contain pornographic images.
Tumblr is described by Wiki as a 'microblogging platform', which basically means it's a lightweight blogging website. There's no faffing around and an account can be made within seconds.
A step by step guide to tumblr:
STEP 1: Type www.tumblr.com into your browser. You should be greeted by a blue page with tumblr in a large white font. If you're not sure that you want to join tumblr, click on '30 reasons you'll love Tumblr'. This will bring up a page with lots of details as of what the site does, which i'll move onto in a minute. Once you've decided you'd definetly like to get a tumblr account, simply click on the blue 'home' tab on the top right corner. This will take you back to the page you were first greeted with. In the first box, labelled email address, enter your email address, make sure it's one you actively use and that you've typed it correctly. Now click on the next box, labelled password. This can be anything, and doesn't have to be the same as your email password. Just make sure you can remember it! Now, last but now least, click on the box labelled 'URL'. This is where you get to choose your tumblr ID, which will be your tumblr URL, for example if you're name's Katy, then it could be katyissilly or katystumblr, etc etc. Many people on tumblr have extremly random names. My tumblr is ninetyeightowls (ninety eight owls). Ninety eight is my goal weight and i love owls, so although it seems random it is actually meaningful to me. A few of my favourite tumblrs are also just as odd, like 'chunkycardigan' 'jamjars' 'blackbruise' etc etc, although there are a few people who simply use there first and last name to create an url.
STEP 2: Now you've created your url you need to click onto the 'start posting' tab. You'll be redirected to a page which requires you to copy a mixture of letters in a picture into the text box below; this confirms you're human and not a machine spamming the site by making hundreds of accounts. Copy the letters into the text box and click 'i'm human.'
STEP 3: You're now logged into your brand new tumblr and will be greeted which a speech bubble saying 'Create your first post!' and it will point to the 'photo' tab. If you don't want to, click the X in the right hand corner of the speech bubble. A box will appear, asking you to choose a blog title and a portrait photo (icon). You can choose anything you like as a title but have the option to leave it blank. On the portrait photo option you can also choose to leave it blank. It doesn't have to be of your face though, for example my portrait photo is a pretty floral pattern. If you do leave it blank, you run the risk of not getting any followers, as tumblr users see users with the blank face icon as 'anons' and usually associate anons as been nasty and inapropiate. Once your blog title and icon is chosen, click onto the 'show all appearences' option. You'll have a number of tabs on the left hand side at the top.
INFO - Essentially the same as the icon and blog title page
THEME - How your page is layed out. Lots of themes to choose from so be sure to look thoroughly to find one you like. Upon clicking on a theme it'll change your page to look how it'd look with the theme. This is not permamant and as long as you don't save it, your page will still be how it was before you clicked it. If you like a theme, click on it, click on install and click save and close. (top right).
APPEARENCE - Background colour, font, various other options to choose how your page looks.
PAGES - Gives you the option to add different layers to your blog such as 'pictures of me' or ' about me'.
SERVICES: Facebook - allows you to share your tumblr posts and posts them onto your facebook wall if enable. Twitter - sends tumblr posts to your twitter account if enabled. Various other options.
COMMUNITY - Now this is the important bit. I have all these boxes checked to ensure i can interact with my followers.
1. Replies: This allows someone to reply to one of your posts. EG: I post 'bad day'. Someone can then reply 'are you ok?'
2. Let people ask questions. This is slightly dodgy due to bullies and perves, but if you turn off the anonymous option then it should be fine. I usually get asks such as 'how old are you?' 'what is your theme?'etc. I then reply and click post, and it will appear on my tumblr page and be visible to all of my followers.
3. Submit: People can send you pictures of themselves etc. Again, as long as anonymous is turned off this is a good feature.
ADVANCED - Language, time, date options and you can choose how many posts appear on each page of your blog. Various other options.
Step 4: Once you've chosen how your page should look, click save and close. Your tumblr page will now be customised to your taste. Now you need some people to follow. Simply click onto explore. This will bring up the most popular tumblr blogs in different catergories, such as fashion and computers. Click onto the catergory you're interested, eg fashion and lots of posts will appear. If you like a particular picture, click the heart or simply reblog. If you want to follow the person who posted the picture, click on the user icon on the left, then once on there page, click 'follow' in the right hand corner. Then click dashboard (next to follow). You'll be back to your tumblr dashboard (basically your personal homepage) and will see everything that the people you follow post.
You'll soon adjust to tumblr. I'd say it's mainly aimed at young adults. Children using tumblr in my opinion is a bit dodgy as there is graphic pictures on there so younger people may be a bit shocked by it, but it's up to them who the follow. Many people post rude pictures, disturbing pictures etc. If someone i follow posts something i don't like, i click on to there icon, and once on there page click 'unfollow' on the top left. This will delete any posts of theres from your dashboard.
There are also meet ups, mainly in cities, where you can meet the people you follow/follow you. These are usually around 50-60 people which is a bit daunting but the one i attended was quite good, and although everyone was around the 16yr old mark (i was 18 at the time), it was still really fun and i made alot of friends!
DOWNSIDE: The tumblebeests, which is just a silly name for when the tumblr headquarter computers crash and no one can get on. This only usually lasts for around 5mins but happens pretty often which is annoying.
Overall tumblr is a great way to discover photography, quotes, make friends, get stuff off your chest and generally blog.
Hope this review helped!
I remember when I was in year 9, 10 and 11 at school (so around 2003 to 2006), there became this new craze which, as crazes often do, hit my group of friends like there was no tomorrow - the art of online blogging. These websites popped up in their hundreds, with one key idea in mind - the capability of posting online, your thoughts, feelings, emotions and goings on for every day life, such as boyfriend/girlfriend dramas, GCSE worries, afterschool activity demands, and the occasional "I tried a Milkybar for the first time today - it was scrummy" (ok, so that is just a poor example, but seriously, people would literally post everything on their journals, including what they had for breakfast, lunch and supper!).
The excitement, I remember well, began with greatestjournal.com, which became shortened to "GJ", and I jumped straight on the bandwagon, partly to be nosey at my other friends, and partly to vent my anger about said friends. When GJ bit the dust, there was uproar - now where would we type our nonsense?! But never fear, facebook came along, and online journalism seemed to die down.
However, in recent months, online blogs seem to have made a comeback, in a society where we would rather update our family members through twitter, facebook or any other social networking site. It only seems logical that we can write whole diary entries, for the whole world to see, rather than pick up the telephone to our loved ones, in this day and age. And certainly, the trend of the moment seems to be one blogging site in particular - Tumblr.
So what is Tumblr?
Tumblr.com was created in 2007 by a team of two people - something which, according to their website, has now grown to a team of "more than ten", with John Maloney being President of Tumblr. Their offices are based in New York, and (again, taken from their website) "Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be."
Yes, Tumblr pretty much allows you to post anything you desire, for the whole world (or at least, everyone who has an account) to see - and daily statistics posted confirm that so far today (10th March 2011) 19,949,742 posts have been made globally - a sure fire way of proving just how popular this website is.
How easy is Tumblr to use?
Tumblr has a pretty basic layout, and clear links allow you to easily post text, photos, audio, visual and linked entries straight to your blog without too much hassle. You can customise the way your blog looks so it's the easiest way to read for your own eyes, whilst providing an attractive layout for friends and other randomers to coo over - this is done by selecting pre-made layouts, some of which are free, others you must pay for, of by creating your own (something which I have never attempted, as I wouldn't have a clue where to begin!).
Whenever you "follow" someone elses blog, their entries are instantly directed to your Tumblr homepage - a never ending scrollable account of everyone elses lives. Pictures come up in a smaller, thumbnail view, which can be clicked on to enlarge. Each review is clearly labelled as to who posted it, and you can, from this page, like, repost and view notes on each and every link.
What sorts of blogs are on the site?
Tumblr seems to revolve a fair bit around feel good posts. There are a lot of blogs which contains quotes, or pictures with quotes attached. Others post about tattoos, hair, food, everything pink, Harry Potter - the list is endless. You have blogs which are more to the point about certain subjects, people who post for personal diary use (such as myself) and the odd person who has a blog entirely made up of other people's posts, which they have simply reblogged. There' a good mix of topics, and with the new Explore function on the site, you can find what you're interested in fater and easier than ever before.
Are there any downsides to Tumblr?
Absolutely. Just like any other site, TUmblr has it's fair share of problems. The main one being that they "forget to feed the Tumbeests" so the site crashes. A very annoying thing indeed. Basically, whenever the site is down, they post a rather cute picture of little green "Tumbeests" eating the computer. This doesn't tend to last particularly long, but it pops up more often than not, which can get frustrating.
Another downside to all the blogs is that unless someone poses their entry as a question, you can't comment on their entry. Multiple times, a few friends have posted entries onto their sites, which make me want to comment back. And multiple times, I've found myself staringly, frustratingly helpless, at the computer screen. You can private message people, but that can cause confusion, when it would be much easier to simply comment back on the entry they have made. Perhaps this is something Tumblr need to recitfy in the future?
So should I get Tumblin?
If, like me, you are a computer whore, spending hours at a time browsing the internet, then Tumblr is definately a site to check out. If you enjoy the arty things in life, perhaps, or need a pick me up at the end of each day, it's perfect for that too if you're following the right blogs. And it really is the easiest layout for a blogging site which I have come across. If you can put up with the odd Tumbeest, the constant "follow me" mithering of certain bloggers and the pointlessness of 90% of the posts available on the site, then it's defiantely recommended.
And if not? Then perhaps online blogging isn't the thing for you, because let's face it, people don't need to know what I ate for my dinner last night, but I'm going to blog it anyway! Blogging is about being pointless. It's about expressing our inner most thoughts without being criticised for it. It's about telling the world everything that nobody wants to hear about face to face. And if you're not interested in that, then Tumblr would be a very boring place indeed.
Four stars from me for ease of use, wide variety and general layout. Losing one star for technical issues.
tumblr.com is really suitable for you who desire to have a personal blog. You may sign up to several blog sites that you have known. Many people have signed up as well, but they tend to only write their feeling down, while when we want to attach other files like photos, music, or videos, sometimes other blog sites come with a very complicated way. It wont happen with tumblr. We can create our blog in a very easy way, I mean like very easy. Just sign yourself up, then tell your feeling to the world by tumblr. Don't worry it is a very simple sign-up.
After go to tumblr.com, choose a sign up botton and follow the instruction. These are only three steps to start blogging ; enter your email address, password that you want to use whenever you log in, and the name that you choose to be shown in your blog URL, then fill in the security question, and simply declare that you are a human (funny thing I saw when I signed up :p ), voila ! your brand new blog is ready to use!
After this, tumblr will suggest you to costumize your blog, and again, you will not find difficulties here. Everything is simple and great!. First, tumblr will ask you to fill the box of your tumblr tittle and after your blog is ready, this name will appear as the header, and then tumblr will also let you to upload your picture, don't forget to say cheese in your photo. Then you can also write the description of your blog. All of the above that I mentioned are included in Info of Costumize section. In this section, you can change the url whenever you want. As simple as that.
Now start to decorate your blog. In some blog sites, perhaps you found many difficulties in editing the layout of the blog. You need to be expert in HTML if you want to get a great result, perfectly like what you want. Or you need to search the themes in google first, then grab the code, and so on. But in tumblr, the themes are already available in themes section. The only one thing you need to do is only to choose one of them (seriously, all of them are fascinating), then apply the theme. It doesnt mean that you can't browse more themes or use HTML, though. You are perfectly able to do that as well. But for the beginners, especially for them who are not really into websites, this themes section definitely helps.
In the appearance section, you can explore more to edit your blog. It is, again, so simple. The best thing about tumblr is that we can directly connect your post to your twitter and facebook, just go to services section. It is connected automatically, so whenever you publish your post, it will also appear in your twitter timeline, and facebook page. But it is still your choice anyway. Tumblr understands your feeling that sometimes not all posts are needed to be published, so after you post something, tumblr will ask you whether you want it to published or not.
Tumblr works almost like twitter. We can follow people, so that their posts will be shown in our dashboard, and so do people, they can follow us so that our posts will be shown in theirs. And like twitter again, if we like or agree with our friends post, we can reblog it, and this post will be also appear in our tumblr page. The posts, mostly, not only a writing. The posting can be text, photos, quote, link, chat, audio, video and each of them will be shown differently based on what kind of post they will be. It is just a simple way to blog your heart out through your pictures, writings, your own quote, videos, or music. You don't need to go to another link to upload your video or photos. It is just a step.
It is one of my painkiller. Whenever I get bored, or sad, or terrible, everything I need is writing, writing my heart out. I totally don't agree to write something personal in twitter since it is not that private. But after having a tumblr acount, I exactly know what I must do to kill the boredom, to heal the sadness. I am not afraid about privacy, I can choose whether I want to publish it on twitter or facebook or not. And if you one of big fans of photography, it is a must to have tumblr, since most people post beyond great pictures from all over the world on their tumblr page. excellent !!!!
Tumblr is a very easy website to use to blog images, text, quotes, music ect that you like and want to share.
Www.tumblr.com is the website where you can make an account. i have been using it for over a year.
Once you have logged in you will have your own url. Mine is www.tumblr.com/jess-x. i am able to give this to anyone and if they have an account they are able to "follow me" which means all the things i post will appear on their tumblr homepage (dashboard). When you are following a few people you can click the heart next to the image which enables you to "like" the image. You can access all these images later on. You are also able to "reblog". This is where you repost the image or text ect that they have posted. this gives the person who posted it credit. someone can reblog the image the image from you which makes the chain, and is how you can gain followers.
There is an option of asking people questions anonymously which often leads to people sending nasty things to each other, rather than questions. You can turn this option off if people are sending you abuse tho. i don't personly like this option as i thing it can lead to bulling.
I think the website is a great, simple way to blog and would recommend it to lots of people as a way of recording what you have been up to and sharing images with people