The users of Tumblr are a very serious bunch. They have created rules about they world of blogging. The number one rule of Tumblr is to NOT TALK ABOUT TUMBLR. I find it to be a very weird rule. But in the minds of it’s prime users, its a double edge sword. They want you to visit their blogs and they will tell you to visit their blogs, but you are not allowed (or they will hurt you down and hate you) if you judge them on their choice of posts on tumblr.
My take on Tumblr. Tumblr is a pretty cool blogging network of people that are very visual and expressive. Tumblr is the Twitter of the blogging world, in which you follow the people who post the things you like to see. Tumblr is what Twitter could of been if it was to compete with Facebook. Tumblr to me, is filled with copyright infringement media and porn. Tumblr may claim more views than other blog services such as WordPress, Blogger, Typepad, LiveJournal, but it’s value for words and content is not there. Tumblr has a hard time to be indexed into Google based on its very much overly used reblog feature of content and lack of originality, with it’s primary users re-blogging very explicit photos and other self promotional content (in which is considered more of duplicated content and spam). Tumblr is more a perfect setting for the younger crowd to express themselves and what they actually enjoy seeing, though not wanting to be judged on their likes.
So the question is do I have a Tumblr? Why yes, but for me to use it, I rather create something original and rich of content than follow the crowd of unoriginal re-noters, re-bloggers, and more…Please note there are amazing blogs and content by people that uses Tumblr as their main blogging platform, but it’s very hard for them to be noticed based on the overcrowding of spam and not being able to greatly be indexed into google and other search engines. Also being side tracked by other reblogging the same exact popular posts and failing to including new and amazing posts. Also haters too.
I love WordPress, and it’s my number one blog service of choice. But you be seen you can always share your writing (aka distribution) to other places and services. Always remember to back link your WordPress post as the original writing. Hopefully I can bring some awesomeness to Tumblr.
What do you think of my post? Do you have a Tumblr? Do you use WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger more than the other.
Thanks for reading
- Pardon My Progress: Moving from Tumblr to WordPress (rtik13.wordpress.com)
- Utilizing Tumblr to Promote Your Business (austinsocialnetworking.com)
- Is Tumblr Putting Pressure on Twitter, Other Blogs? (nyconvergence.com)
- Tumblr Rockets Past WordPress (businessinsider.com)