Anyone else using Tumblr?  (If so, please follow me at Leigh Michaels and you’ll get a follow-back out of it.)

I like the platform and layout; it’s different and gives the opportunity to just do quick blog “blurbs.”  However, I do think it’s more suited for those types of posts, and not so much for long essay-type blog posts.

I’m not sure how I feel about the “community” of Tumblr.  In fact, as compared to WP, I would actually say “lack of community.”  My first day here at WP, I had several followers; and they just kept trickling in.  I picked up quickly on the fact that if you follow other blogs, they are very likely to follow you (and that if other blogs follow you, there’s a certain level of quid pro quo sort of expected).  And I like it that way.

Tumblr does not seem to work that way.  In fact, I’m left thinking, “How on earth are you supposed to get people to follow you here, anyway?”

Anyone else feel that way about it?


6 comments for “Tumblr(?)

  1. June 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I just followed you both here and on Tumblr. I’ve been trying to find more fellow writers to talk to wherever I can. Glad to hear that WordPress has worked out for you. I have definitely found that Tumblr is more about sharing fun pictures and short ideas than having conversations. My best experiences on Tumblr have been with people I already knew from other places on the internet. I have yet to really connect with someone I met on there. But I like fun pictures so I stick around anyway.

    • June 2, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks! I just followed you here and will head over to Tumblr next :-). I have also been trying to find fellow writers to connect with, so I’m glad you discovered my blog!

  2. June 1, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Followed! I use Tumblr to repost my WP posts, but, much like you, it seems to be a depository for fun photos, rather than an actual blog platform.

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