Well Hello There, Tumblr!
By MarthaMerrill on October 27, 2012
I have recently discovered Tumblr.
Yes, I am late to the party, but finally, I've arrived.
If you haven't yet ventured over to Tumblrland, here is what you're missing:
1. Imagery, images, imagination.
2. Youngins with clever thoughts and the inclination to express.
3. Pretty templates; much prettier than Pinterest. Less categorization than Pinterest too.
4. Another avenue to expand your reach. We're not calling it a brand anymore, are we?
Grow with Stacy posted a great piece about how refusing to add photos to your blog can kill your traffic. In it, she covered a lot of information in regard to imagery that I didn't know (i.e. how to use Flickr to your advantage), and she's right; humans are visual and images are important.
Since Mommyland (writings, musings, opinions) leads my parade of social media, I will continue to use imagery to create added interest, much in the way that Stacy describes.
Adding Tumblr to my list of social media stopping points (after Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Reader) gives me one more destination on the daily Interwebz calendar of events. The benefit, it appears, is in its ability to open up the window to my soul from a purely visual perspective (there are poems, etc., but the words are far more image rich than the typical blog post).
If you like the idea of a younger audience (be warned, you will come across many a pouting teenage girl - "I vant to be a star"), and love the idea of a visual stream of consciousness approach, log on to Tumblr and follow me.
Hope to see you there ...
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