Tumblr for the Lipitor generation
Here’s how I feel about the different social media sites and their uses:
- Facebook, for the…
Aw! I’m recommended! :-) Thanks!
Starting later today I will be without internet access for an extended period for the first time in four years. Which could mean that my uninterrupted streak of creating and posting at least one thing original on “Well, That’s Just Great” every day could to an end after over four years!
But I have decided to let myself get by on a technicality.
The commitment was to create and post something original every day. So I have decided to take these steps
- I have created seven original posts and queued them to go up, one each day, for the next seven days,
- Whilst in my undisclosed location, I will still create something original every day. When I get back I’ll also work them into the posting schedule.
So I will have continued to create and post something original every day! I have consulted with myself and I agree that this counts as keeping the streak alive.
As always, I have a broad definition for “something original” but I do promise to continue to makes sure I am creating something that in some small way is meant to entertain, inform, challenge, or delight an audience. Attempting to do so is a non-negotiable. But succeeding in accomplishing those aims is just a “nice-to-have!”
Thanks to everyone who has been on the ride up until now. Enjoy my queue!
I’ll tell your mom you send your best.
Two kinds of people in the world.
Do you love a blog? Okay, how hard do you love it? If you love it truly, madly, deeply, you will nominate it for the annual Shorty Award for Tumblr of the Year.
Nominees are now being accepted, and the winner will be honored at the official ceremony this April in New York City!
I’ve left my calendar open for April. Nominate away!
GPOY-“Corndog Of Sincere Happiness-2014 Edition!”
When I started on tumblr over 4 years ago, I was hesitant to post pictures of myself. In addition to the fact that I didn’t feel that posting selfies necessarily adhered to my two edicts for WTJG (All posts had to be entertaining and designed to entertain or inform an audience) I also just, you know, dislike my face.
But I started to realize that pictures of me humanized the site and made people understand that my posts were a reflection of who I was and not just a random collection of stuff. And usually people clicked the little heart on pictures of me more often than they clicked the heart on my creative content. At first that was frustrating but eventually I realized it wasn’t a dig on my content, it was an expression of the community’s desire to let me know “We like YOU, not just what you do.”
One of the first pictures I was comfortable posting was what I started calling my "Corndog of Sincere Happiness" picture.
It was taken during a trip to Disneyland and was, I noted at the time, the only picture I had from the previous five years showing me truly, unironically smiling and happy. As I began work through my "tropical depression" and sharing the journey on tumblr, the picture was a reminder to me that happiness was something that I had felt in the past, and could feel again. Any time I found myself spiraling and telling myself “depression is just who I am ” I used the picture to call myself on that particular piece of self defeating BS.
This winter, Disney brought some food trucks to Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort close to where I live and announced that they would be serving Disneyland style hand dipped corndogs, the best friggin’ corndogs in the world. This is me about to try my first Florida one.
Look at that smile.
Thanks to everyone who’s been with me on the ride these past few years. Life isn’t perfect, but after some tough years, there’s now more good in my life than bad. And I’m dealing with the bad that there is better than I have in years. Looks to me like I’m pretty happy and hopeful about what life has in store for me in 2014.
Or maybe I just really do like those corn dogs.
Sometimes due to a major event, tumblr content providers feel the need to transition their blogs from their regular content to more serious fare that provides comfort, thoughtful expressions of empathy, or valuable information.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for those…
Apparently this is a big deal??
So people get anniversary messages from tumblr, 4000 post messages…
I’ve been on tumblr for over 4 years and posted over 16,000 times, used the platform to launch a book, advocated it…and I’ve never gotten a thing from them. Not even those birthday notes I see people getting.
What’s the phrase I’m looking for? Oh yeah…
I went on a pretty extensive unfollowing spree tonight. I had reached the maximum number of blogs you can follow and I needed to get some breathing room to follow some new ones. If I unfollowed you and you’d like me to follow you back, please follow this following process as follows:
- Ask me to follow you
That is all!