Hello there internet! In all recent randomness, I have made a tumblr! Yay! Although I was at first a bit daunted by how to make themes and how to get themes and how exactly do you make pages, anyhow, it has quit being so complicated and I do think I finally understand it. (go follow me, maybe? *nudgenudge*) So today I thought I’d share with you some pros and cons of this weird, wacky website (as there are quite a lot).
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- to start: there are so many people that use it! Tumblr is great for connecting with artists, book nerds, fandom nerds, and really anybody ever! It has about 280.4 million blogs- which is a lot of people to connect with and find similar interests with.
- it’s a really great combination of social media. easy photo sharing? check! easy text posts? check! sharing things you want/enjoy? check! It’s like Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and blogging all shoved together.
- bouncing off of all of the above, it’s great for finding things you enjoy! Because it’s such an interesting site and has sooo many people on it, you can find pretty sky pictures. You can find amazing artists. You can find dinosaurs, and space, and funny, laugh-out-loud posts.
- once you figure it out…it’s really easy to navigate. (note the “once you figure it out” part.) Tumblr’s pretty simple after you make your blog, and it’s easy to reblog/like/comment/send asks/message people.
- because it is such a large site with so many active users- there’s not always good stuff on there. Tumblr is a bit infamous for all the people who use it for inappropriate stuff- but the nice thing is that it’s not something you easily find (tumblr hides certain tags) and there’s also applications you can download to block certain tags you personally don’t want to see, inappropriate or not.
- it’s a bit confusing the first time you use it. By this, I mean setting up a theme, and your blog, and making pages, and figuring out how the darn thing even works. I was pretty confused on the themes and how the heck I linked things, but once you do get the hang of it, the hardest part is over.
- mobile is kind of lame. Although the mobile app usually works *decently* for me, it’s another thing that’s notorious for being unusually slow, failing to load, and also, apparently, crashing. (it is also a major data drainer.)
do you have a tumblr? what do you think of this oddball site? any random internet explorations lately? TELL ALL BELOW.