Tumblr, a different way to blog
October 14, 2007
Updated January 26, 2008
I’ve had a Tumblr blog for awhile now. My Tumblr blog is a scrapblog of links, videos, news, and anything else that I “tumblr” upon in my travels on the web.
Tumblelogs are miniblogs — a fast way to share links, photos, and videos without the bells and whistles of a regular blog. Check out Wikipedia’s definition of tumblogs. Tumblr is a product of Davidville. The Tumblr definition is simple: if blogs are journals, tumblelogs are scrapbooks.
Ability to easily create 6 types of posts: text, photos, quotes, links, conversations, and videos. A “Share on Tumblr” bookmarklet for Internet Explorer and Firefox makes it easy to post ad-hoc from within your browser. Posting to your blog is truly quick, fast and easy!
The ability to import RSS feeds as links including Flickr, Delicious, Digg, Twitter, LastFM, WordPress, VOX, Blogger, LiveJournal, and YouTube.
Six themes to choose from and the ability to customize your own theme. How much you customize and hack your Tumblr is entirely up to you.
The Tumblr Dashboard lets you quickly add other users to your list of friends. Tumblr has a great community of users who are avid about sharing their hacks, tips, and tools!
Interested in starting a no-frills, low maintenance blog? Here are some resources and links to get you started with Tumblr:
Tumblr Day, A day Tumblrs share their favourite Tumblr blogs with the rest of the blogsphere.
Blogs & Wikis:
Tumblr Hacks: Tips, suggestions, and hacks to master your Tumblr space.
CustomizeTumblr : offers tips and links to ‘make it better’.
Tumblr Themes: “Tumblr themes, customization and other Tumblr stuff”.
Tumblepedia This website aims to be the one-stop resource for tumblelog information, setup, modification, themes, or anything else.
Tumblers Flickr Gallery features screenshots of Tumblr blogs.
Yahoo! Tumblr Group This group will officially shut down at the end of January 2008.
Tumblr Directories : sites for finding other Tumblrs:
The Tumblelist (tumblelog directory)
Tumblr Universe (Google Custom Search Engine)
Tumblr Channels (join by invitation and accessible from the Tumblr Dashboard only):
Project 365: A place for Tumblrs participating in Project 365 to share their photos. Contact terry [at] sunluvr [dot] com
Tumblr Stuff: Contact shawncomplete [at] gmail [dot] com
The Tumblers: Contact poirpon [at] gmail [dot] com