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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tumblr.... Follow me......

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know how I feel about Facebook.... yawn. Its fine if you want to do facebook, I'm not criticizing anyone for that, it's just not for me. The fact that every person has basically the very same look is sort of odd, I just find the whole format less than interesting, my mind starts to wander whenever I try to look at someone's facebook, I don't know, it's hard to explain...
I noticed over the summer that Wesley was doing a lot of surfing on the internet and frequently showing me great images and using other images she found for sketches in her sketchbook. I asked her one day where all this was coming from and she said Tumblr. I have a few tumblr sites that I like a lot and look at frequently. I used to only read pottery blogs, but since so many of the interesting ones went over to the facebook quickies, I started looking for other interesting things. Blogs have sort of replaced my TV time at night because I hate the programming on TV now. I like reading blogs, especially other potters, there are some fiber artists that I enjoy, and there are a few other random blogs that I like a lot. But tumblr is fun. I like images and with tumblr I can just scroll through endless images that are creative and interesting. I tried pinterest and that's ok too, but there is something about tumblr that seems to hold my interest more than other social media outlets. I found this quote on one person's site that pretty much sums up why I probably like this format: (sorry, I forgot where I got it)

"Constant daydreamers feel at home here. That dictates the demographics a bit: users that are young enough to have time for constant daydreaming, or the castoffs, eccentrics, artists, thinkers, weirdos, self obsessed, over sensitive, lonely, hungry, diluted, under employed, self conscious, and strange, who have found some way to carve a high functioning inner life from the demands of a more ‘linear’ world."

Yep, that's me. So, I have decided to give it a try. I want a place that is easier to navigate images and not do a lot of writing. I'll keep my blog, but use it more for process and words, and then post images of my finished work or other random images I like on tumblr. It was really easy to set up and the dashboard is fun, so we shall see how this goes.

When I was in the "real world" working, I was a young person (girl) working in a world of mostly older white guys. Whenever any of them wanted to look forward to the next "trend", they looked to what the 19-24 year old artistic kids were doing.  Wesley is in this demographic and she is looking at tumblr way more than she is looking at facebook, she doesn't tweet or blog. She's a smart girl, so I think I will probably like doing tumblr. At least for awhile..... do you have any tumblr sites you like?


12 comments:

Amy said...

Interesting- okay, I'm clueless, sorry. What is tumblr? A place to post images?

Tracey Broome said...

sort of a mini blog, but yes, lots of great images. Just google tumblr and go to the home page and then take a look around, lots to see :)

Tracey Broome said...

Am, here is an example of a really cool pottery cup tumblr site
http://nicecupbro.tumblr.com/

Flump said...

No tumblrs yet, but I always find something interesting on FFFFOUND!
( http://ffffound.com/ ) and
but does it float?
( http://butdoesitfloat.com/ ).

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Yea, my son does tumblr too.. But he also does fb, tweets, etc. and has them all talking to one another. It's interesting to me at times, and exhausting at other times. One more thing to learn!

imagine said...

Sorry Tracey but I like reading what you write, it gives me lots to think about, please don't stop doing that.

Sure tumblr is very pretty and interesting but it reminds me of a magazine, I found myself thinking "that's nice" but then moments later forgetting what I had looked at.

Anyway I can't see the potters who are face-booking
going there, they will struggle to work out how to turn it into sales.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Flump, I'll have to check those out, thanks!
Patricia, I know what you mean! I'm not going to do all of that connecting and talking, just post a few pics:)
Hi John, definitely won't stop the blog. I just wanted a place to post some of my finished work and maybe get a little more exposure. As someone said in a tumblr review, it's a place for people to talk to themselves, haha! I also think it feels like a magazine and I am a magazine addict, so maybe that's why I like it. ANyway, it's simple and looks like fun, so we'll give it a go....

Michèle Hastings said...

i have heard of tumblr but have no clue what it is... i will have to check it out. or maybe i shouldn't, do i really need another internet thingy to suck up my time?!

Tracey Broome said...

Michele, no one needs another internet thingy to suck our time, but this is a fun one :) better than network TV anyway!

Bulldog Pottery said...

What is the link?
ours is http://bulldogpottery.tumblr.com/
Did I miss it?

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Samantha, just click over on the right side of my blog where it says follow me and the tumblr icon is

bridgette said...

oh boy...now you have me thinking about tumblr. I may implode if I add one more social media platform! But I recently joined Instagram and am totally addicted.