Tumblr bloggers breathed a sigh of relief recently, as Davidville released a teaser post announcing new features on November 1st. How very Apple-esque!

Silicon Alley Insider also confirms that Tumblr just received $750K funding from Vimeo. Will there be a video app built into Tumblr? A Tumbphone maybe? Wait and see.

Tumblr has a following of approximately 100,000 users, and a number of online resources and communities for fellow Tumblrs to chat, share ideas, and hacks.

As a Tumblr user, I’m anxiously waiting for November 1st ……

Updated January 26, 2008

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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.

Why Tumblr?

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:

Geek to Live: Instant, no overhead blog with Tumblr

Davidville, Inc. Tumbles Into the Spotlight with Tumblr

Post to Pownce, Twitter, Jaiku and Tumblr at the Same Time

Naked Putz : Interview with David Karp, founder of Tumblr (YouTube)

Tumblr microblogging demo courtesy of Techmalaya.com

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.

The Tumblelist Blog

Groups:

The Tumblers! on Ning includes groups for Asia, North America, and Europe.

Tumblers Flickr Gallery features screenshots of Tumblr blogs.

Tumblr Users on Facebook

Yahoo! Tumblr Group This group will officially shut down at the end of January 2008.

Tumblr group on Tumblepedia

Tumblr Directories : sites for finding other Tumblrs:

The Tumblelist (tumblelog directory)

Italian 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

Tumblr Day

September 3, 2007

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September 3rd was Tumblr Day in the blogsphere. Tumblr is a microblogging tool or tumblelog — a fast way to share links, photos, and videos without the bells and whistles of a regular blog.

Here’s a list of some of my favourite Tumblr blogs.

Projectionist is the first Tumblr blog with an interesting arrangement of content in it’s archives.

Tumblr Hacks defines itself as “tips, suggestions and hacks to master your Tumblr space.” Denis blogs about tools to add blog functionality to a Tumblr blog including comment software, search functionality, traffic feeds, and themes.

Web 2.0 Cafe is an Italian blog which features “blogging, tagging, sharing” tools. Includes a list of 250 social bookmarking tools.

Caterpol 2.0 is another Italian blog (with some content in English). Features gadgets, technology and Web 2.0 links.

Questo non è un blog “This is not a blog.” Tommaso has implemented search functionality which is not typical of Tumblr blogs. Includes reviews of new gadgets and Web 2.0 tools.

Oh, and yes, most of these blogs are in Italian only. Tumblelogs are very popular in Italy. How popular? Take a look at the extensive Italian Tumblelog Diretory.

To explore more Tumblr blogs, check out the Tumblelist Directory.

I Tumblr at mélange tumblelog, but not in Italian. :-)

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